Cleveland’s retro-hip cabaret series offers fabulous food, incredible talent and sparkling conversation. Watch below as Rendezvous subscribers share why these evenings are not to be missed!

Your last chance to Rendezvous in 2016 is just around the corner. Join Bill Rudman for an evening of songs to make you smile with…

Friday, October 28 | 6 PM
Pine Ridge Country Club

Rendezvous is a benefit to support The Musical Theater Project’s diverse arts education programs for people of all ages, including Kids Love Musicals!, a unique program that introduces children to musical theater through fun curriculum-based school residencies.

Call The Musical Theater Project today at (216) 860-1518 to reserve.

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New from Harbinger Records

Shuffle AlongON SALE NOW…
The only archival recording
of the groundbreaking musical
Shuffle Along

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.

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October 1st: “Do Exaggerate!”                                                                                               The virtues of hype!  Seventeen songs that exaggerate everything from the trouble with  women, to the evils of a pool table, to the glories of P.T. Barnum’s Museum.

October 8th: “Twists and Turns”                                                                                             Songs that take us by surprise … whether it’s a joke that we couldn’t see coming or a  rhythm that’s downright fascinating.

October 15th: “Funny Ladies”                                                                                          We’ll go back as far as Fanny Brice in the 1920s and Bea Lillie in the 1930s … and also  hear from Carol Channing, Kristen Chenoweth and Sutton Foster, among others.

October 22nd: “I Love a Piano, Etc.”                                                                              Come follow the band!  It’s an hour of songs that glorify musical instruments: 76  trombones (naturally!), a cornet, a cello, a violin, a whole bunch of ukeleles—and even an  ocarina.

October 29th: “It Takes Two”                                                                                             The electric current that’s generated when not one but two performers are singing on        stage … and the duets include Eddy and MacDonald, Chenoweth and Menzel, and Garland  and Rooney.

Catch Footlight Parade in Cleveland on WCLV 104.9 every Saturday at 6pm.
You can also stream our Footlight Parade archives!

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News from Kids Love Musicals!

KLM Pic3CWRU 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.

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