Emerging/Indie Musicals

This section showcases independently produced and emerging musicals with potential for future inclusion in Theatre Trip’s main Musical Database. Here, you’ll find promising works that may not yet fully meet the criteria for inclusion among the mainstream musicals listed on the website.


To be included below, a show must meet the following criteria:

  • A high-quality cast album of the show is available online.
  • The show must have had at least one live production.
  • At least one cast album of the musical must be available in English.

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17 Again

Music/Lyrics: Alan Zachary, Michael Weiner  Book: Marco Pennette

Musical Type: Contemporary (2016)

Cast Album: Spotify➝

Licensing: Music Theatre International➝


3hree

Music/Lyrics/Book: Various

Musical Type: Contemporary

Cast Album: Spotify➝

Licensing: N/A


42 Balloons

Music/Lyrics/Book: Jack Godfrey

Musical Type: Contemporary (2024)

Cast Album: Spotify➝

Licensing: N/A


50 Shades! The Musical

Parental Warning: Adult Themes/Content

Music/Lyrics/Book: Amanda Blake Davis, Ashley Ward, Dan Wessels, Jody Shelton  Book: Emily Dorezas

Musical Type: Contemporary (2013)

Cast Album: Spotify➝

Licensing: N/A


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A Commercial Jingle for Regina Comet

Music/Lyrics/Book: Alex Wyse, Ben Fankhauser

Musical Type: Contemporary (2021)

Cast Album: Spotify➝

Licensing: Broadway Licensing➝


A Little More Alive

Music/Lyrics/Book: Nick Blaemire

Musical Type: Contemporary (2011)

Cast Album: Spotify➝

Licensing: N/A


A Musical About Star Wars

Music/Lyrics: Billy Recce  Book: Tom D’Angora, Taylor Crousore, Scott Richard Foster

Musical Type: Contemporary (2019)

Cast Album: Spotify➝

Licensing: N/A


A Taste of Things to Come

Music/Lyrics/Book: Debra Barsha, Hollye Levin

Musical Type: Contemporary (2016)

Cast Album: Spotify➝

Licensing: Concord Theatricals➝


Anne of Green Gables

Music/Lyrics/Book: Matt Vinson, Matte O’Brien

Musical Type: Contemporary (2018)

Cast Album: Spotify➝

Licensing: N/A


As You Like It

Music/Lyrics/Concept: Shaina Taub  Concept: Laurie Woolery

Musical Type: Contemporary (2017)

Cast Album: Spotify➝

Licensing: Concord Theatricals➝


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Bella: An American Tall Tale

Music/Lyrics/Book: Kirsten Childs

Musical Type: Contemporary (2016)

Cast Album: Spotify➝

Licensing: Concord Theatricals➝


Blackbeard

Music/Lyrics/Book: Rob Gardner

Musical Type: Contemporary (2008)

Cast Album: Spotify➝

Licensing: N/A


Breathe

Music/Lyrics: Various  Concept: Jodi Picoult, Timothy Allen McDonald

Musical Type: Contemporary (2021)

Cast Album: Spotify➝

Licensing: Music Theatre International➝


Broadbend, Arkansas

Music/Lyrics: Ted Shen  Lyrics/Book: Ellen Fitzhugh, Harrison David Rivers

Musical Type: Contemporary (2019)

Cast Album: Spotify➝

Licensing: Broadway Licensing➝


Brooklyn Crush

Parental Warning: Adult Themes/Content

Music/Lyrics/Book: David Eric Davis  Book: Sam Forman

Musical Type: Contemporary (2013)

Cast Album: Spotify➝

Licensing: Private➝


Brownstone

Music: Peter Larson  Lyrics/Book: Josh Rubins  Book: Andrew Cadiff

Musical Type: Pre-Contemporary (1979)

Cast Album: Apple➝

Licensing: N/A


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Cagney

Music/Lyrics: Robert Creighton, Cristopher McGovern  Book: Peter Colley

Musical Type: Contemporary (2015)

Cast Album: Spotify➝

Licensing: N/A


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Darling Grenadine

Music/Lyrics/Book: Daniel Zaitchik

Musical Type: Contemporary (2020)

