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 fund exclusively for 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 and commitment to produce three of their new musicals.


A program to develop and match emerging Canadian composers and bookwriters.


Submit your new musical here.

Creator’s Reserve

Funding for new musical development through the Ontario Arts Council.