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Incidental Music

Permission must be sought for copyrighted music used in the performance of plays licensed by Dramatists Play Service, Inc. unless performance rights have been cleared or the music has entered the public domain. Although there is no central clearinghouse for music rights, information and rights may often be obtained through ASCAP (The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers), BMI (Broadcast Music, Inc.) or Warner Chappell Music.

Sound designs, recorded music and sheet music are available from the Play Service for the following titles. Please note prices and additional performance fees as applicable. You are required to apply for a license before you use any of the optional recorded music or sheet music that list fees below.

Optional Supplementary Materials: You may apply for an optional supplementary production materials license simultaneously or after you apply for a performance license to produce the associated play. You may not apply for an optional materials license prior to this time. To apply for an optional materials license, use the Application for Nonprofessional Supplementary Production Materials Performance Rights, and to purchase the materials, use the links below. Shipping of the materials will occur after you have remitted payment to DPS.

Required Supplementary Materials: Required supplementary production materials, denoted by the phrase "required for production" below, will be automatically billed to you at the time your performance license for the associated play is issued. It is not necessary to order the materials separately or to apply for a supplementary materials license. Shipping of the materials will occur after you have remitted payment to DPS. Use of these materials is required for all productions.

Music and/or sound effects for many DPS plays are also available from Valentino Production Music, Inc. Click on Sound Effects for a list of these titles. For information on other sound recordings, such as prerecorded text or rehearsal CDs, click on Other Recordings. For information on projected images and video, visit our Images and Video page.

Sound Design and Music CDs

Title Media Price Nonpro Fee
Abundance CD $35.00 $15.00 per performance
Almost, Maine CD $35.00 $20.00 per performance
The American Plan CD $60.00 $15.00 per performance
August: Osage County CD $35.00 $20.00 per performance
The Ballad of the Sad Café CD $60.00 No additional fee
Boundary Waters CD $35.00 $15.00 per performance
Boys' Life CD $35.00 $15.00 per performance
Brooklyn Boy CD $35.00 $15.00 per performance
Cakewalk (required for production) CD $60.00 No additional fee
Carbondale Dreams CD $35.00 $15.00 per performance
A Christmas Carol (Baizley) CD $60.00 $15.00 per performance
A Christmas Carol—A Ghost Story of Christmas DVD $35.00 $25.00 per performance
Death of a Salesman CD $60.00 $15.00 per performance
The Death of Bessie Smith CD $60.00 No additional fee
Dinner with Friends CD $35.00 $15.00 per performance
Driving Miss Daisy CD $60.00 $15.00 per performance
Emotional Creature CD $35.00 $15.00 per performance
Enchanted April CD $35.00 $20.00 per performance
A Fair Country CD $35.00 $15.00 per performance
Flight CD $35.00 $20.00 per performance
Frankenstein CD $60.00 $10.00 per performance
Freud's Last Session CD $35.00 $25.00 per performance
The Glass Menagerie CD $60.00 $15.00 per performance
Going to St. Ives CD $35.00 $15.00 per performance
The Guys (required for production) CD $35.00 Flat fee $25.00
The Heiress CD $35.00 $15.00 per performance
The House of Sleeping Beauties CD $35.00 $15.00 per performance
Hollywood Arms (required for production) CD $35.00 No additional fee
I Hate Hamlet CD $35.00 $15.00 per performance
An Infinite Ache CD $35.00 $15.00 per performance
Jacob Marley's Christmas Carol CD $35.00 $25.00 per performance
Kringle's Window (required for production) CD $60.00 $15.00 per performance
The Last Night of Ballyhoo CD $35.00 $15.00 per performance
Laughing Stock (Morey) CD $35.00 $15.00 per performance
The Little Dog Laughed CD $35.00 $25.00 per performance
Little Footsteps CD $60.00 $15.00 per performance
M. Butterfly CD $35.00 $15.00 per performance
The Majestic Kid
(sheet music available separately below)
CD $35.00 $15.00 per performance
The Marriage of Bette and Boo
(includes sheet music)
CD $60.00 $15.00 per performance
Mrs. Bob Cratchit's Wild Christmas Binge
(sheet music available separately below)
CD $35.00 $20.00 per performance
Music from a Sparkling Planet CD $35.00 $25.00 per performance
Next Fall CD $35.00 $25.00 per performance
Old Wicked Songs (MIDI Files) CD $35.00 $25.00 per performance
Opus (required for production) CD $35.00 $25.00 per performance
The Orphans' Home Cycle, Part One: The Story of a Childhood (coming soon) CD $35.00 $25.00 per performance
The Orphans' Home Cycle, Part Two: The Story of a Marriage (coming soon) CD $35.00 $25.00 per performance
The Orphans' Home Cycle, Part Three: The Story of a Family (coming soon) CD $35.00 $25.00 per performance
Pigeon (required for production) CD $35.00 No additional fee
The Pope's Nose CD $35.00 $15.00 per performance
Proof CD $35.00 $25.00 per performance
The Quick-Change Room
(includes sheet music)
CD $20.00 $20.00 per performance
Rabbit Hole CD $35.00 $20.00 per performance
RFK CD $35.00 $20.00 per performance
Romance in D CD $35.00 No additional fee
Ruined (required for production) CD $20.00 $25.00 per performance
Savages CD $35.00 $20.00 per performance
Seven in One Blow, or The Brave Little Kid (required for production) CD $35.00 No additional fee
Shipwrecked! An Entertainment—The Amazing Adventures of Louis de Rougemont (as Told by Himself) CD $35.00 $25.00 per performance
Sight Unseen CD $35.00 $15.00 per performance
The Sound of a Voice
CD $35.00 $15.00 per performance
Speech & Debate (required for production, includes video and sheet music) CD $35.00 No additional fee
Stefanie Hero (required for production) CD $60.00 $15.00 per performance
Summer and Smoke CD $60.00 $15.00 per performance
The Teahouse of the August Moon CD $60.00 $10.00 per performance
The Temperamentals CD $20.00 No additional fee
Ten Unknowns CD $35.00 $15.00 per performance
Tender Napalm CD $35.00 $25.00 per performance
Tevya and His Daughters CD $60.00 $15.00 per performance
Valhalla CD $35.00 $20.00 per performance
Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike (coming soon) CD $35.00 $25.00 per perfomance
A Walk in the Woods CD $35.00 $15.00 per performance
The West Side Waltz CD $60.00 No additional fee
The World of Sholom Aleichem CD $60.00 $15.00 per performance
Yellow Face ("Dong Folk Songs") (required for production) CD $20.00 No additional fee

