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Broadway Junior Showkit Information

  • Performances must be done by accredited schools using students only.
  • Sorry, orders cannot be processed for Community Theatres, Children's Theatres or Performing Arts schools which do not have an academic curriculum.

Broadway Collection musicals make take ~1 week to process since a separate licensing contract must be signed. Please plan to accordingly to order these shows.

NOTE: the licensing office is currently about 1 week behind with sending licenses for Broadway Collection Shows.



THE PERFECT WAY TO INTRODUCE YOUNG PEOPLE TO THE JOYS OF PERFORMING MUSICAL THEATRE

Developed by renowned educators and designed for the energies and attention spans of younger performers, the MTI Broadway Junior Collection® features condensed author-approved versions of classic musicals, Disney favorites and modern works, custom-tailored to the needs of young people and schools. The music is written in keys appropriate for developing voices and all shows can be expanded to accommodate as many performers as can fit on your stage.


The Collection is divided into two categories to accommodate different age ranges and/or ability levels:

  • 60-Minute Musicals for Middle School Students - JR. titles
  • 30-Minute Musicals for Elementary School Students - KIDS titles


Showkits

With the MTI ShowKit™ that comes with every Broadway Junior show, there's no way to fail! Even teachers with no theatrical training or experience can easily put on a successful production. All ShowKits™ contain helpful materials enabling you to make your musical the ultimate interdisciplinary teaching tool.


The ShowKit™ includes*:


  • Director's Guide
    • Tips and suggestions on casting, rehearsals, directing, choreography, costumes, sets, props, lighting and more
    • Curriculum Connections featuring educational activities and lesson plans tied to the show
  • 30 Actor Scripts - For all the actors to customize and keep
  • Performance Accompaniment & Guide Vocal Tracks
    • Adapted from the original Broadway orchestrations and professionally produced
    • Great keys for young singers
    • Guide-vocal tracks allow students to "sing along" - learning the music is easy and fun
    • Fully orchestrated accompaniment-only tracks are excellent for live performances with good tempos and easy-to-follow cues
  • One Piano/Vocal Score
    • Complete scores for the director and rehearsal/performance pianist
    • Complete piano/vocal score with script cues
    • Transposed into age-appropriate keys
    • Easy-to-read format
  • Choreography Videos
    • Instructional choreography videos with world-renowned choreographer Steven Kennedy
    • Steven shows you everything you need to know to handle the dance portions of your MTI Broadway Junior Collection® title
  • Downloadable Resources
    • Audition materials
    • Customizable press release
    • Customizable show program
    • Helpful templates

* Some showkits have additional or fewer components. See specific show web pages for exact contents.


THE NEW DIRECTOR'S GUIDE

We've been busy updating all of our ShowKits™ to ensure they remain the best educational resource in the industry. One of the most exciting new elements is the fully re-conceived Director's Guide, patterned after Broadway production show books. In addition to all of the content you love in the classic Director's Guide, features of the new Director's Guide include:


  • A three-ring binder allowing you to carry all of your production information in one place and expand and customize the binder to meet your production needs
  • The Actor's Script section of the Guide features a full-sized script for easier viewing
  • Expanded resources in all production and curriculum areas that reach three levels of directing experience: beginning, intermediate and advanced
  • Downloadable resources including audition materials and editable forms



HOW TO LICENSE A BROADWAY JUNIOR MUSICAL FROM TWISTED PLAYS

Licensing is the process of acquiring the performance rights to a show. It's the only way to ensure your group does not violate the Federal Copyright Law and it is legally required to produce any musical, whether you're a school group or a professional theater.

Twisted Plays is a distributor and partner with MTI, and as such we are able to license a select group of Broadway Junior musicals either directly or through our music dealers. We are able to license musicals to:

  • Accredited academic elementary and middle schools with students in grades 9 and lower

All other organizations wishing to license a Broadway Junior musical should contact MTI directly at www.mtishows.com.


STEP 1: BROWSE THE CATALOG AND SELECT YOUR MUSICAL

Whether you're looking for an MTI Broadway Junior Collection® show based on a recent hit from Broadway, a timeless classic, a beloved Disney tune or a show based on an award-winning book, we have something for everyone.

