Capture the Castle

Dyson Performing Arts has selected I Capture the Castle for the 2013 Pace New Musicals reading premiering on January 23.

The Pace New Musicals program was developed in 2007 to nurture the creation of new musical theater in New York City, while at the same time providing an invaluable educational opportunity for students to work directly with top professionals in the field. The program allows students to experiment with new, untested works without precedent-setting productions, a rare opportunity in theater education.

The 2013 selection is I Capture the Castle, a new musical based on the novel by Dodie Smith, with music by Peter Foley, lyrics by Marion Adler, and book by Cara Reichel. Directed by Dyson’s Amy Rogers with music direction by Robert Meffe, I Capture the Castle will be given a full reading on January 23–25, 8:00 p.m., Saturday, January 26, 2:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m., and Sunday, January 27, 1:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m., at the Schaeberle Studio Theater, 41 Park Row, 10th Floor, NYC Campus.

For tickets, email performingarts@pace.edu.

Setting the Stage for Your Score

Got script and musical score? Pace New Musicals will provide the space, the performers, a stage manager, a light board and light operator, and a director and music director. Submissions due October 13.

Pace’s Musical Theater Program is currently accepting submissions of new musical theater works for a series of performances at Pace in January 2013. Last year’s musical was A Lasting Impression written by Zoe Sarnak.

The chosen piece will be given a full reading in the Schaeberle Theater at Pace University in lower Manhattan, with actors chosen from the musical theater student body. There will be a two week rehearsal period starting Tuesday, January 8, 2013 with 8 performances starting January 22 and ending January 27, 2013.

The Pace New Musicals program was developed in 2007 to nurture the creation of new musical theater in New York City, while at the same time providing an invaluable educational opportunity for students to work directly with top professionals in the field. The program allows students to experiment with new, untested works without precedent-setting productions, a rare opportunity in theater education.

For more information on the program or submitting your works, visit the Pace New Musicals website.