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Archive of Recommended Works

Please scroll down to see the titles of musicals that have been read - and RECOMMENDED - by professional directors, members of MainStreet’s volunteer Evaluation Committee.  Below titles in RED, we’ve posted a single musical number that will give you a “taste” of the musical score. 

Clicking a title in RED will take you to a page that houses the script, musical demos, synopsis, and a cast breakdown of the show.  If you’d like more information about a particular show, please email us at info@mainstreetmusicals.org.... ENJOY!

Directors’ Choice Award Winners

| The Directors’ Choice Awards | Song Book |

The Mark Brokaw Season

 

MOVE IT AND IT’S YOURS
Music, Book, and Lyrics by Bill Weeden, David Finkle, & Sally Fay

“Pianos Are Our Forte”

 

GUMBO
Composer: Brett V Macias, Librettist: Christina Quintana

“The Wedding Song”

 

XMAS IN LAS VEGAS
Book: Joe Bravaco; Lyrics: Larry Rosler; Music: Tony Finno

“On the Winning Side”

 

IN THE NAME OF LOVE
Music: Donald Oliver;  Stories and Lyrics: Marc Acito, Sheldon Harnick, Barry Kleinbort, Peter Mills, Jim Morgan, David Spencer, Amanda Yesnowitz, David Zippel

“The First Time”

BETWIXT AND BETWEEN
Book: Kate Hanenberg and Ned Paul Ginsburg;
Music: Ned Paul Ginsberg and Mary Lloyd-Butler
Additional Music: Kate Hanenberg
Lyrics: Ned Paul Ginsburg

“This House”

 

GARY GOLDFARB – MASTER ESCAPIST
Librettist: Omri Schein; Composer: James Olmstead

“Piece of Me”

 

The Gregory Mosher Season

TILL
by Leo Schwartz and DC Cathro

“Devil on a Rampage”

 

WOODY
by John Carden and Nolan Doran

“Addicted – Alone”

 

SUNDOWN
by Joe Bravaco, Larry Rosler and Peter Link

“Arizona Morning”

 

EDDIE AND THE PALACEADES

by Roy O’Neil

“Spread My Wings”

 

FLAMBÉ DREAMS

by Matthew Hardy and Randy Klein

“Where is the Girl”

 

PRIDE & PREJUDICE
by Lawrence Rush

“Wedding Bells”

 

The Michael Mayer Season

 

A GOOD MAN
Music by Ray Leslee, Book and Lyrics by Philip S. Goodman

“Long Brown Woman”

 

THE GIG
Music, Book and Lyrics by Douglas J. Cohen

“Farewell Mere Existence, Hello Jazz”

 

HOW GREEN WAS MY VALLEY
Music by Roger Ames, Book and Lyrics by Elizabeth Bassine

“Defiance”

 

THE KLEMPERERS’ NEW CLOTHES
Music by Norman Weiss, Book and Lyrics by William Squier

“Sellin’ Homespun”

 

SPOOLIE GIRL
Music and Lyrics by Rosemary Loar,  Book by Robert W. Atwood and Rosemary Loar

“Big Bite of the Apple”

WARRIOR
Music, Book and Lyrics by Marcus Hummon  and Ted Swindley

“My America is Gone”

 

The John Lithgow Season 2014

MERTON OF THE MOVIES
by Doug Katsaros & Donald Brenner

“Strong Silent Men”

PRIDE AND PREJUDICE
by Lindsay Warren Baker & Amanda Jacobs

UNDER FIRE
by Barry Harman & Grant Sturiale

“Corazon”

 

HIP HOP HIGH

Book by Z-Man, Cynthia Topps and Andrea Andresakis
Music and Lyrics by Z-Man and Christopher Gillard

“Town to Town”

 

BOYNTON BEACH CLUB

music and lyrics by Albert Evans, book and lyrics by Ron Kaehler

“My First Date in a Million Years”

DCA Winners 1998-2008

Click Titles in Red for a Show Sampler 

2008

Gabriel Barre, GAD 

WRAPPED

Book & Lyrics by Dennis Nehamen, Music by Craig Nehamen

“Real Feel Music”

 

2007

Stafford Arima, GAD 

TOP OF THE HEAP

Music by Jeffrey Lodin, Book & Lyrics by William Squier

“Something's On”

 

2006

CUMBERLAND BLUES

Book by Michael Norman Mann, Music by Jerry Garcia and Robert Hunter, with Additional Material by Phil Lesh and Greg Anton

