10-Minute Musicals

10-Minute Musicals
25 Short Musicals with In-person, Streaming and Remote Performance Options.

MTI is thrilled to make available for licensing, 25 short musicals from Theatre Now New York, an artist service organization dedicated to the development of new works. The 25 musicals all began as part of Theatre Now’s annual SOUND BITES Festival of 10-Minute Musicals which showcases new musicals by up-and-coming musical theatre writing teams.

Perusals, Licensing Guidelines, and Pricing Discounts

Special Perusal Offer
When you place a perusal order, you get the scripts for ALL 25 10-Minute Musicals for free.

Licensing Guidelines and Pricing Discounts
Licenses for 10-Minute Musicals are valid for one year and are non-refundable.

Organizations can license one 10-Minute Musical, or book multiple 10-Minute Musicals per license for pricing discounts. When you license two or more per order, the cost per title goes down. 

Pricing and Discounts:
1 title: $175
2-4 titles: 20% off each title ($140 per title)
5-7 titles: 30% off each title ($122.50 per title)
8-10 titles: 40% off each title ($105 per title)
11+ titles: 50% off each title ($87.50 per title)
All 25 shows: $1200

(Discounts are only available at the initial time of ordering you cannot add on to an order. You cannot add to an order after it has been processed.)

Materials and Delivery

How are materials delivered?
Materials are delivered digitally as a 10-Minute Materials Bundle. A 10-Minute Materials Bundle is a single, digitally-downloaded file containing all of the necessary materials to perform your show! Your script, score, and everything else in one, simple location. Once you license your 10-Minute Musical, you’ll be sent an email with instructions on how to access and download your Bundle right in your MyMTI account. If you license multiple 10-Minute Musicals within the collection, each title will receive its own separate .zip file.

What materials come with each show?
Please view and read this 10 Minute Materials Bundle Guide, which details out exactly what comes with each of the shows. Please note, not every show has identical materials, so please review this document to confirm your show’s specifics.


The shows listed below will all be around 10-20 minutes in length and are available for streaming, remote and in-person performances.

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A Most Average Musical

A Most Average Musical

First Friday night at college: will it be extraordinary, pathetic, or just average? Follow Jenny, her three roommates, and their quirky neighbor Charlie through an evening of highs and lows as they discover that sometimes average is extraordinary, too.

Target Audience: Teen (Age 14 - 18), Young Adult (Age 18 - 23), Adult
Cast Size: 1M, 4F
Additional Resources: Accompaniment Tracks
A Relative Relationship

A Relative Relationship

Eighth graders Simon Pang and Carmen Soledad are in big trouble. They've been caught cheating on their class final.

Target Audience: Teen (Age 14 - 18), Young Adult (Age 18 - 23), Adult
Cast Size: 1M, 2F
Additional Resources: Accompaniment Tracks
Ant and Grasshopper

Ant and Grasshopper

Hardworking, miserable Ant meets fun-loving, irresponsible Grasshopper. Together they learn that everyone needs both discipline and creativity, and that life is better shared with a friend!

Target Audience: Young Children (Age 2-5), Children (Age 6 - 10)
Cast Size: 1M, 1F (Flexible)
Bittersweet Lullaby

Bittersweet Lullaby

Two struggling songwriters live in the same apartment decades apart. In one magical night, their voices connect through time and they begin a collaboration that leaves them forever changed.

Target Audience: Appropriate for all audiences
Cast Size: 1M, 1F
Additional Resources: Accompaniment Tracks
Book Lovers

Book Lovers

Charlotte is secretly in love with the librarian. She rejects the idea of romance until three of literature's "greatest" lovers escape from their books to convince her to take a chance on love.

Target Audience: Appropriate for all audiences
Cast Size: 3M, 4F
Additional Resources: N/A
Bystander

Bystander

On a late-night subway, a passenger accuses a young woman wearing a hijab of terrorism, which puts the only other rider in a precarious situation.

