New Electronic Versions of Perusal Scripts Now Available from Music Theatre International

image003In an effort to deliver librettos faster to customers when they are deciding on a musical to perform, Music Theatre International (MTI) announces the launch of E-perusals™, its newest resource to assist theatre companies and schools in selecting their next production.

When an organization requests an E-perusal, they will receive an email that linking them an online hosting website, Watchdox, where they can view the entire libretto for the selected musicals requested. These E-perusals are digital versions of the printed librettos that are searchable.  After registering on Watchdox, customers will have up to six weeks to make a decision.

“MTI is thrilled to capitalize on the latest technology in order to make selecting a musical even easier for our customers,” stated Drew Cohen, President of MTI.  “Because E-Perusals can be shared with up to six people, organizations deciding on their next MTI show can seamlessly make sure everyone on the reading committee gets a copy quickly and efficiently.  It saves time, shipping costs and gives people the option to read our scripts on many different devices and in many different ways.”

E-perusals are a convenient way to share possible musical choices with a reading committee to help select the perfect musical. In just a few minutes the email addresses for the committee can be added and they will each receive an individual email linking them to the E-perusals under consideration. They can be viewed on multiple platforms, including desktop/laptop, tablets, and smart phones. Desktop and laptop applications require internet connection to view the perusals. There is also aWatchdox app available for tablets and smart phones (both iPhone, Android and Blackberry) which has the ability to save your perusals for offline viewing.

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Music Theatre International is one of the world’s leading dramatic licensing agencies, protecting the rights and legacies of composers, lyricists and book writers.  MTI’s core business is issuing licenses, scripts, musical materials and dynamic theatrical resources to schools as well as amateur and professional theatres across the globe.

With over 300 classic and contemporary show titles from Broadway, Off-Broadway, and London’s West End, MTI shows have been performed by 60,000 theatrical organizations in the US and in over 60 countries worldwide.

MTI is particularly dedicated to the idea of theatre as education and

has created special collections for younger audiences. The Broadway Junior Collection® features 70-minute adaptations of major musicals designed for middle school children to perform; the KIDS Collection®, provides 30-minute musicals for performance by elementary school children; School Editions are musicals that have been annotated for performance by high school students; and the Theatre For Young Audiences Collection, 70-minute musicals designed for adults to perform for children.