Music Theatre Louisville
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Music Theatre Louisville was a non-profit organization in Louisville, Kentucky, dedicated to producing, presenting, and developing diverse and affordable entertainment. Up through 2008, the company staged several shows during the summer at Iroquois Amphitheater in Iroquois Park. In 2009, the company moved to the Bomhard Theater at The Kentucky Center.
In 2008, the company officially changed its name to Broadway at Iroquois, banking on the name recognition of its Iroquois Park location. However, after its move to the Kentucky Center, they reverted to the Music Theatre Louisville moniker.
After the 2011 season, Music Theatre Louisville merged with Stage One Children's Theatre to form Stage One Family Theatre.
- 1 2011 season
- 2 2010 season
- 3 2009 season
- 4 2008 season
- 5 2007 season
- 6 2006 season
- 7 2005 season
- 8 2004 season
- 9 2003 season
- 10 2001 season
- 11 2000 season
- 12 1999 season
- 13 1998 season
- 14 1997 season
- 15 1996 season
- 16 1995 season
- 17 1994 season
- 18 1993 season
- 19 1992 season
- 20 1991 season
- 21 1990 season
- 22 1989 season
- 23 1988 season
- 24 1987 season
- 25 References
- 26 External links
- Ain't Misbehavin' June 24 - July 2, 2011
- Guys and Dolls July 15–23, 2011
- Big: The Musical August 5–14, 2011
- Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory June 13–22, 2008
- Cats July 11–20, 2008
- The Wiz August 8–17, 2008
- A Year with Frog and Toad May 8–18, 2007
- Hello Dolly!, June 15–24, 2007
- 42nd Street, July 6–15, 2007
- Disney's High School Musical, August 3–12, 2007
- Oliver!, September 7–16, 2007
- Schoolhouse Rock Live! May 9–20, 2006
- West Side Story, June 16–25, 2006
- Anything Goes, July 7–16, 2006
- Rodgers and Hammerstein's Cinderella, August 4–13, 2006
- Brigadoon, September 8–17, 2006
- You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown
- Disney's Beauty and the Beast
- Seussical the Musical
- Jesus Christ Superstar
For the first time in its history, Music Theatre Louisville produced a daytime show, intended mainly for smaller children, with its limited-run matinee production of You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown.
The 2005 Rising Stars Production was Floyd Central High School's production of Seussical the Musical. Like the previous Rising Stars show, Seussical had also been presented at the International Thespian Festival.
In 2004, Music Theatre Louisville added a unique new feature to their lineup, the Rising Stars Program. Beginning this year, one local high school would be selected to present their production from the previous school year, on the Iroquois Amphitheatre stage, in collaboration with the MTL crew.
For the inaugural Rising Stars Program, MTL selected Crazy for You, a production of New Albany High School in nearby New Albany, Indiana. This acclaimed production had also been taken to the International Thespian Festival in Lincoln, Nebraska that same summer.
The production was so successful that the Rising Stars Program became an annual event and a favorite of MTL audiences.
After more than two years of renovation, Iroquois Amphitheatre reopened to the public in the summer of 2003. The renovation yielded (among other things) a roof over the front section of seating with multiple ceiling fans, new sound and lighting equipment, new concession areas sponsored by local vendors, a bright new show curtain, increased backstage and scene shop space, and comfortable new seats. Music Theatre Louisville marked the occasion with a premiere song-and-dance review in June 2003 before presenting their summer-long production of The Wizard of Oz.
Due to the extensive renovation of Iroquois Amphitheatre, Music Theatre Louisville produced a limited season in the summer of 2001, with only one production on a small stage set up adjacent to the amphitheatre. There was no 2002 season.
Music Theatre Louisville also presented an original Broadway Revue show on the temporary stage in 2001, entitled "Broadway Under the Stars"