Northern Sky Licensing is the new musical theatre licensing venture of Northern Sky Theater 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 Northern Sky’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 Northern Sky 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 Northern Sky shows are appropriate for all ages).

Humble yet polished,
hopeful, yet not sentimental,
historical yet hysterical…

Northern Sky 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 Northern Sky shows each year to laugh and cry with our merry players. Many adoring Northern Sky fans memorize shows and buy show CDs to learn the lyrics. Parents from around the country write to Northern Sky, saying their children sing and act out scenes from Northern Sky 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 through Northern Sky Licensing are: Cheeseheads, The Musical, Muskie Love, and Main-Travelled Roads, all by two-time Richard Rogers Award winning collaborators Dave Hudson and Paul Libman; and Belgians in Heaven, Guys & Does, and Packer Fans from Outer Space all by Frederick Heide & Lee Becker with music by James Kaplan.

“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 Northern Sky’s great musical comedies available to thousands of new audiences across the country!