Monday, 30 March 2015

Aria Entertainment announces 2015 From Page To Stage season

Following two seasons at the Landor Theatre, it has been announced that From Page To Stage - a new season of new musical theatre writing - is returning later this year. 

Aria Entertainment is holding the 2015 season at the Tristan Bates Theatre, showcasing new British musical work in development.

From Page To Stage is dedicated to showcasing new musical work in development to an audience, to garner feedback and create new opportunities for the artistes involved. 

The 2015 season at the Tristan Bates Theatre will include:
  • A new British musical - to headline the season and run for two weeks in a fully staged production 
  • Showcases - parts of new musicals in development, presented with minimal staging 
  • Rehearsed readings - 3 full musicals in development, read from scripts.
  • Gala Night - a night showcasing some of the best individual songs of musicals from around the world.

Showcases are specifically aimed at writers with pieces in early development whereas the rehearsed readings are for pieces more fully developed with a completed score and book. Applications for all spaces within the festival are open from now until 1st June.

Last year the season included readings of new musicals, Merman’s Apprentice, Claus and The Return Of The Soldier, which went on to have a critically acclaimed run at Jermyn Street Theatre. There were also fully produced productions of Before The Night Is Through and The Mistress Cycle. It was supported by Grant For The Arts.

Producer Katy Lipson (Aria Entertainment) said: "I am absolutely thrilled to confirm that the From Page To Stage season of new Musical Theatre will be back for a third year - and this time in the heart of the West End! Attendance at last year’s event was up from 2013 and we received over 150 new pieces of Musical Theatre to choose from. We are delighted to once again be supporting writers of new Musical Theatre at different stages of their works’ journey, whilst also cultivating new audiences, by allowing them to be part of these new works from the beginning."

To apply for the 2015 season visit www.frompage2stage.com for instructions.

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