Cast Album: Spotify➝

Licensing: N/A


David

Music/Lyrics/Book: Gabriel Wilson  Book: Kristen Brewer, Aidan Davis, Shane Litchfield, Ryan Miller, Jeff Bender

Musical Type: Contemporary (2022)

Cast Album: Spotify➝

Licensing: N/A


Debbie Does Dallas

Parental Warning: Adult Themes/Content

Music/Lyrics: Andrew Sherman  Book: Susan L. Schwartz

Musical Type: Contemporary (2002)

Cast Album: Spotify➝

Licensing: Broadway Licensing➝


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Emma

Music/Lyrics/Book: Paul Gordon

Musical Type: Contemporary (2007)

Cast Album: Spotify➝

Licensing: Music Theatre International➝


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Faking Bad

Parental Warning: Adult Themes/Content

Music/Lyrics/Book: Rob Gathercole

Musical Type: Contemporary (2018)

Cast Album: Spotify➝

Licensing: N/A


Fellowship! The Musical Parody of the Fellowship of the Ring

Music/Lyrics: Allen Simpson  Lyrics: Various  Book: Kelly Holden-Bashar, Joel McCrary

Musical Type: Contemporary (2004)

Cast Album: Spotify➝

Licensing: N/A


Five Course Love

Music/Lyrics/Book: Gregg Coffin

Musical Type: Contemporary (2005)

Cast Album: Spotify➝

Licensing: Broadway Licensing➝


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Golden Boy of the Blue Ridge

Music/Lyrics/Book: Peter Mills  Book: Cara Reichel

Musical Type: Contemporary (2009)

Cast Album: Spotify➝

Licensing: N/A


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Harlem Song

Music/Lyrics: Various  Book: George C. Wolfe

Musical Type: Contemporary (2002)

Cast Album: Spotify➝

Licensing: N/A


Hex

Music: Jim Fortune  Lyrics: Rufus Norris  Book: Tanya Ronder

Musical Type: Contemporary (2021)

Cast Album: Spotify➝

Licensing: N/A


His Story

Music/Lyrics/Book: Anna Miriam Brown

Musical Type: Contemporary (2023)

Cast Album: Spotify➝

Licensing: Private➝


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In Pieces

Music/Lyrics: Joey Contreras

Musical Type: Contemporary (2021)

Cast Album: Spotify➝

Licensing: Private➝


In the Green

Music/Lyrics/Book: Grace McLean

Musical Type: Contemporary (2019)

Cast Album: Spotify➝

Licensing: Broadway Licensing➝


Islander

Music/Lyrics: Finn Anderson  Book: Stewart Melton

Musical Type: Contemporary (2022)

Cast Album: Spotify➝

Licensing: N/A


It’s a Wonderful Life

Music: Bruce Greer  Lyrics/Book: Keith Ferguson

Musical Type: Contemporary (2000)

Cast Album: Spotify➝

Licensing: Broadway Licensing➝


It’s Only Life

Music/Lyrics/Concept: John Bucchino  Concept: Daisy Prince

Musical Type: Contemporary (2006)

Cast Album: Spotify➝

Licensing: Concord Theatricals➝


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Johnny & the Devil’s Box

Music/Lyrics/Book: Douglas Waterbury-Tieman

Musical Type: Contemporary (2022)

Cast Album: Spotify➝

Licensing: N/A


Judy’s Scary Little Christmas

Music/Lyrics: Joe Patrick Ward  Book: David Church, Jim Webber

Musical Type: Contemporary (2002)

Cast Album: Spotify➝

Licensing: Concord Theatricals➝


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Kin

Music/Lyrics/Book: Emil Dale, Stefan Kelk

Musical Type: Contemporary (2022)

Cast Album: Spotify➝

Licensing: N/A


Kuni-Leml

Music: Raphael Crystal  Lyrics: Richard Engquist  Book: Nahma Sandrow

Musical Type: Pre-Contemporary (1984)

Cast Album: Spotify➝

Licensing: Concord Theatricals➝


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Lift

Parental Warning: Adult Themes/Content

Music/Lyrics: Craig Adams  Book: Ian Watson

Musical Type: Contemporary (2013)

