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A true story of love, rock and roll, and fermentation underdogs.

Music and Lyrics by Charles Vincent Burwell

Book, Lyrics & additional Music by James D. Sasser

1976. Before Napa was known for its grapes, a small group of California underdogs took on the establishment. The world of wine would never be the same. Based on the incredible true story of The Judgement of Paris, BOTTLE SHOCK is an American underdog tale about love, fermentation, and the spirit of rock and roll. Based on the 2008 cult hit movie Bottle Shock.


  • World Premiere Production at California Center for the Arts Escondido, July 2023

  • Upcoming California Short Engagement Tour (2024-25)

  • National Alliance of Musical Theatre Frank Young Fund Award Winner

  • General Management by Nathan Gehan and Jamison Scott of ShowTown Theatricals

Reviews for BOTTLE SHOCK! The Musical:

“Bottle Shock! delivers a memorable and enchanting theatrical experience that celebrates the triumphs of the human spirit.” Splash Magazine

“An upbeat, entertaining musical… a rousing tribute to wine.” Vista Press

“A truly enjoyable experience.” Desde Otro O/From Another Zero

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LOOKING FOR CHRISTMAS: The Clint Black Christmas Musical

A new musical based on the best-selling Christmas album by the multiple Grammy award winning country music legend.

Book by James D. Sasser, Music and Lyrics by Clint Black


Looking For Christmas follows the story of a young veteran Army medic returning home, and his wife and young daughter, who help him rediscover the true meaning of family, community, and Christmas. Based on Mr. Black’s best-selling Christmas album of the same name, with four new songs.

  • World Premiere at The Old Globe, San Diego, Christmas 2018

  • SE Premiere at the Cumberland County Playhouse Christmas 2024



"Another definitive classic ...perfection for the holiday season. A friendly, warm story that upholds the meaning of Christmas for the entire family."  San Diego Downtown News


"A cup of hot cocoa on a cold day, or that first bite of your favorite confection. A feel good musical where no matter what, love and family will triumph over any and all obstacles." Broadway World


"I suddenly became aware of just how poignant and timely the Clint Black musical is..." Vista Press