Hayes Theatre Co’s musical theatre development program.
New Musicals Australia is an initiative dedicated to the development and production of original music theatre. We assist emerging writers and/or composers, to get their work off the ground. Through a series of development programs, a script and score will be placed in the hands of professionals and brought to life in front of experts from the musical theatre industry.
The workshops are designed to benefit projects at all different stages of their evolution, ranging from excerpt presentations to staged readings and rehearsed performances.
We provide a network for you to make connections with high-level industry professionals, creative industry leaders, potential collaborators, and your fellow creatives. New Musicals Australia also works with a variety of other initiatives targeted at developing new works, providing an even broader support base for independent writers.
New Musicals is an initiative of Independent Music Theatre Australia in partner with Hayes Theatre Co.
This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body.
New Musicals Australia can help you get your original show off the page and onto the stage. We facilitate workshops, provide networking opportunities, and put your work in front of an audience of potential producers, industry experts, and general punters.
Have you written a piece of musical theatre and want to take it to the next level?
Fill out our online submission form.
The Artistic Advisory Panel for New Musicals Australia is made up of a variety of industry experts from a range of specialty fields including Kelley Abbey, Dean Bryant, Mitchell Butel, David Campbell, Lisa Campbell, Paul Capsis, Richard Carroll, Peter Casey, Peter J. Casey, Terence Clarke, Helen Dallimore, Kellie Dickerson, Gale Edwards, Tim Freedman, Neil Gooding, Michelle Guthrie, Nancye Hayes, CJ Johnson, Stuart Maunder, Anne-Maree McDonald, James Millar, Sharon Millerchip, Jennifer Murphy, Guy Noble, John Robertson, Peter Rutherford, and Guy Simpson.