Amas History :: 2000-2009

The Me Nobody Knows: 2000-2001
Adapted by Robert H. Livingston and Herb Schapiro; lyrics by Will Holt; music by Gary William Friedman; choreographed by Monica Johnson; directed by Christopher Scott
RLMTA Production

Starmites - 2000-2001
Music and lyrics by Barry Keating, book by Stuart Ross and Barry Keating; directed by Barry Keating
Mainstage Production

Once On This Island - 2001-2002
book and lyrics by Lynn Ahrens; music by Stephen Flaherty; choreographed by Monica Johnson; directed by Christopher Scott
RLMTA production


Little Ham - 2001-2002
book by Dan Owen; lyrics by Richard Engquist and Judd Woldin; music by Judd Woldin;
choreographed by Leslie Dockery; directed by Eric Riley *New York Premiere + Off-Broadway Commercial Transfer: John Houseman Theatre
Mainstage Production

Stormy Weather - The Lena Horne Story: 2001-2002
by Sharleen Cooper Cohen; directed by Billie Allen
Workshop Production

From My Hometown: 2002-2003
conceived by Lee Summers; written by Lee Summers, Ty Stephens and Herbert Rawlings, Jr.; Co-choreographed by Leslie Dockery; directed and co-choreographed by Kevin Ramsey; *New York Premiere + Off-Broadway Commercial Transfer: Gramercy Theatre
Mainstage Production


The Robber Bridegroom - 2002-2003
book and lyrics by Alfred Uhry; Music by Robert Waldman; choreographed by Monica Johnson; directed by Christopher Scott
RLMTA Production

Latin Heat - 2002-2003
conceived by Ovi Vargas, Maria Torres, Oscar Hernandez and David Coffman; directed and choreographed by Maria Torres
Mainstage Production

Zanna, Don't! - 2002-2003
book, lyrics and music by Tim Acito; directed and choreographed by Devanand Janki *New York Premiere + Off-Broadway Commercial Transfer: John Houseman Theatre
Mainstage Production

Stormy Weather: The Story of Lena Horne: 2003-2004
book by Sharleen Cooper Cohen; musical direction by David Alan Bunn; choreographed by Hope Clarke; directed by Victoria Pero
Workshop Production

Godspell: 2003-2004
music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz,; conceived by John Michael-Tebelek; musical direction by Edward Barns; choroegraphed by Monica Johnson; directed by Christopher Scott
RLMTA Production

Mandela: 2003-2004
music and lyrics by Steven Fisher; book by Steven Fisher and Duma Ndlovu; directed by Ricardo Khan
Mainstage co-production with Crossroads Theatre Company

Blackout - 2003-2004
music by Debra Barsha; book and lyrics by Sharleen Cooper Cohen; music direction by Deborah Hurwitz; directed by Phillip George
Workshop Production

Footloose: 2004-2005
adaptation by Dean Pitchford and Walter Bobbie; music by Tom Snow; musical direction by Rachel Kaufman; choreographed by Monica Johnson; directed by Christopher Scott
RLMTA Production

Lone Star Love, or, The Merry Wives of Windsor: 2004-2005
book by John Haber; music and lyrics by Jack Herrick; music direction by Jack Herrick and Ken Lundie; directed by Michael Bogdanov
*New York Premiere
Mainstage Production


On the Town: 2005-2006
music by Leonard Bernstein; book & lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green; directed by Phillip George
RLMTA Production

Shout! The Mod Musical: 2005-2006
created by Phillip George & David Lowenstein; directed by Phillip George
Lab Presentation

Damn Yankees: 2005-2006
book by George Abbott & Douglass Wallop; music & lyrics by Richard Adler & Jerry Ross; directed & choreographed by Rajendra Ramoon Maharaj
Benefit Concert

Stormy Weather: 2005-2006
written by Sharleen Cooper Cohen; directed by Victoria Pero
Lab Presentation

Dog Music: 2005-2006
book & lyrics by Mark Masi; Music by Jess Platt; directed by Alex Lippard
Mainstage Production


Sheba: 2005-2006
book & lyrics by Sharleen Cooper Cohen; music by Gary William Friedman; directed by Iona Morris
Lab Presentation

Sprang Thang: 2006-2007
written by Goldee Greene; choreography by Monica Johnson; directed by Christopher Scott
RLMTA Production

The Psalm of Ruby Redd: 2006-2007
written by Carl Maultsby; directed by Chuck Patterson
Lab Presentation

Izzy! A Dizzy Fairy Tale: 2006-2007
music & lyrics by Steven Fisher; book by Joan Ross Sorkin & Steven Fisher; directed by David Glenn Armstrong
Lab Presentation

An Officer and a Gentleman: 2006-2007
book by Douglas Day Stewart and Sharleen Cooper Cohen; words & music by Robin Lerner and Ken Hirsch; directed by Michael Bush
Lab Presentation

