MUSICAL THEATRE LOVERS UNITED is an educational organization and club for people who "listen to the lullabye of Broadway" and shout "hooray for Hollywood." Founded over 20 years ago by Bonnie Weiss, "MTLU" strives to preserve the legacy of the American musical. Its goals are twofold: 1) to inspire a deeper appreciation of this uniquely American art form in the hearts and minds of those already familiar with its treasures and 2) to create a new audience for musical theatre among future generations.

To meet these goals MTLU holds sing-alongs celebrating the great composers and lyricists of the stage and screen, produces cabaret shows, offers classes and workshops and designs special corporate and private presentations on musical theatre.




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MUSICAL THEATRE EMPORIUM


A highly selective show biz boutique featuring the most captivating, memorable, and original CDs, DVDs and books on Broadway and Hollywood musicals available. Also featured are recordings and books about the legendary composers, lyricists, producers, directors, choreographers and performers who have contributed to this delightful musical genre. Plus you'll find calendars and other memorabilia to delight any ardent musical theatre enthusiast.



CURTAIN UP!

A popular series of presentations exploring the life and work of musical theatre's most treasured songwriters and performers with musical theatre historian Bonnie Weiss. These presentations have received rave reviews and standing ovations. For more information and to book a program go to www.curtainup.net or email us by clicking on this link or copying and pasting our e-mail address: curtainup@mindspring.com.





FOOTLIGHT REVIEWS

What's hot and what's not in musical theatre and cabaret, with special emphasis on the San Francisco Bay area! Check this page regularly for reviews of current offerings in and around the Bay area from national tours through local productions!


 BROADWAY! A HISTORY OF THE MUSICAL

If you want to experience American musical theatre history through the eyes and ears of Broadway's greatest legends then this 10 hour DVDseries is a viewing must. It spans the years 1866 through 1988 and includes interview with such Broadway artists as George Abbott, Hal Prince, Stephen Sondheim, Jerry Herman, Jule Styne, Bock and Harnick, Comden and Green, Lloyd Webber, Cameron MacIntosh, Julie Andrews, Alfred Drake, John Raitt, Barbara cook, Larry Kert, Carol Lawrence, Patti LuPone, and many, many others.



Bonnie Weiss, MTLU's Founder and President, has hosted a radio show on Broadway and Hollywood musicals called "Front Row Center" It featured theme related shows such as songs about marriage, money, politics, childhood, etc. as well as interviews with musical theatre performers, composers, lyricists, directors and critics. She has also produced and hosted six annual birthday cabaret tributes to composer Stephen Sondheim.


To learn about our  Sondheim classes, sing-alongs and special presentations, click on this link.

You may email us by clicking on this link or copying and pasting our e-mail address: showtune@mindspring.com.


Links to Other Musical Theatre and Cabaret Sites