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    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; and Kids Love Musicals!, an artist-in-residence program for schools and other community settings.


    PlayHouseSquare 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.


    The Human Fund

    This guide has been produced with support from The Human Fund, City of Cleveland, Ohio Arts Council, The George Gund Foundation, The Chuck and Char Fowler Family Foundation, The Edwin D. Northrup II Fund, The Reinberger Foundation and The Helen F. and Louis Stolier Family Foundation.



    Doris Anderson-Allen, Retired English Teacher, CMSD
    Eugenia Cash, Social Studies Curriculum & Instruction Manager, CMSD
    Kimberly Sias, Director, All-City Arts
    Jodi Maile Kirk, Curriculum Consultant, The Musical Theater Project
    Heather Meeker, Executive Director, The Musical Theater Project
    Michael Goodill, Website Design

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