Musicals

All of these musicals will leave their catchy songs in the minds of audience members! Follow each link to learn more and to order a perusal.

A Bag Full of Miracles

Story, lyrics and music by Tom Northam
Musical arrangement by Ron Pronk
Song-filled, action-packed full-length musical with a flexible sized cast

Maggie Hill, an unmarried, newly retired school teacher with a meager pension, and Lady Anne Windesmeer, a recent widow who has been swindled out of most of her funds by an unscrupulous lawyer, convert Lady Anne’s home into a bed and breakfast, which becomes the setting for a cast that brings with them hilarity and intrigue.

Back in the Dreamtime

Script, lyrics and music by Marty Durlin
Vocal harmonies by Pam Petersen
1 hour, 40 minute musical comedy
2-acts, piano score has soprano/alto/tenor/bass harmonies
4 men, 7 women

Travel back to a high school reunion in a small town and let the three cheerleaders, who act as a chorus, guide their classmates and you through the sometimes melancholy, sometimes joyous gathering. From doo-wop to country, hip hop to anthem, with more music than dialogue, this musical will charm, cheer, and entice your heart.

Committee of Two

Joyce Stern Greenberg
70 minute musical
2 women

The committee has been asked to create a show that will entertain everyone attending the college reunion. This show is easy to produce and fun for both performers and audiences.

Committee of Eight

Joyce Stern Greenberg
75 minute musical
1 man, 7 women

The committee has been asked to create a show that will entertain everyone attending the college reunion. This show is easy to produce and fun for both performers and audiences.

Full Steam Ahead!

Jay Kerr and Al Budde
80 minute musical
3 men, 5 women

A group embarks on an all-inclusive adventure upon the venerable ‘Miss Mossy,’ a century-old Mississippi riverboat. Along the way, the ‘Miss Mossy’ works her magic, reminding us how life can lead to exciting new possibilities.

The Good Years

Penny Petersen
95 minute comedy
4 men, 4 women, 4-6 non-speaking gender-flexible roles

Two middle-aged daughters fix up their reluctant, widowed parents. In an effort to help them, the daughters make a terrible mess of everything!

House of Tomorrow

Susan Shear
Comedy/drama
3 men, 4 women

At the heart of these stories is how to face constant change and unexpected challenges, yet look forward to the future. Among the many stories, we meet a mother and daughter whose values are as far apart as the miles between them; two recently widowed seniors skittishly tiptoeing into the world of online dating; and more.

SS Shipenshore

Marian Ellis & John Gutberlet
9 men, 15 women in any size cast, can be easily double cast
75 minute variety show/musical

A fun-filled, colorful, and happy play about a six-day cruise to Havana in 1955. The ship has a stalwart captain and his excellent crew who serve many passengers; some ordinary, some not so ordinary.

Sometimes A Rainbow

Story, lyrics, and music by Tom Northam, ASCAP
Music arranged and orchestrated by Dale E. Wise, MME
90 minute musical comedy
10 (with the flexibility to add more roles as needed)

This show centers on Cordy Shelburne, an older woman who discovers the meaning of life and the joys of living while surviving on the streets of Washington, DC. There, she meets a crusty bag lady, Duchess, who enriches her life and others who she meets along the way.

This River is Gold

Script, music, and lyrics by Alvin H. Reiss
90 minute musical comedy
5 men, 4 women, 1 either, plus chorus

When residents of the Twin Hills Retirement Community think that gold has been discovered on their property, all hell breaks out. The conflict divides those who live on the North Hill from those who live on the South Hill. Greed and power threaten the peaceful lifestyle that makes the location so popular.

Wrinkles

Greg Evans
90 minute musical, 14 songs
4 men, 4 women

An average day turns extraordinary when a group of friends share an unexpected rush of laughs and tears, leading to a surprising twist that reminds them to value every moment.

 

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