Songwriting for Musical Theater with Pasek and Paul – Times Square Chronicles

Develop your own musical in 30 days with Benj Pasek and Justin Paul. Dive into the world of story-driven songwriting and build the foundation for an all-new musical. Complete the course with a roadmap of your show’s history and 2 completed original songs.

Days 1 to 5: Creation of the roadmap for your musical. days 6 to 24: writing the song “I Want” and days 25 to 30: writing the cover. To find out more click here.

Benj and Justin deconstruct their process of building the foundations of a great musical. They take an initial story idea and turn it into a roadmap for an entire show, which includes describing the main character’s journey, exploring the musical style, and working out the song’s moments. You’ll follow Benj and Justin step by step and complete Part 1 with a roadmap of your very own musical.

Oscar, Grammy, Tony and Golden Globe winning songwriters Benj Pasek and Justin Paul are best known for their work on Dogfight, A Christmas Story, James and The Giant Peach, Dear Evan Hansen, The Earth and The greatest showman. Their songs “City of Stars” and “Audition (The Fools Who Dream)” from The Earth (along with collaborator Justin Hurwitz) were both nominated for an Oscar for Best Original Song, and “City of Stars” won both the Oscar and Golden Globe for Best Original Song in a Motion Picture. Pasek & Paul won the 2018 Golden Globe for Best Original Song for “This Is Me” from The greatest showmanwhich was also nominated for the 2018 Oscar for Best Original Song and, more recently, for the 2019 Grammy Award for Best Song Written for Visual Media. Recent projects include the live musical Aladdin at Disney, and upcoming projects include Disney live-action White as snowan original musical drama series at Fox 21/Showtime and an original animated musical at Blue Sky Studios.