Music & Lyrics David Loud

Book Gene P. Bissell & Joan Ross Sorkin





Based on fact and folklore, this classic Romeo and Juliet tale, set in Appalachia in 1897,  tells the “real” story of the famous feud between the Hatfields and McCoys with a storybook ending of tolerance, friendship and love. The Real McCoy is an fun-loving, family-friendly musical written in the tradition of Oklahoma and South Pacific.


[Large cast, including 4 roles for children; multi-dimensional set.]

Production HistorY



Blackjacks Festival, Cap 21, NYC, staged reading (1999); NYU Tisch School for the Arts/Cap 21,

Conservatory production (1999)