Our Community Theatre Project (MCTP) is dedicated to preserving a quality community theatre experience. In the past seven years we have produced ten main stage theatrical productions for the Portland/Vancouver metropolitan area, including several PAMTA and DRAMMY nominations. Each of these productions have enriched the community by exposing new generations to live musical theatre productions including The Fantasticks, The Mystery of Edwin Drood, Chicago, Rent, Little Women, Annie, Gypsy, Meet Me in St. Louis, and Les Misérables. As a community organization we are reaching out to you, the community that we serve, to partner with us to keep community theatre alive and well in the Pacific Northwest.
Check out a recordings taken by our music director, Valery Saul during "The Fantasticks" and "Chicago" "The Fantasticks" "Chicago"
Up Next: Metropolitan Community Theater Project is partnering with The Kiggins Theatre and Washington State University Creative Media & Digital Culture to create 5 Re-Imagined Radio productions per year. On December 20th, 2017 we will be doing "A Christmas Carol." To be part of a live radio show, submit a resume and voice real to Barbara Richardson at email@example.com What is Re-Imagined Radio? Start with a 1936 theatre. Re-enact historic radio dramas complete with voice actors and Foley sound artists. Garnish with digital SFX, music, and visual backdrops. Overlay student digital interpretations of the base narrative. Invite a live audience to watch, eat popcorn, and participate via social media. The result: Re-Imagined Radio—storytelling as never before heard, or seen.
What People are Saying About MPA
Metro has been life changing for my kids. The friendships, skills and confidence it has given them cannot be beat!" - Marci Caputo
"My daughter has been taking classes and performing with Metro for about a year and nothing makes her happier than being a part of this group. She has gained confidence and skills and has enjoyed every minute. She feels welcome and supported and encouraged by the warm and caring and talented staff. Metro is her "happy place." -Alia Woolfe Walsh
"My son has been with MPA since he was in 3rd grade. He came to me one day and said, "Mom, I want to be on stage." It is so amazing that there is a place like Metropolitan Performing Arts in our community to provide access to the arts for kids of all ages. Not just access, but QUALITY, authentic theater training, and classes. You've brought the passion out for my son. Thank you!" - Gail Moore "Great program for kids. My daughters have learned so much about being in a show. From auditioning to take down a set and everything in between. Great teachers and great environment!" -Cristina Kennington
"My kids have been taking lessons and performing with this group for years. While always mostly happy with things in the past, after recent changes to staff and programming, we are super happy. Amazing tap and jazz teachers and some really fun acting teachers. My kids have learned so much at MPA."-Kristie Gebhard