Sheet Music

Title Media Price Nonpro
33 Variations (required for production) CD $25.00 No additional fee
Angel in the Pawnshop Score $10.00 No additional fee
Blue Door (required for production) Score $10.00 No additional fee
Brother Rat Score $5.00 No additional fee
A Cry of Players Score $15.00 $10.00 per performance
The Curate's Play Score $5.00 No additional fee
The Devil and Daniel Webster Score $5.00 No additional fee
Drums Under the Windows Score $5.00 No additional fee
Eat the Taste (required for production) Score $5.00 No additional fee
A Fable Score $10.00 No additional fee
Four Baboons Adoring the Sun Score $10.00 $20.00 per performance
The Fourth Wall (required for production) Score $10.00 No additional fee
The Idiots Karamazov Score $15.00 $10.00 per performance
The Imaginary Invalid Score $15.00 $15.00 per performance
The King of the United States Score $10.00 No additional fee
The Loman Family Picnic Score $15.00 No additional fee
The Majestic Kid
(CD available separately above)
Score $10.00 $10.00 per performance
The Madwoman of Chaillot Score $5.00 No additional fee
Mrs. Bob Cratchit's Wild Christmas Binge
(CD available separately above)
Score $15.00 $10.00 per performance
One Man, Two Guvnors (required for production) CD $25.00 No additional fee
The Sandbox Score $5.00 No additional fee
Simply Heavenly Score $20.00 No additional fee
Souvenir Score $20.00 Flat fee $150.00
The Tibetan Book of the Dead Score $10.00 $10.00 per performance
The Truth About Santa (an apocalyptic holiday tale) (required for production) Score $10.00 No additional fee
Uncommon Women and Others Score $5.00 No additional fee
Watch on the Rhine Score $5.00 No additional fee
Who's Happy Now? Score $5.00 No additional fee
Years Ago Score $5.00 No additional fee
The Zulu and the Zayda Score $10.00 No additional fee