The Song Is You! Concert Series

The Song Is You! celebrates the music, lyrics and artists that give the art form its passion and importance. These concerts showcase the finest theater and film songs while exploring the cultural and historical impact of musical theater as an American art form. Often referred to as a “docu–concert” or live documentary, each TMTP concert combines live performances with commentary and dozens of rare still images and video clips.


Why did Ella Fitzgerald record no less than eight songbook albums devoted to famous composers–all of them (except Duke Ellington) white songwriters for theater and film? “Because the songs are great!” she said, and many of her African American colleagues from the classic era agreed: Lena Horne, Nat King Cole, Sarah Vaughan, Johnny Hartman, Maxine Sullivan, Louis Armstrong, Bobby Short–the list goes on. Jazz pianist Joe Hunter and his trio and singers including the wonderful Evelyn Wright and Nicole Sumlin— will take us on a tour spiced with video clips.

Friday/Saturday, March 3 | 3 PM 

Regina Auditorium
Tickets: $35 
Call (216) 860-1518 x 701 or purchase them below

About Our Musical Theater Concerts in Cleveland

We love the art form that allows us to express ourselves through dance and song. Combined with dialogue, costume design, and more, these elements can all create a powerful story. The Musical Theater Project incorporates America’s cultural history by producing concert theater that:

  • Explores connections between the musical and diversity of the American experience
  • Creates deep connections with characters, themes, and songs of the American musical
  • Examines the importance of musical theater in contemporary society
  • Documents the lives of important American musical theater artists

Supporting Local Concerts in Cleveland, Ohio!

If you are looking for an exciting experience in Cleveland, Ohio, be sure to check out how to become a contributing member or take a look at our upcoming events! By attending and supporting our musical theater concerts, you are allowing us to continue our mission. No matter if it’s a small or big donation, we are extremely thankful for the ongoing generosity of our donors and attendees.

Contact us with questions or for information about concert theater in Cleveland, Ohio. We look forward to hearing from you!