Cast Album: Spotify➝

Licensing: Broadway Licensing➝


Light Years

Music/Lyrics/Book: Robbie Schaefer

Musical Type: Contemporary (2018)

Cast Album: Spotify➝

Licensing: N/A


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MacGyver The Musical

Music/Lyrics: Peter Lurye  Book: Kate Chavez, Robin Holloway, Lindsey Hope Pearlman, Lee D. Zlotoff

Musical Type: Contemporary (2022)

Cast Album: Spotify➝

Licensing: N/A


Meet John Doe

Music/Book: Andrew Gerle  Lyrics/Book: Eddie Sugarman

Musical Type: Contemporary (2007)

Cast Album: Spotify➝

Licensing: Concord Theatricals➝


Million Dollar Quartet Christmas

Music/Lyrics: Various  Book: Colin Escott

Musical Type: Contemporary (2021)

Cast Album: Spotify➝

Licensing: Theatrical Rights➝


Miss Littlewood

Music/Lyrics/Book: Sam Kenyon

Musical Type: Contemporary (2018)

Cast Album: Spotify➝

Licensing: Concord Theatricals➝


Miss You Like Hell

Music/Lyrics: Erin McKeown  Lyrics/Book: Quiara Alegría Hudes

Musical Type: Contemporary (2016)

Cast Album: Spotify➝

Licensing: Theatrical Rights➝


Monstersongs

Music/Lyrics/Book: Rob Rokicki

Musical Type: Contemporary (2017)

Cast Album: Spotify➝

Licensing: Concord Theatricals➝


My Brilliant Career

Music: Mathew Frank  Lyrics: Dean Bryant  Book: Sheridan Harbridge

Musical Type: Contemporary (2019)

Cast Album: Spotify➝

Licensing: N/A


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Night of the Living Dead!

Parental Warning: Adult Themes/Content

Music/Lyrics/Book: Jordan Wolfe

Musical Type: Contemporary (2019)

Cast Album: Spotify➝

Licensing: Private➝


No Way to Treat a Lady

Music/Lyrics/Book: Douglas J. Cohen

Musical Type: Pre-Contemporary (1987)

Cast Album: Spotify➝

Licensing: Concord Theatricals➝


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Olympus on My Mind

Music: Grant Sturiale  Lyrics/Book: Barry Harman

Musical Type: Pre-Contemporary (1986)

Cast Album: Spotify➝

Licensing: Concord Theatricals➝


Once We Lived Here

Music: Mathew Frank  Lyrics/Book: Dean Bryant

Musical Type: Contemporary (2009)

Cast Album: Spotify➝

Licensing: N/A


Oscar @ the Crown

Music/Lyrics: Andrew Barret Cox  Book: Mark Mauriello

Musical Type: Contemporary (2019)

Cast Album: Spotify➝

Licensing: N/A


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Pageant

Music: Albert Evans  Lyrics/Book: Bill Russell, Frank Kelly

Musical Type: Pre-Contemporary (1991)

Cast Album: Spotify➝

Licensing: Concord Theatricals➝


Paris Commune

Music/Lyrics/Book: Steve Cosson, Michael Friedman

Musical Type: Contemporary (2012)

Cast Album: Spotify➝

Licensing: Private➝


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Radio Gals

Music/Lyrics/Book: Mike Craver, Mark Hardwick

Musical Type: Pre-Contemporary (1993)

Cast Album: Spotify➝

Licensing: Concord Theatricals➝


Ranked

Music/Lyrics: David Taylor Gomes  Book: Kyle Holmes

Musical Type: Contemporary (2019)

Cast Album: Spotify➝

Licensing: Uproar Theatrics➝


Ride

Music/Lyrics: Jack Williams  Lyrics/Book: Freya Catrin Smith

Musical Type: Contemporary (2021)

Cast Album: Spotify➝

Licensing: N/A


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Salvation

Music/Lyrics/Book: Peter Link, C.C. Courtney

Musical Type: Post-Golden Age (1969)

Cast Album: Spotify➝

Licensing: Music Theatre International➝


Selma

Music/Lyrics/Book: Tommy Butler

Musical Type: Pre-Contemporary (1976)

Cast Album: Spotify➝

Licensing: N/A


Shoestring ’57

Music/Lyrics: Various

Musical Type: Golden Age (1957)

