Underscore is Chicago's new musical theatre company. We strive to create opportunities for new writers and composers to develop their work wherever it is in its development cycle, from a handful of songs to a full production ready for a world premiere. We produce two world premiere musicals a year, and also run the Chicago Musical Theatre Festival, in which composing teams can have a highly-subsidized opportunity to get their work in front of their first audience. We also have quarterly concerts highlighting the songs of emerging writers. If you love new work and want to know what musical theatre can be, Underscore has something for you!