The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

Delighted that our shows Mary Poppins, Violet, Fiddler on the Roof, Catch Me If You Can, 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee and The Last Five Years are represented at EdTA’s International Thespian Festival in Lincoln, Nebraska!      

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Let’s face it: most directors of professional or community productions of The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee cast too old. They seem to ignore the fact that this competition is supposed to be for teens. Do they fear that bookwriter Rachel Sheinkin and composer-lyricist William Finn created material that’s too demanding for genuine teenagers? [...]

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THE BURNT PART BOYS, book by Mariana Elder, lyrics by Nathan Tysen, and music by Chris Miller, is the newest addition to MTI’s Theatre on the Edge collection. Theatre on The Edge shows are marked by the fact that they have garnered a disproportionate share of awards and acclaim; they stimulate discussion and generate phenomenal [...]

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Combine picturesque mountains with superb theatrical performances, and what do you get? Summertime in Western Utah. This summer, consider journeying to the Tuacahn Center for the Arts and the Utah Shakespeare Festival for exciting upcoming events. Both are “destination theatres.” In other words, people go on vacations in the area, take advantage of the myriad [...]

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The final round of the 2012 Scripps National Spelling Bee airs tonight, May 31st, at 8pm on ESPN. Six-year-old contestant Lori Anne Madison has made history by becoming the youngest person to qualify for the Bee. Unfortunately, Lori Anne misspelled the word ‘ingluvies’ during semifinals and did not qualify for the final round. To any [...]

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Sometimes being faithful to the score of an MTI musical requires unique, signature keyboard/synthesizer patches integral to the orchestration. The challenge for musical directors is when these authentic sounds are difficult to find and even more difficult to re-produce correctly. That’s why we created MTI’s Keyboard Patch SolutionsTM – an easy to use resource designed [...]

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Welcome to the second blog post in our “Choosing Your High School’s Musical” series. Our newest series of blog posts is designed to introduce you to some of our shows that we know work in a high school setting. The following shows are some of the newest available for licensing, and are guaranteed to resonate [...]

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THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE  is a hilarious peek into the world of competitive spelling. Rachel Sheinkin’s economical and brilliant book lends much to sketch comedy and improv, while William Finn’s score captures the quirky seriousness of the young competitors. But Sheinkin and Finn have also crafted an honest, touching look at why [...]

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The Tony Award winning musical, THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE, is now available for licensing!  The William Finn/Rachel Sheinkin comedy opened on Broadway in the spring of 2005, where it delighted audiences, received critical acclaim, and earned three Drama Desks (Outstanding Book of a Musical, Outstanding Director of a Musical, and Outstanding Ensemble [...]

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Since its formation in the 1950′s, MTI has been, and continues to be an ambassador for the American Musical at home and abroad. While the majority of MTI’s licensing occurs within the United States, we have also licensed shows in over 60 countries across the world. Each new overseas production is a chance to view [...]

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