START A NEW HOLIDAY TRADITION!

new-christmas-cabaret-imageA Christmas Cabaret
Featuring the Season’s Best of Broadway and Hollywood

Reserve now to guarantee your seats for our perennial favorite. Performances are already selling quickly! Whether you join us at Stocker’s intimate Cirigliano Studio Theatre or share a festive meal at Nighttown, you’ll hear classics like “It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas,” “White Christmas” and “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas.”

Xmas Cabaret Hat Shot

TMTP artistic director Bill Rudman and associate artistic director Nancy Maier

Stocker Arts Center
December 9th & 10th
Tickets available at (440) 366-4040 or StockerArtsCenter.com

Nighttown
December 11th & 12th
Tickets available at (216) 245-8687 or click HERE to order online now!

Click HERE for details.

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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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Up next on FOOTLIGHT PARADE…

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December 3rd: “There’s a Parade in Town”                                                                    We’ll get you stepping high in time with the marching bands in such musicals as “Hello, Dolly!,” “Sweet Charity” and “Barnum.”

December 10th: “Let’s Personify!”                                                                               Songs from Broadway and Hollywood that literally come alive thanks to that age-old device called personification … and you’ll know it when you hear it: “Ol’ Man River,” “Luck Be a Lady,” “They Call the Wind Maria” and much more.

December 17th: “Familiar Voices: More TV Stars in Musicals”                               Sixteen more TV stars whose work in musicals is worth noting, including Sarah Jessica Parker, Betty Buckley, Hal Linden and even Sean Hayes.

December 24th: “What’s in a Name?”                                                                          More than you might think in this hour of songs that celebrate everybody from Maria to Bloody Mary.

December 31st: “Spotlight on Barbara Cook (Part 1)”                                                To mark the recent publication of her memoirs, here’s an interview Bill Rudman did with the great singer in 1986, with this installment focusing on such musicals as “She Loves Me,” “The Music Man” and “Candide.”

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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