Candide (1999)

Looking for a space to do your next musical and can’t find any? Don’t overlook the possibility of renting the local church. I know, I know. Pews instead of theater seats means no arm rests –aside from one on each aisle and one in the middle. Sometime a church’s acoustics can make lines and lyrics [...]

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MTI CEO Freddie Gershon, and wife Myrna, have partnered with the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC to create and fund a grant program to reward outstanding teachers in honor of their friend, composer and lyricist Stephen Sondheim.  According to the Washington Examiner, “The Kennedy Center-Stephen Sondheim Inspirational Teacher Awards announced Tuesday will award $10,000 grants [...]

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In the fourth installment of our Marquee Q & A, actress Anne Horak catches up with MTI’s Tyler Paul to discuss YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN, Susan Stroman & Mel Brooks, and more… Anne Horak, a young actress with a blossoming career, began her journey with a number of leading roles at regional houses fresh out of college. [...]

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The revised 1999 version of CANDIDE has opened to positive reviews at Seattle’s 5th Avenue Theatre! CANDIDE features a book by Hugh Wheeler, music by Leonard Bernstein, and lyrics by Richard Wilbur. Based on the novel by Voltaire, Wheeler’s musical adaptation recounts the story of Candide, the illegitimate  nephew of a German baron, and his [...]

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by Yui Kitamura August 25th marks composer Leonard Bernstein’s birthday. Born in 1918, this prolific artist created a wide variety of music until he died in 1990 at the age of 72. Bernstein was a great educator, conductor, and music director, as well as a composer of classical, film, and theatre music. Of the many [...]

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