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April 14, 2021
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Related shows or resources: Mean Girls
I wrote a question called "MEAN GIRLS JR SUBMISSION" and it posted like 8 times. My computer glitched Im sorry about that.
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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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March 29, 2021
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Related shows or resources: Peter Pan (1954 Broadway Version), Peter Pan JR.
Are there any alternative lyrics one can license to replace the racially insensitive lyrics in all of the Indian's numbers. Ex: "Ugh-a-wug a meatball"
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March 29, 2021
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Related shows or resources: Disney's High School Musical One-Act Edition
orchestration

Is there a way to use live orchestration for the One-Act Edition?

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March 28, 2021
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Related shows or resources: Come from Away
Premiere ?

Any update on the release date?  We are opening a new Performing Arts Center in our community next school year and I would love to direct this show!

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March 27, 2021
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Related shows or resources: West Side Story, West Side Story School Edition
Are you required to do Jerome Robbins original choreography? (Or what is in the choreo videos) Is our choreographer allowed to completely re-choreograph numbers?
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March 26, 2021
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Related shows or resources: Performance Accompaniment CD, Dr. Seuss's The Cat in the Hat
Is there a soundtrack for this show please
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March 26, 2021
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Related shows or resources: Disney's The Little Mermaid JR.
Can Little Mermaid Jr be done with live music?

Before the pandemic our school was in production with Little Mermaid Jr. We are looking to do the show in the Fall and are wondering if we might be able to produce it with live music instead of tracks. Is that a possbility? If so, how could we get the score and instrumental parts. Thank you!  Dr. Paul Reed

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