A major initiative of Pittsburgh CLO’s Next Generation Capital Campaign, SPARK was created as an effort to cultivate new and innovative work from emerging and established musical theater artists.
For over 70 years, Pittsburgh CLO has been delighting audiences with Broadway-scale musicals for its main stage subscription season. In 2004, it introduced smaller productions for its newly minted 250-seat CLO Cabaret Theater, where dozens of premieres have since debuted. SPARK was especially designed to cultivate more small-cast shows suited to this venue, bringing their creative teams in residence at Pittsburgh CLO to work in a focused and supportive environment. SPARK launched in 2018; for information on the inaugural SPARK festival, please visit the SPARK 2018 page.
In SPARK's off years, Pittsburgh CLO features new musical programming in New Musicals Weekend. For more information, please visit the New Musicals Weekend 2019 page.
Interested in submitting a new musical for consideration in SPARK? Visit Pittsburgh CLO's Submissions page for info.