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.
ARE YOU A MUSICAL THEATRE ARTIST WORKING IN THE PITTSBURGH REGION?
If you have a piece of musical theatre in development, check out the submissions page HERE and consider applying for an Incubator workshop.
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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December Incubator: Act one of Laurie Klatscher's The Humble Rapture of Mary Anning, "Princess of Paleontology" (who sold seashells by the seashore) was presented to a large and enthusiastic audience on December 16 at the Charles Gray Auditorium inside the Pittsburgh CLO Academy.
Next up: Jeanne Drennan's Juiced!
When Mikey, the isolated young math genius of Lost Highway High School, tries juicing to win the beautiful Laura, his problems skyrocket. Laura hates it, Mikey’s math skills plummet, and he owes a heap to the pusher. But what’s a juicy dilemma if it can’t be solved by a jock-genius alliance, a Bible stuffed with cash, and a crazed pusher’s raid on an animal shelter? To a pop/rock beat, Mikey discovers that you never really know yourself till everything you value is on the line.
Jan. 20, 2019, 7 p.m.
Charles Gray Auditorium,
inside the Pittsburgh CLO Academy
MTAP--Musical Theatre Artists of Pittsburgh
Calendar of events:
The next monthly meeting of our 2018-2019 season is:
When: Sunday, January 13, 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. The show will premiere the first weekend in April (specific dates, times and venue TBD). Auditions for actor-singers will be held late January or early February. Book by Darlene Fedele Thompson and Chuck Sperry, music and lyrics by Chuck Sperry. Puppets built by Darlene Fedele Thompson of Puppets in Performance.
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.