NEW MUSICALS TAKE CENTER STAGE
Since TMTP began in 2000, we’ve focused on celebrating classic musical theater with you: the great songs of Cole Porter, Leonard Bernstein, George Gershwin, Sheldon Harnick—and most recently, Jerry Herman, to name a few. But of course, while we’ve been looking back, as usual Broadway has been moving forward. So, upon completing our 15th anniversary season, Bill Rudman and Nancy Maier thought this was the perfect time to check in on some of the innovative work produced since TMTP’s inception.
Our latest concert For Good: The New Generation of Musicals, presented August 4, 2016 at 7 PM at Cain Park’s Alma Theater, will explore megahits like The Producers and Wicked, Pulitzer-Prize winners like Next to Normal and Hamilton and even critical darlings you may have missed like Caroline, or Change and The Bridges of Madison County. These shows are all important to the new golden age of musical theater and may have more in common with the classics than you think!
Click HERE to read a full preview article including an interview with the concert’s co-hosts Nancy Maier and Sheri Gross along with our two stellar vocalists Eric Fancher and Jessica Cope Miller.
In Advance: $28 | Day of Show: $31
Tickets available through the Cain Park Ticket Office.
Call 216-371-3000 or visit CainPark.com
From the edgy satire of The Cradle Will Rock (perfect for this tumultuous election year) to the soaring romanticism of Lerner & Loewe (Camelot and My Fair Lady), this season truly has something for everyone! New and returning audience members alike will enjoy TMTP favorites such as A Christmas Cabaret and our Curtain Up at the Cotton Club (back by popular demand) as well as many newly written selections including our first concert dedicated entirely to musicals written after the year 2000.
New this year, TMTP has changed its concert formatting to offer you even more opportunities to catch your favorite shows. The Song is You! concert series features a variety of multi-media presentations that celebrate musical theater as a rich American art form. Our Special Events series is a wonderful way to experience classic musical theater with smaller-scale concerts. And finally, our Rendezvous cabaret series is more accessible than ever with your choice of flexible subscription packages or single ticket options. Now anyone can enjoy these intimate evenings of fine dining and performance by exceptional local and New York acts.
To quote the groundbreaking new musical Hamilton, you’ve got to be “in the room where it happens” this season! TMTP’s Box Office opens September 1st.
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1921’s all-black musical comedy, Shuffle Along, was the most successful Broadway show of its time. The score contained the future standards “I’m Just Wild About Harry” and “Love Will Find a Way.” It marked the emergence of a new black musical theater, and desegregated theatres in New York and across the country.
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To read Talkin’ Broadway‘s review of the album, click here.
July 2nd: “Oh, the Places You’ll Go!” A mini-travelogue. We’re on our way to Paris, London, Venice, Bangkok … even Siberia! All on the wings of songs from musicals.
July 9th: “Superman Sings!” Charlie Brown, Little Orphan Annie, Popeye, Li’l Abner, the Doonesbury gang and more jump out of the funny pages and into stage and screen musicals.
July 16th: “To Your Health!” 75 years of songs about health and fitness with Robert Preston, Fred Astaire, Barbra Streisand and lots more.
July 23rd: “Celebrity Songwriters” We revisit the days when lots of Broadway and Hollywood songwriters actually became household names, such as Gershwin, Porter, Lerner, Rodgers and Hammerstein (and Hart).
July 30th: “First Meetings” Some very interesting characters who are meeting for the first time: Nellie Forbush and Emile DeBeque, Tony and Maria … even Max Bialystock and Leo Bloom!
Catch Footlight Parade in Cleveland on WCLV 104.9 every Saturday at 6pm.
You can also stream our Footlight Parade archives!
CWRU Study Finds Kids Love Musicals! to be a Valuable Tool for Student Success
As TMTP piloted Kids Love Musicals! in special education classrooms last year with curriculum based on the 1939 classic movie musical The Wizard of Oz, we knew evidence was key to demonstrating the program’s benefit. In surveys, teachers expressed awe at individual student accomplishments. Yet how could we objectively measure the intangible effects of theater-based education in each classroom or school, especially in a population of students with a considerable range of complex learning challenges and delays?
Like Dorothy, we made new friends and journeyed together. Through a unique community-university research partnership with Case Western Reserve University’s Schubert Center for Child Studies, a contract with the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts VSA Program, and support from The John P. Murphy Foundation, Martha Holden Jennings Foundation and generous individuals, we have evidence from our study that musical theater can be an exceptionally effective classroom tool.
To read more about this nationally significant arts education study, click HERE.