Frequently Asked Questions
What is the Musical Theatre Guild (MTG)?
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.
The Guild is a resident company at Glendale’s historic Alex Theater and produces four concert stage readings in each season in addition to their extensive outreach programming.
Entertainment Today says the Musical Theatre Guild is “a treasured gift to Los Angeles” and The Los Angeles Times declares “Musical Theatre Guild occupies one of the most distinct niches in L.A. Theatre”. MTG has received the Margaret Harford Award for “sustained excellence in the theatre” from the Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle.
- How many shows does MTG produce each season?
Who are the MTG Members?
MTG Members are members of the Actor’s Equity Association and are working professionals in musical theatre, theatre, tv & film, among other media.
Please click here to get to know our Members!
What type of shows does MTG produce?
MTG is devoted to preserving the unique American art form of musical theatre by presenting seldom-seen musicals, whether they are previous hits rarely produced today or possibly more recent Broadway shows that didn’t tour. Many times, MTG produces a show’s West Coast premiere.
When are MTG productions?
Please click here to view our current season and dates for our productions!
How does MTG implement diversity & inclusion within the membership?
Diversity, equity, and inclusion are important to MTG. Please click here for more information regarding our mission as a theatre company.
- Where does MTG perform?
How do I sign up to receive more information about MTG?
MTG sends out E-Newsletters announcing upcoming news and productions! Please click here to sign up for our E-Newsletter. You may unsubscribe at any time.
Please also follow and engage with us on social media!
How may I hire MTG Members for my own projects or university masterclasses?
MTG Members are diverse in background and talent!
Please visit our Members Page here to directly contact our members for your project, whether it’s for a musical, play, film, tv, voice-over, etc.
You may also find more resources you’re in need of on our Member’s Page where you can find a voice, acting, or dance teacher. Or a musical director, director, or choreographer! Our members possess many talents on and off stage. Check out our Member’s Page!
For university-level masterclasses, click here to learn more, or please email [email protected] to inquire about MTG Members giving your University music students Master Classes!
Is MTG a non-profit theatre?
Yes, the Musical Theatre Guild is a 501(c)(3) non-profit theatre company. Click here to learn ways you can donate to and support MTG!
How do I donate to MTG?
MTG is a 501(c)(3) non-profit theatre and is dependent upon the generosity of public donations to produce our seasons. We are a member-run theatre company with all donations going directly to producing our seasons and our Youth Outreach Programs. Want to learn ways you can support MTG? Visit our Donations Page! You can also watch a tutorial video on how to donate and learn about our Donor Dashboard.
What is the Donor Dashboard?
The Donor Dashboard is a way for our donors to keep track of their donations to MTG. Once you donate for the first time via the website you can create a donor login and account. Here you can review any recurring donations and also retrieve receipts for your tax-deductible gifts. Watch a tutorial video on how this new feature benefits our donors while supporting MTG.
Where is the Alex Theatre?
The Alex Theater is located at 216 North Brand Boulevard, Glendale, California. Please click here for more information about the Alex Theater.
Where do I park when attending an MTG show?
Please click here for parking information and visiting the Alex Theatre.
What are the COVID-19 protocols for MTG Productions?
To ensure the safety of our patrons, actors, crew and staff the following COVID-19 Safety and General Conduct Policies are in place for MTG’s productions:
- MASKS ARE RECOMMENDED.
- While masks and full COVID vaccination and booster shots are no longer required, both are strongly recommended for all MTG performances at the Alex Theatre.
- Please note that these health and safety measures are subject to change at Musical Theatre Guild’s sole discretion and based on evolving health and safety guidance and conditions. We will continue monitoring the L.A. County Health Department to ensure we are following all applicable health and safety protocols.
What are MTG’s Community Outreach Programs?
The MTG has two Youth Outreach Programs.
As part of MTG’s mission to expose new audiences, Los Angeles area high school students, who are prepared in advance with a visit from a company member, are invited to attend the performances free of charge.
In 2000, MTG, in partnership with the Music Center of Los Angeles Education Division, began a series of unique in-school programs, using the elements of Musical Theatre as a teaching tool. Their debut program, The History of Musical Theatre, introduces students from all cultural backgrounds to this popular and inclusive American art form. Additional programs followed. From The Page To The Stage uses musicals based on literary sources to encourage reading and Revolution! which premiered in 2018, incorporates historical characters and events from the musical theatre repertory to teach American history. The programs have been utilized successfully in Migrant Education and English Language Development programs. Click here for more information.
Universities may also inquire about MTG Members giving their music students Master Classes. To learn how you can bring MTG to your school please email [email protected].