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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.


The Showkit
The Licence
Interested?
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"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!

The Showkit
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
    Full 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
    Easy-to-follow cues

  • 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.


Interested?
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.
Email: amateur@jwmail.co.uk

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
E-mail: amateur@jwmail.co.uk


or follow this link to MTI's main Broadway Junior website