The Arizona Musical Theatre Orchestra is America's first community-based orchestra & SATB chorus specializing in Broadway music! We present symphonic presentations and educational read-throughs on-book with full instrumentation.
AZMTO fosters musical development through a unique medium of arts enrichment. By putting live music at the heart of our stories, AZMTO cultivates passion for authentic, theatrical collaboration.
In the summer of 2022, Founder Stephen Schermitzler channeled inspiration into a Facebook post, asking the Arizona community if they would like to play and sing through full-length Broadway musicals for fun. With nearly 300 replies in 24 hours, the first private AZMTO Showcase took place on August 27th, at Central United Methodist Church in downtown Phoenix.
Showcases are one-day celebrations of full-length Broadway musicals! Around 100 participants gather to form a full orchestra, SATB chorus, and lead roles. After one day of rehearsal, a public performance is given on-book, in concert style. You've never heard your favorite shows performed like this before! Showcases are open to everyone with a passion for music and theatre.
April 20, 7:00 PM
Central United Methodist Church
AZMTO's newest program reads through full-length musicals in classroom style with SATB chorus and piano only. These private, educational sing-a-longs promote music reading, choral singing, and collaboration through exploration of musical theatre. Underscore events are open to all ages. Knowing how to read sheet music is highly recommended.
March 16, 6:00-10:00 PM