Charles Repole, GAD 

HOT AND SWEET

Book, Music and Lyrics by Barbara Schottenfeld

“If You Break It, You Buy It”

 

SAINT HEAVEN

Book by Martin Casella, Music and Lyrics by Keith Gordon

“Love Isn't Easy”

 

2005

Kathleen Marshall-Patricia Birch, GAD 

THE MISTRESS CYCLE

book by Beth Blatt, lyrics by Beth Blatt, music by Jenny Giering

UNCLE JED’S BARBERSHOP

Book by Kenneth Grimes, lyrics by Kenneth Grimes & David Wohl, music by David Wohl


WILD WOMEN OF PLANET WONGO

book by Steve Mackes, lyrics by Ben Budick, Steve Mackes and Dave Ogrin, music by Dave Ogrin

2004

John Rando, GAD 

DUCKS AND LOVERS

book by Peter Gootkind and Marnie Goltsman, music and lyrics by Peter Gootkind

EMMA

book, music and lyrics by Stephan Karam 

THE ENCHANTED COTTAGE

book by Thomas Edward West, lyrics by Alison Hubbard, music by Kim Oler

2003

Gabriel Barre, GAD 

CITY OF DREAMS

music by Joseph Zellnik, book and lyrics by David Zellnik

“I'm Not Afraid”

 

DORA

music, book and lyrics by Larry Bortniker

“Second Floor Adjoining”


FOREVER

book, music and lyrics by Barry Gordon and Andrew Stephen Ross

“Rock 'n' Roll Forever”


Finalists:

CONVENIENCE

by Gregg Coffin
music selection

PABLO

by Charles Bloom

IF THE SHOE FITS...

by Joe Miloscia and Ken Kacmar
music selection

2001

Martin Charnin, GAD 

CUPID AND PSYCHE

music by Jihwan Kim, lyrics and libretto by Sean Hartley 

THE ROSE AND THE RING

music by Michael Jeffrey, lyrics and libretto by Peter Morris

2000

Walter Bobbie, GAD

CHRISTINA ALBERTA'S FATHER

book, music and lyrics by Polly Pen

A COUNTRY CHRISTMAS CAROL

music and lyrics by Albert Evans, book and lyrics by Ron Kaehler

SEARCHING FOR Y

book and lyrics by Jon Marans, music by Edward Thomas

1999

Patricia Birch, GAD

ACTOR, LAWYER, INDIAN CHIEF

book by David Bell, music and lyrics by Craig Carnelia

THE WINNER

book and lyrics by Joseph Sutton, music by Lewis Flinn 

1998

Graciela Daniele, GAD

THE BOOK OF THE DUN COW

book by Mark St. Germain, music & lyrics by Randy Courts 

THE MEDICINE SHOW

book, music and lyrics by Allen Cohen

TWIST OF FATE

book & lyrics by Lissa Levin, music by Ron Abel

Pre-1998
and Other Recommended Works

ABOUT FACE

book & lyrics by David Arthur, music by Jeffrey Lodin 

AFTER THE FAIR

music by Matthew Ward, lyrics and book by Stephen Cole

ALMOST SEPTEMBER

by David Schechter and Steven Lutvak

ANGEL IN MY HEART

by Bob Ost

ANNE OF GREEN GABLES

Richard Schotten, Michael Kosarin

BACK HOME

book by Ron Sproat, lyrics by Frank Evans, music by Christopher Berg

BERTHA, THE SEWING MACHINE GIRL

music by Gordon Connell, book & lyrics by Robert Emmett
(SEAGRAM’S AWARD WINNER 1988)

BILBY’S DOLL

music and libretto by Carlisle Floyd 

THE BITCHES OF DITMAS PARK

a musical in two acts by Dana Vance

BLANCO

music by Skip Kennon, lyrics and book by Willy Holtzman 

BOUNCING BACK

book & lyrics by Russ Thacker, music by Bert Draesel

BOXES

book by Michael Sahl, & Eric Salzman, libretto Eric Salzman.
music by Michael Sahln 

BRING IN THE MORNING

music by Gary William Friedman, adaptation and lyrics by Herb Shapiro

CAFE VIENNA

music & lyrics by Richard Pearson Thomas 

I DON’T DO CLUB DATES

Book & Lyrics by Isidore Elias, Music by Randy Klein

DAISY AND THE WONDER WEEDS

by Jean Elliott Manning

DESIRE UNDER THE ELMS

music by Edward Thomas, libretto by Joe Masteroff

DREAM ON

Daniel Landon, Lawrence Rosen

DREAMS OF DEFIANCE

music by Claudia Howard Queen, lyrics and book by Meade Palidofsky 

E&R

EMPTY PLEASURES

music by Fred Stark, lyrics and book by Hal Hackady 

EXIT MUSIC

music by James Merillat, lyrics by Dick Pasqual, book by Dick Pasqual and James Merillat 