Target Audience: Teen (Age 14 - 18), Adult
Cast Size: 1M, 2F
Additional Resources: N/A
Cookie Soiree

Cookie Soiree

Raquel, Gretel, and Sandy are everyone’s favorite girl scouts. Most days they can be seen outside the Walmart in Sugar Land, Texas selling their cookies. They’re so close to getting their cookie badges when two local troublemakers rob their moneybox! They may just be kids, but these three scouts prove that even the smallest packages can pack a big punch.

Target Audience: Teen (Age 16 - 18), Young Adult (Age 18 - 23), Adult
Cast Size: 2M, 3F
Additional Resources: Accompaniment Tracks
Cooking For Two

Cooking For Two

It's the first season finale of Food Network's latest, Tasty Time with Jenny and Brett - but as the cameras roll, the eponymous couple's cheery facade starts to crack. When Jenny tries to end the show in a desperate bid to save their marriage, Brett must confront a terrifying choice: relationship or career?

Target Audience: Appropriate for all audiences
Cast Size: 1M, 1F, 1A
Additional Resources: N/A
Dead Flowers

Dead Flowers

At age 82, Polly Patolsky believes she is meant to spend the rest of her days with her unfaithful and manipulative husband, Charlie. But on the worst day of her life (and her marriage), Polly reaches a breaking point and finds strength and courage in a strange place with an unlikely new friend.

Target Audience: Senior, Adult, Young Adult (Age 18 - 23)
Cast Size: 2M, 2F, Chorus
Additional Resources: N/A
Dinosaur

Dinosaur

A portrait of the average millennial's struggle to find dating success in the era of social media. Set in a bar, we follow a young man's various attempts to connect with strangers, until someone unexpectedly tries to connect with him.

Target Audience: Young Adult (Age 18 - 23), Adult
Cast Size: 2M, 2F
Additional Resources: N/A
End of The Line

End of The Line

Four worker ants set out on a routine mission to retrieve tasty morsels for their colony and end up on the quest of a lifetime. When faced with a fork in the road, will they return home empty handed or receive a hero’s welcome for discovering the “legendary stuff” long prophesied by their ancestors?

Target Audience: Appropriate for all audiences
Cast Size: 2M, 2F
Additional Resources: N/A
Finding the Words

Finding the Words

It's the final rehearsal at a small regional theater, and the lead actor STILL can't remember his lines. Only the director's klutzy assistant can help save the show.

Target Audience: Pre-Teen (Age 11 - 13), Teen (Age 14 - 18), Adult
Cast Size: 3M, 2F, 1A
Additional Resources: Accompaniment Tracks
Franklin Pierce Dragon Slayer

Franklin Pierce Dragon Slayer

When eighth-grader Jennifer is assigned Franklin Pierce for her class's President's Day project, she's bummed to have gotten one of the history's most forgettable presidents. However, late that night Franklin himself visits Jennifer to tell her the real truth behind his presidency.

Target Audience: Appropriate for all audiences
Cast Size: 1M,1F
Additional Resources: Accompaniment Tracks
On Your Mark!

On Your Mark!

A contemporary re-imagining of the Aesop Fable 'The Tortoise and the Hare,' this fun new show takes the familiar classic and exposes the truth behind this infamous woodland race.

Target Audience: Appropriate for all audiences
Cast Size: 2M, 2F, 1A (Flex to 10)
Additional Resources: N/A
Pellets, Cherries, and Lies

Pellets, Cherries, and Lies

In this heart-wrenching tale of addiction, a legendary video game golden boy must struggle to keep his family together while dealing with his late night binges. With the help of his wife, Ms. Pac-Man and his son, Junior, can Pac-Man free himself of his disease, or will he succumb to the seductions of Sue and her fellow ghosts?

Target Audience: Appropriate for all audiences
Cast Size: 2M, 2F, Chorus 1-3
Additional Resources: Accompaniment Tracks
Run This Town

Run This Town

A jazzy comedy about a gangster in the 1920s who is frustrated with his friends and accomplices, and wants to work with and learn from a pro. However, he soon realizes people aren't always who they seem to be, and sometimes your friends are your best partners.

Target Audience: Appropriate for all audiences
Cast Size: 3M, 3F, 3A
Additional Resources: N/A
Superhots!

