an idea has recently come up to my mind.
After listening to the musical Oklahoma, i was inspired to write my own songs in a "stage music " fashion, meaning by this that i really like the ecleptism and melodic variety of the aforementioned musical work.. so the idea is to write a "modern" version of a Oklahoma-styled musical (and by modern i mean: 1) to utilize electronic softwares to back and arrange the track 2) to use newer forms of harmony)
So my problem is: where can i start from? Can you guys suggest me a modern Musical (like, published after the year 2000) that i could use as basis for my compositions???
EDIT: or to put it more simply: is there a way to write modern pop music that is just as expressive as the oklahoma musical??