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 email@example.com.
2017 HOT METAL MUSICALS Was Completely Sold-Out!
On Monday, July 17th, 7:15pm, at Cabaret Theater in Theater Square, 21 songs and 31 artists were 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 below) presented 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 also introduced a spattering of stand-alone songs from these MTAP artists--
ARE YOU A MUSICAL THEATRE ARTIST WORKING IN THE PITTSBURGH REGION?
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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L-R: Dan Mayhak, Hope Anthony, Leon Zionts, Alex Manalo, Jason Shavers, Natalie Hatcher, Paul Hambidge, and Maria Mauti.
We had a wonderful time at the Third Annual Britsburgh Festival! Four songs from our Hot Metal Musicals showcase were presented at the Music by Moonlight concert along with some great performances from Pittsburgh Savoyards and Pittsburgh Festival Opera. A lovely celebration and an unforgettable night!
Pictured above (L-R from top): Natalie Hatcher, Dan Mayhak, Chris Morriss, Laura Barletta, and Leon Zionts.
Coming up next: MTAP Incubator Reading - Kaleidoscope
When: Monday, December 11th, 7pm
Where: City Theatre's Charles Morris Building (1300 Bingham Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15203)
Join us for a free reading of a new musical, Kaleidoscope, (music & lyrics by Carla Bianco, book by Carla Bianco & Steve Cuden), on Monday, December 11, 2017 at 7:00 p.m., at the City Theatre's Charles Morris Building on the southside.
Journey into the world of Kaleidoscope, the musical story of one young woman’s struggle to overcome the effects of her father’s emotional and physical abuse during her youth so that she can fulfill her lifelong dream of great success in the music business. At the point of giving up on that dream, she seeks help from a psychotherapist who specializes in Expressive Color Art Therapy, an approach that finally allows her to face down her own story and move forward with her career and her life. Featuring Carla Bianco and Lenora Nemetz with Gary Kalinosky on guitar, and MichaelAngelo Turner reading stage directions.
Admission is free, space is limited and reservations are strongly encouraged. You can RSVP HERE.
ONLINE DONATIONS made through Fractured Atlas to support MTAP are accepted and appreciated.
Our third monthly meeting of the 2017-2018 season on November 12th had a great turn-out!
Here are our future monthly meeting dates for the rest of the season:
Mark your calendar now and discover your role in MTAP today!
Starting this season, we will also be holding MTAP Work-Out Sessions, a brand new meeting concept, on a weekday night each month. We are asking you to bring your "stuff" that needs to be brought to life by anyone in the room. We will sing your stuff, act your scene, or change your keys (if we have a pianist willing to come). For more detailed info about these work-out sessions and future dates, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
Matthew Wexler is producing a public reading of his new musical in development entitled Complete. The reading features performers Laura Barletta, Natalie Hatcher and Chris Morriss with Nick Stamatakis as music director and Drake Ma as director. The reading is Friday, January 19, 2018, at 7:00pm at the Pittsburgh CLO Academy (130 CLO Academy Way, 8 th Floor, Pittsburgh, PA 15222). The show is free and open to the public; MTAP encourages online reservations HERE.
A production of Monica Stephenson's new musical The Carols will run from December 7th-17th at Carnegie Stage (25 W. Main St., Carnegie, PA 15106). The cast also features several MTAP members: Jill Keating, Leon Zionts, and Nick Stamatakis. For tickets please call 724-873-3576 or visit their website HERE.
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.
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Landmark Theater (aka Altria Theater) under renovation used by permission from Wilson Butler Architects and the photographer.