For Rent: Do rights need to be secured for high school students competing with a single scene at our State Drama Festival?

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August 31, 2017
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Our students are able to compete with scenes from musical theatre this year.  The scene can only be five minutes long and is adjudicated by a professional (theatre teacher, college professor, or professional working in the field). My students are looking to perform a scene from Rent.  Do they need to secure rights and pay royalties to perform a scene for our State Drama Festival?  

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September 1, 2017

Unless you attain a license and perform the show in it's entirety, you will not be permitted to perform a scene from any show at a competition.