Musical Theatre of Pittsburgh--MTAP--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. To receive regular emails from MTAP about meetings, special events, and opportunities, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
***Call for Talent: MTAP is announcing its call for talent to join its roster for monthly meetings, networking, collaborations, new work development and presentation. We are seeking aspiring or established composers, lyricists, librettists, playwrights, performers, professionals, producers and anyone interested in new musical development. Please contact us for more information.
HOT METAL MUSICALS!
Check out the page! We're calling for submissions from Pittsburgh's regional artists to be included in MTAP's inaugural showcase. Upcoming deadline, August 1, 2014. [Note: Submissions for Hot Metal Musicals are now closed.]
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.
Next meeting: Sunday, December 14, 1 p.m., Wightman School Community Building, room 305
November update: We heard presentations from several members: David Michael King walked us through the story structure of the pop song "A Boy Named Sue" according to the principles laid out in member Steve Cuden's book Beating Broadway. Chuck Sperry brought us another song from Lazarus, all about flight, both real and spiritual. And Joe Warik explored musical options for Slow Boat To China with the group. Stephanie gave us an update on the fiscal health of MTAP, work in progress on a terrific logo being created for us gratis by a local firm, and new developments with Hot Metal Musicals, We also heard from Bill Rodgers from the New Hazlett Theater on the Northside about the theatre's program of Community Supported Art. Individual or collaborating artists are encouraged to apply by the January 15, 2015, deadline. More information is available at :
Member Leon Zionts is playing Juan Peron in the Andrew Lloyd Weber/Tim Rice masterpiece EVITA with Carnegie's wonderful Stage 62. The show runs November 13, 14 & 15 and 20, 21 & 22 at 8PM (Thurs-Sat) and the 16th & 23rd at 2PM (Sun.). Stage 62 is located in the Andrew Carnegie Free Library and Music Hall, 300 Beechwood Ave., Carnegie PA, 412-429-6262.
Quinn Shannon will have a reading of Surprise! The Musical!, a collaboration with writing partner Johnnie Tererri and 12 Peers Theatre. The public reading will take place Monday, Dec. 8, at 7 p.m., at the Maker Theater, 5950 Ellsworth Avenue.
MTAP members are invited to attend the dress rehearsal of member. Joe Domencic's The Next Galileo, soon going on a tour of schools as part of the CLO's Gallery of Heroes program. The dress will be at noon, Friday, Jan. 8, at the CLO Academy, 6th floor of the Highmark Building. Enter the building via Cecil Way.
Congratulations to MTAP member, FRANK GAGLIANO, who was recently inducted into the College of Fellows of the American Theatre at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. Frank was part of the off-Broadway movement of young playwrights, directors, and producers that revitalized American theatre in the 1960s and simply never stopped. For his full bio, go to: http://www.gaglianoriff.com
Member STEVE CUDEN's new book, "Beating Broadway," has been published. Congratulations to Steve for getting this out! To find out more about the book or to buy a copy, please visit beatingbroadway.com or Amazon. The Kindle edition is now available on Amazon.