Come Sing with us on September 14 in downtown Glendale

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Musical Theatre Guild, a resident theatre company of the Alex Theatre and Glendale Arts, will be performing songs from their upcoming BROADWAY IN CONCERT 2019-2020 season! MTG has been bringing Broadway’s Treasures in concert to Glendale and Los Angeles audiences for the last 24th years.  See why the LA Times says MTG is “…a treasured gift to Los Angeles for which we should all be deeply grateful.

COME SING WITH US at the Glendale Arts Open Arts and Music Festival on Sept. 14.

Musical Theatre Guild at Open Arts and Music Fest

Musical Theatre Guild Presents Sunday in the Park With George

Musical Theatre Guild Presents

The Broadway Musical Inspired by a Masterpiece!

MTG presents Sunday in the Park With George

Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim  •  Book by James Lapine

“Work is what you do for others… Art is what you do for yourself.”

Winner of the 1985 Pulitzer Prize for drama, SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE is an enchanting show with a complex, beautiful, haunting score reflecting Georges Seurat’s imagined journey as he creates his most famous painting: A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte. Then, in classic Sondheim/James Lapine style, it presents a second act centered around a modern-day descendant, also a George, an artist blocked and wrestling with the pursuit of his creative spark in today’s commercial world.

Act I premiered Off-Broadway in 1983 starring Bernadette Peters & Mandy Patinkin and on Broadway with both acts in 1984. It also won the Drama Desk & NY Drama Critic’s Circle Awards, was nominated for 11 Tony© Awards, & won for scenic & lighting design. Revived on Broadway in 2008 & 2017.

“Bit by bit, putting it together…”

MTG cast of Sunday in the Park w George

Our Cast:

Marc Ginsburg  – George
Alyssa Simmons –  Dot
Brent Schindele – Jules/Greenberg
Teri Bibb – Yvonne/Naomi
Eileen Barnett – Old Lady/Blair
Jennifer Bennett –  Nurse/Mrs./Harriet
Will Collyer – Franz/Dennis
Wendy Rosoff  – Frieda/Betty
Todd Gajdusek – Boatman/Redmond
Matthew Patrick Davis – Soldier 1/Alex
Kevin Matsumoto – Soldier 2
Ashley Fox Linton – Celeste 2/Photographer
Tal Fox – Celeste 1/Elaine
Anthony Gruppuso – Louis/Billy Webster
Scott Harlan  – Mr./Lee Randolph
Savannah Fisher – Louise

SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE will be directed by Thomas James O’Leary. Musical direction by Doug Peck. Production supervision by Todd Gajdusek & Eileen Barnett

Presented in staged concert reading format on Sunday, May 5, 2019 at 7pm at the historic Alex Theatre in Glendale, CA.

Musical Theatre Guild is comprised of the finest musical theatre artists in the Los Angeles area, producing staged concert readings (book in hand) of Broadway’s forgotten gems and undiscovered treasures. For over twenty years, Musical Theatre Guild has produced nearly 100 shows, many of which are once-in-a-generation opportunities to be performed and seen. Performances are presented with minimal scenery and costumes. A live professional orchestra is utilized for all productions.

Recognitions include The Los Angeles Drama Critics Margaret Harford Award, The Actors’ Equity Foundation, The ASCAP Foundation, The California Arts Council, City of Los Angeles Cultural Affairs Department, Los Angeles County Arts Commission, The City of Los Angeles Artistic Excellence Citation, and more.

MTG presents Sunday in the Park With George

MTG Rewind: Revisiting Musical Theatre Guild’s Greatest Moments

Journey Back With Us!

Musical Theatre Guild Rewind Fundraiser

Since 1996, the Musical Theatre Guild has showcased Broadway’s forgotten gems and undiscovered treasures.

Marvel in over 20 years of our top musical theatre moments!

Come celebrate the MTG legacy as we revisit some of our best musical moments,
performed by many of the original MTG cast members, whose credits span Broadway, national tours, regional theaters and concert halls around the country and the world.

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See why the LA Times called the Musical Theatre Guild:
“a treasured gift to Los Angeles for which we should all be grateful.”

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*All proceeds from the evening support MTG’s student outreach program and further our mission of preserving and celebrating musical theater for this, and future generations.

Musical Theatre Guild Presents Minnie’s Boys

Musical Theatre Guild presents Minnies Boys

MINNIE’S BOYS was performed at the historic Alex Theatre in Glendale, CA
on Sunday, February 10th, at 7pm.

Reviewed by Broadway World

The Madcap MARX BROTHERS Musical!

“Rich is…havin’ the moola to scratch where you itch!”

MINNIE’S BOYS – Book by Arthur Marx & Robert Fisher. Music by Larry Grossman. Lyrics by Hal Hackady.

Before Mama Rose, there was Minnie, a super-Mom who was the driving force behind the famous Marx Brothers. A vaudeville performer herself, Minnie coaxed, pushed, pulled and prodded the boys into their now-famous entity. Seldom seen but dearly loved, Larry Grossman & Hal Hackady’s tuneful and infectious score takes us through the zany early years of the brothers as they get their start in burlesque. You know their films, but we bet you don’t know how it all started. This show will fill you in!

