History & Mission
Excitement is in the air at Tacoma Musical Playhouse! TMP is a non-profit community theater company that produces musical theater exclusively; the highest attended art form in the United States. Currently in our 19th season, we play at the old Narrows Movie Theatre, 7116 Sixth Avenue, Tacoma.
TMP was founded by Jon Douglas Rake in January 1994 to fulfill a need in Tacoma for a theater company that specializes in the uniquely American art form of musical theater. Mr. Rake’s artistic leadership of the company, supported by a need in the community and an availability of excellent local talent, are the driving forces of its success. The primary artistic team of Jon Douglas Rake, Artistic Director, and Jeffrey Stvrtecky, Music Director, provides stability to the productions at TMP. This stability has assured a level of quality that is maintained from production to production and anticipated by an ever-growing, musical-theater-loving audience.
TMP’s mission is “Enriching lives through the art form of musical theater.” We believe that people’s lives are enriched by high-quality entertainment. Sometimes that entertainment challenges people to think about life issues; other times it offers opportunities for hilarity; and still other times it offers moments for tears. In all cases, however, the experiences move people’s emotions and take them to a new place in their thinking. TMP has enriched people with productions like Into the Woods, The Music Man, The Sound of Music, Oklahoma, Ragtime, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, Thoroughly Modern Millie, RENT, Miss Saigon and West Side Story. We are committed to providing our patrons with a wide variety of musical theater selections that will touch them emotionally.
"Enriching lives through the art form of musical theater."
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