December 15, 2014

New Musicals Sought for 2015 ASCAP/DreamWorks Musical Theatre Workshop in Los Angeles

Submissions due by Tuesday, December 30th, 2014

Stephen Schwartz

Stephen Schwartz

ASCAP is now seeking new musicals for the annual ASCAP/DreamWorks Musical Theatre Workshop in Los Angeles. Serving once more as artistic director for the workshop is Academy and Grammy Award-winning composer-lyricist Stephen Schwartz, whose credits include hit Broadway shows Wicked, Godspell and Pippin, the Walt Disney films EnchantedPocahontas and The Hunchback of Notre Dame and the DreamWorks film The Prince of Egypt. 

The workshop will take place February 17th, 18th, and 19th, 2015 at DreamWorks studios in Glendale, CA. Each session will start at 7:00pm sharp. 

Among the songwriters who have participated in the workshops over the years are: Jonathan Larson (Rent), Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty (Ragtime), Steven Lutvak (A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder), Andrew Lippa (The Addams Family) and Glenn Slater (Sister Act).

Workshop participants will have the opportunity to present selections from their original works in progress for professional critique. Each session will feature prominent guests from all aspects of musical theatre, including producers, directors, critics, performers and composers.

Writers interested in applying for participation in the ASCAP/DreamWorks Musical Theatre Workshop in Los Angeles should submit the following: 

  • CD of four (4) songs from your musical
  • Lyric sheets for each of the four songs
  • A brief description of each song as to its plot placement
  • A brief synopsis of the musical
  • Biographical information for each composer, lyricist and book writer
  • Contact information (e-mail address, phone number and mailing address) 

Send your complete submission package to:
Michael A. Kerker
7920 Sunset Blvd.
Suite 300
Los Angeles, CA 90046
Attn: DreamWorks Musical Theatre Workshop 

Deadline: Submissions must be received in the ASCAP office by Tuesday, December 30th, 2014.

Please Note:

  1. Submit 4 songs only. If you send us a full recording, we will only listen to the first 4 songs.
  2. Submissions do not need to be produced in a studio. We are looking for talent and potential, not production values.
  3. If your musical is selected, you will need to present 50 consecutive minutes from the musical at the workshop. The 50-minute selection must include book and songs.
  4. Those who have been accepted to present material in the workshop will be contacted by January 16th, 2015.
  6. Please do not call to ask if you have been selected.


Space is limited. Submissions will not be returned. 

For further information, please call 212-621-6264. 

The workshops are free of charge and are open to everyone, regardless of performing right affiliation.