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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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FOR HOT METAL MUSICALS!
On Monday, July 17th, 7:15pm, at Cabaret Theater in Theater Square, 21 songs and 31 artists will be 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 top right) will present 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 will be introducing a spattering of stand-alone songs from these MTAP artists--
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette theatre critic Sharon Eberson says that MTAP "is putting the seeds of the musicals of the future on the map at home," and called our 2015 inaugural show "an over-too-soon 90-minute program that left me hungry for more." You can read her entire piece HERE.
ARE YOU A MUSICAL THEATRE ARTIST WORKING IN THE PITTSBURGH REGION?
Song submissions are now closed for the second edition of Hot Metal Musicals, scheduled for July 17, 2017, at the Cabaret Theater at Theater Square in downtown Pittsburgh. But 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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Nick Stamatakis introduces his song while Laura Barletta prepares to sing it. at MTAP's April 2017 meeting.
We are excited to announce the cast of performers who will bring new songs to life in the 2nd edition of Hot Metal Musicals...pictured above (L-R from top):
Leon Zionts, Dan Mayhak, Jason Shavers, Hope Anthony, Natalie Hatcher, Paul Hambidge, Alex Manalo, and Maria Mauti
Coming up next: Hot Metal Musicals 2nd Edition!
When: Monday, July 17th, 7:15PM
Where: Cabaret Theater in Theater Square (655 Penn Ave.)
A wonderful cast of local talents will be presenting songs from new musicals in development with subjects ranging from school days to a world of robotic presidents, from the woman behind the tongue-twister "she sells seashells by the seashore" to a "farceody" (think farce crossed with parody) of epic proportions, and all for your entertainment.
This evening of great songs and singers is completely free and open to the public. By supporting it, you support the development of new musical theatre in Pittsburgh. Music direction is by Douglas Levine and production director is Steve Cuden.
A cash bar will be available starting at 6:15pm. The doors to the theatre will open at 6:45pm. The showcase will run about 90 minutes with no intermission. A meet-n-greet reception follows. This event is currently SOLD OUT. We will start a waiting list at the door and add guests as capacity allows but cannot guarantee admission. Please call 412-453-6827 to further discuss.
With the new season starting up, everyone is asked to think about 2016-17 dues. 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.