Superhots!

Superhots! takes place in a fictional town in Texas where the sun is hot, but the salsa's hotter. This comedic 10-minute musical looks at the politics of competitive hot pepper growing in a small town. The organic farmer, Taylor, wants to win the heart of the local restaurant owner, (and hot tamale) Carlotta, but the villainous Pepper Pete has other plans.

Target Audience: Pre-Teen (Age 11 - 13), Teen (Age 14 - 18), Young Adult (Age 18 - 23)
Cast Size: 2M, 1F, 3+ Flex Ensemble
Additional Resources: N/A
The Almost In-Laws

The Almost In-Laws

Des has to introduce his fiancée to his parents, and they're, well... elves.

Target Audience: Appropriate for all audiences
Cast Size: 2M, 2F
Additional Resources: Accompaniment Tracks
The Answering Machine

The Answering Machine

An epistolary romance set in the answering machine of a party guy's college dorm room.

Target Audience: Teen (Age 14 - 18), Young Adult (Age 18 - 23), Adult
Cast Size: 2M, 1F
Additional Resources: Accompaniment Tracks
The Charm

The Charm

A pair of newlyweds, fresh from a fairy tale wedding, are struck by a very modern fear: how will they know that they will always love each other? With the help of a wizard, an international road trip, and one very special pair of underwear, the couple finds true happiness where they least expect it. “The Charm" is a lyrical and whimsical piece based on the story “The Talisman” by Hans Christian Andersen.

Target Audience: Teen (Age 14 - 18), Young Adult (Age 18 - 23), Adult
Cast Size: 3M, 2F
Additional Resources: N/A
The Facebook Fighter

The Facebook Fighter

A bitter 30-year-old misanthrope makes continuous attempts at human connection the only way he knows how: by antagonizing people on Facebook. After he alienates his "friends" one by one with incendiary political rants, snobbish pop culture opinions, and flat-out viciousness, he realizes too late that his brash and frank online persona has pushed everybody away and left him all alone in a void of existential loneliness & social media silence.

Target Audience: Teen (Age 14 - 18), Young Adult (Age 18 - 23), Adult
Cast Size: 4M, 3F, Flex Chorus
Additional Resources: Accompaniment Tracks
The Hipster Sister

The Hipster Sister

Brooklyn, 2015. Chelsea is getting fed up with her slacker singer-songwriter sister, Jackie, and it's time she moved out.

Target Audience: Teen (Age 14 - 18), Young Adult (Age 18 - 23), Adult
Cast Size: 1M, 2F
Additional Resources: Accompaniment Tracks
The Only Thing That Matters

The Only Thing That Matters

Three adult sisters have dinner together at one of their homes in the suburbs. Kerri, the middle child and black sheep of the family is determined to not be undermined by the judgments and critiques of her two more well-adjusted and successful sisters. But as soon as alcohol and discussions of social issues descend upon the evening, all bets are off.

Target Audience: Teen (Age 14 - 18), Young Adult (Age 18 - 23), Adult
Cast Size: 3F
Additional Resources: Accompaniment Tracks
Welcome to Ridgington

Welcome to Ridgington

The perfect town of Ridgington, everyone follows a strict regimen of routines, rituals, and traditions. Today is Cleansing Day, the only time when each family has the right to tell each other the truth that's been pent up all year.

Target Audience: Teen (Age 14 - 18), Adult
Cast Size: 2M, 2F
Additional Resources: N/A
What's Your Wish

What's Your Wish

A devised folk musical in the style of Grimm's Fairy Tales. It's about two boys who are sucked into a magical storybook and try to make it out alive!

Target Audience: Appropriate for all audiences
Cast Size: 3M, 2F
Additional Resources: N/A

Questions & Answers

March 04, 2021
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I see that pricing for 1 show is $175. Is that PER performance?
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February 24, 2021
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Pairing with other scenes

If we were to select some 10 minute musicals are we allowed to pair them with other scenes during the performance?  For example if we did an evening of theatre and select 4 musicals and alternated them with small scenes, either student written or from another publishing compancy.  Or are these musical only allowed to be performed by themselves. 

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