About Us

Licensing the world's greatest musicals since 1952.


Raising the Next Generation of Theatre Artists and Audiences

Putting on a show at school is hard work and there is lots to do. That's why it is always such a joy to work with MTI. They make the process easy and are always there to help. I love working with them! – James Manwaring, Director of Music, Windsor Boys' School

Access to the arts is a right, not a privilege, and Music Theatre International is deeply committed to arts education and the positive impact experiencing a musical has on a school and a community.

Our special collections of developmentally appropriate musicals for student performers ensure that the arts continue to flourish at all levels.

Conceived by MTI CEO, Freddie Gershon, in 1996, Broadway Junior™ musicals are perfect for teachers or directors who are new to musical theatre and are seeking to introduce students to the joys of participating in a show. Broadway Junior™ musicals are condensed, author-approved versions of classic musicals, Disney favorites and modern works, custom-tailored to the needs of young people and schools.

For the secondary-school market, MTI's School Edition musicals are author-approved adaptations of shows whose content and production requirements previously proved challenging for student performers. While specific to each title, some changes include alternate keys more suitable for secondary school voices, the removal of some adult language and content and edits to the libretto, creating an abridged running time.