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The MainStreet Team

Tim Jerome


Marvin Himelfarb

Barbara Bellman

Sherman Yellen

Board Co-Chairs

T Cat Ford

Associate Executive Director

Barbara Bellman 

Board Chair (LOA)

Carol Hauptfuhrer

Board Secretary

Sarah Melissa Rotker

Board Treasurer / Business Mgr

Jennifer Pluff

Managing Director

Nancy Robillard


Cassie Utt

Roger Ames

Jessica Schmidt

Wren Marie Harrington

Campus Musicals

Sherry Eaker

National Press Coordinator

Buzz Roddy

Labor Relations

Aaron David Gleason

Elisabeth South

Emma R. Jerome

Social Media

Jenna Maryn

Assistant to the President

Doug Barron


Bill Buell

Jenny Lavery (Human Stage)

IT Consultant

Main Street Musicals


(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

Main Street Musicals

MainStreet is proud to partner with HumanStage.

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Take advantage of our (almost) free programs!

Professional directors critique new works.
Our annual competition selects three for presentation in our network of Festivals.

 And if you like Musicals,
You’ll love our FESTIVALS!


PHILADELPHIA will present the 2015 Festival on Jan 16 & 17.
DALLAS and GRETNA set April dates for their 2016 Festivals.


has accepted the position of 2016 Guest Artist

Take advantage of our
SUMMER Discounts Extended
Submit your show before December 31st
And get a GREAT DEAL

  1. 1) Enter Mainstreet’s Festival Competition - ONLY $25 - OR
  2. 2) Enter the Festival Competition – AND receive TWO Professional Evaluations - ONLY $50

Ben Nordstrom, St. Louis Affiliate and Mainstreet Pioneer, reports HERE.

Do you have a FESTIVAL in your town? 
If not, contact us and we’ll fix you up with one.

Here They Are!

The three 2015 MainStreet Award-Winners!

MICHAEL MAYER, MainStreet's 2015 Guest Artistic Director, selected these three NEW MUSICALS for presentation in all participating MainStreet Festivals.   "I'd like to congratulate this year's winners of The MainStreet Awards.  These three stand out from the pack, and it's exciting to see such a variety of passionate, committed writers for Musical Theater." - Michael Mayer

Music by Ray Leslee
Book and Lyrics by
Philip S. Goodman

Musical Selections

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Musical Selections

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Music, Book and Lyrics by
Douglas J. Cohen

Music by Roger Ames
Book and Lyrics by
Elizabeth Bassine

Musical Selections

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Creative Team Biographies.

The 2015 Finalists

If you’d like to have a FESTIVAL near you, give us a call.

VALLEY Composer Roger Ames Reflects on Industry Cooperation and Inclusion

Inclusion and collaboration are two big buzzwords in industry, community, and politics these days.  I strongly believe when we apply these concepts to the arts - when we deeply include and we truly collaborate, what we’ve lost in terms of audience, community support, and financial risk over the past two decades will come back to us full force. Read full essay >>

MERTON OF THE MOVIES Writer Donald Brenner Reviews His Festival Experience

Regional MainStreet-affiliated Festivals are independent local enterprises networked with other Festivals through MainStreet, which provides shows and other useful services.  MainStreet Affiliates, professional actors in communities and colleges around the country, organize annual live-performance Festivals featuring the MainStreet Award Winners.

Hal Linden Lends His Voice To MainStreet Musicals

Enjoy This Video By Our St. Louis Affilates


Cleveland, NOLA/Gretna, Denver, and Sarasota Festivals - to Premiere This Fall!

Annually, MAINSTREET AFFILIATES in cities around the country present nationally coordinated MAINSTREET FESTIVALS featuring the year's three
MAINSTREET AWARD-winning musicals...

MainStreet’s program - to evaluate, identify and regularly introduce brand new, highly regarded musicals into communities that present them live in concert - is unique.

The MainStreet Award Winners 2014
The MainStreet Awards
The MainStreet Awards Jury

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.

SUBMISSIONS: Submit a completed draft of your musical or opera to MainStreet Evaluations and receive two comprehensive, constructive Reports prepared by professional Directors, Music Directors and Choreographers; and to enter your show as a contestant in The MainStreet Awards competition.

You may pay by check made out to MainStreet Musicals and mailed to our office.  Be sure to write the name of your show on your check.

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