American Folklore Theatre is proud to
announce the launch of AFT Publishing!
AFT Publishing is the new musical publishing venture of American Folklore Theatre and collaborating composers, lyricists and book writers to offer their original works for licensing to theatrical organizations throughout the United States. Our goal is to dramatically expand public exposure to AFT's large catalog of original musical comedies and to provide affordable, high quality and family friendly theatrical materials in a professional and friendly manner.
Over the coming months AFT will release many of our most popular musicals for outside production to professional and amateur theatrical organizations throughout the country. These are award-winning productions that will captivate your audiences, no matter what their ages (all AFT shows are appropriate for all ages).
Humble yet polished,
hopeful, yet not sentimental,
historical yet hysterical...
AFT shows are built on the rock of American folk culture: the great tales, the aching melodies, the drawling turns of phrase that have survived generation to generation. Some 40,000 loyal fans attend AFT shows each year to laugh and cry with our merry players. Many adoring AFT fans memorize shows and buy show CDs to learn the lyrics. Parents from around the country write to AFT, saying their children sing and act out scenes from AFT shows all year round. This remains true to the company's mission: "To develop and present professional dramatic productions that will further the knowledge and appreciation of the heritage of the United States...."
These shows range in length from one and a half hours to two hours running time. Extensive production descriptions and music samples are on this website. The entire licensing process is a completely digital transaction. Application can be made via our licensing webpage, quotes and agreements transacted via email, and script and score materials downloaded from our off-site FTP digital library. We can even provide unique show logos to help you market your production.
Current shows available for licensing through AFT Publishing are: Cheeseheads, The Musical, Muskie Love, and Main-Travelled Roads, all by two-time Richard Rogers Award winning collaborators Dave Hudson and Paul Libman.
"Paul Libman's catchy tunes and Dave Hudson's witty lyrics range from poignant to downright rousing."
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel - Mike Fischer
We look forward to making AFT's great musical comedies available to thousands of new audiences across the country!