MainStreet Evaluations

Musicals submitted to MainStreet’s Evaluation Program are reviewed by two Evaluators -professional stage directors, music directors, choreographers, dramaturgs, or university theater professors - who each complete an EVALUATION REPORT to draw creators' attention to specific areas of concern in the writing. Evaluators may “nominate” submissions for MainStreet’s seasonal competition.  | Take me there >>

Directors' Choice Awards

Works nominated by both Evaluators are automatically entered as semi-finalists in MainStreet’s DIRECTORS’ CHOICE AWARD (DCA) competition.  A Jury of theater professionals determines six finalists and MainStreet’s GUEST ARTISTIC DIRECTOR selects the Season’s three winners. | Take me there >>

MainStreet Festivals

Our flagship presentation program is a centrally coordinated network of independent theater Festivals. MainStreet assists in launching these Festivals and supplies them with new DCA recipients each Season. Festival presentations are mounted in “concert-reading” (minimal staging) format. | Take me there >>

Campus Musicals

University theatre students may select scenes from shows in MainStreet’s Archive of DCA winners and finalists for use in scene study classes. Students working with faculty supervision may prepare concert readings of DCA recipients. These presentations may be included in local MainStreet Festivals. | Take me there >>

MainStreet Benefits & Special Events

During the year, local MainStreet Affiliates may organize presentations of DCA recipients as fundraisers for local charities – local public radio stations, theatre companies, university theatre programs, etc. | Take me there >>

The MainStreet Songbook

Evaluators routinely identify (from submissions) the best new show tunes for performance in concert by high school and college choruses and soloists, and in the annual MainStreet-Acceptd Songbook competition for college-level performers. | Take me there >>

“Boulevard Tours” MainStreet On-The-Road

In the years to come, working with independent theatre producers, MainStreet will facilitate tours of additional attractions: sneak previews of new shows, concerts, acts, and other events. Each of these attractions will tour through "circuits" of two or more MainStreet Festivals. | Take me there >>



Tim Jerome, President

Sherman Yellen, Chairperson

Maggie Harrer, Vice-President

Dr. Aaron Adair

Roger Ames

Doug Barron

Barbara Bellman

Edward R. Cox

Aaron David Gleason

Wren Marie Harrington

Joshua Hinck

Emma R. Jerome

Robert Kesten

Bill Liberman

Vatican Lokey

Marc Moritz

Alyce Mott

Sarah Melissa Rotker

Charley Repole

Nancy Robillard

Christian Sebek

Ron Spivak

Main Street Musicals


(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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