MTI is particularly dedicated to the idea of theatre as education. Whether it’s the twelve thousand high schools who regularly perform our shows, or the many community and professional theatres whose outreach programs introduce new audiences to new works, MTI shares with these educators the goal of raising the next generation of theatre artists and audiences. MTI has taken a leading role in theatre education by creating the MTI Theatrical Resources, a "theatrical tool box" designed to help not only ensure the success of each musical production, but also to establish the study of musical theatre as a permanent part of the high school curriculum. These resources include: Study Guides designed to bring the study of specific shows into the classroom; Video Conversation Pieces™ featuring video seminars with artists such as Sheldon Harnick, Stephen Sondheim and Susan Stroman discussing the creation of their shows from inception to production; and MTI RehearScore®Plus which provide unlimited rehearsal accompaniment (and a remarkable new way to teach scores in class) via an easy-to-use, fully interactive computer program on disk. MTI also provides production slides, original Broadway logos, sound effects, key transpositions (piano conductor scores and orchestral parts) as well as virtual stage management and ticketing for your production.
In 1994, as part of its educational initiative, MTI brought classic musical theatre to elementary and middle school-aged students with the MTI Broadway Junior Collection®. Broadway’s most beloved and celebrated musicals are custom tailored to the needs of young people and schools in condensed, author-approved versions. The MTI Broadway Junior Collection® provides musicals like ANNIE JR., GUYS AND DOLLS JR., Disney's ALADDIN KIDS, A YEAR WITH FROG AND TOAD KIDS and shows you how to make your musical the ultimate interdisciplinary teaching tool.
With the MTI ShowKit™ that comes with every MTI Broadway Junior Collection® show, there’s no way to fail! Even teachers with no theatrical training or experience can easily put on a successful production. The ShowKit™ contains helpful materials enabling you to make your musical the ultimate interdisciplinary teaching tool. We even include a Director’s Guide, a first-timer’s handbook about producing Broadway’s most beloved musicals, as well as an accompaniment CD to make rehearsals and performances a snap.
Since 1994 there have been more than 16,000 licensed Broadway Junior productions in elementary and middle schools throughout the United States and Canada. The success of the MTI Broadway Junior Collection® is perhaps best measured in the self-confidence, discipline, character, cooperation and self-esteem instilled in the children who have participated in Broadway Junior productions, as they master the diverse skills necessary to creating a musical.* We are building better citizens through musical theatre.
MTI is also a leader in providing materials to meet the increasing demand for symphonic arrangements of popular theatre music. The MTI Concert Library offers arrangements of selected songs, as well as full scores from Broadway shows.
The information contained in this web site contains detailed information on the musicals, revues and youth theatre works MTI represents. You’ll find everything from cast size, orchestral instrumentation, act and scene breakdowns to production histories, cast album information, major awards and critic’s quotes.
Musical theatre has developed into a universal language, with new and exciting works springing up from all over the globe. MTI is firmly committed to laying the groundwork and providing innovative products and services for the flourishing musical theatre community of the 21st century.
*In 2000, Music Theatre International commissioned a two-year study on the impact of presenting a Broadway Junior show in three New York City schools. Arts Connection administered the study under the direct supervision of Dr. Rob Horowitz.
Click below to view the evaluation results of the first year.