Ordering a Perusal

A “Perusal” is an advanced copy of the libretto or script to read and determine if a show is good for your theater and audiences.  To order a perusal copy, you must first become an MTI customer.  If you’re an existing customer, simply click the “Request Perusal” on the relevant show page and you’ll be taken to the Business portal to complete your order.  We strongly encourage you to obtain a perusal for any show you are interested in licensing, so you may read it and become familiar with it before you license it for performance. 


E-Perusals (short for Electronic Perusals) are searchable, digital versions of our Libretto/Vocal Books that you can access online or with our brand-new, free app the MTI Reader. (Available for Apple devices).

When you request an E-Perusal you will receive an email that links you to our web browser portal (reader.mtishows.com), where you can view the entire Libretto / Vocal Book for the selected musicals you request. E-perusals can be sent to up to 6 emails per request. The first email is $5 for the perusal and each subsequent email is only $2.


Perusal Package (All Titles)

If you’re uncertain about choosing a show to license, ordering a Perusal Package can help you make an informed decision.  A Perusal Package contains up to three shows' librettos (so you can “peruse” the scripts before you make your decision).

You will be billed a $20 shipping/handling fee for each Perusal Package (up to three (3) titles per package).

You may keep the perusal for six (6) weeks. If you need to keep it longer, you must contact MTI for an extension or you will be billed a replacement fee for the perusal materials. ALL PERUSALS, Broadway Junior titles, must be returned to MTI.

NOTE: Receipt of a perusal does not necessarily indicate that a title is available for production. Make sure you have received a valid Performance License before proceeding with any announcements, advertising or production plans.