Is this how to write a musical?
A local theater wants an original “holiday season” event, something with music, for next December.
I’m considering putting together a story with familar maudlin story elemets – love, loss, hopes and fear, yada, yada – and then going to a local songwriters’ group and asking them to write songs for it.
The theater would own right to perform the production without paying royalties for the songs, and would be able to license it to others and charge royalties (with something going to the songwriters) but otherwise the songwriters would retain all rights to the music.
Do you think this is a workable approach?
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