Children’s Musical Theater Festival :: 2018 :: The Eighth Season! :: presented by The Broadway Workshop

submit your
original family musical

2012’s Festival Production of Vote.

Broadway Workshop’s Children’s Musical Theater Festival provides up-and-coming theater writers with the opportunity, space and resources to develop and showcase new family-friendly musicals. In addition, we nurture and educate aspiring young actors through educational programming, rehearsals and performances of these original works. Our annual festival is held for one week every July in New York City.

We are looking for original family-friendly musicals, appropriate for an audience of ages 9 and up, to showcase at our annual festival from Saturday, July 9-Sunday, July 17, 2016. Here is some information on our submission process.

submission process

Who is eligible: All writers, with or without industry representation, produced or unproduced, may submit a show for consideration. All musicals must be original family-friendly musicals, which have not received a commercial production. Shows that have previously received staged readings and developmental workshops are welcomed. CMTF will also consider musicals intended for older audiences which we will help the writers adapt for young actors.

  1. Determine whether your show is:
    • Category 1 (appropriate for performers ages 9-12)
    • Category 2 (appropriate for performers ages 13-18)
  2. Download a form. Click here to download Adobe Acrobat.
  3. Please fill out a submission form and mail it, along with a script of your show and a CD sampling of 3-4 songs to:
    Broadway Workshop
    ATTN: CMTF Show Submission
    445 W. 54th Street, #5A
    New York, NY 10019


Regardless of category, shows must be:

Important Information

2012’s Festival Production of The Grunch

Selection Process: All submissions will be read by the Festival Artistic Director, who will select 4 shows (2 in each category) to be reviewed by a reading committee of 6-8 young members of Broadway Workshop, from which the final two will be selected.

Notification: You will be notified by email if we will be producing your work as part of an upcoming festival.

Festival Rehearsals/Performances: Your show will be rehearsed and performed by young performers selected by Broadway Workshop, to participate in an educational program during the 9 day festival program that takes place each July in manhattan. The CMTF program includes 50 hours of rehearsals, workshops and seminars in preparation for the performances on the final 2 days of the program.

Benefits: If accepted into the Festival, CMTF will develop, promote and produce a workshop presentation of your musical, at no expense to you. There will be two performances of your show on the final Festival weekend with licensing/publishing representation in attendance. Past shows have received licensing offers as a result of participating in the Festival. In addition, shows will have visibility on Festival press and marketing materials.

For questions about the Festival please feel free to email or call 212.262.2636.