Florida Theatrical Association Announces Winners of New Musical Discovery Series

Florida Theatrical Association (FTA) has announced the winners of the inaugural New Musical Discovery Series, a showcase for new musicals to be presented September 9 – 11, 2016, at The MEZZ and The Abbey in downtown Orlando.

More than 80 aspiring playwrights from around the country submitted new works that were reviewed by a panel of theatre professionals. The panel selected two works to receive a staged reading, and one additional work to have a workshop presented featuring local directors and talent.

The Discovery Series will also include talkbacks for students and audiences with the playwrights and directors. The readings and workshop will be presented September 9 – 11, with the cast and directors to be announced at a later date.

Workshop Selection:


Book by Meredith Friedman

Music & Lyrics by Ryan Langer

Staged Reading Selections:


Book by William Squier  and Dana Hilmer

Music by Jeffrey Lodin

Lyrics by William Squier


Book & Lyrics by Scott Logsdon

Music by Steve Marzullo 

Florida Theatrical Association is the non-profit presenter of Broadway in Orlando, Fort Lauderdale and Miami. Florida Theatrical Association strives in its mission to educate and develop new theatre audiences while encouraging and preserving the presentation of touring Broadway theatre. Since 1989 Florida Theatrical Association has presented over 1,000 Broadway performances and distributed more than $1.5 million in scholarships and grants to arts organizations across the state of Florida. For more information, visit FloridaTheatrical.org .