The 2020 Chicago Musical Theatre Festival

02/03/2020 - 02/23/2020
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

The Edge Theater

About the Event:

The Chicago Musical Theatre Festival, now in its sixth year, is a new works festival produced by Underscore Theatre Company. We believe there’s a wealth of musical theater creators in Chicago and around the country, but the high risks of producing new musicals means that few companies are willing to take a chance, especially with emerging authors. CMTF is designed from the ground up to keep costs low by sharing resources, to return half of all ticket proceeds to producers, and to showcase emerging authors from Chicago and beyond.

Each of eight musicals will have 6 performances over the 21-day festival.  More information and tickets ($25; $15 during Chicago Theatre Week) available at

Performance Schedule (on two stages): Mondays – Sundays. For a detailed schedule of times by productions, please visit