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The Story of Musicals in Malta

Welcome to "Teatru Mużikali," a captivating series of ten documentaries, each 24 minutes long. In every episode, we embark on a journey through the vibrant world of musical theatre in Malta, uncovering its hidden gems and unsung heroes.

Behind the Scenes and Beyond the Footlights

Join us as we step behind the curtain to meet the artists, writers, composers, and producers who breathe life into Malta's musicals. Through roundtable discussions, informal interviews, and candid footage, "Teatru Mużikali" offers an intimate perspective, revealing the dedication, creativity, and passion that go into creating, producing, and performing in a musical.

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Exploring the Roots of Musical Theatre in Malta
First Aired: 2023-10-02
In a captivating journey through Malta's theatrical evolution, we delve into the roots of the island's musical theatre, unraveling a narrative rich in cultural intersections.
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Iljieli Mediterranji and Beyond
First Aired: 2023-10-09
In this episode, we embark on a nostalgic journey revisiting the heydays of Iljieli Mediterranji and the musical landscape that followed.
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The Evolution of Maltese Musical Theatre
First Aired: 2023-10-16
In the aftermath of Iljieli Mediterranji, foreign musicals took the spotlight, with Masquerade, FM Theatre, and ACTReact dominating the scene.
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New Maltese Musicals
First Aired: 2023-10-23
Meet the new generation of Maltese musical theatre writers – Luke Saydon and The New Victorians – as they shape a new musical landscape.
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Crafting a Musical Masterpiece
First Aired: 2023-11-13
Enter the world of musical composition as Dominic Galea and Luke Saydon share the intricacies of crafting a musical masterpiece.
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The Making of a Musical
First Aired: 2023-11-20
Delve into the meticulous process of producing and staging a musical, both original and existing works.
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The Maltese Language in Musicals
First Aired: 2023-11-27
Embark on a cultural exploration as we delve into the nuances of the Maltese language in musicals.
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Nurturing Artistic Talent in Malta
First Aired: 2023-12-04
Embark on a journey through Malta's evolving arts education scene, where untrained performers transformed into seasoned professionals.
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A Performer's Odyssey in Musical Theatre
First Aired: 2023-12-11
Step into the spotlight as performers share their experiences and insights into working in musicals.
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Taking Maltese Musicals Global
First Aired: 2023-12-18
In the final episode, we explore the challenges and triumphs of exporting Maltese musicals to a global audience.
Preserving the Legacy

Our documentary series serves as a testament to the art and culture of musicals over the past thirty years. Despite its popularity and profound impact on the Maltese psyche, the realm of Maltese musical theatre has remained undocumented, its memories fading like grainy recordings and aging posters. "Teatru Mużikali" aims to change that narrative. We seek to immortalize the backgrounds, motivations, and personal stories of the visionaries behind countless iconic musicals produced in Malta. Our series is a snapshot of the times, a glimpse into the culture, and a tribute to the spirit of the eras when these musicals came to life.

Exploring Diverse Themes and Rich Heritage

"Teatru Mużikali" delves into a multitude of themes, showcasing the evolution of musicals, the talents that graced Maltese stages, and the cultural significance of these performances. We invite you to join us on this captivating journey, where the spotlight shines not only on the musicals themselves but also on the incredible people who made them possible.

Thank you for joining us as we celebrate the art, the dedication, and the profound impact of musical theatre in Malta. We hope our series will inspire, inform, and ignite a newfound appreciation for the rich heritage of Maltese musicals.

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