ABOUT THE PARTNERS
THE MUSICAL THEATER PROJECT
The mission of The Musical Theater Project (TMTP), a nonprofit organization formed in 2000, is to explore the American musical and the cultural and social history that surrounds it by creating programs that educate as well as entertain people of all ages. No other organization in the country holds this mission. Programs include the nationally syndicated radio program Footlight Parade; The Song Is You!, a concert and cabaret series now in its 12th season; and Kids Love Musicals!, an artist-in-residence program for schools and other community settings.
Playhouse Square is a not-for-profit performing arts center whose mission is presenting and producing a wide variety of quality performing arts, advancing arts education and creating a destination that is a superior location for entertainment, business and residential living, thereby strengthening the economic vitality of the region. As the country’s largest performing arts center outside of New York, Playhouse Square attracts more than one million guests each year to more than 1,000 annual events.
This guide has been produced with support from The Human Fund, City of Cleveland, Ohio Arts Council, The Chuck and Char Fowler Family Foundation, The Reinberger Foundation and The Helen F. and Louis Stolier Family Foundation.
TEACHER PREPARATION GUIDE: CONTRIBUTORSDoris Anderson-Allen, Retired English Teacher, CMSDEugenia Cash, Social Studies Curriculum & Instruction Manager, CMSDKimberly Sias, Director, All-City ArtsJodi Maile Kirk, Curriculum Consultant, The Musical Theater ProjectHeather Meeker, Executive Director, The Musical Theater ProjectPatrick Miller, Graphic Designer
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