SMACKDOWN! The 24-Hour Musical Contest!


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SMACKDOWN!  The 24 Hour Musical Contest is an extraordinary event where talented teams of performing artists, writers and musicians are given 24 hours to write, stage and perform a musical from scratch.  Teams will be given a piano and a rehearsal room…oh and a few ‘surprise’ elements they must incorporate into their creation.   At stake are prizes, bragging rights and the grand prize of $500 and assistance from Awkward Stage Productions to develop their product!

WANNA WATCH?  At the end of the 24 hours there will be a couple of hours for tech rehearsals, and then the world premieres begin.  You can watch just the show OR you can watch the teams writing, creating, rehearsing, possibly disagreeing or talking smack, but definitely not sleeping – for a 2 hour window or anytime over the full 24-hour period. Tickets will be available for the final performance at the Annex ($20 general and $15 for students/seniors).  Tickets will also be available to watch the teams’ writing process at Arts Umbrella, which include access to the final performance.  2 hour windows will be available for $30/25 and a full 24 hour pass will be available for $40/35.  Tickets on sale now at


RULES AND REGULATIONS! We’ve taken a look at how to improve SMACKDOWN! for your participating and viewing pleasure. Make sure you read the rules and regulations for this year’s 24 Hour Musical Contest, as there are some new additions and changes.

Click here to download the SMACKDOWN! 2016 rules and regulations 


WHEN?  The creation process will happen from 6:00 PM on Saturday, March 26 to 6:00 PM on Sunday, March 27. The performance will be held at 7 PM on Sunday March 27th.

Click here to download the SMACKDOWN! 2016 information