MUSI-CAL gave me a creatively rich and extremely supportive space to perform my original music and generated great feedback that did wonders for my writing process and really bolstered my confidence.
-ZACK SPOUND (composer-writer Leap)
How often do theater-goers have the opportunity to see and react to works-in-progress by emerging composers and writers? The Foundation’s consistently popular MUSI-CAL is a new form of engagement for a contemporary audience.
It’s where creators of all-original musicals receive encouragement, expert advice, promotion, and public showcase of their work in the cabaret setting at Rockwell Table & Stage.
Here people in the industry greet friends and meet new talents. When original host JONAH PLATT left for New York for a lead role in Wicked, actor-composer-lyricist BRETT RYBACK enthusiastically stepped right in to host this exciting evening every other month.
In a few short years, MUSI-CAL has featured more than 100 musicals-in-progress. Two of the works presented were produced Off Broadway in 2020; Darling Grenadine by Daniel Zaitchik and Emojiland by Keith and Laura Harrison.