You Can't Stop the Beat with HAIRSPRAY JR. - Now Available for Licensing

You Can't Stop the Beat with HAIRSPRAY JR. - Now Available for Licensing

Welcome your actors to the 60's with HAIRSPRAY JR...the newest musical available for licensing from the MTI Broadway Junior Collection.

Good morning, Baltimore! It's 1962, and spunky plus-size teen Tracy Turnblad has one big dream -- to dance on the popular Corny Collins Show. When she finally gets her shot, she's transformed from social outcast to sudden star. In balancing her new-found power with her desire for justice, Tracy fights to dethrone the reigning Miss Teen Hairspray, Amber von Tussle, and integrate a TV network in the process. With the help of her outsized mom, Edna, and guest DJ Motormouth Maybelle, the rhythm of Tracy's new beat just might prove unstoppable.

HAIRSPRAY JR., based on the film and hit stage musical of the same name -- winner of 8 Tony Awards including Best Musical -- has been adapted for young performers as part of the MTI Broadway Junior Collection. With a host of parts for a wide cross-section of students and an abundance of energetic production numbers, HAIRSPRAY JR. is a show that will celebrate your students' diversity and bring audiences to their feet with its positive message and uproarious sense of humor.
Our ShowKitof Materials is Like Getting a Musical in a Box!

With the MTI ShowKit™ that comes with every MTI Broadway Junior Collection® show, there’s no way to fail! Even teachers with no theatrical training or experience can easily put on a successful production. All ShowKits™ contain helpful materials enabling you to make your musical the ultimate interdisciplinary teaching tool.

The MTI Broadway Junior Collection® ShowKit™ includes:

  • Director’s Guide

    • Tips and suggestions on casting, rehearsals, directing, choreography,
      costumes, sets, props, lighting and more

    • Curriculum Connections featuring educational activities and lesson plans tied to the show

  • 30 Actor Scripts

    • For all the actors to customize and keep

  • Two Rehearsal/Accompaniment CDs

    • Adapted from the original Broadway orchestrations and professionally produced

    • Great keys for young singers

    • Guide-vocal tracks allow students to “sing along” — learning the music is easy and fun

    • Fully orchestrated accompaniment-only tracks are excellent for live performances with good tempos and easy-to-follow cues

  • One Piano/Vocal Score

    • Complete scores for the director and rehearsal/performance pianist

    • Complete piano/vocal score with script cues

    • Transposed into age-appropriate keys

    • Easy-to-read format

  • One Choreographic DVD

    • Instructional choreographic videos with world-renowned choreographer Steven Kennedy

    • Steven shows you everything you need to know to handle the dance portions of your MTI Broadway Junior Collection® title

  • 30 Family Matters Books

    • Guides parents through the theatrical process

    • Provides positive ways parents can contribute to the success of the show, without stepping on teacher/director’s toes

    • Great to send home with every student

We’ve been busy updating all of our ShowKits™to ensure they remain the best educational resource in the industry.  One of the most exciting new elements is the fully re-conceived Director’s Guide, patterned after Broadway production show books.  In addition to all of the content you love in the classic Director’s Guide, features of the new Director’s Guide include:

  • A three-ring binder allowing you to carry all of your production information in one place and expand and customize the binder to meet your production needs

  • The Actor’s Script section of the Guide features a full-sized script for easier viewing

  • Expanded resources in all production and curriculum areas that reach three levels of directing experience: beginning, intermediate and advanced

  • A media disc of resources including audition sides and editable forms

License the rights to perform HAIRSPRAY JR. today!
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