Florida Theatrical Association Announces Selections For The 2019 New Musical Discovery Series

Florida Theatrical Association has announced the winners of the fourth annual New Musical Discovery Series, a showcase for new musicals to be presented September 17 and 18 at The Abbey and The MEZZ in downtown Orlando.  The staged readings will be open to the public and free of charge.

More than 50 aspiring playwrights from around the country submitted new works that were reviewed by a panel of theater professionals. The panel selected two works that will each received a staged reading featuring local directors and talent.

Staged Reading Selections

September 17 | 8 p.m. | The MEZZ


Music & Lyrics by Michael Martin

Book by Brian Bazala and Karen Shriner

Synopsis: A musical storytelling of the life and career rise of the famed magician Harry Houdini.


September 18 | 8 p.m. | The Abbey


Book, Music & Lyrics by Tod Kimbro

Based on a concept by Jason Bowles

Synopsis: Combining sci-fi, social satire, romance, and high-energy rock music, Wasteland depicts a dystopian America of the future in which a young man tries making his way in a post-apocalyptic world

For more information, visit www.FloridaTheatrical.org.

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 over $1.5 million in scholarships and grants to arts organizations across the state of Florida. For more information, visit FloridaTheatrical.org .

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