Show History



Traveling in time from 1960 to 1970, SHOUT! chronicles the dawning liberation of women, from the rise of Dusty Springfield, Petula Clark and Cilla Black as independent women with major careers, to their American counterparts, redefining themselves in the face of changing attitudes about gender. The story is influenced by true-life events, and the score is made up of music from the time period.


SHOUT! first appeared on stage as a musical revue at The Duplex in New York City. It then transferred to London's Jermyn Street Theatre, where spoken material was added. In 2004, SHOUT! returned to New York City and opened at the New York Musical Theater Festival (NYMF). In 2005, SHOUT! had a developmental staged reading at the Lambs Theater in New York City, where more spoken material was added. In June of 2006, SHOUT! premiered at The Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts in West Palm Beach, Florida. In July of the same year, SHOUT! opened an Off-Broadway run at the Julia Miles Theatre in New York City.

Victoria Lang & P.P. Piccoli, Brent Peek and Mark Schwartz produced SHOUT! Off-Broadway. The official opening was July 27, 2006, after 20 preview performances, and the show then ran for 156 performances, closing on December 10, 2006. The director was Phillip George, the choreographer was David Lowenstein and the music director was Bradley Vieth. Scenic design was by David Gallo, Jason Lyons was the lighting designer, Philip Heckman was the costume designer and Tony Meola was the sound designer. The production stage manager was Jana Llynn.

Cultural Influence

  • Rhino records released an Original Cast Recording of SHOUT! in 2006, after it had reached its 100th performance.
  • SHOUT! features many iconic songs by powerhouse female vocalists from the 1960s, including "Son of a Preacher Man," "Downtown," To Sir with Love," "These Boots Are Made for Walking" and "Goldfinger."


  • When it ran at Jermyn Street Theatre, SHOUT! was nominated for Best Musical by, alongside all of the big West End Shows.
  • SHOUT! opened the first New York Musical Theatre Festival (NYMF) in 2004.
  • The original Off-Broadway cast featured Marie-France Arcilla (Blue Girl), Erin Crosby (Yellow Girl), Julie Dingman Evans (Orange Girl), Erica Schroeder (Green Girl), Denise Summerford (Red Girl), Carole Shelley (Gwendolyn Holmes) and Holter Graham (The Voice of the Magazine).