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 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 first monthly meeting of our 2019-2020 season is:
When: Sunday, September 22, 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.
Additional meeting dates for 2019-2020:
Mark your calendar now and discover your role in MTAP today!
Visit our 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.
Auditioning at the AEA/non-AEA general auditions on August 18?
For the third straight year, MTAP will be sponsoring an audition accompanist for the afternoon session, 2 to 6 p.m. If you'd like to sing, pianist Melissa Yanchak will be there to accompany you.
John Keating's new musical, I Do and Do Again! will be presented as a staged reading Wednesday, August 21st in New York City at the Steinway & Sons concert hall (1133 6th Avenue & 43rd Street). Keating's first musical, Kitty, with collaborator, Sandra Lowell, was staged before a full house at Off The Wall in Carnegie in 2015. The idea for I Do and Do Again! began at a Sunday MTAP meeting; the show then took several unexpected theatrical turns and eventually ended up with a New York City-based creative team. Casting will include actors from the Point Park University and Carnegie Mellon University talent pool who now reside in New York. Reservation info will be announced at a later date.
Flying Fish, a puppet musical which is a collaboration of MTAP members Chuck Sperry and Darlene Fedele Thompson (also of Puppets in Performance), was performed at 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. Congratulations to all involved on a successful show!
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.