Willy Wonka Availability in Australia

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January 27, 2017
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Hi, could someone please contact me to let me know the reason why this musical isn't available in Australia and if there is scope for this changing in the near future? Many Thanks.
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January 28, 2017

Greetings Sarah!  This is a common question, so I got the "complete" info from our friend and MTI Australasia, NIkol McKail.  Sorry for the length, but here are all the specs!  CR

Whilst this may be a frustrating situation, it is important to understand that Copyright law gives authors the right to control the presentation/performance of their works around the world and the right to allow or restrict productions in various territories.

Unfortunately James and the Giant Peach JR, Flat Stanley JR, Willy Wonka JR, Godspell JR, Bugsy Malone JR and Disney’s 101 Dalmatians KIDS are not available for licensing in Australia and New Zealand.  Due to copyright restrictions, these works currently cannot be performed outside North America. Please note that there are no set release dates for these titles nor an avenue to appeal these restrictions. 

That said, changes occur all the time, and should these shows become available in your territory, your local licensing agent (Music Theatre International, Australasia) will notify all their clients via e-newsletters and/or on their Facebook page: Please feel free to join their page for the most up-to-date information.

Please note that the Music Theatre International (MTI) website (www.mtishows.com) ONLY refers to Licensing and availability in North America.  For an accurate list of the shows available in Australasia, be sure to check the Australasian website (www.mtishows.com.au).  Thank you.

We do have many other wonderful Broadway JR™ titles that are available in Australia and New Zealand. Please visit the MTI Australasia website for more information about the shows including details on the materials available and applicable Rates and Fees.

New titles include: Disney’s The Little Mermaid JR, Disney’s Peter Pan JR, Shrek JR, Elf JR, Disney The Lion King JR, Dr Dolittle Jr, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast JR, Disney’s Mulan JR.