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Production Notes

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Updates from AACT's Corporate Partners

All information is provided by our Partners, with most recent postings listed first

Diamond Partner
Square yellow box to mark each workshop titleMusic Theatre International

  • New shows available for licensing include: Rags, A-Wop Bop A-Loo Bop, Jane Austen's Emma, Renascence, made by the original Broadway creative team, Young Frankenstein (West End Version), and Oliver! JR. More information here.
  • Licensing the authorized programming for keyboards, drums and percussion for your next show is easy. KeyboardTEK offers the world’s largest and most complete catalog of MainStage® programming, giving any school, community group, or theater access to hard-to-replicate sounds, instruments, and patches that are crucial to the orchestration. More information here.
  • Online Edition of Elephant & Piggie Now Available. Elephant & Piggie's "We Are In a Play" Online Edition is a hilarious version of Mo Willem's beloved children's book and is specifically designed to be rehearsed, produced, and performed remotely on the internet. Featuring a delightfully infectious score by Debbie Wicks La Puma, Elephant & Piggie's "We Are In a Play" Online Edition is a perfect show for young storytellers. Everything you need to produce this 20-minute Online Edition is delivered digitally, including a Director's Guide (with instructional processes, tips, and suggestions), the Actor's Script, Accompaniment Tracks, and more. More information here.
  • 10-Minute Musicals Available for Licensing. 25 brand-new 10-Minute Musicals feature up-and-coming musical theatre writers from the renowned arts organization Theatre Now New York. These short shows are designed for small casts, minimal rehearsals, and are available for remote, streaming, and in-person performance. Check out the shows.
  • Updates to our Interactive Scripts and Scores powered by ProductionPro!  Share notes with cast & crew, organize script notes with layers, type notes on any device. Learn more.
  • Free downloads from your favorite Disney Broadway Junior® Musicals!   Two songs from each show and a custom Zoom background are available to download for free. Let your imagination and creativity shine and film as many performances as you like!  Learn more.
  • Virtual Performance Toolkit provides a visual breakdown of the different remote/virtual options, a free Remote Performance Guide, and more. Learn more.
  • AACT Organizational Members receive substantial discounts on standard rental fees on MTI musicals through August 31 2021. View our list of member discounts & special offers here.

Platinum Partner
Square yellow box to mark each workshop titleDisney Theatrical Group

  • Disney Musicals for Remote Performance, available to be captured remotely and streamed. More information here.
  • Disney's Backstage Bulletin: Artiles about Disney shows, from background to technical effects. Read here.
  • Licensing 101: A Step-by-Step Guide to Putting on a Show: More information here
  • Music Theatre International (MTI) is the dramatic licensing agency through which Disney licenses the performances rights to Disney Theatrical musicals. More information here.

Gold Partner
Square yellow box to mark each workshop titleConcord Theatricals
[Samuel French, Rodgers & Hammerstein, Tams-Witmark, Andrew Lloyd Webber]

  • The Read More Plays Club is designed to unite theatre lovers and create a digital space dedicated to celebrating great artists, good conversation and plays on the page. Learn more here. Tune in on Tuesday, June 29 at 1pm ET when Amy Rose Marsh (VP of Acquisitions & Artistic Development, Concord Theatricals) chats with playwright Aleshea Harris about her piece, What To Send Up When it Goes Down.
  • Planning your 2021/22 community theatre season? We have ideas. As you finalize your upcoming productions, our Licensing team is here to help with hand-picked recommendations. These categories and articles will provide you with a wide range of options, including large-cast comedies, socially conscious work, dance opportunities and more.  More information here.
  • Concord Theatricals' Read More Plays Club is designed to unite theatre lovers and create a digital space dedicated to celebrating great artists, good conversation and plays on the page. Learn more.
  • Introducing Our Rodgers & Hammerstein Acting Editions. For the first time ever,  Acting Editions of Rodgers & Hammerstein's classic musicals are available for purchase. Add some magic to your library with the first set of available scripts: Oklahoma!, The Sound of MusicSouth Pacific, and three versions of Cinderella. Explore the collection here.
  • The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical is now available for licensing to professional and amateur theatres! With a book by Joe Tracz and original music and lyrics by Rob Rokicki, The Lightning Thief follows the story of teenager Percy Jackson. When Percy discovers he’s actually a demigod — the son of Poseidon — he is faced with new powers he can't quite control, plus a swarm of monsters on his trail. Percy and his friends must embark on an epic journey to find Zeus’ missing lightning bolt and prevent a war among the gods. More information here.
  • Beyond the Ingenue: Plays for Powerful Women. Explore this collection of plays featuring women from varied backgrounds and ages: all beyond the role of the ingenue. More information here.
  • The SpongeBob Musical is now available for licensing. Contact your Amateur Licensing Representative to bring "the most improbable and most delightful of musical adaptations" (New York Magazine) to your stage. More information here.