FIELDS OF AMBROSIA

music by Martin Silvestri, words by Joel Higgins

THE FIFTH WIFE

music, books, lyrics by Mary S. Ryzuk 

FLIM FLAM

music by Albert Hague, lyrics by Lee Adams, book by Milburn Smith 

GOODBYE & GOOD LUCK

music by David Friedman, lyrics by Muriel Robinson, book by Melba Thomas

THE GREAT BARDO

music by Tom Spivak, lyrics by John Lockwood Beem and Tom Spivak, book by John Lockwood Beem

GUYS

book, music & lyrics by Evan Richardson

HIT SONG THE MUSICAL!

book, music & lyrics by Keith Edwards

THE HUMAN TOLL (Bulldozer)

music & lyrics Peter Galperin, book by Peter Galperin, Daniel Scot Kadin,
Beck Lee

JUNGLE QUEEN DEBUTANTE

music and lyrics by Thomas Tierney; book by Sean O'Donnell 

LILY

by Lindsay Warren Baker & Amanda Jacobs
nspired by The House of Mirth by Edith Wharton

LITTLE BY LITTLE

music by Brad Rose, lyrics by Ellen Greenfield & by Hal Hackady,
story by Annette Jolles & Ellen Greenfield

LIZZIE BORDEN

book & lyrics by Christopher McGovern & Amy Powers,, music by Christopher McGovern 

MARY S

concept, book & lyrics: Abra Bigham, music: Roger L. Nelson

MIDNIGHT MADNESS

music & lyrics Ted Agress

NO PARKING

book & lyrics: Elizabeth Bassine, music: Roger Ames

OLIVER QUADE

music & libretto by Ed Dixon

ONCE ON A SUMMER'S DAY

music by Jeffrey Lunden, lyrics and book by Arthur Perlman

ONE CHRISTMAS LONG AGO

by William Mayer

ONE TOUGH COOKIE

music by Brian Lasser, lyrics and book by Gary Gardner

OPAL

music, lyrics and book by Robert Lindsay Nassif

THE PANTS THAT WON THE WEST

book & lyrics by John Wolfson,, music by Ralph Affoumado

PSYCHE

by Jeff Baker

“Blame Love”

 

QUILT

music by Michael Stockler, lyrics by Jim Morgan, book by Jim Morgan, Merle Hubbard, and John Schak

SCALAWAG

by Michael Silversher & Moss Hall 

SECRETS OF SUCCESS

by Ed Weissman

“Hide”

 

SIT DOWN AND EAT BEFORE OUR LOVE GETS COLD

music, lyrics and, book by Barbara Schottenfeld 

“First Child”

 

SIX WIVES

book and lyrics Joe Masteroff, music Edward Thomas

“Only Fools”

 

SUN

by James Rado, Gerome Ragni and Galt MacDermot

“Tow Away Zone”

 

SWAMP GAS AND SHALLOW FEELINGS

Jack Eric Williams, Shirlea Strother and Randall Buck

THE SWEET REVENGE OF LOUISA MAY

book by Burton Cohen,, music by Stephen Hoffman, lyrics by Mark Campbell

“All Roads Lead Back To You”

 

THANKSGIVING

music, lyrics and book by Paul Alan Levi and Toni Mergentime Levi
(SEAGRAM’S AWARD WINNER 1988) 

THIS FAIR WORLD

by Sherman Yellen and Wally Harper

TO PAINT THE EARTH

Frederick Levin, Jonathan Portrera

“Sewing Song”

 

AN UNDERGROUND REVUE

words & music by Stephen Mo Hanan

“Why Fight When You Can Sing?”

 

THE VALENTINE TOUCH

music by Bob Haber, lyrics by Hal Hackady, book by Jack Wrangler

WAR BRIDES

music by Christopher Berg, lyrics by Frank Evans; librettist Ron Sproat

WILLPOWER

music and lyrics by Danny Troob, book by Jamie Donnelly

WINTER IN PARADISE

words & music by Stephen Mo Hanan

“An Orange Veil”

 

YOUNG RUBE

music and lyrics by Matthew Selman, book by John Pielmeier