108 Waverly: 2006-2007
book & lyrics by Dan Clancy; music by Lynn Portas; directed by Sam Scalamone
Lab Presentation

Broadway Soul: 2006-2007
benefit Gala starring BJ Crosby and Freda Payne; directed by Chapman Roberts
Benefit Concert


Escape from Pterodactyl Island: 2006-2007
book & lyrics by Peter Charles Morris; music by Michael Jeffrey; directed by Phillip George
Lab Presentation

Magpie: 2006-2007
book by Steven M. Jacobsen; lyrics by Edward Gallardo; music by Gary William Friedman; directed by Rajendra Ramoon Maharaj
Workshop Production

Street Dreams: 2007-2008
book and lyrics by Eve Merriam; music by Helen Miller; directed by Christopher Scott; choreographed by Monica Johnson
RLMTA Production

Mama, I Want to Sing - Benefit Gala: 2007-2008
written by Vy Higgenson and Ken Wydro; Benefit Gala choreography by James Harkness and Michael Susko; directed by Rajendra Ramoon Maharaj
Benefit Concert


Wanda's World: 2007-2008
book by Eric H. Weinberger; lyrics and music by Beth Falcone; musical direction by Doug Oberhamer; directed and choreographed by Lynne Taylor-Corbett *New York Premiere
Lab Presentation

Lorenzo: 2007-2008
book by Richard Enquist; lyrics by Richard Enquist and Judd Woldin; music by Judd Woldin; directed by Christopher Scott
Lab Presentation

BLACKFootnotes: 2007-2008
written and directed by Rajendra Ramoon Maharaj
Lab Presentation

BURLY-Q! - A Gay Burlesque: 2007-2008
written by Peter Charles Morris, Phillip George, Ernie Lijoi and Tom Orr; additional songs by Brad Ellis, Ethan Fein, Mat Eisenstein, Fred Barton, Matt Ward and Dick Gallagher; directed by Phillip George
Lab Presentation

Wanda's World: 2008-2009
Book by Eric H. Weinberger; lyrics and music by Beth Falcone; musical direction by Doug Oberhamer; directed and choreographed by Lynne Taylor-Corbett * New York Premiere
Mainstage Production


No, No Nanette: 2008-2009
written by Vincent Youmans, Irving Caesar and Otto Harbach; music director Audra Baas, choreographer Monica Johnson, directed by Christopher Scott
RLMTA Production

Signs of Life - A tale of Terezin: 2008-2009
music by Joel Derfner; lyrics by Len Schiff; book by Peter Ullian; musical director Matt Catle; choregrapher Chirstine O’Grady; directed by Jeremey Dobrish
Workshop Production

Immigrant - The Story of Joe Hill: 2008-2009
written by Sy Kahn; directed by David Glenn Armstrong
Lab Presentation

Blast From - 40 years of Amas Musical Theatre: 2008-2009
music director Doug Oberhamer; directed by Maria Torres
Benefit Concert

For Lovers Only: 2008-2009
music director Ken Lundie; directed by Christopher Scott
Workshop Production

Keep On Walkin': 2008-2009
book by James Armstrong, lyrics by Joshua H. Cohen, music by Lavell Blackwell; directed by Christopher Catt
Lab Presentation and School Tour

Burly-Q - A Gay Burlesque: 2008-2009
written by Peter Charles Morris, Phillip George, Ernie Lijoi and Tom Orr; additional songs by Brad Ellis, Ethan Fein, Mat Eisenstein, Fred Barton, Matt Ward and Dick Gallagher; directed by Phillip George
Lab Presentation


Saving the Muse: 2009-2010
Music and lyrics by Edward Kleban; book by Linda Kline; Musical Director Steven Ray Watkins; Directed by Michael Bush
Lab Presentation

The Pajama Game: 2009-2010
Music and lyrics by Richard Adler and Jerry Ross; Music Director Audra Bass;Choreographed by Monica Johnson; Directed by Christopher Scott
RLMTA Production

An Evening with Maurice Hines: 2009-2010
book and lyrics by Eve Merriam; music by Helen Miller; directed by Christopher Scott; choreographed by Monica Johnson
RLMTA Production

Signs Of Life: A Tale of Terezin: 2009-2010
Music and lyrics by Edward Kleban; book by Linda Kline; Musical Director Steven Ray Watkins; Directed by Michael Bush
Lab Presentation

Secrets of Songwriting: 2009-1010
Music and lyrics by Richard Adler and Jerry Ross; Music Director Audra Bass;Choreographed by Monica Johnson; Directed by Christopher Scott
RLMTA Production

The Magic of Salsa Kingdom: 2009-2010
written by Carmen Rivera; directed and choreographed by Maria Torres; musical director Willie Torres, Southport, England
Mainstage Production