Emerging/Indie Musicals

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

* In order to be included in this emerging/indie musicals database, a musical must have had at least one live production and a high-quality cast album recorded.


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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➝


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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➝


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➝


A Taste of Things to Come

Music/Lyrics/Book: Debra Barsha, Hollye Levin

Musical Type: Contemporary (2016)

Cast Album: Spotify➝

Licensing: Concord Theatricals➝


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➝


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➝


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Cagney

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

Musical Type: Contemporary (2015)

Cast Album: Spotify➝


Cambodian Rock Band

Parental Warning: Adult Themes/Content

Music/Lyrics: Dengue Fever  Book: Lauren Yee

Musical Type: Play with Music (2020)

Cast Album: Spotify➝

Licensing: Concord Theatricals➝


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Darling Grenadine

Music/Lyrics/Book: Daniel Zaitchik

Musical Type: Contemporary (2020)

Cast Album: Spotify➝


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➝


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➝


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➝


H

Harlem Song

Music/Lyrics: Various  Book: George C. Wolfe

Musical Type: Contemporary (2002)

Cast Album: Spotify➝


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➝


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➝


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➝


K

Kin

Music/Lyrics/Book: Emil Dale, Stefan Kelk

Musical Type: Contemporary (2022)

Cast Album: Spotify➝


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➝


M

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➝


Meet John Doe

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

Musical Type: Contemporary (2007)

Cast Album: Spotify➝

Licensing: Concord Theatricals➝


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➝


N

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➝


O

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➝


Open, Stay

Music/Lyrics: Anna DeNoia

Musical Type: Contemporary (2022)

Cast Album: Spotify➝

Licensing: Private➝


P

Pageant

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

Musical Type: Pre-Contemporary (1991)

Cast Album: Spotify➝

Licensing: Concord Theatricals➝


R

Radio Gals

Music/Lyrics/Book: Mike Craver, Mark Hardwick

Musical Type: Pre-Contemporary (1993)

Cast Album: Spotify➝

Licensing: Concord Theatricals➝


S

Selma

Music/Lyrics/Book: Tommy Butler

Musical Type: Pre-Contemporary (1976)

Cast Album: Spotify➝


Shoestring ’57

Music/Lyrics: Various

Musical Type: Golden Age (1957)

Cast Album: Spotify➝


Space Dogs

Parental Warning: Adult Themes/Content

Music/Lyrics/Book: Nick Blaemire, Van Hughes

Musical Type: Contemporary (2022)

Cast Album: Spotify➝


Stranger Sings! The Parody Musical

Parental Warning: Adult Themes/Content

Music/Lyrics/Book: Jonathan Hogue

Musical Type: Contemporary (2021)

Cast Album: Spotify➝


T

Tarrytown

Parental Warning: Adult Themes/Content

Music/Lyrics/Book: Adam Wachter

Musical Type: Contemporary (2017)

Cast Album: Spotify➝

Sheet Music: New Musical Theatre➝


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➝


W

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➝


Wicket

Parental Warning: Adult Themes/Content

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

Musical Type: Contemporary (2017)

Cast Album: Spotify➝


wonder.land

Music: Damon Albarn  Lyrics/Book: Moira Buffini

Musical Type: Contemporary (2015)

Cast Album: Spotify➝


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