It Takes A Rainbow

...WINNER! Best Music at the 2017 Midtown International Theatre Festival in New York City

Modern Myths

Musicals that update the Classics, from Arthurian legend, Cupid, and the muses.

Updated Shakespeare

Beloved Shakespeare plays turned into musicals set in modern middle schools.

It Takes A Rainbow wins acclaim at NYC Festival

It Takes A Rainbow is nominated for five awards, winning two, including Best Music.
About Thompson & Russell

About Thompson & Russell

Authors, directors, teachers, producers; learn more about Emily (book and lyrics) and Rich (music)
Character Education

Character Education

The musicals of Thompson and Russell have a lot of character.
Latest News

Latest News

Latest news, press, reviews, upcoming productions
Emily Clare Thompson, book and lyrics, and Richard D. Russell, music, write musicals imbued with meaning. Exploring topics from bullying to gossiping, competition to acceptance, you'll find Thompson and Russell shows to be musicals with character.