Have you ever watched a musical and thought to yourself, "Man, I wish I could choose how this story goes"?  Well ponder no longer, for Musical Notes is here to satisfy your desires!  This brand new song cycle by composer Travis Frank features ten songs from ten new original musicals, and it's up to the audience to decide which of those musicals will come to life.  After an evening of laughter, inspiration, and drama, you, the audience member, will join the cast out in the lobby to vote on which song Travis will turn into a full musical.  That's right: the power to choose is in your hands.

Production History

I was selected by the Pocket Theater to be one of the first recipients of the Pocket Change Grant, a grant created to encourage new work at the Pocket Theater.  In collaboration with the Pocket Theater, the idea for Musical Notes was developed and performances occurred in June 2016.  After tallying the votes, it was announced that my collaborator Walker Caplan and I would create a musical based on Olympus, which was subsequently performed in August 2016.


Production information

Creative Team:

  • Music and Lyrics by Travis Frank

  • Direction by Travis Frank


  • Woman 1 - Margaret Dauer

  • Woman 2 - Samantha Paley

  • Woman 3 - Anna Vizzare

  • Woman 4 - Walker Caplan

  • Man 1 - Blayne Shamarin / Daniel Ostrander

  • Man 2 - Kirby McDermott

  • Man 3 - James Williams

  • Man 4 - Danny Col-Spector


  • Keyboard - Travis Frank



Want to know more about Olympus, the musical that was created based on the song "Olympus" from Musical Notes?  Check out the One-Acts page to learn more!