THE MAINSTREET TEAM
Wren Marie Harrington
Executive Vice President
Adam Smith Jr.
Vice President Operations
Director of Evaluations
National Affiliate Coordinator
Emma R. Jerome
Lucie Arnaz Luckinbill
Brian Stokes Mitchell
Thomas Z. Shepard
Welcome to Mainstreet
MAINSTREET MUSICALS Inc. is a national consortium of theater professionals and their partners. Utilizing an in-house program of professional script evaluation and a coordinated network of local theater festivals, Mainstreet aims to expand regional exposure of new theatrical musicals thereby stimulating development and production opportunities.
Spring Event Set For May
Affiliates may select one of these three DCA archive selections to present this May:
Mainstreet will begin to post the participating cities and their selections in April.
12/7/2012 marked the official launch of MAINSTREET FESTIVALS. This ongoing series of “coordinated events” - concert-readings of award-winning new musicals presented in participating cities – will culminate annually in the fall with Festivals featuring the year’s Directors’ Choice Awards (DCA) winners.
In addition to each Festival, Mainstreet’s Affiliates are encouraged to present events featuring single DCA winners. In all venues, these presentations will feature casts of local professionals and university performing groups.
The program’s first coordinated activity, the 2012 Holiday Event (featuring A COUNTRY CHRISTMAS CAROL by Albert Evans and Ron Kaehler) was presented in December 2012 in five cities.
Mainstreet Benefits Communities
Modeled on the principle that carefully targeted and centrally coordinated industry collaborations can produce significant benefits for all involved, Mainstreet’s programs enrich the entire Theater Community.
Submit a completed draft of your musical or opera to: Mainstreet Evaluations for comprehensive, constructive critique's by professional Directors, Music Directors and Choreographers.
DISCOUNTED FEE: Mainstreet's regular fee for Submission is $75. Submit before March 1st and pay a discounted fee of $25. Simply type the code: GERSHWIN - in the Discount Code line of the Registration Form. You may pay by check made out to Mainstreet Musicals and mailed to our office. Submit between March 2nd and May 1st and pay a discounted fee of $50. Simply type the code BERNSTEIN - in the Discount Code line of the Registration Form.
Read the endorsement by famed Director & Producer Harold Prince.