The Mark Brokaw Season 2017

On January 1st, 2017 Guest Artistic Director MARK BROKAW announced the titles of the three Award-winning musicals that will be featured in participating MainStreet Festivals. To find out more about where and when these Festivals will be playing, click here:

 

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

“Move It and It’s Yours” tells the story of twice-divorced Charlie Ross, a middle-aged trade magazine editor who as a young man had wanted to be a songwriter-performer but years ago had abandoned his dream in exchange for a steady income.  Now Charlie is about to embark on a third marriage when, due to unforeseen circumstances, he must get rid of the piano he has owned and played his whole life.  Offering the piano for free if someone will move it out of his apartment, he meets a raft of unusual people who unintentionally manage (through song and comedy) to change Charlie’s attitude and lead him back to his dream.

Musical Selections

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GUMBO
Composer: Brett V Macias
Librettist: Christina Quintana

Facing the loss of his beloved wife—the mystical songstress, Martha LeDoux—the newlywed Dr. Howard Hart tears through the hurricane-ravaged City to free her from the devil and his soul-stealing underwater club, all the while discovering the magic of her hometown. GUMBO is a vibrant take on the Orpheus & Eurydice tale that explores the mythos of Hurricane Katrina through the heart and music of the great city of New Orleans. 

Musical Selections

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

It’s Christmas 1961, and Edward T. Wellspot, a high-stakes roller, has come to the Olympus Hotel and Casino where each Christmas he attempts to beat the house. This year he is on the longest losing streak of his life, until he meets a mysterious woman with the Midas touch. Suddenly, the world is Edward’s oyster—or so it seems.

Musical Selections

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The 2017 Finalists

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

GUMBO
Composer: Brett V. Macias; Librettist: Christina Quintana

XMAS IN LAS VEGAS
Lyrics: Laurence Rosler, Joe Bravaco; Music: Tony Finno

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

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

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

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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

Main Street Musicals

ARTISTIC ADVISORY

(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

Main Street Musicals

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