Gold Partner
Square yellow box to mark each workshop titleStage Rights

  • All three shows in Ted Swindley's country musical trilogy, Honky Tonk Angels, Honky Tonk Angels Holiday Spectacular, and Honky Tonk Angels: The Mystery of Bubba's Revenge, are now available to license.
  • The Wonderettes Challenge. Have you ever longed to play all of the parts in a single show? Here's your chance: Choose a song, sing all four parts, make a video, and then enter to win some swell Wonderettes swag! More information here.
  • New Voices Collection. Dive into unique perspectives and diverse stories. View Collection here.
  • Fresh new titles that run the gamut between cutting social satire, romantic comedy, and a couple of jukebox confections. More information here.
  • Desperate Measures now available for Amateur Licensing. Book now for 2021. Best Musical: 2018 Outer Critics Circle & OBA Awards. Best Music & Lyrics: 2018 Drama Desk Awards. Books and lyrics by Peter Kellogg, music by David Friedman. More information here.
  • Celebrate ten years with The Marvelous Wonderettes, now licensing into 2021 and beyond. More information here.
  • All Print Editions now include a bonus PDF Digital version.
  • AACT Organizational Members receive a 50% discount on all digital perusals and a 25% discount on digital materials fees for all musicals. More information here.

Bronze Partner
Square yellow box to mark each workshop titleDramatists Play Service (Broadway Licensing)

  • A quarterly subscription service that delivers seven DPS plays right to your door! Choosing new plays to read can be exhausting. DPS releases over 100 new titles every year and has a complete catalogue of more than 5000 plays, published over 80 years—no matter how much you like reading plays, you’re bound to miss some great ones. The DPS Book Club is a subscription-box service, mailed quarterly, that includes a mix of our most recently published titles and the best of our back catalogue offered at a price more than 40% off the cost of seven Acting Editions separately. Open up a box and discover the best of the American theater, from 1936 into 2018 and beyond. Read more here.
  • The 2020 Tony Award nominated play, The Inheritance, by Matthew Lopez, is now available for licensing. Decades after the AIDS epidemic, three generations of gay men grapple with the tragedy of their past and what it means for their future.  Inspired by E.M. Forster’s Howards End, The Inheritance by Matthew Lopez is an epic examination of survival, healing, class divide, and what it means to call a place home. Read more here.
  • Dramatists Play Service has joined the Broadway Licensing family and its brands, including licensor Playscripts and the streaming service Broadway On Demand.  Broadway Licensing is a full-service theatrical licensing partner specializing in the development, production and worldwide distribution of new and established theatrical properties. As part of the Broadway Licensing family, DPS remains dedicated to bringing you the bold, new plays and timeless classics we have for the last 85 years, and we’re eager to provide even more innovative theatrical opportunities in the future. Stay tuned for more details.
  • New Acquisitions: Recent, not-yet-published additions to the Dramatists Play Service, Inc. catalogue are updated regularly. More information here.
  • Current and upcoming productions of DPS plays. Sort by professional, nonprofessional, title, author, producer, city, state, opening or closing dates. More information here.

Bronze Partner
Square yellow box to mark each workshop titleDramatic Publishing Company (DPC)

  • Livestream Titles. DPC's website lists its more popular titles with livestream permissions. We are securing livestream permission for more titles daily, so if you don't see what you're looking for there, try browsing by type or performing group and look for the "Livestream Rights Available" notes. More information here.
  • Special Message Regarding Covid-19. More information here.
  • New In Print. Fresh and hot off the press, these newly published titles have been added to our catalog within the last six months.  More information here.
  • AACT NewPlayFest scripts & anthologies.  More information here.

Bronze Partner
Square yellow box to mark each workshop titleHeuer Publishing

  • Free eSCRIPT: Knights of the Square Table, by P. Fenton. Just days after returning to the king’s court following a fiveyear absence, Sir Galahad is informed by the king and queen that a suitor is urgently needed for the princess as the king is dying. Sir Galahad agrees to the marriage, sending him on a medieval quest of epic proportions in order to prove his worth to marry the beautiful Princess Jacqueline. But perhaps the hardest obstacles have nothing to do with the dangers that be: first, an evil knight has also taken up the quest for Jacqueline’s hand and would abuse the throne were he to ascend to it, and second, Sir Galahad has caught the eye of Lady Heron, the castle’s royal messenger, and she may have caught his as well. And might there be something else lurking right beneath our hero’s nose? What’s a brave, handsome knight to do?  More information here.
  • Limited Streaming/Broadcast Rights now available  More information here.
  • Check out the new releases.  More information here.

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