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GRETNA MAINSTREET NEW MUSIC THEATRE FESTIVAL
Presents MOVE IT AND IT’S YOURS and GUMBO
April 7 & 8

The Festival Team for GUMBO. From left to right: Edward R. Cox -Director/Designer. Christina Quintana -Librettist, Danny Rubio - Musical Director, Vatican Lokey - Producer. Messr.s Cox and Lokey are AEA Members.

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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.

 

Guest Artistic Director
Mark Brokaw
Announces The Next
Festival Season Selections

 

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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If you would like to more information about any of these shows, please email your request to info@mainstreetmusicals.org.  Please include: Name of Show(s), Your Name, Name of Your Company, if any. Thank you.

 

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

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

2/20/17
A Twenty-one member Awards Jury selected these six finalists in the Brokaw Season Directors’ Choice Awards Competition.  All six shows will be listed in our Archive and made available to participating Campuses and all Regional Affiliates.

We are honored to have director Mark Brokaw serve as our current Guest Artistic Director.  On February 14th, Mr. Brokaw selected three of the finalists for our next MainStreet Festival Season.  We have posted selected demos from each of these shows on MainStreet’s websites and will be posting them on MainStreet’s Facebook page as well.

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

For MainStreet Musicals Inc
Tim Jerome, President

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

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 Gregory Mosher Season (2016-17)!

TILL
by Leo Schwartz and DC Cathro
WOODY
by John Carden and Nolan Doran
SUNDOWN
by Joe Bravaco, Larry Rosler
and Peter Link

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