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. Through monthly meetings, the group supports the development of new work, serving as 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 email@example.com.
2017 HOT METAL MUSICALS Was Completely Sold-Out!
On Monday, July 17th, 7:15pm, at Cabaret Theater in Theater Square, 21 songs and 31 artists were featured in the second edition of Hot Metal Musicals. Directed by Steve Cuden, with musical directions by Douglas Levine, singers Leon Zionts, Dan Mayhak, Jason Shavers, Hope Anthony, Natalie Hatcher, Paul Hambidge, Alex Manalo, and Maria Mauti (all pictured below) presented original songs from sixteen musicals-in-the-works--and you can read about the musicals and teams behind them right HERE. In addition, Hot Metal Musicals also introduced a spattering of stand-alone songs from these MTAP artists--
ARE YOU A MUSICAL THEATRE ARTIST WORKING IN THE PITTSBURGH REGION?
If you have a piece of musical theatre in development, check out the Hot Metal Musicals Incubator page HERE and consider applying for an Incubator workshop. Submissions are considered on a rolling basis, so there are no deadlines.
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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L-R: Dan Mayhak, Hope Anthony, Leon Zionts, Alex Manalo, Jason Shavers, Natalie Hatcher, Paul Hambidge, and Maria Mauti.
We had a wonderful time at the Third Annual Britsburgh Festival! Four songs from our Hot Metal Musicals showcase were presented at the Music by Moonlight concert along with some great performances from Pittsburgh Savoyards and Pittsburgh Festival Opera. A lovely celebration and an unforgettable night!
Pictured above (L-R from top): Natalie Hatcher, Dan Mayhak, Chris Morriss, Laura Barlet, Leon Zionts.
Coming up next: MTAP October Meeting
When: Sunday, October 15th, 1pm.
Where: 3rd Floor, Wightman School Community Building (5604 Solway St., Pittsburgh, PA., 15217)
Our first meeting of the 2017-2018 season on September 17th was a huge success! We welcomed new members Anita Spano and Annette Ferrieri, who were visiting for the first time. Presentations included “Is This How Love Begins” by David Berlin and Linda Marcus, “This Is Me” and “Galilee” from Another Miracle [working title], by Chuck Sperry, with a book by Jeanne Drennan, “To Be Doo Be” from A Show Boat to China by Joe Warik and Chuck Sperry, and "Welcome to Hell" from Saints and Sinners, by Jim Lueers.
Here are our future monthly meeting dates for the rest of the season:
Starting this season, we will also be holding MTAP Work-Out Sessions, a brand new meeting concept, on a weekday night each month. We are asking you to bring your "stuff" that needs to be brought to life by anyone in the room. We will sing your stuff, act your scene, or change your keys (if we have a pianist willing to come). Our first Work-Out Session is this Thursday September 21st, at 6pm at the CLO Academy. For more detailed info about these work-out sessions and future dates, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mark your calendar now and discover your role in MTAP today!
Meetings are always open to all but dues help to keep MTAP's programs going. So do donations, so if you'd like to make a donation apart from dues, see SUPPORT MTAP in the column to the left.
How to pay dues: Core membership is $25. Cash or checks can be given to Stephanie at meetings or pay online (a small service fee will be tacked on) by clicking HERE. You can also mail a check to MTAP:
c/o Stephanie Riso,
130 7th Street, Apt. 9A
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
DAVID BERLIN is excited to be joining the cast and crew of When It Rains. . ., a neo-noir full length film, written and directed by Migdia Chinea. David will be composing and producing the theme and sound track music. When It Rains. . explores two weeks in Hollywood in 1972 and the people who live there, as torrential rains pour down. Further details can be seen on IMdb. And David's CD release Spirits of War is now available at this LINK. The collection features music focused on mythological war deities from around the world.
LAURIE KLATSCHER can be seen in the second season of Outsiders, the well-received cable drama for WGN America. You'll find more info HERE.
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Landmark Theater (aka Altria Theater) under renovation used by permission from Wilson Butler Architects and the photographer.