The cast of Do You Want What I Have Got? A Craigslist Cantata (2013). Photography: John Karastamatis.

Musical Development

The Musical Stage Company is one of the few organizations in Canada committed to developing new musicals. The following are five initiatives designed to help develop Canadian writers, composers, and bookwriters.


The Aubrey & Marla Dan Fund for New Musicals

The Aubrey and Marla Dan Fund for New Musicals is the first ever annual fund dedicated exclusively to the commissioning of new Canadian musical works.


The Crescendo Series

The Crescendo Series offers an unprecedented breakthrough for a composer of musical theatre in Canada through a three-year residency with The Musical Stage Company and commitment to produce three of their new musicals.



Noteworthy is a program dedicated to developing and matching emerging Canadian composers, lyricists, and playwrights to explore artistic collaboration in a writing laboratory.

Recommender Grants for Theatre Creators

Recommender Grants for Theatre Creators is a body of funding for new musical development through the Ontario Arts Council. 

General Submissions

Submit your new musical here.