She Loves Me

The ads proclaimed “SHE LOVES ME in Concert,” but as we’ve all learned, “in concert” can mean many different things. Would this presentation at 4th Wall Theatre in Bloomfield, New Jersey offer us some or all of the songs that composer Jerry Bock and lyricist Sheldon Harnick wrote for their 1963 masterpiece? Would some, all [...]

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The most enduring song from FIDDLER ON THE ROOF is, of course, “Sunrise, Sunset.” Since late 1964, has there ever been a wedding reception, bar or bat mitzvah where it hasn’t been played? Its theme is how “swiftly go the days.” Indeed they do, Sheldon Harnick agrees. The lyricist of the Tony-winning classic “can’t believe” [...]

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“This magnificent set is testimony to Sheldon’s place in the pantheon of Broadway musical creators.” – Harold Prince As we celebrate Sheldon Harnick’s 90th birthday and the 50th anniversary of Fiddler on the Roof’s Broadway debut, there couldn’t be a better time for the release of “Hidden Treasures”. This spectacular 2-CD set features 53 demos [...]

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Yes, the opening song is called “Bless This Land,” but let’s also bless the York Theatre Company for reminding us that TENDERLOIN is a blessedly good musical. James Morgan’s troupe finished its Sheldon Harnick festival with a solidly staged reading of the 1960 show. Director Carl Andress demonstrated that TENDERLOIN is a viable title that [...]

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It’s never too early to plan your theater’s holiday show, and MTI is pleased to offer a wonderful and diverse selection of musicals perfect for this coming season. Looking for a musical adaptation of a blockbuster holiday movie?  Ready to take a journey with Ebenezer Scrooge through the past, present and future?  Can’t wait to [...]

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The “Choosing Your High School’s Musical” series is a series of blog posts designed to introduce you to shows that we know are fantastic in a high school setting. Of course, it’s up to you to determine if the shows are best-suited to your community, so make sure to order a perusal copy of the [...]

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Two MTI Shows Receive Top Honors from The Wall Street Journal in List of 2010′s Best Theatrical Productions Anywhere! Throughout 2010, The Wall Street Journal ‘s drama critic Terry Teachout crisscrossed America in search of memorable, innovative theater from Broadway and beyond.  Teachout saw countless new and classic works performed by professional companies throughout the [...]

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It is with a heavy heart that MTI mourns the loss of beloved composer, Jerry Bock (FIDDLER ON THE ROOF, SHE LOVES ME).  Mr. Bock was 81 years old, and throughout his lifetime, he made many indelible contributions to the world of musical theatre.  Several industry websites are covering this sad event, including this tribute [...]

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Now is the perfect time to select your organization’s holiday show. Whether you’re in the market for a Christmas classic or for a show that simply and gently captures the holiday spirit, MTI has a show that’s right for you.

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