Our Cast:

Minnie's Boys CAST - Musical Theatre Guild

Susan Edwards Martin as Minnie ◾ Bryan Chesters as Sam Marx ◾ Matthew Patrick Davis as Groucho Marx ◾ Travis Leland as Chico Marx ◾ Scott McLean Harrison as Harpo Marx ◾ Chad Doreck as Zeppo Marx ◾  Matt Braver as Gummo Marx ◾ Glenn Rosenblum as Al Shean ◾ Thomas W. Ashworth as E.F. Albee ◾ John Massey as Hockmeister/Robwell ◾ Eric B. Anthony as Maxie/Sandow the Great ◾ Eydie Alyson as Mrs. Krupnik/Murdock ◾ Pamela Hamill as Mrs. Flanagan/Mrs. McNish ◾ Jennifer Knox as Cindy/Miss White House ◾ Bailey Blaise Mariea as Miss Eiffel Tower ◾ Monica Ricketts as Miss Taj Mahal ◾ Kevin Matsumoto as Male Ensemble

MINNIE’S BOYS was directed by Jeremy Scott Lapp and choreographed by Kevin Jenkins. Musical direction by Tom Griep. Production supervision by Melissa Lyons Caldretti.

Presented in staged concert reading format on Sunday, February 10, 2019 at 7pm at the historic Alex Theatre in Glendale, CA.

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Musical Theatre Guild is comprised of the finest musical theatre artists in the Los Angeles area, producing staged concert readings (book in hand) of Broadway’s forgotten gems and undiscovered treasures. For over twenty years, Musical Theatre Guild has produced nearly 100 shows, many of which are once-in-a-generation opportunities to be performed and seen. Performances are presented with minimal scenery and costumes. A live professional orchestra is utilized for all productions.

Recognitions include The Los Angeles Drama Critics Margaret Harford Award, The Actors’ Equity Foundation, The ASCAP Foundation, The California Arts Council, City of Los Angeles Cultural Affairs Department, Los Angeles County Arts Commission, The City of Los Angeles Artistic Excellence Citation, and more.

Musical Theatre Guild presents Minnie's Boys

Musical Theatre Guild Presents ZORBA

ZORBA was performed at the historic Alex Theatre in Glendale, CA on Sunday, November 11, 2018 at 7pm.

Musical Theatre Guild presents Zorba

“After love…. what else is there?”

ZORBA – Book by Joseph Stein. Music by John Kander. Lyrics by Fred Ebb.

Kander and Ebb (Chicago, Cabaret) travel us to Greece with one of their most beautifully evocative scores in this TONY AWARD winning  Broadway Musical.  Based on the 1952 novel and 1964 classic film, ZORBA is a tender and turbulent evening of love and passion.

“Every minute is a new minute… every second is a new second!”

 

The reviews!

Stage Scene LA

Broadway World

Paul Myrvolds’s Theatre Notes

Cast of Zorba - Musical Theatre Guild

Our Cast:

Zorba: MICHAEL KOSTROFF ◾ Niko: DINO NICANDROS ◾ Mimiko: PAUL WONG ◾ Leader: EILEEN BARNETT ◾ Hortense: EYDIE ALYSON ◾ Widow: TAL FOX ◾  Maria: BAILEY BLAISE ◾ Pavli: MATT BRAVER ◾ Marika:  JILL MARIE BURKE ◾ Old man: JOSHUA FINKEL ◾ Konstandi: ANTHONY GRUPPUSO ◾ Katina: VERONICA GUTIERREZ ◾ Athena: SHARON LOGAN ◾ Despo: SUSAN EDWARDS MARTIN ◾ Priest: KEVIN MATSUMOTO ◾ Panayotis: GABRIEL NAVARRO ◾ Fivos: TANNER RAMPTON ◾ Constable: GLENN ROSENBLUM ◾ Mavrodani: ROBERT YACKO

ZORBA was directed by Alan Bailey and choreographed by Cheryl Baxter-Ratliff. Musical direction by Brad Ellis. Production supervision by John Massey, Jr.

Presented in staged concert reading format on Sunday, November 11, 2018 at 7pm at the historic Alex Theatre in Glendale, CA.

Musical Theatre Guild is comprised of the finest musical theatre artists in the Los Angeles area, producing staged concert readings (book in hand) of Broadway’s forgotten gems and undiscovered treasures. For over twenty years, Musical Theatre Guild has produced nearly 100 shows, many of which are once-in-a-generation opportunities to be performed and seen. Performances are presented with minimal scenery and costumes. A live professional orchestra is utilized for all productions.

Recognitions include The Los Angeles Drama Critics Margaret Harford Award, The Actors’ Equity Foundation, The ASCAP Foundation, The California Arts Council, City of Los Angeles Cultural Affairs Department, Los Angeles County Arts Commission, The City of Los Angeles Artistic Excellence Citation, and more.