The MainStreet Songbook

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Top Show-Songs From Mainstreet's Top Shows

The Songbook Project has two elements: 

  1. Selection and exposure of the year’s best theatre songs, and 
  2. Selection and distribution of a collection of theatre songs appropriate for high school choruses and soloists.

    Songbook Selections

    These selections chosen by Mr. Jerome.

    Starting in 2015, during MainStreet's routine “double-blind” Evaluation process, Evaluators will be asked to make note of songs that they particularly like.  At year's end, a Jury will select 12 of these tunes and MainStreet will stream them on this page. (It's worth noting that, not long ago, show-tunes on LPs were the most effective advertisements for the commercial Broadway show industry.)

    Selected show tunes that are particularly appropriate for high school student vocal choruses and soloists will be published annually as “The MainStreet High School Songbook” and distributed widely and without charge to high schools.

    Additional exposure for these songs may be achieved through social networking and other popular marketing strategies. The Songbook Project is intended to re-sharpen public appetite for live performance of theatrical musicals.

Songbook Selections >>

2006

Charles Repole, Guest Artistic Director

SAINT HEAVEN

Book by Martin Casella,
Music & Lyrics by Keith Gordon

2003

Gabriel Barre, Guest Artistic Director

DORIAN GRAY

book, music & lyrics by Barry Gordon
& Andrew Stephen Ross
synopsis |

CITY OF DREAMS

music by Joseph Zellnik,
book & lyrics by David Zellnik

DORA

music, book & lyrics by Larry Bortniker

Finalists:

CONVENIENCE

by Gregg Coffin

PABLO

by Charles Bloom

IF THE SHOE FITS...

by Joe Miloscia & Ken Kacmar

2001

Martin Charnin, Guest Artistic Director 

SHINE!

music by Roger Anderson, lyrics by Lee Goldsmith, libretto by Richard Seff

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The MainStreet Team

Tim Jerome, President

Barbara Bellman

Bill Liberman

Ron Spivak

Robert Kesten

Sarah Melissa Rotker

Wren Marie Harrington

Nancy Robillard

Alyce Mott

Roger Ames

Christian Sebek

Manuel Zarate

Jenna Maryn

Aaron David Gleason

Doug Barron

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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