MTAP--Musical Theatre Artists of Pittsburgh--brings together a group of local and regional artists working in a wide range of musical theatre expression, from solo cabaret to full-length narrative musical theatre. The group exists not only to support the development of work members bring in, but also to be an incubator where new works of musical theatre come into being and are nurtured.
MTAP meets monthly between September and May for networking, collaborations, new work development and presentations of work in progress. We are seeking aspiring or established composers, lyricists, librettists, playwrights, performers, professionals, producers and anyone interested in new musical development.To receive regular emails from MTAP about meetings, special events, and opportunities, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
HOT METAL MUSICALS A HUGE HIT!
The Cabaret Theater at Theater Square was filled nearly to overflowing for MTAP's inaugural Hot Metal Musicals on March 2. Singers Natalie Hatcher, Lisa Ann Goldsmith, Missy Moreno, Eva Rainforth, Leon Zionts, Eric James Davidson, and Justin Lonesome, accompanied by Douglas Levine and directed by Steve Cuden, delighted the house with a well-crafted tour through fourteen musicals-in-the-works and a spattering of stand-alone songs by David Michael King (" We Could Easily Fall in Love"), Nanette Midgley ("In Your Arms"), Laurie Klatscher ("Kiss the Cook"), and Laura Lind ("Back To the 'Burgh"). You can learn more about the fourteen new shows and the creative teams behind them HERE.
The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette was well represented at the show. Theatre critic Sharon Eberson says that MTAP "is putting the seeds of the musicals of the future on the map at home," and calls the show "_an over-too-soon 90-minute program that left me hungry for more." You can read her entire piece HERE.
MTAP is a sponsored project of Fractured Atlas, a non-profit arts service organization. Contributions for the charitable purposes of MTAP must be made payable to Fractured Atlas only and are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law. Click here to SUPPORT MTAP.
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Fall Calendar set!
Next meeting: Sunday, September, 1 p.m. Wightman School Community Building, room
Other scheduled fall meetings:
July update: In our first-ever summer meeting, we heard from Jeanne Drennan and David Berlin with a reading of their show Dear Boy. The company, which included music director Nick Stamatakis and performers Michael Fuller, Vince Ventura, Madrid Vinarski, Lisa Ann Goldsmith, Eric James Davidson, and Sara Fischer, took us on a quick tour of the previously workshopped Act 1, then presented the whole of the show's Act 2. A full discussion with the many members present followed the reading, and the hope was expressed that we'll see similarly extensive readings in the future.
Note: The video from HOT METAL MUSICALS is up on Vimeo. Stephanie has notified the artists involved on how to access it. If you've lost track of the procedure, contact Stephanie at email@example.com.
Anyone still looking to pay dues can send a check for $25, made payable to MTAP,
c/o Stephanie Riso,
211 Questend Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15228
DAVID BERLIN anticipates a CD release soon of Spirits of War,
with music focused on mythological war deities from around the world. In the more distant future, his collaborative work with poet Rosaly Roffman and choreographer Holly Boda-Sutton, Love as a Way in the Universe, is set for production in early 2016.