Looking for places to submit your new musical, potential collaborators or performers, or other resources?
The Musical Theatre Writers’ Resource Center at NMI has lists of contests and producers and lots of videos full of advice in different areas of the craft.
We also have lists of writers and actors - browse the lists, or add yourself to them! Also check out our online store.
Browse it ALL for FREE just by registering for a FREE account on this website.
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The CONTESTS page lists various musical theatre related contests, festivals, and other submission opportunities.
insider tips and advice
The INSIDER TIPS AND ADVICE page features lots of FREE videos from the NMI staff on many different musical theatre related topics.
theatres and producers
The THEATRES AND PRODUCERS page lists various theatres across the country as well as their publicized submission opportunities - including info on whether or not they accept musicals, children’s or edgy material; and special interest tags like “women” or “LGBT” or “solo shows”.
The WRITER BANK is a listing of musical theatre bookwriters, lyricists, and composers - many of whom are looking for new collaborators and/or projects. Browse the list to find a new collaborator; and/or add yourself to the list.
library of ideas
The LIBRARY OF IDEAS page lists various story ideas from source material in the public domain. These ideas are categorized by genre and other categories, and the listings include excerpts or even the full text for your perusal.
glossary of terms
The GLOSSARY OF TERMS page is a fabulous resource of musical theatre related terms with corresponding definitions and examples.
The Musical Theatre Writers’ Resource Center also incudes access to online musicals and interviews; useful musical theatre-related links; and even random musical theatre related facts, pictures, and lyrics - just for fun!
The world premiere of When Butter Churns to Gold; developed at NMI and produced by Northern Sky Theatre (featured in our listing of theatres)
One of the many features of our Musical Theatre Writers’ Resource Center, the Writer Bank is a listing of musical theatre bookwriters, lyricists, and composers. Writer Bank participants can post info and samples, and let you know if they are looking for new collaborators and/or projects.
Register for a FREE account with NMI, and you will be able to peruse the Writer Bank listings, as well as upload your own information and maybe find yourself a new collaborator and/or project!
find a collaborator…
The Talent Bank is a resource for musical theatre artists in the Los Angeles area, hosted by New Musicals Inc.
Musical theatre performers can post their picture, resume info, and sample sound files. Performers can receive notices while keeping their contact information completely private.
Musical theatre producers, directors, casting directors, and writers can use the Talent Bank to search for performers for upcoming readings, workshops, and productions of musical theatre projects. They can also send emails to communicate with Talent Bank performers, and post general audition notices.
find some talent …
Members of the Academy Repertory Company presenting a GOT MUSICAL concert. Many of these talented performers can be contacted through our Talent Bank listings!
Our NMI Store offers Format Guidelines that contain descriptions and examples of formatting for scripts and scores for musical theatre. There are several “standard” formats out there. ANMT’s standards are based on the very traditional guidelines formulated by Samuel French. A manuscript prepared according to these guidelines will look professional when you submit it to producers and theatres. We do not recommend using the musical theatre templates which come with various word processing software, as they tend to be incomplete and flag the user as not-professional.
The “Basic” guidelines have all the information you need, presented in a 13-page document. We have 140-page “Illustrated and Explained” version as well, with an additional 50-some pages of illustrations of script and score layout, which also includes tips and samples for preparing an integrated script/score for rehearsals (different from the separate script and score you’d send to a producer.
We also offer a step-by-step, keystroke-by-keystroke hands-on webinar which will guide you through templates and macros to format a musical theatre script according to the professional standards set in ANMT’s 80-page styleguide Format Guidelines for Musical Theatre Scripts. You’ll be up and running in just over an hour, with hours and hours of time-saving macros and formatting perfection. Includes an 18-page handout, recording all the keystrokes for future reference, as well as a Word template for Broadway musical theatre.