Cast Album: Spotify➝

Licensing: N/A


Space Dogs

Parental Warning: Adult Themes/Content

Music/Lyrics/Book: Nick Blaemire, Van Hughes

Musical Type: Contemporary (2022)

Cast Album: Spotify➝

Licensing: N/A


Starry

Music/Lyrics: Matt Dahan  Lyrics/Book: Kelly Lynne D’Angelo

Musical Type: Contemporary (2019)

Cast Album: Spotify➝

Licensing: N/A


Stranger Sings! The Parody Musical

Parental Warning: Adult Themes/Content

Music/Lyrics/Book: Jonathan Hogue

Musical Type: Contemporary (2021)

Cast Album: Spotify➝

Licensing: N/A


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Tarrytown

Parental Warning: Adult Themes/Content

Music/Lyrics/Book: Adam Wachter

Musical Type: Contemporary (2017)

Cast Album: Spotify➝

Licensing: N/A


Ten Percent Revue

Parental Warning: Adult Themes/Content

Music/Lyrics: Tom Wilson Weinberg

Musical Type: Pre-Contemporary (1987)

Cast Album: Spotify➝

Licensing: Broadway Play Publishing➝


The Bubbly Black Girl Sheds Her Chameleon Skin

Music/Lyrics/Book: Kirsten Childs

Musical Type: Contemporary (2000)

Cast Album: Spotify➝

Licensing: Broadway Licensing➝


The Hello Girls

Music/Lyrics/Book: Peter C. Mills  Book: Cara Reichel

Musical Type: Contemporary (2019)

Cast Album: Spotify➝

Licensing: Theatrical Rights➝


The Immigrant

Music: Steven M. Alper  Lyrics: Sarah Knapp  Book: Mark Harelik

Musical Type: Contemporary (2000)

Cast Album: Spotify➝

Licensing: Concord Theatricals➝


The It Girl

Music: Paul McKibbins  Lyrics/Book: BT McNicholl  Book: Michael Small

Musical Type: Contemporary (2001)

Cast Album: Spotify➝

Licensing: Concord Theatricals➝


The Last Session

Music/Lyrics: Steve Schalchlin  Lyrics: John Bettis, Marie Cain  Book: Jim Brochu

Musical Type: Pre-Contemporary (1997)

Cast Album: Spotify➝

Licensing: Concord Theatricals➝


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Walmartopia

Music: Andrew Rohn  Lyrics/Book: Catherine Capellaro

Musical Type: Contemporary (2007)

Cast Album: Spotify➝

Licensing: N/A


What About Luv?

Music: Howard Marren  Lyrics: Susan Birkenhead  Book: Jeffrey Sweet

Musical Type: Pre-Contemporary (1984)

Cast Album: Spotify➝

Licensing: Music Theatre International➝


When Midnight Strikes

Music: Charles Miller  Lyrics/Book: Kevin Hammonds

Musical Type: Contemporary (2007)

Cast Album: Spotify➝

Licensing: Concord Theatricals➝


Who’s Your Baghdaddy

Parental Warning: Adult Themes/Content

Music/Book: Marshall Paillet  Lyrics/Book: A. D. Penedo

Musical Type: Contemporary (2011)

Cast Album: Spotify➝

Licensing: N/A


Wicket

Parental Warning: Adult Themes/Content

Music/Lyrics: Haddon Kime  Lyrics/Book: Travis Sharp

Musical Type: Contemporary (2017)

Cast Album: Spotify➝

Licensing: N/A


wonder.land

Music: Damon Albarn  Lyrics/Book: Moira Buffini

Musical Type: Contemporary (2015)

Cast Album: Spotify➝

Licensing: N/A


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Yours, Anne

Music: Michael Cohen  Lyrics/Book: Enid Futterman

Musical Type: Pre-Contemporary (1985)

Cast Album: Spotify➝

Licensing: Concord Theatricals➝


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Zanna, Don’t!

Music/Lyrics/Book: Tim Acito  Book/Lyrics: Alexander Dinelaris

Musical Type: Contemporary (2003)

Cast Album: Spotify➝

Licensing: Theatrical Rights➝