This event nurtures original student-written musicals from the page to the stage. A panel of theatre professionals (producers, writers, composers, and more) will select one student submission to be presented and workshopped at Georgia Thespian Conference. 

Submission Guidelines

Musicals must be the original work of no more than two Thespian writers. Adaptations won’t be considered, nor will musicals that include music, lyrics, or dialogue written by anyone other than the submitting writers. Musicals can be about any subject but should have a running time of 20 minutes or less (approximately 20 typed pages, including lyrics). Writers may submit more than one musical for consideration.

Scripts should be typed and emailed to, along with the required MP3 files. Submissions must follow formatting guidelines and must include the Entry Submission Page and a Character Breakdown Page, which briefly describes the characters. These two pages will not count as pages of your script. 

Submission will not be accepted without the inclusion of the Principal/Troupe Director sign off document, which is part of the Entry Submission Page. This should be the first page of your submission. 

For More Information Download the MusicalWorks Handbook.

MusicalWorks Event at Conference

One selected piece from submitted works will be presented as a staged reading at the conference. All playwright(s) will be contacted by January 8th, 2022 and the winning playwright(s) announced at the January LeadCon. The lead committee member for the event will collaborate with volunteer actors to bring the text to life. Audience members will observe the readings and participate in a guided talk-back. The reading and talk-back process may be attended by any conference attendee.