American Music Theatre Project

The American Music Theatre Project (AMTP) was introduced in May 2005 by Northwestern University's School of Communication. The project brings together artists in music theatre to work in collaboration with NU's faculty and students.

Musicals ProducedEdit


SCROOGE IN LOVE! Book by Duane Poole Music by Larry Grossman Lyrics by Kellen Blair Directed by Geoff Button WORKSHOP: November 13–23, 2014 | Wallis Theater PREMIERE: 2016 | Eureka Theatre[2]

THE LEGEND OF NEW YORK Music by Joshua Salzman Lyrics and Book by Ryan Cunningham Directed by John Simpkins WORKSHOP: May 18–30, 2014 | Wallis Theater

THE RULES OF LOVE Music by Demir Demirkan and Sertab Erener Lyrics and Book by David H. Bell Directed by David H. Bell READING: March 12, 2013 WORKSHOP: March 4–9, 2014 | Wallis Theater

MR. CHICKEE'S FUNNY MONEY Based on the book by Christopher Paul Curtis Book by David Ingber Music and Lyrics by Lamont Dozier and Paris Dozier Directed by Derrick Sanders WORKSHOP: July 29 – August 9, 2013 | Wallis Theater

FOUND By Hunter Bell, Lee Overtree and Eli Bolin Directed by Lee Overtree WORKSHOP: May 29–31, 2013 | Wallis Theater

THE VERONA PROJECT Written and Directed by Amanda Dehnert PRODUCTION: October 19 – November 4, 2012 | Louis Theater

TRIANGLE Music by Curtis Moore Lyrics by Thomas Mizer Book by Thomas Mizer, Curtis Moore and Joshua Scherer Directed by Meredith McDonough WORKSHOP: September 19 – October 2, 2011 | Struble Theater

HERO Music and Lyrics by Michael Mahler Book by Aaron Thielen Directed by Jess McLeod WORKSHOP: September 5–18, 2011 | Struble Theater

PAINTED ALICE: A NEW MUSICAL Music and Lyrics by Michael Mahler Book by Bill Donnelley Directed by David H. Bell WORKSHOP: March 3 – 13, 2011

FLY BY NIGHT: A NEW MUSICAL Conceived by Kim Rosenstock By Will Connolly, Michael Mitnick and Kim Rosenstock Directed by Bill Fennelly In association with TheatreWorks Silicon Valley WORKSHOP: February 14–27, 2011 | Struble Theater

NOT WANTED ON THE VOYAGE Music and lyrics by Neil Bartram Book by Brian HillBased on the novel by Timothy Findley Directed by Amanda Dehnert PRODUCTION: July 16 – August 8, 2010 | Barber Theater

ACE Book & Lyrics Robert Taylor and Richard Oberacker Directed by David H. Bell READING: September 25–27, 2009 | Wallis Theater

A DOCTOR IN SPITE OF HIMSELF Musical comedy based on "Le Medicin Malgre Lui" by Molière Book Jean-Baptiste Poquelin English adaptation, score and additional dialogue Sheldon Harnick Directed by Dominic Missimi August 8, 2009 | Barber Theater

NEXT THING YOU KNOW Music Joshua Salzman Lyrics Ryan Cunningham Directed by David Bell CONCERT READING: February 20–22, 2009 | Struble Theater

GIRLS VS. BOYS Music by Kevin O'Donnell Book and lyrics by Chris Mathews, Jake Minton and Nathan Allen Choreography by Tommy Rapley Directed by Nathan Allen Developed in Association with The House Theatre of Chicago PRODUCTION: July 10 – August 2, 2009 | Wallis Theater

MOBY DICK AN AMERICAN OPERA Book and lyrics Mark St. Germain Music by Doug Katsaros Directed by Geoff Button November 24, 2008 | Wallis Theater

DANGEROUS BEAUTY Book by Jeannine Dominy Lyrics by Amanda McBroom Music by Michele Brourman Directed by Sheryl Kaller Adapted from the screenplay The Honest Courtesan written by Jeannine Dominy, released as the film Dangerous Beauty Inspired by the scholarly book The Honest Courtesan by Margaret Rosenthal. PRODUCTION: July 25 – August 17, 2008 | Barber Theater

TIME AFTER TIME Book and Lyrics Stephen Cole Music Jeffrey Saver Directed by Philip Markle November 13, 2007 | Louis Theater

IN THE BUBBLE Music and lyrics by Michael Friedman and Joe Popp Book by Rinne Groff Directed by Michael Greif PRODUCTION: July 27 – August 12, 2007 | Barber Theater

ASPHALT BEACH Music and lyrics by Andrew Lippa Book by T.C. Smith and Peter Spears Directed by Amanda Dehnert PRODUCTION: October 27 – November 12, 2006 | Louis Theater

THE BOYS ARE COMING HOME Music and lyrics by Leslie Arden Book by Berni StapletonInspired by an idea from Timothy French Directed by Gary Griffin PRODUCTION: Opened July 28, 2006 | Barber Theater

EDGES By Benj Pasek & Justin Paul Directed by Travis Greisler June 22–25, 2006 | Louis Theater

PARADISE LOST Composed and conducted by Eric Whitacre CONCERT: February 11 & 12, 2006 | Pick Staiger Concert Hall

WAS Music by Joe Thalken Book and lyrics by Barry Kleinbort Based on the novel by Geoff Ryman Directed by Tina Landau PRODUCTION: October 28 – November 13, 2005 | Barber Theater


  1. ^ "Previous Projects". American Music Theatre Project. Archived from the original on 2014-11-29.
  2. ^ Heymont, George (29 January 2016). "Rule Britannia!". Huffington Post. Retrieved 30 September 2016.

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