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Dear Mainstreeters

It’s that time of year again and I’d like to extend to each and every one of you my profound wishes for world peace, health, happiness, and lots of satisfying work opportunities in the New Year.  (I’m posting this on our website and Facebook page to reach those members of the Mainstreet family whose contact information hasn’t made it into my address book.)

Here’s the update:

The submission period of the first year of Mainstreet’s Broadway Bound competition ended on December 15th.   We had 134 applicants – young performers who checked out the materials – resulting in the submission of SEVEN video performances!  The videos submitted by these seven contestants will be distributed to Mainstreet Adjudicators – along with the Report Cards we’ve made up - for their (your) grades and comments.

While we’re delighted with ANY participation, but “Why…” you well may ask “…were there ONLY SEVEN submissions?!”  Why so few?  At the moment that’s an open question.  We’re trying to get to the bottom and improve the process so that it appeals to more young people in the coming year.  Two obvious issues: too many songs to choose from & no clear “prize$” for winners.  We’ll be working on those.

Submissions to our Evaluation Program have also dropped off and we’re looking for reasons.  If you have thoughts about that, we’d be happy to hear them.

On the bright side, there are more individuals and institutions – particularly college and university theater and music departments - around the country who are aware of the unique resource we provide and who will be producing readings of the fine new shows in our Archive.

Much of the credit for that improvement goes to our wonderful partner organization Acceptd… the “network” that National Music Theater Network never had.

So, again, please enjoy the rest of the holiday.  And please stay involved with Mainstreet as we plunge ahead into the future of Musical Theater.

Warm Regards,


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the regional development of new musical theater works.


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The MainStreet Team

Tim Jerome, President

Barbara Bellman

Bill Liberman

Ron Spivak

Robert Kesten

Sarah Melissa Rotker

Wren Marie Harrington

Nancy Robillard

Alyce Mott

Roger Ames

Christian Sebek

Manuel Zarate

Jenna Maryn

Aaron David Gleason

Doug Barron

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(partial list)

Lynn Ahrens

Emanuael Azenberg

Gabriel Barre

Patricia Birch

Michael Cassara

Kathleen Chalfant

Graciela Daniele

Stephen Flaherty

Sutton Foster

Sheldon Harnick

George Hearn

Judy Kaye

Nina Lannan

Peter Lawrence

Hal Linden

John Lithgow

Lucie Arnaz Luckinbill

Patti Lupone

Brian Stokes Mitchell

Dina Merrill

Robert Petkoff

Harold Prince

Thomas Schumacher

Thomas Z. Shepard

Tony Walton

Lillias White

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