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MainStreet is the only independent theatrical clearinghouse 
that recommends professionally vetted musicals 
to university theatre departments and regional developers.

Contestants select songs from new musicals and submit their video performances.
Each submission is reviewed and graded by five industry professionals
Including Agents and Casting Directors

2019 Winners:

First Place:
Samantha Parades

(To Be Warm from HOW GREEN WAS MY VALLEY
by Roger Ames and Elizabeth Bassine)

Second Place:
Skylar Aryn Fischer

(Take a Big Bite from SPOOLIE GIRL
by Rosemary Loar)

2018 Winners:

First Place:
Ashley Lennick

Ashley Lennick
sings “Mr. Christiansen” from
FLAMBÉ DREAMS by Matthew Hardy & Randy Klein

Second Place:
Lev Caruso

Lev Caruso
sings “Fireflies” from
BETWIXT AND BETWEEN by Kate Hanenberg, Mary Lloyd-Butler, and Ned Paul Ginsburg

2019 MainStreet Callbacks Jury
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The Four Finalists of the 2019 Competition

MainStreet “Goes Public” with
The Callbacks Competition

Folks in the live theater sector of the entertainment industry are generally aware that the MainStreet's programs are primarily designed to expand opportunities for qualified new musicals… to get them in front of people who can appreciate them - potentially invest in their development - and then bring them to audiences who will enjoy them. 

To encourage that process, MainStreet has begun to focus on “the next generation” of artists and audiences.  The Callbacks Competition is part of that effort. The contestants are singing songs harvested from new musicals that have not been produced yet. Contestants treat these performances as “video auditions” - hence the term “Callback” meaning that they made it through the first phase. 

The musicals that the songs come from have been “selected” and are currently being “recommended for development and production” by professional directors, members of MainStreet’s Evaluation Committee, the folks who read the new musicals that the writers send to us. 

We’re offer these young contestants - college-aged performers - the opportunity to sing these songs to you and to illustrate their quality and their own undeniable talent. We are proud of these young artists and we wish them well on their quest for professional performing careers when they graduate.  

Watch and listen to these kids. They represent the hope for the future of our industry and of the greatest performing arts form ever developed by the spirit and mind of man.

 

MAINSTREET MUSICALS Inc. utilizes professional script evaluation, industry competitions, and local concert-readings to promote development opportunities for new musicals throughout regional America. MainStreet is a non-profit, tax-exempt (501-c-3) organization.

MAINSTREET’S EVALUATION PROGRAM - Submitted musicals are read and critiqued by a minimum of two professional directors. Their reports are returned to the creators. Shows vetted and “Nominated" by BOTH Evaluators are installed in our Library of Recommended Works and become contestants in MainStreet’s Directors’ Choice Award (DCA) competition.

EVALUATION PORTAL.

MAINSTREET’S LIBRARY OF RECOMMENDED WORKS -
MainStreet maintains an on-line “stockroom” of Recommended musicals judged - during Evaluation - to be "worthy of development" by at least two professional directors. Materials for these shows are made available to Affiliated campus and professional programs for study and performance.

THE LIBRARY

MAINSTREET’S PARTNERSHIP WITH ACCEPTD. - MainStreet is extremely fortunate to count Acceptd as its partner. Acceptd, “The World’s Largest Arts Network”, is currently providing MainStreet with internet- based platforms upon which we now operate two programs at the center of our core mission: Evaluations and Campus Callbacks. Thanks to Acceptd, MainStreet has regular access to a network of several hundred college theater and music departments around the country, and introductions to their faculties.

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Hal Linden and the cast of SHINE
(Cleveland 2011)


MainStreet Musicals is a national consortium of theater professionals, working with corporate and educational partners, coordinating programs that encourage
the regional development of new musical theater works.

 

THE MAINSTREET TEAM

Tim Jerome, President

Sherman Yellen, Chairperson

Maggie Harrer, Vice-President

Dr. Aaron Adair

Roger Ames

Doug Barron

Barbara Bellman

Edward R. Cox

Aaron David Gleason

Wren Marie Harrington

Joshua Hinck

Emma R. Jerome

Robert Kesten

Bill Liberman

Vatican Lokey

Marc Moritz

Alyce Mott

Sarah Melissa Rotker

Charley Repole

Nancy Robillard

Christian Sebek

Ron Spivak

Main Street Musicals

ARTISTIC ADVISORY

(partial list)

Lynn Ahrens

Emanuael Azenberg

Gabriel Barre

Patricia Birch

Michael Cassara

Kathleen Chalfant

Graciela Daniele

Stephen Flaherty

Sutton Foster

Sheldon Harnick

George Hearn

Judy Kaye

Nina Lannan

Peter Lawrence

Hal Linden

John Lithgow

Lucie Arnaz Luckinbill

Patti Lupone

Brian Stokes Mitchell

Dina Merrill

Robert Petkoff

Harold Prince

Thomas Schumacher

Thomas Z. Shepard

Tony Walton

Lillias White

Main Street Musicals

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MainStreet is proud to partner with HumanStage.

Human Stage

MainStreet is proud to partner with Victor Herbert Source.
Contact them at 917-815-8899

Digital Original Performance Materials

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