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November 05, 2012
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Related shows or resources: Disney's The Little Mermaid JR.
Little Mermaid Junior DVD question
Hello MTI folks,Hope you and your families are all dry and safe. When life returns to normal, I was wondering if you could let us (well.. ME) know, what tracks are covered on the Choreography DVD for "Disney's: The Little Mermaid Junior"?Thx.
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November 01, 2012
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Related shows or resources: Disney's Beauty and the Beast, Disney's Beauty and the Beast JR.
Would love to see more costume pictures for made costumes.
I am doing Beauty and the Beast, Jr. with my middle school group this year and we have no budget for costumes. Parens supply and make costumes with my guidance. I would love to see some pictures from those of you who have not rented or bought costumes. That is just not an option for us.
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October 23, 2012
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Related shows or resources: Disney's The Little Mermaid JR.
elementary musical suggestions
I am really stressing over choosing my musical this year. I am looking for something appropriate for 3rd-5th grade for up to 40 students. The last two years we have done Alice in Wonderland Jr. and Willy Wonka, Kids. I perused Jungle Book Kids (too easy), Once on this Island Jr. (too hard), Aladdin Kids (a possibility) and the Little Mermaid, Jr. (my favorite so far). People have also suggested Seussical and the Phantom Tollbooth which I don't know anything about. I am blessed with a lot of strong boys this year in 5th grade and I want to find something that features them all. The Little Mermaid seems to have a lot of parts, but looks difficult, especially the part singing. Aladdin Kids looks more doable, but wouldn't feature all my "stars" and might not challenge them enough. Any suggestions or insights are appreciated!
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October 19, 2012
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Related shows or resources: Tarzan
Flying in Tarzan
We are producing Tarzan in March of 2013 and trying to decide which flying company to go with - does anyone have strong opinions?
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October 11, 2012
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Related shows or resources: Dirty Rotten Scoundrels
Props List for Dirty Rotten Scoundrels
I was wondering if anyone who reads these posts, knows where I could find a props list for Dirty Rotten Scoundrels. If you yourself has a list, and wouldn't mind sharing with me, that would be great, you could email me at mgatzendorfer@barctheatre.org Thank you so much,Mike G
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October 09, 2012
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Related shows or resources: Disney's The Little Mermaid JR.
Don't be fooled - Little Mermaid is HARD
We just finished performing this show this past weekend, and let me tell you - it was a difficult run. The kids did "okay", but were very upset because of the difficulty of this show. TONS of music and cues. TONS of set changes. Special lighting effect, sounds cues, lots of costumes, difficult staging requirement - and high G abound and can't really be changed or fixed. Just hope you have some high singing sopranos! Just a lot of stuff to do and take care of.BUT the worst part, was the score. It is nearly impossible to play (I don't know who the arranger was - but they obviously *don't* play the piano. A 3rd of it was hard, a 3rd was very hard, and a 3rd of it was impossible to play. Literally impossible because of the writing. Notes out of the reach of your hands and very difficult cross patterns and runs. You would think they would have "dumbed it down" a bit for the general music market, but they didn't - so be prepared to use the CD). Also, many, many mistakes and typo in the actual score. So spend a day going through it with a fine tooth comb to make sure you are doing it right. I had kids in tears on the first show day - and we were *well* prepared. Lovely show, just very, very hard to pull off in the general music market. sigh.
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October 01, 2012
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Related shows or resources: Guys and Dolls JR.
Guys and Dolls JR intermission
Anyone who has directed Guys and Dolls Jr. or been a part, where have you found the best place to.... place intermission?Thanks
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September 27, 2012
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Related shows or resources: Guys and Dolls JR.
New York Backdrops
Can anyone offer a suggestion for a VERY vibrant New York Backdrop that they used and loved?Also, any creative ideas to create a great sewer scene? I'm thinking lighting and fog?
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September 13, 2012
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Related shows or resources: Legally Blonde The Musical JR., Legally Blonde The Musical
Jump Ropes for Legally Blonde
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August 29, 2012
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Related shows or resources: Disney's The Little Mermaid JR.
Ariel's Transformation
Curious how others have handled Ariel's transformation. How many "fly" her? Anyone have video or pictures of your transformation? Curious.
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