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MTI Show Support: Millie Steno Desks for sale
So many Millie lovers will want to get their hands on these David! Make sure you post to our community rentals under SHOWS, Thoroughly Modern Millie at the top of this site. http://www.mtishowspace.com/pg/ad/197/show
MTI Show Support: Ages for Jr shows
Hi Holly! Kudos on beginning a new community theater group, and your plans for 2 shows incorporating the age span you have, I would recommend to anyone. Broadway JR versions have a duration of 60-75 minutes and are designed for kids through grade 9. Many who do camp and community theater obtain a different license so that you can extend the age limit and best use the range of kids to your capability. Definitely call your MTI rep and chat about this for your specific situation as it sounds like just what you need to showcase the kids that you want to begin this venture with. Great vision, let your rep help you make it happen asap. Happy to help brainstorm shows, performance lengths etc. You definitely want to make it cost effective, as simple as possible to execute and a GREAT experience for kids and adults.
The MTI Show Collection: Musical recommendation - elementary
Thank you for taking the time to write such as thoughtful response. I also enjoyed your video clips from "Honk! JR" and "Dear Edwina JR." I can enjoy a challenge, such as being creative with limited materials, and this year, I was fortunate to have teachers and students help with the set design. I think that the jungle setting lended itself naturally to a variety of fun ideas for the set (e.g., rope hanging vines, tissue paper exotic flowers, etc.).
In my previous school, I co-directed Disney's "Aladdin JR" and "Beauty and the Beast JR." However, I had the help of two other teachers, both experienced directors and choreographers, as well as a budget from the school and very active parent volunteers.
As for the age and maturity level of my student actors, if anything, I was considering inviting lower grades to join. (This year, I held auditions only for grades 3-5). It's kind of a puzzle for me, because I also don't want to lose the soon-to-be 6th graders, but there is already a drama program in place for middle school.
I'll have a think about all of this, but you have helped give me other ideas to consider.
Thank you again, --Matthew
MTI Show Support: Disney's Peter Pan Jr.
Hi Craig! The majority of pilot productions that involved this new version did NOT fly their actors. These JR versions are designed so teachers and directors can do them from almost zero budgets to enormous as well as cafetoriams to mainstages. Many times the stagecraft used for professional theater upstages young performers. I did the original pilot in NY with 5-8 graders and hands down this production is charming and convincing without flying.
The MTI Show Collection: Rose Effect Availability
Zoicks.. sorry for the later response. I'm too far away for my pre-built rose to be useful. Have you come up with a solution yet? Building one is not all that difficult, if it is going to be positioned so that a stage hand can pull the appropriate "pull this now" string/wire when required.
In short strokes, build the stem out of a bundle of small pipes (aluminum, brass, copper) as used in model building. Run a cable (or heavy fishing line) down the center of each pipe, and attach a rose petal to the end. As the cable is pulled, the petal will dislodge and fall. The dead simple method is cue the stage hand to pull string "x". The fancier method is to rig the cables to servo's, and place that under control of the stage crew and/or lighting/effects folks.
Depending on your venu, the petals could be as simple as "silk petals" from a store purchase, or made larger than life out of other craft materials. The hardest part to source is the glass cover, but if you search for "Hurricane lanterns" in your florists (or even Walmart), you can often find something that is "close enough".
Hope this helps.
MTI Show Support: How do I order Seussical the Musical T-shirts?
Here is a link to all of the forms for all of our resources and for licensing etc. Hope the show is going well and the kids love the t-shirts!
Freddie G Broadway Experience Class of 2012
Eight exceptional educators from schools and performing arts centers around the country will work one-on-one with Broadway greats...
Junior Theater Festival 2012
The spot for all the latest and greatest photos and videos from the JTF!
Thespian Festival 2011
Visit MTI's booth located outside the main-stage entrance in the Lied Center and take a photo with a puppet from AVENUE Q. To find your photo, check out the Group Albums below. Be sure to tag yourself in the photo and make it your profile picture.
American Association of Community Theatre
The American Association of Community Theatre provides networking, resources and support to suit the needs of all those involved in community theatre. AACT represents the interests of more than 7,000 theatres across the United States and its territories, as well as theatre companies with the armed forces overseas. The mission of the American Association of Community Theatre is to foster and encourage the development of, and commitment to, the highest standards by community theatres, including standards of excellence for production, management, governance, community relations and service.
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