Behind the Musical: Annie
Discover the backstory of this feel-good American classic…that almost didn’t happen!
Saturday, April 29 | 7 PM | Stocker Arts Center
Sunday, April 30 | 3 PM | Chagrin Falls Performing Arts Center
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TMTP celebrates Annie‘s 40th anniversary in our annual “Behind the Musical” concert. This popular series was created to explore the history of a single beloved musical’s trials and tribulations on the road to success. These multi-media concerts include archival footage, first-account interviews, and live performances of all the classic songs from the source material.
Click HERE for Bill Rudman’s sneak peek at Behind the Musical: Annie
Featured artist and former Clevelander Gilgamesh Taggett will join us for a weekend break from Annie‘s current tour. For the past two years, Taggett has starred as Daddy Warbucks all over the country.
Click HERE for a Q&A with Taggett
KIDS LOVE MUSICALS! IS CELEBRATING 10 YEARS OF ENGAGING HEARTS AND MINDS IN NORTHEAST OHIO
Want to dance at a ball? Fly through the air? Follow the yellow brick road? Since 2007 more than 40,000 students have done just that, and learned valuable Language Arts lessons along the way. Using the stories and the characters of classic American musicals, TMTP has created three adaptations of the program that use musical theater as a dynamic teaching tool — for students of all ages, stages and abilities.
To read more, CLICK HERE.
ON SALE NOW…
The only archival recording
of the groundbreaking musical
Shuffle Along just won the 2017 Grammy Award for Best Album Notes. TMTP/Harbinger Records is officially a winner!
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.
The new Broadway musical inspired by Shuffle Along 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. Learn more here!
To order your copy today, click here.
To read Talkin’ Broadway‘s review of the album, click here.
April 1st: “The Amazing Helen Gallagher” A rare interview with the two-time Tony Award winner (“No, No, Nanette” and “Pal Joey”), now 90, about a Broadway career that began in 1941.
April 8th: “We Sing of Spring!”
And there’s a lot to sing about in this season which is always so very welcome. The title of the show, by the way, is actually a Gershwin song.
April 15th: “Celebrating John Kander (Part 1)”
The award-winning composer of “Cabaret” and “Chicago” recently turned 90, and we’ll survey his extraordinary career in a program laced with clips from Bill Rudman’s exclusive interview.
April 22nd: “Celebrating John Kander (Part 2)”
April 29th: “Celebrating John Kander (Part 3)”
May 6th: “Celebrating John Kander (Part 4)”
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