On Tuesday 28th June the London Musical Theatre Orchestra (LMTO) hosted a gala evening to launch its first professional orchestral concerts.


Having recently been granted charity status the LMTO had much to celebrate and at the launch treated guests to a delightful experience, showcasing the work of the LMTO. Specialising in the performing of Musical Theatre repertoire, LMTO boasts over 1,000 musicians and singers and has until now acted as a rehearsal orchestra, assembling monthly, without an audience, to develop players’ repertoire and pit playing skills by playing through an entire show.

The organisation has now formed a separate professional Orchestra with which it will undertake public concerts throughout the year; ready to take centre stage as a groundbreaking, one of its kind, London based professional orchestra.

LMTO is now delighted to announce that tickets are on sale for the first public shows to be brought to London.

On 6th November 2016 a fully orchestrated arrangement of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s ever popular State Fair will be performed at Cadogan Hall.

State Fair
Venue: Cadogan Hall, 5 Sloane Terrace, London, SW1X 9DQ
Date: 6th November 2016
Time: 18:00

Tickets: From £15
Booking: 020 7730 4500

On 19th December 2016 the London debut of Alan Menken and Lynn Ahrens’ A Christmas Carol will be performed at The Lyric Theatre, Shaftesbury Avenue

A Christmas Carol
The Lyric Theatre, 29 Shaftesbury Avenue, London, W1D 7ES
Date: 19th December 2016
Time: 18:00

Tickets: From £15
Booking: 0330 333 4812

Pit-Interior_of_Teatro_La_Fenice-VeniceThe patrons include a very impressive list of the great and the good of musical theatre:

Larry Blank Composer and Orchestrator for theatre, film and TV. (Three-time Tony Award Nominee for Best Orchestrations)

Jason Robert Brown (Two-time Tony award winning US musical theatre composer)

Anthony Drewe (Olivier Award winning British lyricist and book writer for the stage)

Michael Feinstein (Five-time Grammy nominated and multi-platinum US recording artist, pianist, and music revivalist famed for his interpretation of the Great American Songbook)

Lord Julian Fellowes (Academy Award winning screenwriter, film director and actor. Creator and writer of Downton Abbey. Tony Award nominee)

Paul Gemignani (US musical director with a career on Broadway and West End theatre spanning over 40 years.)

Howard Goodall, CBE (Emmy, BRIT, and BAFTA Award winning composer of musicals, TV and choral music)

Andrew Lippa (US composer best known for the Addams Family Musical. Resident artist at the Ars Nova Theatre in NYC)

Dame Gillian Lynne (Olivier Award winning Choreographer noted for her work on the original productions of Cats, and the Phantom of the Opera)

Alan Menken (Eight-time Academy Award, Seven-time Golden Globe and Eleven-time Grammy Award winning US musical theatre and film composer. Best known for his scores for films including Aladdin, Beauty and the Beast and Pocahontas)

Stephen Schwartz (Three-time Academy Award and Grammy Award winning composer and lyricist. Best known for his musical work including Wicked, Godspell and Pippin)

George Stiles (Olivier award winning English composer of musicals for the stage).

Sir Clive Woodward (Coach of the England Rugby team, managing them to victory in the 2003 Rugby World Cup)