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2021 Play Survey

Top 10 Full-Length Musicals

1. The Addams Family – by Marshall Brickman, Rick Elice, and Andrew Lippa (TRW)

2. You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown based on the comic strip Peanuts by Charles M. Schulz; book,  music, and lyrics by Clark Gesner; additional dialogue by Michael Mayer; additional music and lyrics by Andrew Lippa (Concord Theatricals)

3. The Theory of Relativity music and lyrics by Neil Bartram, book by Brian Hill (MTI)

4. The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee conceived by Rebecca Feldman, additional material by Jay Reiss; music and lyrics by William Finn; book by Rachel Sheinkin (MTI)

5. Little Women music by Jason Howland, lyrics by Mindi Dickstein, book by Allan Knee, based on the novel by Louisa May Alcott (MTI)

6. Godspell book by John Michael Tebelak, music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz, conceived by John Michael Tebelak (MTI)

7. (tie) Disney’s High School Musical – by David Simpatico and various composers (MTI)

7. (tie) Little Shop of Horrors – by Alan Menken and Howard Ashman (MTI)

8. (tie) Bright Star music, book, and story by Steve Martin; music, lyrics, and story by Edie Brickell (TRW)

8. (tie) Into the Woods book by James Lapine, music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim (MTI)

8. (tie) Disney’s The Little Mermaid music by Alan Menken, lyrics by Howard Ashman and Glenn Slater, book by Doug Wright (MTI)

Top 10 Full-Length Plays

1. Clue – by Sandy Rustin, Hunter Foster, and Eric Price (Broadway Licensing)

2. Almost, Maine – by John Cariani (Dramatists Play Service)

3. It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play based on the story  “The Greatest Gift” by Philip Van Doren Stern, adapted by Joe Landry (Playscripts)

4. A Midsummer Night’s Dream – by William Shakespeare (public domain)

5. She Kills Monsters – by Qui Nguyen (Concord Theatricals)

6. A Christmas Carol – various adaptations from Charles Dickens

7. The Laramie Project by Moises Kaufman and the members of Tectonic Theater Project (Dramatists Play Service)

8. The Brothers Grimm Spectaculathon – by Don Zolidis (Playscripts)

9. Alice in Wonderland – various adaptations from Lewis Carroll

10. (tie) Our Town – by Thornton Wilder (Concord Theatricals)

10. (tie) Peter and the Starcatcher – by Rick Elice, music by Wayne Barker, based on the novel by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson 

10. (tie) Puffs – by Matt Cox (Concord Theatricals)

10. (tie) Radium Girls – by D.W. Gregory (Dramatic Publishing)

10. (tie) Twelfth Night – by William Shakespeare (public domain)

10. (tie) Vintage Hitchcock: A Live Radio Play – by Joe Landry (Playscripts)

Top 10 Short Plays

1. Check Please – by Jonathan Rand (Playscripts)

2. Help Desk: A Stay-at-Home Play – by Don Zolidis (Playscripts)

3. (tie) 10 Ways to Survive Life in a Quarantine (One-Act): A Stay-at-Home Play – by Don Zolidis (Playscripts)

3. (tie) The Internet is Distract—Oh Look a Kitten! – by Ian McWethy (Playscripts)

5. Bad Auditions by Bad Actors – by Ian McWethy (Playscripts)

6. The Brothern Grimm Spectaculathon (One-Act) – by Don Zolidis (Playscripts)

7. Game of Tiaras (One-Act) – by Don Zolidis (Playscripts)

8. Our Place – by Terry Wayne Gabbard (Dramatic Publishing)

9. Scenes from a Quarantine – by Lindsay Price (Theatrefolk)

10. (tie) The Audition – Don Zolidis (Playscripts)

10. (tie) This Is a Test – by Stephen Gregg (Dramatic Publishing)

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