Main-Travelled Roads


A Timeless Classic

Based on the timeless tales by Wisconsin writer Hamlin Garland, the musical adaptation of Main-Travelled Roads tells two tales of love, one laugh-out loud funny, the other one bittersweet but very satisfying.

The stories combine to form a musical that is both tuneful and charming. Main-Travelled Roads is about lives and loves in early Wisconsin and has proven to be a crowd-pleaser.

This musical  has a proven pedigree, having been featured at several festivals, it is also the winner of the prestigious Richard Rodgers Award for New Musicals.

Main-Travelled Roads has been produced across the Midwest.

This musical also has terrific staging and casting opportunities.  It was originally written for a cast of 4 actors who doubled (and tripled) roles throughout the show.  However, it has been successfully staged with casts of 10+, eliminating the doubling and adding a chorus for the group numbers.  

The perfect show for a small professional theater on a budget, or for a high school or college production looking to provide more opportunities for their actors in a rich, nuanced literature-based musical.



Cast Size -

The Original Production was written for a small cast of 4 players 2 men, 2 women, stepping into multiple roles.

Those roles can be expanded, taking out the doubling, allowing for a cast of 10+.

Number of Songs. 18

Show length: 90 minutes, with intermission.

Orchestration: 2 Players - Piano, Bass (Optional)

Have a listen to recordings from the original production at Northern Sky Theatre and we're sure you'll want to order a perusal copy of this wonderful, timeless, musical!