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January 17, 2020

2020/21 Season Picks for Colleges and Community Theatres


From spring musicals to fall plays, Concord’s Licensing Department has been hard at work finding the best shows for your collegiate or community theatre season. Take a look at the list below to begin your season planning today.


  1. Blood Play by Oliver Butler, Hannah Bos, and Paul Thureen (Dark Comedy/3f, 3m)

  2. Bull in a China Shop by Bryna Turner (Comedy/5f)

  3. Butterflies are Free by Leonard Gershe (Comedy/2f, 2m)

  4. Collapse by Allison Moore (Comedy/2f, 2m)

  5. End of the Rainbow by Peter Quilter (Drama/1f, 3m)

  6. Faceless by Selina Fillinger (Drama/2f, 3m)

  7. The Faculty Room by Bridget Carpenter (Dark Comedy/1f, 5m)

  8. August Wilson’s Fences by August Wilson (Drama/2f, 5m)

  9. The Hatmaker’s Wife by Lauren Yee (Comedy/3f, 3m)

  10. Imogen Says Nothing by Aditi Brennan Kapil (Comedy/2f, 7m)

  11. Meteor Shower by Steve Martin (Comedy/2f, 2m)

  12. Nature’s House by Donal Davoren and Frank Nelson (Dramatic Comedy/5f, 4m)

  13. Race by David Mamet (Drama/1f, 3m)

  14. Sunset Baby by Dominique Morisseau (Drama/1f, 2m)

  15. Ken Ludwig’s Three Musketeers by Ken Ludwig and Alexandre Dumas (Comedy/4f, 8m)


  1. Amelie by Craig Lucas, Nathan Tysen, Daniel Messe, and Jean Pierre Jeunet (Comedy/5f, 7m, 1 girl)

  2. Bye Bye Birdie by Lee Adams, Charles Strouse, and Micheal Stewart (Comedy/6f, 5m)

  3. A Chorus Line by Marvin Hamlisch, James Kirkwood, Michael Bennett, Nicholas Dante, and Edward Kleban (Comedy/9f, 10m)

  4. Dreamgirls by Henry Krieger and Tom Eyen (Drama/4f, 4m)

  5. Fun Home by Lisa Kron, Jeanine Tesori, and Alison Bechdel (Drama/4f, 2m, 1 girl, 1 boy)

  6. In the Heights by Lin-Manuel Miranda and Quiara Alegría Hudes (Comedy/6f, 6m)

  7. Johnny Manhattan by Robert Lorick and Dan Goggin (Comedy/7f, 7m)

  8. Kiss Me, Kate by Cole Porter, Samuel Spewack, and Bella Spewack (Comedy/3f, 7m)

  9. The Light in the Piazza by Craig Lucas and Adam Guettel (Drama/4f, 4m)

  10. Meet Me in St Louis by Hugh Martin, Ralph Blane, Hugh Wheeler and Sally Benson (Dramatic Comedy/7f, 5m)

  11. The Sound of Music by Richard Rodgers & Oscar Hammerstein II, Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse (Dramatic Comedy/7f, 4m, 5 girls, 2 boys)

  12. The Sparkley Clean Funeral Singers by Lori Fischer and Don Chaffer (Comedy/2f, 2m)

  13. Starlight Express by Andrew Lloyd Webber, Richard Stilgoe and David Yazbek (Comedy/4f, 4m)

  14. A Taste of Things to Come by Debra Barsha and Hollye Levin (Comedy/4f)

  15. The Wild Party by Michael John LaChiusa, George C. Wolfe, Joseph Moncure March (Drama/7f, 8m)

  16. The Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum, Harold Arlen, E. Y. Harburg, Herbert Stothart, Peter Howard, Larry Wilcox, and John Kane (Dramatic Comedy/3f, 5m, 16 any gender)

To explore even more incredible plays for your season, click here. For musicals, click here.

(photo: Joan Marcus)