Show Search is a NATIONAL search for the best 10-minute musical, written by 13 - 25 year olds! SHOW SEARCH is hosted by FNAM Spokesman, DARREN CRISS
The Musicals will be judged on storytelling, musicality, performance, and originality.
These 10 Minute musicals must be complete stories with a beginning, middle, and end. They must not exceed 10 Minutes in length.
Our staff of musical theater pros will review the new musical entries and narrow them to the TOP TWELVE, six from each age division (below 18 and 18–25 yo).
A Celebrity Judge Panel will review the Top Twelve, and narrow them down to a TOP SIX.
The TOP SIX will be flown to Los Angeles, where the writers will work with a Broadway mentor to polish up their shows. The shows will then be performed and directed by Broadway professionals in a one night Staged Reading Event.
Entrants must submit a filmed, unedited musical performance lasting no more than 10 minutes on YouTube. The musical must include at least one character, and must be scored in some way using instruments (a cappella is not acceptable). Your score may feature any kind of music with an unlimited number of instruments.
For the Youtube Video: The camera must remain in a single position for the duration of the performance.
The submissions should NOT be movies, but more like recordings of live theater performances.
All shows must be original, no adaptations of existing material. Submissions must be accompanied by proof of age.
Division of the work must be credited to (at most) a Lyricist, Composer, and Librettist.
Co-writing is permissible, but each show AT MOST may credit three collaborators per musical.
To register send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org, give us your:
Name of your School (if you're in school):
The Link To Your Youtube Video: (See above video guidelines)
SUBMISSIONS DUE BY JANUARY 30th, 2012 at 11:59PM
ENTRANTS MUST BE AVAILABLE TO COME TO LOS ANGELES FOR FINALS FROM MARCH 22nd - MARCH 24th.
THE TOP SIX: The Top Six Musicals will receive mentorships from top Broadway composers, and have their musicals presented in live concert in Los Angeles through the Festival of New American Musicals’ (FNAM)New Musical Staged Reading Series.
THE TOP TWO: "Best Musicals" will receive a Financial Scholarship Awarded Per Show (to be divided equally amongst the show's writing teams), as well as further mentorship by FNAM's extensive network of artists/producers/directors/agents.