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July 12-August 11, 2017
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 our 80-seat converted carriage
house, Theater Mack – 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 an hour long and there are beer, wine and other refreshments available while you watch!
Afterward, the audience (that’s you again!) and the creative team engage in active dialogue about 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!
So come enjoy a glass of wine or beer and refreshments before the show starts!
Individual Show Tickets $20, but PiTCH often? Get a PiTCH Pass! A PiTCH Pass provides the ability to see all five 2017 Season PiTCH productions and pay only $50!
The PiTCH has fostered 47 new musicals in the past four years!