Charles Leipart

Bookwriter  Lyricist  Playwright



A New Musical

Concept, Book and Lyrics by Charles Leipart

Music by Jamey Grisham

Additional Music by John Kroner and Eric Reed

A suitcase and a dream...

             This is a musical love affair through nearly six decades between a group of young women and an address.  They came from small towns and big cities, from farms and far countries with their suitcases full of dreams:  Dreams of becoming the women they were determined to be in this most magical of cities, in this most magical of all professions-- the theatre.  This is the story of how they became artists and women-- sheltered and protected for a time within the old double oak doors of two adjoining brownstones on West 53rd Street in New York City--The Rehearsal Club.


The Musical

Book and Lyrics by Charles Leipart

Music by Richard B. Evans

Adapted from the novel by Elizabeth Von Arnim

           London, 1922.  Life and love are about to bloom for four discontented London ladies who rent the castle of their dreams for one magical month in San Salvatore, Italy.  Expecting a pleasant holiday away from their London cares, what they find awakens them to a world of passionate feeling and self-discovery.  Now if only the same transformation can be worked on their husbands and lovers!




The New Mystery Musical

Book and Lyrics by Charles Leipart

Music by Eric Schorr

It's December 1843, and the only handwritten copy of Charles Dickens’ new Christmas story,“The Three Ghosts of Christmas,” goes missing--and a gallery of famous Dickens characters, Oliver, Miss Nancy, Estella, Uriah Heep, Miss Havisham, Micawber are Suspects in the theft!   Dark and sinister forces are at work. A powerful Demon is afoot. The very existence of Christmas is threatened unless the manuscript can be found!


A New Musical

Book and Lyrics by Charles Leipart

Music by William Goldstein

New York City, 1962.  Steven, a 16-year-old Bronx H.S. of Science student with a Roleiflex camera and a science project, meets a legendary sex goddess with a particular liking for Atomic Theory.  They begin a secret and very special friendship.

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A Bawdy, Swingin’ New Musical

Book and Lyrics by Charles Leipart

Music by Eric Schorr 

Based on The Frog Prince by Stephen Mitchell

A very scientific princess meets a frog she is determined to turn into a prince – with the assistance of a troupe of Celestial Tap-Dancing Taoist Masters. In this saucy ‘n’ swingin’ new musical, will Clementine get the Prince of her dreams, or will she find herself in bed with just another horny toad? It’s a bedtime story with a bawdy twist!

VEER Magazine, Montague Gammon III, 01/24/13

Virginian-Pilot, Mal Vincent, 01/19/13


The New Madame Bovary Musical

Book and Lyrics by Charles Leipart

Music by Eric Schorr 

Adapted from Flaubert’s classic novel

It is 1840s France in the provincial town of Yonville, 200 miles from Paris.  Emma Bovary, a young woman of intense romantic notions, is married to Charles Bovary, a decent, but ordinary country doctor.  Emma longs for another, more extravagant life…and is determined to find it.


Brilliant, boundlessly energetic, buoyant, exuberant, and beautiful in manifold ways, the Virginia Stage Company's world premiere of Frog Kiss is exemplary of the artistry and entertainment of musical theatre.”

“..We have sat through many Broadway shows that don’t have half the entertainment value of this one.