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 email@example.com.
***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.
October Update: A sizable crowd gathered for the October meeting, including two producers we don't often see, Bruce Smith and Leon Zionts of Front Porch Theatricals. They shared their plans for two shows in 2016, with a late spring show to be added to their regular August slot at the New Hazlett. (Titles not yet forthcoming.) There was extensive discussion of Hot Metal Musicals with members contributing their ideas and asking their questions. Presentations were varied as usual. Frank Gagliano read some new lyrics that members appreciated for their wit and the originality of their rhymes. David Michael King accompanied himself on guitar and sang his new "Can You Picture It?" that everyone agreed has a terrific future. And Joe Domencic talked about his new musical The Next Galileo, commissioned by the CLO as part of their Gallery of Heroes program. The 50-minute show will be touring schools near you this spring.
The November meeting will be held on November 16. David Michael King plans to deconstruct a song according to the principles laid out in member Steve Cuden's book Beating Broadway, and we're sure to hear from other members also.You'll find us at 1 p.m. at the Wightman School Community Building, Room 305, in Squirrel Hill (on Solway between Negley and Wightman).
Special event: On November 9, a group from MTAP will be attending the 2 p.m. matinee of Murder for Two at the CLO Cabaret. This is a new musical by Joe Kinosian and Kellen Blair, who will be present for a meet-the-writers event following the show. If you'd like to join the group, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Additional fall MTAP meetings:
Member News/Events: Member Jill Keating recently received great reviews for her performance as singer Florence Foster Jenkins in the Playhouse Rep's production of Souvenir, now closed, alas.
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.