Our concerts showcase the finest theater songs while exploring the cultural and historical impact of musical theater. Often referred to as a “docu–concert” or live documentary, each TMTP concert combines live performance with dozens of rare still images and video clips.
For those who not only love musical theater, but are interested in this uniquely American art form. All of our shows are stories designed for those who want to know more. Click on the below titles for individual concert information. Here’s what’s coming up…
Winsor! A Cleveland Cabaret
For Good: The New Generation of Musicals
Luck Be A Lady: The Songs of Frank Loesser
Oh, What a Beautiful Mornin’: The Impact of Oklahoma!
A Christmas Cabaret
The Gershwins in Hollywood
Old Friends: An Afternoon with Cryer & Ford
Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Allegro: In-Concert Musical
Let’s Not Waste a Moment: The Impact of Milk and Honey
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.
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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.
July 1st: “1955 on Stage and Screen” The best of the year, including “Damn Yankees” and “Silk Stockings” on stage, and on screen, Brando in “Guys and Dolls” and Astaire in “Daddy Long Legs.”
July 8th: “There’s a Place for Us: Utopias in Song”
What would your perfect world look like? We may find it in an hour that will take us to 17 utopias explored in songs from stage and screen.
July 15th: “To Dub or Not to Dub?”
Should Emma Stone have been allowed to do her own singing in “La La Land”? Absolutely. How about Lucille Ball in the movie version of “Mame”? Absolutely not. It’s a tricky business!
July 22nd: “1946 on Screen” The best of the year, including Bing Crosby, Fred Astaire and Lena Horne in two films apiece … and Judy Garland in three!
July 29th: “Teamwork: The Brothers Gershwin” Gershwin biographer Deena Rosenberg is the guest in exploring songs that celebrate the synergy of combining the right words and music.
Catch Footlight Parade in Cleveland on WCLV 104.9 every Saturday at 6pm.
You can also stream our Footlight Parade archives!