Pittsburgh Musical Theater

Rating: 4.81 stars   16 reviews

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Location: 327 S Main Street Pittsburgh PA 15220 USA

Mission: PMT is committed to its mission of providing quality, affordable musical theater to the Pittsburgh region, to educating youth in the arts and to employing and developing local talent.  
Results: PMT considers the youth of our organization to be our most valuable asset. Placing their education at the center of our programming has enabled a philosophy of “continuity of training that is tested regularly in performance’” to gain traction. This philosophy has proved effective in producing disciplined, prepared individuals. A small staff with a strong commitment to our mission provides a foundation of focus and flexibility. This allows PMT to meet challenges with an eye for quick action to adapt. PMT is considered the home away from home by most of our students and graduates. Because of our small size there has been a ‘family’ feel to our culture, where young talent is nurtured and graduates return regularly to act, direct, and teach. Seeing 1200 students completely focused on a live theatrical production and cheering at its conclusion confirms our mission. This happens regularly over the course of the season. Watching our young talent mature into seasoned performers ready to excel in either higher education or the professional world is a measure of PMT’s success. Knowing that the majority of our students will apply the discipline, heart, and knowledge they have gained through their association with PMT to a wide range of professions validates the basic PMT process as a builder of good citizens. Seeing dozens of our graduates from the 90s building careers on Broadway, film, and TV validates PMT’s musical theater education as a promoter of the next generation of theatrical artists.  Seeing grandparents with their grandchildren and large families attending a cultural activity on a regular basis validates PMT’s mission to provide high quality, affordable musical theater to the Pittsburgh community.
Target demographics: Pittsburgh Musical Theater’s mission statement provides the basis for its artistic vision. PMT is committed to providing quality musical theater at an affordable price, to educating youth, and to developing and promoting local talent. Thus, artistic decisions are made with PMT’s student and audience demographics in mind. Our goal is to combine local seasoned professionals and career-oriented younger artists to produce quality musicals.  Accessible materials with compelling themes that play well to our middle and working class audiences are a driving force. As well, musicals that provide opportunities for our high school and college age students, and musicals that support educational goals in the public schools demand attention.  Overall, we see artistic value in leveraging what is best in our professional company to support our educational programs. Maintaining a pricing point that allows all citizens to experience the joy of a musical performed in Pittsburgh’s Cultural District continues to inspire our vision.
Direct beneficiaries per year: Our Students and Local Professionals we employee
Geographic areas served: Allegheny,Beaver,Butler,Mercer,Washington,Greene
Programs: Pre College Program Transitions ProgramSaturday ProgramStudent Matinee ProgramOutreach Programs
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Rating: 5 stars  

9 people found this review helpful

The company is a great organization which fulfills its mission of employing local professional talent (including union talent), offering affordable prices for attending professional productions of quality musical theatre, and teaching the art form. The company still needs to be more firmly entrenched in the popular culture of the City of Pittsburgh. It should be listed alongside the other local companies (including even listings of class cancellations due to weather), and should be represented in public forums of arts organizations more often.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

buy and remodel its own building, and expand its capacity.

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2010-1-01

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7 people found this review helpful

PMT has been amazing for me and my family. The training that I have received throughout my time there has helped me to grow so much as a performer. PMT provides incredible opportunities to young performers and exposes them to professional theater in a unique way. I am thankful that I was led there.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Greater resources/funding.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

Training and fellowship.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

AMAZING and constantly supportive.

Ways to make it better...

I had started there earlier

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

Money.

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About every week

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2010-1-01

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4 people found this review helpful

I LOVE PITTSBURGH MUSICAL THEATER! I spend so much time here it is like my second home. The opportunities they give to students are amazing, there is no other place like it. The faculty is amazing and very helpful and committed to getting students to do their best. The facilities are ok, but they could be better. However, this is hard because we don't have too much money.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

the exceptional staff

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

that it is so fun

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

so nice and very talented

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

be even better than it already is! bigger, cleaner, nicer facilities!

Ways to make it better...

the facilities were cleaner and bigger

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

One thing I'd also say is that...

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-2-01

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3 people found this review helpful

My daughter LOVES PMT. As a parent, I very much appreciate that it provides professionally run, personal and friendly musical theater instruction for children across the Pittsburgh area. PMT is a fantastic home for my daugther and the staff and volunteers manage to create musical performances with young children without forgetting that they are, in fact, children. THANKS, PMT!!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Watching my daughter perform in shows that my whole family enjoyed. She got more than we imagined out of her experience!

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

friendly, knowledgeable and helfpul. They have never pushed my daughter to do something she's uncomfortable wtih, yet get her to do challenging things

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Provide access to theater to more and more kids.

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2010-1-01

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3 people found this review helpful

Pittsburgh Musical Theater has provided my children with a well rounded education and friendships they will have for life. It is a Wonderful Organization to be a part of.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

OUTSTANDING

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About every week

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2010-1-01

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