The Prince Music Theater: A Profile
Founded as the American Music Theater Festival in 1984, for 15 years the company performed in 25 different venues throughout Philadelphia, without a home of its own. In March of 1999, the company opened its first permanent home in the renovated former Midtown Theater at 1412 Chestnut Street, a state-of-the-art musical theater and film center, with full flyloft and orchestra pit, a spacious lobby, and the ability to show films on the mainstage with superb sound and projection.
The Mission of the Prince
The mission of the Prince Music Theater is to nurture and develop the unique American art form of music theater of the highest artistic caliber over a wide aesthetic range-including opera, music drama, musical comedy and experimental work. Above all, we are dedicated to artists of our time seeking to break new ground, while we also celebrate the legacy of the creative mavericks and pioneers who have forged the American musical theater.