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MTI Show Support: Is it possible to order music in a different key

Hi Erika,

Your question is asked often.  Anyone feels your pain who teaches middle level boys, gotta love them.  In the JR and KIds versions, the recordings are done in the keys that worked best for the age level, tested and tested, but  we all have kids in between.

Check out our service called Transpositions on Demand:

http://www.mtishows.com/resources.asp?id=6_3_0_3&theatricalresourceid=14

Many use a peice of equipment to alter the pitch of the recording with great success.

Superscope PSD 340.  It is a dual recording and CD Player that also takes any CD that you have and can change keys.  The cost runs between $700-$1000, but worth the one time investment.

Started by Erika Navin with 2 posts

Last comment by Cindy Ripley

MTI Show Support: How do I cite MTI on poster, etc?

Spencer is right on Erin, that is a student edition, they are all slightly different. Your rep can get you that info electronically asap.  Thrilled you are doing this show!

Started by Erin Woods with 3 posts

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MTI Show Support: Hairspray jr casting?

Of course Cherry!

Started by Julie Gibson with 68 posts

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Miscellany: Getting approval to do Ragtime, School Edition

Rhonda have you considered talking to your social studies department?  Ragtime is such a hughly important piece of musical theatre.  To be addressing those issues was the musical theatre's form of social protest and was on the forefront of civil rights in many ways.  You could also offer to put a disclaimer in the programs and press that it is for mature audiences.  There could be a lot more to discuss but if you work in tandem with the the administration, some community leaders (mayor, council, religious, business, etc.) it would be a major benefit to you and gain the trust and support of all involved parties. 

Started by Rhonda Miller with 2 posts

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MTI Show Support: JR versus Regular version

Thank you Andrew! That is very helpful!

Started by Rhonda Martin with 3 posts

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MTI Show Support: Tyrone in Fame

Does Tyrone need to be played by a black person? I didn't get that impression when looking at the character breakdown but then watched a youtube show of it and there are references in the script and his rap about being black. We don't have any black males in our cast so it is essential information before I choose our show! Thanks!

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