2009 Grant Awards: Access to Artistic Excellence
[ August 11, 2008 deadline ]
Folk & Traditional Arts |
Local Arts Agencies
Media Arts |
Musical Theater |
Some details of the projects listed below are subject to change, contingent upon prior
5th Avenue Theatre Association
To support productions of Leonard Bernstein's On the Town, directed by Associate Artistic Director William Berry, and Candide, directed by Producing Artistic Director David Armstrong. The productions are part of a city-wide Bernstein festival, taking place in spring of 2010.
Alpine Theatre Project, Inc.
To support the regional premiere of The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee by William Finn and Rachel Sheinkin. The project will serve the rural, underserved population of the Flathead Valley community.
Amas Musical Theatre, Inc. (Consortium)
New York, NY
To support the production of Signs of Life: A Tale of Terezin, an exploration of the Jewish artists' ghetto created by the Nazis in Czechoslavakia during World War II, with music by Joel Derfner, lyrics by Len Schiff, and book by Peter Ullian.
Asolo Theatre, Inc. (aka Asolo Repertory Theatre)
To support the Kaleidoscope Summer Musical Theatre Workshop. The program will provide people with developmental disabilities the opportunity to create and perform a work of musical theater.
Barrington Stage Company, Inc.
To support a production of Rodgers and Hammerstein's classic work Carousel, directed by Artistic Director Julianne Boyd.
Civic Light Opera (aka Pittsburgh CLO)
To support the Gallery of Heroes education and outreach program. Pioneers of Flight, by Jason Coll, will explore aviation history and the courageous visionaries who took to the sky.
Cumberland County Playhouse, Inc.
To support the development and premiere of Home Sweet Home To Me: The Rocky Top Musical. The musical, drawing from the songs of the late Felice and Boudleaux Bryant, will be performed in repertory with other works on the main stage.
Floyd J. McCree Theatre & Fine Arts Centre (aka The "New" McCree Theatre)
To support a multi-city tour of Purlie, the Musical. The tour will reach communities with significant African American populations.
Light Opera Works
To support a production A Little Night Music, with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by Hugh Wheeler. Based on an Ingmar Bergman film, the production will feature a score that consists entirely of waltzes.
Lyric Stage, Inc.
To support the preservation and production of the 1939 musical comedy Too Many Girls by Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart. Bruce Pomahac, music director of the Rodgers and Hammerstein Organization, will restore Hans Spialek's orchestrations and Hugh Martin's vocal arrangements for a premiere performance.
Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma, Inc.
Oklahoma City, OK
To support a production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, with accompanying educational activities. Proposed director and choreographer Gerry McIntyre will direct the 1972 musical with music by Andrew Lloyd Webber, lyrics by Tim Rice, and book by Ray Galton and Alan Simpson.
Mad River Theater Works
West Liberty, OH
To support a collaborative, play-making process with the residents of farms and small towns. Founding Artistic Director Jeff Hooper will be the playwright and music director, and performer Bob Lucas will compose the songs.
MCT, Inc. (aka Missoula Children's Theatre)
To support a national performing arts residency tour to underserved communities. Touring actors/directors will cast local youth in an original musical, to be rehearsed and performed for an audience within a week.
Music Theatre of Wichita, Inc.
To support a production of Kiss Me, Kate. Based on Shakespeare's The Taming of the Shrew, with music and lyrics by Cole Porter and a libretto by Sam and Bella Spewack, the production will mark the regional debut of the acclaimed 1999 revised version.
Musical Theater Center, Inc.
To support The Stephen Schwartz Project, a musical revue based on the works of composer Stephen Schwartz. Originally conceived, staged, and choreographed by Michael J. Bobbitt, the production will feature young performers ages 13 to 18.
Musical Theatre West
Long Beach, CA
To support the School Assemblies component of the Youth Cultural Enrichment Program. The program will provide year-round musical theater exposure and enrichment projects for children and youth.
New York City Center, Inc.
New York, NY
To support the restoration, remounting, and staged concert productions of musicals in the Encores! Series. The 17th annual series of rarely heard American musicals will bring the works to life and preserve our musical theater heritage.
Los Angeles, CA
To support a production of Songs & Dances of Imaginary Lands, a site-specific musical play. The project will result from the collaboration of more than 50 artists led by Artistic Director O-Lan Jones.
Pan Asian Repertory Theatre, Inc. (aka Pan Asian Rep)
New York, NY
To support the New York premiere production of Imelda, a new musical with book by Sachi Oyama, music by Nathan Wang, and lyrics by Aaron Coleman. The production will be directed by Tim Dang of Los Angeles's East West Players.
Paper Mill Playhouse (Consortium)
To support the Access for Artists with Disabilities Program. In partnership with the New Jersey Theatre Alliance, the program will provide training and networking opportunities for both performing artists with disabilities and performing arts organizations to raise awareness of these artists' abilities and theater participation.
San Jose Children's Musical Theater (aka Children's Musical Theater San Jose)
San Jose, CA
To support a production of the musical The Who's Tommy. Artistic Director Kevin Hauge will direct the contemporary work featuring music and lyrics by Peter Townshend, book by Des McAnuff and Townshend, and additional music by John Entwhistle and Keith Moon.
Society of the Educational Arts, Inc.
New York, NY
To support productions of children's musical theater, with accompanying workshops in New York and Puerto Rico. Through the presentation of children's classics and folk tales drawn from Spanish-speaking countries worldwide, the project will preserve Latin American arts and culture.
Stages St. Louis
To support the production of the Tony Award-winning musical The Drowsy Chaperone, with accompanying outreach and educational activities. Artistic Director Michael Hamilton will direct the work with music and lyrics by Lisa Lambert and Greg Morrison, and book by Bob Martin and Don McKellar.
Theatre Building Chicago, NFP
To support the Musical Theatre Writers' Workshop, with accompanying educational activities. Artistic Director John Sparks and Associate Artistic Director Allan Chambers will lead the development program for lyricists, composers, and book writers to cultivate new musicals.
Theatreworks/USA Corporation (aka Theatreworks)
New York, NY
To support a national tour of theater productions for young audiences. Audiences in as many as 38 states and the District of Columbia will be provided access to live theater and educational activities that complement school curricula.
Young at Heart Chorus, Inc. (aka Young@Heart)
To support the creation of We're Still Here. Artistic Director Bob Cilman will direct a musical montage of previous works created by more than 100 chorus members combined with new music and material.
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