Play It By Heart

Play It By Heart

music and lyrics by
David Spangler, Jerry Taylor and Marty Dodson

book by
Willy Holtzman


The Story

Jeannine Jasper’s career as a superstar country singer is on the decline. She has been on the road for years and is ready for major changes in her life and in the future of her dysfunctional family. Emotions run high as years of deception and betrayal unravel in the songs they write and the lies they hide.

Production History

  • Park Players, Hot Springs, AK
  • Papermill Playhouse, Staged Reading (1985)
  • Village Theatre, Issaquah, WA (2000)
  • Village Theatre, Issaquah, WA (2010) Book by Brian Yorkey
  • Human Race Theatre, Dayton, OH (2014)
  • New York Reading Feb 2015 Directed by Brian Yorkey
  • AMAS Musical Theatre, New York Reading (New Script) June 26-27, 2017


  1. What’s Wrong With This Picture?
  2. Nothing’s Black And White
  3. Common Ground
  4. Then There’s You
  5. Do I?
  6. Good Ol’ Boys
  7. In The Midst Of The Sound

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  1. What's Wrong With This Picture? David Spangler 3:30
  2. Nothing's Black And White David Spangler 4:23
  3. Common Ground David Spangler 2:30
  4. Then There's You David Spangler 3:51
  5. Do I? David Spangler 2:46
  6. Good Ol' Boys David Spangler 2:54
  7. In The Midst Of The Sound David Spangler 4:49


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All songs published by Virtually Yours Music (ASCAP)

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