The Music Theater Research Project is a presentation of the Music Theatre
(MT) Program at The Catholic University of America's Benjamin
T. Rome School of Music. The Project was founded by Ellwood Annaheim
of the MT faculty in 1996, and was developed to heighten research in the
performing arts through public performances of landmark musical comedies
and operettas from America's past. To this end, the MT program presents
important musical theater works that are rarely performed today. MT students
involved in the Project study the history and performance practices of
America's music theater past through the Project's strong emphasis on music,
research, and style.
The Musical Theater Research Project's 2003 production will be "Best Foot Forward" the 1941 "Buckle Down Winsocki" musical with songs by Hugh Martin and Ralph Blane! Future productions under consideration are "Miss Dolly Dollars," "The Belle of New York," "Babes In Toyland," "Robin Hood," and "Naughty Marietta." For more information, please contact Ellwood Annaheim.