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Midwest New Musicals - 2013-14 Season

Workshop I: Fundamentals of Musical Theatre Writing
Saturday and Sunday 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. $695 x 2 or $1,200 all at once
Acceptance By Application Only

Workshop II: Writing A Full Length Musical
Saturday, 2:30 – 6:30 $500
Acceptance By Completion of Core Curriculum or Invitation of Instructor

Writer’s Ensemble: Ongoing Workshop for Professional Writers*
Sunday 2:30 – 6:30 p.m.   $250
By Invitation Only, restricted to members who have completed the Full Length Curriculum satisfactorily, including a complete draft (book, music and lyrics) of a full-length show (at least 75 minutes long) within one curriculum year (September through June) or other artistic consideration of the Director. Invitations will be extended in August, 2013.

September 7-8

October 5-6

November 2-3

December 7-8

January 4-5

February 1-2

March 1-2

April 12-13

May 17-18

June 21-22

CRAFT TUTORIALS: Fee: $375 per tutorial
(Applicants to the Core Curriculum may be asked to enroll in at least one tutorial prior to being accepted into the Core Curriculum)

Musical Theatre Bookwriting: 9 Tuesdays, Fall Session and Winter/Spring Session 7 – 9:00 p.m.
Learn the ABC’s of musical theatre structure and create an outline for a full-length work.

                In Person                             On Line (Group Zoom with instructor)

                9/10                                       9/17 -24 and 10/1

                10/8                                        10/15-22-29

                11/5        OR

                3/4                                           3/11-18-25

                4/8                                           4/15-22-29


Writing Theatre Lyrics: 8 Tuesdays, Fall Session and Winter/Spring Session

Learn the ABC’s of rhyme and rhythms, and the importance of diction in theatre songs.

Fall:       9/3-10-17-24


Spring:  3/4-11-18


Writing Music for the Theatre I and II: 8 Mondays, Fall Session and Winter/Spring Session

Learn the ABC’s of writing dramatic music and how to use music as a story-telling device.

Fall Music I:        9/9-16-23-30 – 10/14-21-28-11/4

Spring Music II  1/13-20-27-2/3 -- 2/10-17-24-3/3