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May 03, 2021
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Related shows or resources: Kurt Vonnegut's God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater
Encores orchestrations

Is it possible that the 2016 revival orchestrations will be available at any point in the future?

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April 30, 2021
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Related shows or resources: Peter Pan (1954 Broadway Version), Peter Pan JR.
streaming rights

Previous answer said that there are streaming rights for this show but I do not see this version of Peter Pan Jr listed. Will there be streaming rights available soon?

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April 27, 2021
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Related shows or resources: Disney's The Lion King JR.
Lion King

I runn an afterschool play for my Elementary school can I do Lion King without the curriculumn?

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April 21, 2021
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Related shows or resources: Les Misérables
Les Miserables

I received a survey from a local, large scale theater in my state asking for patron input for shows their audience would prefer seeing out of a list of musicals. Les Mierables was on that list. My question is, can this be interpreted that the amateur rights to Les Miserables will be released in 2021? I also see that Hale Centre Theatre in Utah is currently producing Les Miserables. Is this also a pre-cursor to the rights being released next year?

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April 21, 2021
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Related shows or resources: 10-Minute Musicals
Streaming

Hi! Do these shows offer live streaming rights in addition to stage?

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April 21, 2021
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Related shows or resources: Rent
Licensing

I know a non profit that is interested in doing a adaptation of the musical rent for charity 1 show both live and streamed what would the procedure be to get the license to do this

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April 17, 2021
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Related shows or resources: Disney's Newsies JR.
Newsies, Jr. availability

I see from the answers to the previous questions that Newsies, Jr. has been "postponed until further notice."

Have there been any updates to a potential release date? 

Thank you!

Amy 

 

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April 14, 2021
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Related shows or resources: Mean Girls
MEAN GIRLS JR SUBMISSION

This is a bit of a crazy question but we thought it was worth asking. Is there anywhere we could submit a jr version of a musical (in this case MEAN GIRLS) that someone created a script for? One of our high school theater students created just as a fan and did a really good job. It reads just as an official jr version! We were wondering if there was a way we could submit it to MTI to take a look at. We know you probably wouldnt be interested in it but it was worth asking for the freshman who has such a passion for the arts and that is what broadway jr is about!

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April 06, 2021
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Related shows or resources: Disney's Alice in Wonderland JR.
Alice in Wonderland

Please I am following this show for my school for 21-22, if you don't think it will be ready by the fall can you let me know so I can start looking for other titles that will fit my school.

THanks

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April 01, 2021
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Related shows or resources: Annie
For whenever we (or anyone) does it - understanding "no additions or subtractions"

It'll likely be Annie KIDS our group would do if anything, and stuff happened over the last year that mean we probably won't like I'd hoped for a while, but this question can also help others, so...

I've seen a couple performances online that were quite clever in using what they had or making little additions that are funny. One performance had a girl who couldn't walk well but sang well; they let her be an extra orphan, strapped her to a bed, and had her immobile as if she was a polio victim (score one for a director willing to include the handicapped while making it *very* realistic for the '30s). They even had Miss Hannigan say the orphan was "laying down on the job." (Like her 'don't get up" to FDR in some, a line only she could deliver becasue it's in her character.) In another, right after the orphans do SMILE, Duffy asks Miss Hannigan if she got the letter Duffy had sent. When she said she hadn't, Duffy says "Oh, I must have forgotten to stamp it!" as she stomps on her foot.

This leads me to ask - how strict is the "no additiosn to script" part of the contract? Obviously, something like the bond between Annie & Molly being great enough Oliver is shown to plan to adopt Molly also can easily be hinted at through choreography with no extra lines. And, both of the above are well within original author intent. (The invalid orphan may easily have been a work-around discussed with the licensing agent based on unexpected cast extras, saying she cna't be one of the main characters but can easily be an extra singing HKL and SMILE, but still...)Or, are there just other scripts around that are equally valid, they just aren't MTI scripts?

I actually had the idea that - for an Annie derivative with more boys - I could try to get permission to write a screenplay with unnamed characters like Bundles' family, etc., or even minor ones, though I'm ure it was easier for the writers of "Rosencrans and Guildenstern Are Dead" - Shakespeare's copyright ran out some time ago. :-)

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