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  1. Toll-Taker, Toll-Taker (10-minute musical)

            Music by Joshua H. Cohen

            Lyrics by Joan Ross Sorkin and Joshua H. Cohen

            Book by Joan Ross Sorkin

   

            Two toll-takers find love on the Henry Hudson Bridge.

  1. The Real McCoy

            Music and Lyrics by David Loud

            Book by Gene P. Bissell and Joan Ross Sorkin


            The feud between the Hatfields and the McCoys is the setting for a down-home musical “Romeo and

            Juliet” romance, though this time with a happy ending.

  1. Isabelle and The Pretty-Ugly Spell (family musical)

            Music and Lyrics by Steven Fisher

            Book by Joan Ross Sorkin and Steven Fisher

           

            This original family musical tells the story of Isabelle, a lovable, though scatterbrained fairy

            godmother who goofs while casting a spell to help a princess find true love and now has

            only three days to make things right. 

                  

                  For full description, photos and music links

            see special Isabelle and The Pretty-Ugly Spell featured works page



  1. In The Theatre (full-length musical)

            Music by Steven Fisher

            Book and Lyrics by Steven Fisher and Joan Ross Sorkin


            The musical is based on the fascinating life of Joan Littlewood, the brash, anti-establishment British

            director who changed the course of twentieth-century theatre with her creation of  the experimental

            Theatre Workshop.           


            For full description and music links

            see special In The Theatre featured works page

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  1. Dandelion (10-minute musical)

            Music by Rob Rokicki

            Book and Lyrics by Joan Ross Sorkin

            Adapted from the children’s book by Don Freeman


            A lion with an invitation to a party learns the hard way about being himself.

  1. Go Green! Prince Charming’s Quest for Love and Ecology in NYC (family musical)

            Music by Mary Feinsinger

            Book and Lyrics by Joan Ross Sorkin

  

            Go Green! is a musical fairy tale about a modern-day Prince Charming who must choose between his    

            passion for saving the earth or completing his birthday quest to preserve true love forevermore.

            see special Go Green! featured works page

    

  1. Monet

            Music and Lyrics by Carmel Owen

            Book by Joan Ross Sorkin

  

            Monet is inspired by the life of Claude Monet, and tells the story of Monet and his fellow Impressionists    

            Degas and Renoir at the beginning of their careers when they were challenging the Paris establishment

            with their new kind of art.  Think revolution, romance, and one painting that changed everything...

            see special Monet featured works page