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The home of MTI's innovative Show Support program for Broadway Junior and Kids Collection Titles! If you're working on a Broadway Junior or Kids Collection show, and have a question - ask it here! We'll make sure you get an answer. Also check out the Forum below for a list of helpful topics from our knowledge database.

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Clueless First Time DIrector

Yes Welcome Elizabeth,

Andrew is quite right, if you have to perform at 3 locations, you have enough to worry about with kids and music.  Lighting is an excellent way to change the scene changes.  I would add turn the kids into set pieces as well.  Have 4 kids come up with outrageous body motions and 3 sizes of crocodile balls to simulate that scene.  Use kids with their backs to the audience in different poses.  You can also you simple quick movable items.  Individual trampolines for Grandpa Joe and Charlie for the bubble scene and just have the kids standing up and holding a bed sheet to look like the grand parents in the bed.  Let the kids also come up with fun ways to become objects and set pieces.  


Created 3 days ago with 3 posts

Last comment 4 hours ago
by Spencer Lau

The Lion King JR. & KIDS

Those looking for costumes , my costumer (CNY costumes) may shp to your area. Debra is the owner and creator she is wonderful I have worked with her for 5 years! She has never let me down , in fact when we did the Little Mermaid jr she didnt have costumes, and she built them for us , this year she is in the process of building the lion king (3 sets of them) so she has options. She will not be using puppets but she will be emulating the Broadway shows costumes. they have a website hope that helps

Created 284 days ago with 15 posts

Last comment 7 days ago
by Lauren Zecca

Directors script

Hi Camille! There is a director's guide for many of the TYA shows, but for Shrek I am sorry to say there is not.  Break a Leg on your show!

Created 13 days ago with 2 posts

Last comment 13 days ago
by Cindy Ripley

Peter Pan Jr.

You are a true professional Simone! You are forging ahead with a choice that is not ideal for the entire team and respecting the authors as well as copyright, in a world where many feel they can blatently abuse it. Email me privately and happy to share technics that may help make the process workable for you as I spent much time producing shows in a predominantly Native American community. Break a Leg and thanks for sharing your views!

Created 14 days ago with 4 posts

Last comment 13 days ago
by Cindy Ripley

Hairspray jr casting?

Email coming your way Laura!

Created 575 days ago with 124 posts

Last comment 14 days ago
by Cindy Ripley

Lion King Jr.

Lion King Jr UK SCHOOL! Can anyone help us source a costume for Timon? We would be willing to pay a hire fee.

Please contact

Created 118 days ago with 3 posts

Last comment 14 days ago
by Liz Van Tromp

question re: pit parts/orchestration - les mis (school edition)

help/question :)

If you have keyboards 1 2 & 3, can you eliminate most of the other live music parts if you want/have to? Do the keyboard parts cover mostly everything, and it becomes a situation of optionally adding live acqoustic instrument doubling to their basic coverage. Or are there live acqoustic instruments which must be part of the ensemble?


Thanks for your help.

Created 21 days ago with 1 post

Last comment 21 days ago
by randall allen

Lion king Jr masks and puppet rentals

Hi everyone,

The canadian based Odd-Lot Puppetry Co. has hired a number of professional artists to create masks and puppets for a new rental  package made for schools producing Lion King Jr. Thought I'd share a progress  photo from the Facebook page, they will be releasing photos of the completed highschool sized set in the next week, and photos for middle and junior school kids later in October.

mask progress

Hope this helps, for more info contact

Created 22 days ago with 1 post

Last comment 22 days ago
by Brendan Boyd

Beauty and the beast

Many thanks 

Created 25 days ago with 3 posts

Last comment 23 days ago
by David Walker

Lion King Jr costume rentals

I would love information about costume rental for Lion King jr. Please email me @

Created 255 days ago with 4 posts

Last comment 26 days ago
by Beth Manke