WE REVIVE BROADWAY JEWELS
BROADWAY'S FORGOTTEN GEMS IN CONCERT
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. Members represent over 60 Broadway shows, 79 Broadway National Tours, countless regional productions, cast recordings, solo albums, voice-overs, commercials, film & television appearances, plus dozens of Ovation, Drama Desk, and Tony Award Nominations.
The Musical Theatre Guild, a nonprofit membership company of theatrical professionals, is devoted to preserving the unique American art form of musical theatre by presenting seldom-seen musicals, and by offering education for both the current and next generations of musical theatre audiences.
Diversity and Inclusion
Musical Theatre Guild is a diverse, inclusive, and equitable organization where all artists and volunteers, whatever their gender, race, ethnicity, national origin, age, sexual orientation or identity, education, religion, or disability, feel valued and respected. We are committed to a nondiscriminatory approach, whether it is on our stage or behind the scenes, and provide equal opportunity for engagement and advancement in all of our programs. As it is a reflection of our vibrant society, we respect and value diverse life experiences and heritages and ensure that all voices are valued and heard.
We’re committed to modeling diversity and inclusion for the entire industry of the non-profit performing arts sector and to maintaining an inclusive environment with equitable treatment for all. Read our full Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Statement here.
Since 1995, Musical Theatre Guild has presented countless concerts of lesser-known and forgotten gems from the canon at such venues as the Pasadena Playhouse, Alex Theatre, Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, and Moss Theatre at New Roads School. In addition, our extensive youth outreach program has brought thousands of students into our theaters, (often for the very first time) and in association with the Music Center Education Division, directly into the classroom.
A Musical in 25 Hours
As the clock ticks down, a musical comes to life.
We love musicals. We hope you do too! And a chance for you to see, and for us to perform in a musical that’s hardly ever done? Well, that’s a special treat for all of us.
The Musical Theatre Guild was founded in 1996 by a dedicated group of professional musical artists who were interested in exploring and preserving works from the musical theatre repertoire that were either forgotten, neglected, or unfairly dismissed.
Musical Theatre Guild’s unique concert format (books in hand) requires us to focus on the script and the score, eliminate unnecessary production values, and for our busy actor members, streamline the majority of the rehearsal process into one focused long weekend.
The cast meets once or twice prior to the weekend for basic musical rehearsal. On Thursday and Friday, all staging takes place with a complete run-through scheduled for Saturday. On Sunday afternoon we enter the theatre and add the technical elements and orchestra, and voila – it’s opening night! Our actors have all compared this experience with being shot out of a cannon. Not that any of us have actually ever done that feat – but you get the idea.
This format enables us to take the risk to present works that other theatres would not dream to schedule and features some of the finest talent in Southern California on our stage.
We invite you to join us and experience rare musicals together. BUY YOUR TICKETS HERE!
Eli and Edythe Broad Stage
The Eli and Edythe Broad Stage at Santa Monica College opened in October 2008 to bring theater, dance, film, opera, musicals and symphony and chamber orchestras to Westside audiences. Supported by a programming endowment from The Broad Foundation, The Broad Stage has drawn headline artists to perform at the 499-seat intimate theater.