MainStreet Festivals

Main Street Musicals

Main Street Musicals

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MainStreet Festivals

Do You Want More Musicals in Your Town?
YES!

The Mainstreet Mission:

Mainstreet Musicals Inc, a national consortium of theater professionals, working with non-profit and educational partners, coordinates programs that encourage regional development of new musical theater works. Programs include professional script evaluation, industry competitions, and a centrally coordinated network of locally organized performance activities that introduce selected works.

Don't Miss
The MainStreet/Philadelphia
Festival of New Musicals

January 21st and 22nd

SUNDOWN 1PM
SIT DOWN AND EAT BEFORE OUR LOVE GETS COLD 4PM
WOODY 7PM

Rock Hall on the Temple Campus
1715 N Broad St, Philadelphia, PA 19122

The MainStreet Awards
Mark Brokaw Season Finalists

IN THE NAME OF LOVE
Music: Donald Oliver; Lyrics: Sheldon Harnick, David Spencer & Barry Kleinbort

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 YOUR
Music, Lyrics and Libretto by Bill Weeden, David Finkle and Sally Fay

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

1/19/2017
Twenty-on members of Mainstreet’s Awards Jury have selected the six Finalists in the Mainstreet Awards Competition.

All six shows will be listed in our Archive and made available to all Regional Affiliates to present. And we will soon be posting selected demos from each of these shows on the Mainstreet Musicals Facebook site.  More complete excerpts will be available here very soon. 

We are honored to have director Mark Brokaw serve as our Guest Artistic Director.  Mr. Brokaw will select three of these shows for our next Mainstreet Festival Season.

Congratulations to these creators and thanks to all the creators out there for making shows for us.

For Mainstreet Musicals Inc
Tim Jerome, President

The Gregory Mosher Season (2016-17)!

On January 1st, 2016 Guest Artistic Director GREGORY MOSHER 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:

 

TILL
by Leo Schwartz and DC Cathro

Based on true events, "TILL" tells the story of Emmett Till, a young black boy growing up in Chicago who makes a fateful trip to Money, Mississippi, where he is lynched for “whistling at a white woman.” In the end, his mother Mamie’s powerful love ensures the world never forgets.

Musical Selections

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WOODY
by John Carden and Nolan Doran

"Woody - A New Fairy Tale" is a new musical about a young man looking to find connection in a world that is becoming increasingly disconnected everyday.

Musical Selections

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SUNDOWN
by Joe Bravaco, Larry Rosler and Peter Link

In 1881, eight men faced off in the Gunfight at the OK Corral. Sundown is the story of one of those men, the legendary Doc Holliday, and the events that catapult him to his destiny on that fateful afternoon when he must decide between the woman he loves and his duty as a man.

Musical Selections

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MAINSTREET Is Currently Introducing
New Shows To New Audiences In 18 Cities 

If you’d like to have a FESTIVAL near you, give us a call.


The Michael Mayer Season 2015

A GOOD MAN
Music by Ray Leslee
Book and Lyrics by
Philip S. Goodman
THE GIG
Music, Book and Lyrics by
Douglas J. Cohen
HOW GREEN WAS MY VALLEY
Music by Roger Ames
Book and Lyrics by
Elizabeth Bassine

The John Lithgow Season 2014

MERTON OF THE MOVIES
by Doug Katsaros
& Donald Brenner
PRIDE AND PREJUDICE
by Lindsay Warren Baker
& Amanda Jacobs
UNDER FIRE
by Barry Harman & Grant Sturiale

 

 

MAINSTREET MUSICALS Inc. is a national cooperative of creative theater professionals promoting development opportunities for original musical theater works through script evaluation, industry competitions, and local concert-reading presentations throughout regional America. MainStreet is certified by the Internal Revenue Service as a not-for-profit 501(c)3 organization.

IN MEMORIAM

The MainStreet Board, Team, and Community are devastated by the sudden, untimely passing on August 13th of Mainstreet Board Chair Marvin Himelfarb.

Marvin was “one of a kind” and a great friend of the arts.
He will be sorely missed.

 

Please Make a Tax-Deductible Contribution to Mainstreet Musicals in Memory of Marvin