Simply browse the collection from the list on our 60 or 30-minute showpages, and you'll find helpful information on the shows' requirements on their individual show pages.


Read a Copy of the Script Before You Decide

Not sure what show you'd like to perform? Order an audio sampler of a script (also comes with a full listening CD of the show) so you can read the libretto to see if it's right for your group. Read one or read several musicals to help you make the best decision. We strongly recommend you read the script before you book a show - even if you think you know a title. Only you know what material is appropriate for your school.

Audio Samplers are available from Twisted Plays for $10USD (plus shipping) each. These are yours to keep, even if you decide not to perform the show.  Click here to request a perusal.


STEP 2: PLACE YOUR ORDER

MTI knows schools are facing challenging times, so they've created a special license just for accredited schools grades K-9. This license includes all the ShowKit™ resources listed above, plus the right to perform the show as many times as you would like within one year.


  • MTI's 30-minute KIDS titles range from $395 to $645
  • MTI's 60-minute JR. titles range from $550 to $795


Simply order your selected musical from your preferred music dealer or Hal Leonard. Be sure to include your shipping and contact information with your dealer.


STEP 3: WATCH FOR YOUR LICENSE AGREEMENT IN THE MAIL/EMAIL/FAX

Once Twisted Plays has received your order your License Agreement will be sent/emailed/faxed to you. This is generally a quick process, so be sure to contact us at info@twistedplays.com if you do NOT receive your License Agreement within one week of placing your order.


STEP 4: READ AND SIGN YOUR LICENSE AGREEMENT - RETURN TO TWISTED PLAYS

Read over your License Agreement CLOSELY to be sure you understand it. Broadway Junior titles are non-returnable, so once you sign the license, you've made your purchase. Sign your agreement and return it to Hal Leonard as soon as possible.


Once we receive your signed agreement we will ship your order.


STEP 5: PUT ON YOUR SHOW!

Congratulations! You're on the way to what we hope is one of the most exciting and rewarding experiences of yours' and your students' lives! When your ShowKit™ arrives in the mail you're ready to start rehearsing.



Broadway Collection FAQ

Your Performance License is good for 12 months. You can keep all the materials after the 12 month period, but the materials are not reusable.

You will need to purchase a new kit and sign a new performance license if you would like to perform the show again at another time. The materials are not re-useable, refundable or transferable.

The shows that can be videotaped with the purchase of a Video License at $75 include:

  • Disney's Aladdin JR.
  • Disney's Aladdin KIDS
  • Annie JR.
  • Annie KIDS
  • Disney's The Aristocats KIDS
  • Disney's Beauty and the Beast JR.
  • Disney's Cinderella KIDS
  • Dear Edwina JR.
  • Magic Tree House: Dinosaurs before Dark KIDS
  • Elf The Musical JR.
  • Fame JR.
  • The Musical Adventures of Flat Stanley JR.
  • Disney's Frozen JR.
  • Magic Tree House: A Ghost Tale for Mr. Dickens JR.
  • Guys and Dolls JR.
  • Disney's High School Musical 2 JR.
  • Disney's High School Musical JR.
  • Honk! JR.
  • Roald Dahl's James and the Giant Peach JR.
  • Disney's The Jungle Book KIDS
  • Magic Tree House: The Knight at Dawn KIDS
  • Disney's The Lion King JR.
  • Disney's The Lion King KIDS
  • Disney's The Little Mermaid JR.
  • Madagascar - A Musical Adventure JR.
  • Mary Poppins JR.
  • Disney's My Son Pinocchio JR.
  • Peter Pan JR.
  • Magic Tree House: Pirates Past Noon KIDS
  • Seussical JR.
  • Seussical KIDS
  • Shrek The Musical JR.
  • Singin' in the Rain JR.
  • Disney's Winnie the Pooh KIDS

Main restrictions: video recordings are for cast/crew/families only, can't be sold and can't be broadcast in any way including on the Internet.


The remaining shows do not allow videotaping. Parents cannot tape, even just for their own personal in-home use. It has nothing to do with how the tape would be used, not being sold, etc. It all comes down to legal copyright rights. Here is how Music Theatre International explains it:


Unfortunately, the rights to videotape are not available. Copyright law gives authors the exclusive right to control the reproduction of their work. When a license is granted for a live stage production of a show, that license does not include the right to tape it because the authors retain the sole right to decide when or if their work is recorded in any way. Even a videotape made for classroom use, as a personal memento or as an archival school record violates the authors' separate right to reproduce their work. In most cases, the authors have already granted such rights exclusively to film or television companies, in which case videotaping this show would also be infringing upon the rights granted by the authors to a third party.


