SWEENEY TODD, MUSIC MAN, et al. Included in Musical Theater Heritage's New Season
Musical Theater Heritage of Kansas City has announced its new shows for the upcoming 2012 season at Crown Center full of traditional favorites. This season will feature MTH's traditional "Musical Mondays," impromptu evenings of musical theater hosted by Tim Scott, featuring KC's finest actors and singers. Both the performers and songs are a surprise, which makes this evening a unique experience. Performances will be February 20, April 2, June 4, July 30, September 10, and November 19. Reservations are required: (816) 221-6987.
The regular season will open with Stephen Sondheim's dark musical, SWEENEY TODD, running April 12-29, starring Don Richard and Cathy Barnett. August 9-26 will be Meredith Wilson's classic THE MUSIC MAN, followed by the MTH traditional concert A SPECTACULAR CHRISTMAS, December 6-23. The latter show is new every year, but always features classic Christmas songs from both movies and musicals. It is funny, heartfelt, sentimental, starring many of KC's best-loved local performers.
Musical Theater Heritage was founded in 1998 by George Harter, as a 501c3 production company to entertain and enlighten new generations with the legacy of the American art form known as Musical Comedy.
MTH presents classic musical theater and review performances in the 240 seat, Off Center Theatre at the Crown Center Shops in Kansas City. These are professional productions using all local talent and are presented in concert or semi-staged form.
In 2009 MTH's production of Big River was named "The Best Musical of the Year" by The Johnson County Sun, and in 2010 MTH's 1776 was named "Best Musical Revival of the Year" by The Pitch.
MTH also produces "A Night on the Town", a weekly syndicated radio show on the American Musical, written and hosted by George Harter and sponsored by the historic Algonquin Hotel in New York City. In Kansas City, "A Night on the Town" is heard on KPR, at 91.5 FM, Saturday nights at 9. The program is also heard in Dallas, Atlanta, south Florida and on New York Public Radio. Special licensing arrangements enable them to also make the show available on their website: http://www.anightonthetown.org/
Several times a year, MTH takes theater fans to New York for organized trips that include Broadway shows, fine dining, four nights at the Algonquin Hotel and fascinating insights into the history of Broadway and the American Musical. http://www.anightonthetown.org/trips.htm
Visit http://www.musicaltheaterheritage.com/2012Season.htm for more information and to check out MTH's season ticket deals.