MainStreet Festivals

Main Street Musicals

Main Street Musicals

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MainStreet Festivals

Do You Want More Musicals in Your Town?

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.

Austin, TX Launches Festival at TSP and The Vortex (11/18&19) with AFTER THE FAIR and WOODY

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:


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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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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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

Music by Ray Leslee
Book and Lyrics by
Philip S. Goodman
Music, Book and Lyrics by
Douglas J. Cohen
Music by Roger Ames
Book and Lyrics by
Elizabeth Bassine

The John Lithgow Season 2014

by Doug Katsaros
& Donald Brenner
by Lindsay Warren Baker
& Amanda Jacobs
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.


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