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July 17-August 16, 2019
Imagine sitting in an intimate, cabaret-style theater in the early 1940s, sipping a glass of wine, watching Richard Rodgers, Oscar Hammerstein and Agnes de Mille present a workshop of OKLAHOMA! Imagine being able to give direct feedback to those Broadway giants that would prove vital to the development of their show.
Now imagine doing that today, with the next generation of composers, writers, and lyricists.
Welcome to The PiTCH.
The PiTCH provides a forum for musicals in development and offers audiences a very unique theatrical experience: the chance to witness and participate in the development of a brand new musical! Each year, musicals are selected from a pool of applicants, and the creative team is provided with a week-long residency at the Festival to workshop their show and prepare to present it to an audience (that’s you!).
On Wednesday, Thursday and Friday of each week, the creative team ‘pitches’ their material to you in a 80-seat converted carriage
house, The Carriage House Theater – behind the Cayuga Museum. These works-in-progress are not fully staged productions. Rather, the writers themselves deliver a condensed presentation of their new musicals, which may include scenes, songs and choreography. Each presentation is approximately 45-60 minutes long and beer, wine, and other refreshments available while you watch!
Afterwards, the audience (that’s you again!) is invited to stay for a moderated discussion about the presentation, the piece, and the process. We encourage you to provide your honest thoughts and opinions of what you see – that’s the whole point really! This experience affords each creative team the ability to consider feedback and gain valuable insight that they’ll take with them into their next stage of development.
Whether you’re in it to “see it first” or to tap into your inner theatre critic – even if you’re just there for the wine – The PiTCH is an exciting night out with shows you won’t see anywhere else… yet!
The PiTCH has fostered 64 new musicals in the past seven years!