Thoroughly Modern Millie

The Tony Award-nominated Broadway musical Shrek leads Dramatics magazine’s list of the most-produced musicals in U.S. high schools. MTI is proud to represent 8 of the top 11 musicals  (including ALL of the top 7)! We’re proud of our authors, our catalog, and of course our customers for having fabulous taste when picking shows! Read the [...]


Sitting in the Upper Elementary School in Moorestown, New Jersey, I’m looking forward to the audience reaction when the lights come up at a certain moment in Scene Four. The Moorestown Theatre Company is offering THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE, the 2001-02 Tony-winning musical. The ample-sized house is near-full on this Saturday night, and Laura Orlando has [...]

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Audiences love when a character makes a fast costume change. If it happens with enough speed, they almost feel as if they’re getting two characters for the price of one. That opportunity arises only moments into THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE, after Salina, Kansas native Millie Dillmount has arrived in New York City. It’s the start of [...]

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The Season 1 finale of NBC’s Smash featured the first Boston preview of Bombshell with Karen stepping into the leading role at the last minute.  The episode ended with Karen giving the preview of Bombshell and a fantastic ending with “Don’t Forget About Me.” We certainly haven’t forgotten about you Karen Cartwright!  As we begin [...]


March 8th is International Women’s Day and the whole month of March is Women’s History Month. We think this is a great opportunity to spotlight some of the amazing work in the MTI catalog created by women writers. It’s undeniable that musical theater is an art form that has historically been dominated by men writers, [...]


Welcome to the third 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. Of course, it’s up to you to determine if the shows are best-suited to your community, [...]

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Broadway’s Sutton Foster put down her tap shoes to guest star on last night’s episode of LAW & ORDER: SPECIAL VICTIMS UNIT.  Known for her breakout, Tony winning performance as Millie in THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE and more recently for her turn as bride-to-be Janet Van de Graff in THE DROWSY CHAPERONE, Sutton Foster plays an [...]


The future is bright for a new crop of high school actors currently performing their hearts out on stages all across New Jersey. What’s their motivation? How about winning the High School equivalent of a ‘Tony’ Award at a statewide competition? Enter The Paper Mill Playhouse Rising Star Awards. Part of a statewide initiative to [...]