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Janet and Mark's musicals are playing across the United States, in Europe, Canada, and Australia. Their shows are licenced in New York by THEATRICAL RIGHTS WORLDWIDE (TRW) - R & H Theatricals - and by VOGT FRIEDMAN MUSIC LLC (VFM).
TYA AND FAMILY MUSICALS:
RAPUNZEL! RAPUNZEL! A VERY HAIRY FAIRY TALE premiered in March of 2012 at the Children's Theatre of Cincinnati where it broke all box office records - selling over 20,000 seats in its two week run! This zany and fun musical has already let its hair down at many great theatres across the country: The Rainbow Theatre in Las Vegas, Casa Manana in Ft. Worth, Magical Starlight Theatre in Illinois, South Carolina Children's Theatre, The Dallas Children's Theatre, Topeka Civic Theatre, SCERA Theatre Center, San Diego Junior Theatre, and - like Rapunzel's hair - and the list goes on.
CINDERELLA: The Tale of the Glass Slipper
Poor Cinderella is endlessly mistreated by her wicked stepmother and stepsisters and denied a chance to go to the royal ball. With a little help from her best friend, a kindly and silly rat named Putterman, and a lot of help from her Fairy Godmother, Cinderella’s dreams come true. She goes to the ball, meets the Prince, and falls in love! Cinderella will charm its way into your heart, and remind you that dreams really can come true.
THE MAGICAL ADVENTURES OF MERLIN had its very successfull world premiere at the Children's Theatre of Cincinnati in March of 2013 and is already on its magical way to such theatres as the Orlando Repertory Theatre, the Kalamaoo Civic Theatre, and all the way to the Alaska Theatre of Youth! Lots of action, adventure, magic and fun for the entire family!
ANNE OF GREEN GABLES - young audience version - has played to delighted audiences around the country from First Stage Milwaukee, Playmakers of Baton Rouge, to the Savannah Children's Theatre. Anne's stubbornness, caring, love, and loyalty will both make you laugh out loud and warm your heart.
Our full 2-Act version of ANNE OF GREEN GABLES has played to outstanding reviews and box office success around the country and was the featured holiday musical at the Village Theatre in Issaquah, WA, where it broke all box office records. A favorite of high schools around the country - its large cast provides plenty of roles and expanded ensemble opportunities to give many students the chance to be on stage. Licensed by VOGT FRIEDMAN MUSIC LLC (VFM)
MR. SCROOGE: AMusical Christmas Carol (a musical version of A Christmas Carol) has been delighting audiences for the past five years, most notably at the Columbus Children's Theatre, South Carolina Children's Theatre, Northern Michigan University Theatre, among others.
LICENSED BY VOGT FRIEDMAN MUSIC LLC
New! GRACIE AND THE PRESIDENT'S WHISKERS - The enchanting true story of 11 year old Gracie Bedell who wrote to suggest that Abraham Lincoln grow a beard to impro his Presidential prospects. Lincoln didn't make any promises, but he did wear a full beard as President-elect when he made a surprise trip to meet his young correspondent. A little history and a whole lot of fun in this engaging musical. Cast of 8 / Expandable cast option
LICENSED BY VOGT FRIEDMAN MUSIC LLC
MUSICALS FOR ADULT AUDIENCES
A powerful and moving musical River of Freedom captures the times and events of pre and post Civil War America as seen through the eyes of real-life neighbors Harriet Beecher Stowe and Mark Twain, and has met with critical acclaim for its timely themes of freedom and human rights.
Their extremely popular musical adaptation of Melinda Long's best-selling children's book HOW I BECAME A PIRATE has been rollicking its way across the country on over 300 stages - including Casa Manana in Ft. Worth TX, the Omaha Rose Theatre, the Fulton Theatre in Lancaster PA, Des Moines Playhouse, Seaside Rep in Florida, the Children's Theatre of Cincinnati, SCERA in Orem Utah, San Diego Theatre, Salt Lake Acting Company - and many more - including theatres in Australia, Canada, and Germany! The Washington Post says "How I Became a Pirate" is a "funny, sweet-tempered musical."
SLEEPY HOLLOW: A MUSICAL TALE - A new and modern take on the classic Washington Irving tale where three kids from today find themselves in 1790 Sleepy Hollow on Halloween night! In the past, they encounter all the famous characters from the story: Brom Bones, Katrina Van Tassle, Ichabod Crane - and make friends with the school children of that time - but will they encounter the Headless Horseman himself? And will they find their way back home? SLEEPY HOLLOW has been making its way on the road: The Kalamazoo Civic Theatre, the Alaska Theatre of Youth, the Riverside Children's Theatre in Florida, The Sioux Empire Theatre in SD, as well as many high schools and community theatres - and will soon be haunting the hillsides of Durham, England, and Calgary, Alberta.
Their new holiday musical sequel to HOW I BECAME A PIRATE - JINGLE ARRGH THE WAY! A CHRISTMAS PIRATE ADVENTURE captures the magic of the original musical as Jeremy Jacob, Captain Braid Beard and the Pirate crew sail off to the North Pole to solve the mystery of the Christmas Treasure! Already scheduled to play at the Derby Dinner Playhouse in Louisville, South Carolina Children's Theatre, Topeka Civic Theatre, and many others.
New! SHERLOCK HOLMES AND THE MYSTERY OF THE CROWN JEWEL - Two young London street urchins help the famous Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson solve a mystery that leads them from the back alleys of the great city all the way to the Tower of London!
Action, fun, adventure, mystery - and did we mention Professor Moriarty?
Cast of 12 - expandable if necessary
LICENSED BY VOGT FRIEDMAN MUSIC LLC
TENDERLY - THE ROSEMARY CLOONEY MUSICAL is based upon the life and career of Rosemary Clooney and captures the highlights of her amazing career and the challenges she faced as wife, mother and performer. Hear her beloved songs and follow the story of the truly remarkable woman.
It premiered in the Summer of 2010 at the Human Race Theatre (Equity) in Dayton, Ohio as part of their three show summer musical theatre workshop which also featured a new work by prize winning playwright Brian Yorkey.
In Spring of 2012, TENDERLY played at the Victoria Theatre in Dayton as part of their Broadway Series and was met with critical acclaim and great enthusiasm.
Most recently, TENDERLY played 70 sold out performances at the TONY Award winning CINCINNATI PLAYHOUSE IN THE PARK at the CINCINNATI PLAYHOUSE IN THE PARK November 2014 - January 2015 as part of the Cincy Playhouse 2014-15 Season!
The musical highlights Rosemary's star studded career featuring her most loved songs and shows her amazing triumph over the many challenges she faced during her personal life.
Rosemary's brother Nick Clooney called TENDERLY the "perfect arc of our lives."
They have also penned a humorous, irreverent, and satirical look at married relationships with their musical cabaret, WAR GAMES: MARRIAGE ON THE FRONT LINES - Premiered at the Ensemble Theatre of Cincinnati, it was lovingly dubbed by critics as the "musical in need of an intervention!" Hold on to your wedding rings - it's great fun and provocative theatre! WAR GAMES was recently featured as an off-Broadway workshop reading.