“Our audiences loved it!”

This award-winning, original musical comedy unfolds in a series of comic and poignant vignettes with four actors bringing 46 characters to life celebrating everything that drives us crazy about Christmas . . . and why we love it anyway.



The Musical Machine exists to create and see produced Broadway-quality musicals benefiting everyone involved.

About Us

Since its founding in 2004, The Musical Machine’s productions and licensed shows have taken to stages from Portland, Oregon, to New York City. Committed to creating and producing quality, encouraging, moving and witty shows, The Musical Machine strives to delight audiences, treat cast and crew like family, and provide an exceptional experience for investors.

With its original productions in Fort Worth, Texas, The Musical Machine moved to New York City in 2006, where it is based today. We have produced or helped produce works on Broadway, Off Broadway, Off-Off Broadway and regionally.

Our Team

Sherry Cozby—President

Founder and president of The Musical Machine, Sherry cut her teeth developing works by her husband, Paul, in Fort Worth, Texas. Relocating the company to New York, Sherry was associate producer on the regional premieres of Rooms-A Rock Romance by Paul Scott Goodman at Metro Stages in Washington, D.C., and Geva Theatre Center in Rochester, New York. Rooms premiered Off Broadway at New World Stages. The Musical Machine helped bring the beloved musical Godspell back to Broadway in 2011-12. Since 2015, Sherry and The Musical Machine have developed and produced Not Another Christmas Letter the Musical! by Paul Cozby and Broadway musical director Laura Bergquist (Allegiance with George Takei). Not Another Christmas Letter has enjoyed a concert reading and production in Wichita, Kansas, a New York concert reading and production, an award-winning reading at Brookfield (Ct.) Theatre for the Arts’ “Christmas in July New Holiday Musical Competition” and, now, numerous licensed productions nationwide. Sherry is a graduate of the Broadway League’s  Commercial Theatre Institute 14-Week Producer’s Course, CTI’s 3-Day Intensive and CTI’s Marketing Intensive.

Annie Cozby—Director of Marketing and Research

A graduate of UCLA in English and film, Annie moved to New York in 2007 and began working in the entertainment industry at VanHill Productions. A freelancer in marketing research for independent films, Annie joined The Musical Machine to put those skills to work identifying and developing production opportunities for TMM’s award-winning show, Not Another Christmas Letter the Musical! Annie broke into the theatre industry in Fort Worth, Texas, in 2001, stealing the show as “Forest Creature No. 3” in Casa Mañana’s production of The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe. She also appeared in the lead role of drama teacher Tina Hart in The Musical Machine’s first full production—Herbert Hoover High School Presents . . . Cyranose! the Musical!



Panther City the Musical
29-Hour Equity Reading
Sanders Black Box Theatre Fort Worth, Texas (April 29)

Not Another Christmas Letter the Musical!
Old Creamery Theatre
Amana, Iowa


Not Another Christmas Letter the Musical!
Great Plains Theatre
Abilene, Kansas

Summit Theatre
Lee’s Summit, Missouri

Portland Musical Theatre
Portland, Oregon


Not Another Christmas Letter the Musical!

Metro Theatre, New York, with Stomping Grounds Theatre Co.

Brookfield Theatre for the Arts, Brookfield Connecticut
WinnerChristmas in July New Holiday Musical Competition


Not Another Christmas Letter the Musical!

Benefit Concert
Stomping Grounds Theatre 
New York City

World Premiere
The Wilke Center
Wichita, Kansas
w/ Forum Theatre Co.

Benefit Concert
The Wilke Center
Wichita, Kansas
w/Forum Theatre Co.


47th Street Theatre
New York
w/ Behind the Elevator Productions

Winner—Best Director
Jonathan Cerillo
Soundbites 2.0
10-Minute Musical Festival

Only Humans Like My Music
Laurie Beechman Theatre
New York
w/ Lone Star Theatre Co.


Herbert Hoover High School Presents—Cyranose!
The Musical!
The Frog Theatre
Fort Worth, Texas
w/ PROPS Productions

Our Shows

Herbert Hoover High School
Presents . . .
Cyranose! the Musical!


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