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Freddie G. Gershon

Principal Owner, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

MTI Baths Inc

HQ Phone:  (770) 271-8228

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MTI Baths Inc

670 North Price Road

Buford, Georgia,30518

United States

Company Description

MTI Baths is an American-owned company located in Sugar Hill, Georgia. In fact, MTI is employee-owned. Since 1988, MTI has earned a reputation for impeccable quality, innovation and unique customizations for its expansive line of bath products. MTI offers fi...more

Background Information

Employment History

Chief Executive Officer

Music Theatre International


Vice Chairman

The Stigwood Group


Affiliations

ArtsConnection

Board Member


Broadway Junior

Founder


Tisch School of the Arts

Vice Chairman of the Development Committee


School of American Ballet

Board Member


Education

Columbia Law School


Web References(192 Total References)


www.childrenstheatre.org

In 1988, Freddie Gershon became MTI's principal owner, Chairman and CEO, and in the early 1990s, Sir Cameron Mackintosh came on board as a co-owner.


www.itheatrics.com [cached]

In 1997 Tim was recruited by MTI CEO Freddie Gershon to create and develop the first educational division in a major musical theatre-licensing firm.


www.sondheimreview.com [cached]

The inspiration for kid-friendly versions of the classics came, according to MTI chairman Freddie Gershon , from Sondheim and playwright Arthur Laurents.
"At the time," Gershon says, "Steve was focused on the cost of a ticket and wanted to work out a deal with the unions that would induce parents to bring their children to Broadway shows at a lower ticket price." Gershon couldn't do much in the way of union negotiations or ticket prices. But as a guy who grew up when the Hit Parade was playing the best of Broadway, he knew that he needed to find a way to get show tunes coursing through the consciousness of young people. And he had an idea: abbreviated versions of traditionally popular musicals, transposed for young voices and cleaned up somewhat to pass muster with the sensibilities of school administrators. "I need a show that's not offensive to principals or to teachers," Gershon remembers telling Sondheim. Finally, in 2002, came the second opening night: Starring 143 children from public schools in Washington, D.C., Into the Woods Junior bowed at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts during their Sondheim Celebration, with Gershon and Sondheim in the audience. "The idea that what he wrote had come back to him, regurgitated back out by kids who brought their own sensibility to it, made him crazy with delight," Gershon says, recalling Sondheim's reaction. According to Gershon, Sondheim's willingness to adapt his material paved the way. Before Into the Woods Junior, composers, lyricists and librettists were frequently loath to allow major changes in their work. Shortly after MTI began work on Into the Woods Junior, Gershon contacted the creators of Annie, hoping to do a similar streamlined treatment. Gershon thinks A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum and even Sondheim's original suggestion, Sweeney Todd, could be, in Gershon's coined phraseology, "juniorized.


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Tony Awards honour MTI CEO, Freddie Gershon
The Tony Awards® Administration Committee has announced this year's recipients of Tony Honors for Excellence in the Theatre and we are thrilled that MTI's CEO Freddie Gershon, (whose work includes the creation of the MTI Broadway Junior Collection) is among the honorees. In 1994, Freddie Gershon conceived MTI's Broadway Junior Collection - introducing elementary and middle schools to the joys of musical theatre through 30- and 60-minute author-approved versions of Broadway works adapted for performance by students. This American art form is kept alive as students experience the process of performing their own productions of an authentic Broadway musical while collaborating with their fellow students on costumes, sets & other theatre crafts. Since 1994, over 70,000 separate productions have taken place in America, involving 4,000,000 children. You can read more about Freddie on his official website, www.FreddieGershon.com


www.mtishows.com

Since 1996, when MTI's Chairman and CEO Freddie Gershon initiated the idea of hour-long condensed versions of musicals, more than 100,000 Broadway Junior productions have taken place in North America.
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