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July 11, 2014

Behind the Curtain

For a digital glimpse into some spectacular scenes of Music of the Night and to find out more about the show, check out this interview with two of the actors: Randy Jeter and Justin Neskie. [youtube]zsOamLquWJs[/youtube] Be sure to catch our Original Show’s triumphant return before it’s gone! Mike Rathfon is a member of American Music Theatre’s Marketing department. He can be reached on Twitter @MikeRathfon.

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June 26, 2014

LBC’s Total Percussion Seminar

Lancaster Bible College recently sponsored their annual Total Percussion Seminar as part of the Lancaster Summer Music program.  AMT’s own drummer/percussionist extraordinaire, Gabriel Staznik, is a member of the music faculty at LBC and served as Artistic Director for the event. The five-day seminar, specifically designed for high school and college students, featured world-class professional percussionists offering clinics, workshops, and master classes.  Students received hands-on instruction in orchestral percussion, drum set, world drumming, music technology, and audition preparation.  On the last day of the seminar,...

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June 20, 2014

Jackson Gems

“Michael Jackson was unquestionably the biggest pop star of the ’80s, and certainly one of the most popular recording artists of all time.  In his prime, Jackson was an unstoppable juggernaut, possessed of all the tools to dominate the charts seemingly at will: an instantly identifiable voice, eye-popping dance moves, stunning musical versatility, and loads of sheer star power.  His 1982 blockbuster “Thriller” became the biggest-selling album of all time (probably his best-known accomplishment), and he was the first black artist to find stardom on MTV, breaking down innumerable boundaries both for his race and for music...

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June 13, 2014

The Flame (Live)

Being the only theatre of our kind in the country to feature both touring concerts like REO Speedwagon, Scotty McCreery, and THIRD DAY, and Original Shows like The 2014 Christmas Show and Music of the Night (on stage now), we receive our fair share of press related to the wonderful events that we produce. That’s why the event that occurred on Friday, June 6, was such a unique thing that I just had to write about. Cheap Trick was just finishing up a whirlwind show, where they rocked through tons of hits over the course of two hours when our Stage Manager witnessed a small a flame shooting out of one of our house sub-woofers. Being the...

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May 15, 2014

Artists to Watch v. 2

There is an endless supply of new music, and we’ve taken the task head-on for you. So here are three new-ish bands not played on mainstream radio worth giving a listen to.

St. Paul  & The Broken Bones

In this band’s breakthrough release, the group channels classic Motown sounds but manages to put a fresh spin on them. With the perfectly-tuned vocals of the group’s lead singer, paired with a small horn section, guitars, bass, and drums, the songs bring a tried-and-true formula back to the musical forefront. Now the group is getting proper attention as they perform a sold-out show with Jason Isbell at...

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