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Book & Lyrics
by Talaura Harms
Music by Jonathan Bauerfeld


Book Lovers


Charlotte is secretly in love with the librarian. She rejects the idea of romance until three of literature's "greatest" lovers escape from their books to convince her to take a chance on love.


Cast Size

3m, 4f


10 Mins


A library in your town, Present


Romantic Comedy


Love, Fairy Tales, Literature

Target Audience

Appropriate for all audiences


Classic/Standard Musical Theatre


Piano/Vocal, Bass, Volin

Additional Resources




Casting Information

  • CHARLOTTE: A book lover. She probably drinks tea and has cats. Mixed/Belter, A2 - E4

  • DEWEY: A librarian. No one understands the jokes on his t-shirts. Tenor, C2-G3

  • CYRANO DE BERGERAC: Puts on airs. Big nose. Tenor, C2-G3

  • HELEN OF TROY: Brassy. Beautiful. Alto/Belter, G#2-D4

  • JULIET CAPULET: Innocent. Obsessed with death. Mixed/Soprano, C3 - E4

  • HESTER PRYNNE: A loose woman. Character voice. Chorus.

  • SIR LANCELOT: Oh man. This dude. Character voice. Chorus.


Full Show
00:00 / 10:30
Romance Is...
00:00 / 03:06
Woo Him My Way
00:00 / 03:00
Rewrite the Story
00:00 / 02:41
Casting & Songs


Production History

  • 2018 - Book Lovers was written as a final presentation for the First Year BMI Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Workshop. It was presented as a reading with limited costumes and movement at BMI in New York City.

  • 2019 - First full production in Theatre Now's SOUND BITES 6.0 Festival, performing at the Merkin Hall at the Kaufman Music Center in NYC.

Production History
Author's Bios

Author Bios

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TALAURA HARMS is a New York City based writer and actor. As a writer, her work has appeared at ESPA Detention and Across A Crowded Room at NYPL Performing Arts, and in print in "105 Five Minute Plays." As an actor, she has performed in readings, workshops, and productions with Primary Stages, The Pearl, Ensemble Studio Theatre, The Lark, Stable Cable, among others. She is the Vault Manager and a BMI Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Workshop lyricist. Proud member AEA and Dramatists Guild.

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JONATHAN BAUERFELD is a New York based musical theater composer, orchestrator, and music director. Selected credits: INTERNATIONAL: Legacy: The Book of Names (Composer, Edinburgh Fringe); Limbo: The Twelve (Composer, Edinburgh Fringe). OFF-BROADWAY: If Sand Were Stone (Arranger/Orchestrator, NYMF); The Pout-Pout Fish (Music Director/Arranger, New Victory Theater); Single Rider (Music Director/Orchestrator, The Player’s Theater). CHICAGO: Short Shakespeare! The Comedy of Errors (Composer, Chicago Shakespeare Theater). Graduate of Northwestern University, and a proud member of Advanced BMI Musical Theatre Workshop and Theatre Now’s Musical Writer Lab.

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