ON SALE NOW…
The only archival recording
of the groundbreaking musical
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.
Now, a new Broadway musical inspired by Shuffle Along has opened to rave reviews with Tony Award-winning stars such as Audra McDonald and Brian Stokes Mitchell. Alongside the new production, Harbinger Records offers the only available archival recording of the groundbreaking musical. Release date: April 29, 2016. Learn more here!
To order your copy today, click here.
To read Talkin’ Broadway‘s review of the album, click here.
May 7th: “Broadway in 3/4 Time” What a difference a time signature can make! These waltzes are just the right pulse for characters ranging from Marian to Librarian to Captain Hook.
May 14th: “Morning People/Night People” We’ll hear from two kinds of people who have been known to drive each other crazy … and whatever your position, we have songs to help you defend it!
May 21st: “Good Imitations” In this hour songwriters get high grades for being copycats, consciously imitating different musical styles including an operetta waltz, a torch song, rock and roll, and ragtime.
May 28th: “Spotlight on ‘Allegro'” Rodgers and Hammerstein’s experimental musical in its only complete recording—with guest Ted Chapin, president of R&H in New York.
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.