Small Town Story

A musical about a musical that rocked a community.

Hailed as “a work of explosive power,” Small Town Story is about two families in North Texas who struggle with a community battle ignited by a controversial high school musical. As the escalation divides father and son, mother and daughter, leaders and neighbors, all sides must find a way to harmonize before their way of life rips apart.

Book & Lyrics by Sammy Buck
Music & Lyrics by Brandon James Gwinn

Conceived by Joe Barros, Laura Brandel, Sammy Buck, Karen Marshall, Reed Prescott, Sam Willmott

Originally commissioned and developed by New York Theatre Barn
World Premiere Produced by American Theater Group, Producing Artistic Director James Vagias
Small Town Story was presented at Village Theatre’s 2013 Festival of New Musicals in Issaquah, Washington
Finalist, Richard Rodgers Award

NYTB Artistic Director Joe Barros discusses the history of the project with the National Alliance of Musical Theatre.

Peter Filichia, James Marino, and Michael Portantiere discuss Small Town Story on Broadway Radio.