There is no broadcasting of the show in any way, even if you've signed a video license. The license specifically restricts the right to broadcast your performance on YouTube, any school channel, etc.

No. All performers are required to be in the 9th grade or under when the show is performed.

No. The show must be performed exactly as it has been provided to you in the ShowKit™ materials and you cannot delete, alter or make changes of any kind in the text of the play, the musical numbers, characters or characterizations.

BROADWAY JUNIOR/KIDS

With the MTI ShowKit™ that comes with every Broadway Junior show, there's no way to fail! Even teachers with no theatrical training or experience can easily put on a successful production. All ShowKits™ contain helpful materials enabling you to make your musical the ultimate interdisciplinary teaching tool.


The ShowKit™ includes*:


  • Director's Guide
    • Tips and suggestions on casting, rehearsals, directing, choreography, costumes, sets, props, lighting and more
    • Curriculum Connections featuring educational activities and lesson plans tied to the show
  • 30 Actor Scripts - For all the actors to customize and keep
  • Performance Accompaniment & Guide Vocal Tracks
    • Adapted from the original Broadway orchestrations and professionally produced
    • Great keys for young singers
    • Guide-vocal tracks allow students to "sing along" - learning the music is easy and fun
    • Fully orchestrated accompaniment-only tracks are excellent for live performances with good tempos and easy-to-follow cues
  • One Piano/Vocal Score
    • Complete scores for the director and rehearsal/performance pianist
    • Complete piano/vocal score with script cues
    • Transposed into age-appropriate keys
    • Easy-to-read format
  • Choreography Videos
    • Instructional choreography videos with world-renowned choreographer Steven Kennedy
    • Steven shows you everything you need to know to handle the dance portions of your MTI Broadway Junior Collection® title
  • Downloadable Resources
    • Audition materials
    • Customizable press release
    • Customizable show program
    • Helpful templates

* Some showkits have additional or fewer components. See specific show web pages for exact contents.


THE NEW DIRECTOR'S GUIDE

We've been busy updating all of our ShowKits™ to ensure they remain the best educational resource in the industry. One of the most exciting new elements is the fully re-conceived Director's Guide, patterned after Broadway production show books. In addition to all of the content you love in the classic Director's Guide, features of the new Director's Guide include:


  • A three-ring binder allowing you to carry all of your production information in one place and expand and customize the binder to meet your production needs
  • The Actor's Script section of the Guide features a full-sized script for easier viewing
  • Expanded resources in all production and curriculum areas that reach three levels of directing experience: beginning, intermediate and advanced
  • Downloadable resources including audition materials and editable forms

Young@Part/Younger@Part

Each Showbox includes:

  • 30 Cast Script/Vocal Books
  • Director's Script
  • 2 Piano/Vocal Scores
  • Guide Vocals CD
  • Performance Tracks CD
  • Logo Pack CD

TRW is thrilled to announce the inclusion of two vital production resources in our Young@Part® ShowBox: choreographic videos brought to you by The Original Production (TOP), and Digital Backdrops from Broadway Media Distribution (BMD). We consider these creative elements - choreography and scenic design - as crucial to the production value of a show. Your Digital Backdrops and Choreographic Videos will be delivered digitally as soon as you've booked your Young@Part® license. We can't wait to give you access to these incredible production tools so you can see firsthand what the excitement is about.


CHOREOGRAPHIC GUIDE VIDEOS BY TOP

TOP Choreographic Videos provide step-by-step instruction from Broadway choreographers, giving you and your cast the training to execute each number in the show. Whether you use the choreography as is or adapt it for the unique needs of your cast, this thorough teaching tool is a framework for bringing memorable dance numbers to your show. TOP not only breaks down the dance sequences, but also examines the history and development of each style of movement in the show. Teachers consistently share with us how TOP has helped challenge and motivate their students, provide development for their choreographers, and bring a "wow factor" that thrills their audiences.

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