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.
ARE YOU A MUSICAL-THEATRE ARTIST LIVING IN THE PITTSBURGH REGION?
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.
MTAP IS NOW ACCEPTING SUBMISSION FOR THE 2019 HOT METAL MUSICALS SHOWCASE!
The third edition of Hot Metal Musicals will take place in July, 2019. This showcase of new songs aims to raise the profile of new musical theatre work developed by current and prospective MTAP members.Songs not part of a musical will also be considered, so artists are encouraged to send their best new work. MTAP is open to all and invites submissions from artists
working in many different musical idioms, from traditional musical theatre to pop, rock, jazz, hiphop, rap and musical languages still in the making.
Interested artists in the Pittsburgh region are asked to send one or two song demos by April 1 , either as mp3s or with a link to an online hosting service like DropBox. Demos must be sung. The email to MTAPgh@gmail.com should include a lyric sheet for each song as a Word or PDF attachment, and, if the work comes from a musical, artists should also attach a brief synopsis of the show (50‐100 words). Artists may submit materials for more than one show but should send a separate email for each, with a show limit of three. Any songwriter looking to write something new may find inspiration in Pittsburgh itself. All materials should
include the artist or artists’ name(s), and the email and phone number of the contact artist.
Those whose work is selected will be asked to provide by late April a piano/vocal score or lead sheet for the selected song or songs. There is no fee to submit work or have it included in Hot Metal Musicals.
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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Calendar of events:
The next monthly meeting of our 2018-2019 season is:
When: Sunday, April 7, 2019, 1-3pm
Where: Room 305, Wightman School Community Building (5604 Solway St., Pittsburgh PA 15217)
Please RSVP HERE so we can have a chair ready for you.
Here is the winter/spring 2019 schedule of monthly meetings:
Mark your calendar now and discover your role in MTAP today!
Visit or Member Meetings page for details on recent MTAP monthly meetings.
We joined the National Alliance for Musical Theatre!
MTAP is proud to be a new member of NAMT, the National Alliance for Musical Theatre, which is a not-for-profit organization serving the musical theatre community by nurturing the creation, development, production and presentation of new and classic musicals, providing a forum to share resources, and advocating for the imagination, diversity and joy unique to musical theatre. At the November MTAP meeting, Jeanne Drennan reported back on the Festival of New Musicals she and Stephanie Riso attended in NYC in October.
Flying Fish, a puppet musical which is a collaboration of MTAP members Chuck Sperry and Darlene Fedele Thompson (also of Puppets in Performance), has been approved for inclusion in the Pittsburgh Fringe Festival in 2019. Book by Darlene Fedele Thompson and Chuck Sperry, music and lyrics by Chuck Sperry. Puppets built by Darlene Fedele Thompson of Puppets in Performance.
Flying Fish will be performed at the Irma Freeman Center (5006 Penn Ave) at the following times/dates:
Photo Below: Lorry the pelican, Casper the crab, and Sori the flying fish built by Darlene Fedele Thompson of Puppets in Performance which has twice won the award for Best Children's Show at the Pittsburgh Fringe Festival (2017 & 2018).
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Landmark Theater (aka Altria Theater) under renovation used by permission from Wilson Butler Architects and the photographer.