Welcome to BROADWAY JUNIOR, the first-ever collection of classic and contemporary Broadway and West End musicals
in 70-minute versions for young performers, brought to you by Music Theatre International
and Josef Weinberger.
Click on the show logos below for further information on each
Broadway Junior musical.
"We have just finished our performances of Annie Junior, which received the most positive feedback we have ever had from any show, from both the kids involved and the audiences. The pack was really, really helpful, the kids thought the librettos with space for photos, autographs and reviews were
brilliant and the backing tracks and Directors Script made my job so
much easier. I would totally recommend the pack to anyone wanting to put on a
performance involving just kids.
... all my team thought the pack was so good, we're considering
another for next year, so I wondered if you could send me perusal copies of
Honk Jr and Guys and Dolls Jr."
Ali Wood, Radcliffe URC Players, Manchester
The Broadway Junior Collection
Included amongst the select list of musicals performed throughout the world are Annie, Fiddler on the Roof, Guys and Dolls and Into the Woods. The Broadway Junior series opens up the world of the Broadway musical to young performers, enabling educators to present authorised young performers’ editions of some of the best known Broadway musicals.
Each of the shows in the Broadway Junior collection has been specially adapted for young performers; the songs have been transposed into suitable keys for young voices and the entire musical is condensed to 60 minutes. These “new” shows aim to preserve the spirit of the original full-length classic works, whilst eliminating the production elements which would ordinarily have been beyond the capabilities of most junior schools.
ANNIE JR at Wycliffe Junior School
|A one-off, all-inclusive payment - currently £400 inc. p&p and VAT -
provides everything you need to bring your show to life!
Each Broadway Junior showkit comes complete with everything you will need to put on the performance -
- The Music Books
Vocal/Libretto books containing the complete script and all songs
2 complete scores for the director and rehearsal/performance pianist
Complete piano/vocal score with script cues
All songs are transposed into keys suitable for young voices
- Director’s Script
Background information on the show and suggestions for set design, costumes, props, lighting, casting, tips for using the accompaniment CD, and poster and program cover art
Staging notes are included in margin of script throughout
Calendar template and suggested rehearsal schedule
Character descriptions, background information, and glossary
Page numbers cross-referenced to student books
- Production Handbook
Detailed glossary of theatre terms
Guidelines for assembling a production staff
Detailed guide to audition and rehearsal processes
Diagrams, designs, templates for theaters, seating charts, and cue sheets
Marketing, publicity, and box office suggestions
Suggestions for community involvement and production financing
- Performance CD
Adapted from the original Broadway orchestrations and professionally produced
Great keys for young singers
Guide-vocal tracks to assist with your rehearsal period
Fully orchestrated accompaniment-only tracks are excellent for live performances with suitable tempi
- Cross-Curricular Booklet
Curriculum areas explored include language arts, history, maths, art, science and music
Sample lesson plans and activity sheets which can be copied for the whole class
Ideas for establishing outreach programs
Ties the themes of your production into curriculum studies
Projects to keep everyone involved at rehearsals
GUYS AND DOLLS JR at Pownall Hall School in Manchester
The Performance Licence
Each Broadway Junior showkit includes a licence for an unlimited number of performances on school premises over a twelve month period. For performances by schools on school premises, there are no per-performance royalty payments, no hire fees and no need to apply for a new licence for each performance. For other performances, e.g. by youth or community theatre companies in larger venus, additional royalty fees may apply.
All you need do now is contact the staff at Josef Weinberger to register your interest. Just let us know which show you are interested in and we will do the rest. If you know you want to stage the production please download, complete and return the appropriate application form available below.
ANNIE JR at St. Oswald's CE Junior School in Jarrow
DOWNLOAD AN APPLICATION FORM
For customers in the UK: CLICK HERE
For customers in IRELAND: CLICK HERE
For customers in other territories or for further information
about the Broadway Junior series please contact us:
Tel: +44 (0)20 7580 2827
Fax: +44 (0)20 7436 9616
or follow this link to MTI's main Broadway Junior website