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MTI Announces Songlist for All Together Now!: A Global Event Celebrating Local Theatre

MTI Announces Songlist for All Together Now!: A Global Event Celebrating Local Theatre

A fantastic selection of songs are featured from shows including Rent, Les Misérables, Into the Woods, Matilda, Hairspray, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, Fiddler on the Roof, Once on This Island, Little Shop of Horrors, Mamma Mia! and many more!

Theatres around the world can perform this show free-of-charge during the weekend of 12 November 2021

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Theatrical licensor Music Theatre International (MTI) announces the full list of songs featured in All Together Now!: A Global Event Celebrating Local Theatre. This worldwide fundraising event celebrates the return of live theatre and allows organisations around the world to produce and perform locally an exclusive musical revue featuring songs from MTI’s beloved shows over the weekend of 12 November 2021.

MTI’s All Together Now! will be entirely free-of-charge to license with no royalty or rental fees. Participating organisations may license MTI’s All Together Now! as a fundraiser for their theatre and perform it live, live-streamed, or a combination of both over a four-day period between 12 and 15 November 2021.

Joining the list of previously announced authors and rightsholders donating their work are Stephen Sondheim, Alan Menken, Howard Ashman, Glenn Slater, Jack Feldman, Benny Andersson & Björn Ulvaeus, Green Day, Disney Theatrical Productions, Jeanine Tesori, Dick Scanlan, Bobby Lopez & Kristen Anderson-Lopez, Benj Pasek & Justin Paul, Jason Robert Brown, David Hein & Irene Sankoff, Sara Bareilles, Lionel Bart, Jason Howland, Mindi Dickstein, Jerry Bock & Sheldon Harnick.

“MTI is grateful for the generosity and support of the authors and rightsholders  contributing songs from their iconic musicals to the All Together Now! revue,” said Drew Cohen CEO of MTI Worldwide. “Theatre is about community and these authors are doing their part to reignite in-person theatre at all levels.”

The full list of songs included in the revue are:

  • “Astonishing” (Little Women)
  • “Back to Before” (Ragtime)
  • “Be Our Guest” (Disney’s Beauty and the Beast)
  • “Beautiful City” (Godspell)
  • “Children Will Listen” (Into the Woods)
  • “Consider Yourself” (Lionel Bart’s Oliver!)
  • “Empty Chairs at Empty Tables” (Les Misérables)
  • “Gimme, Gimme” (Thoroughly Modern Millie)
  • “Good Riddance (Time of Your Life)” (Green Day’s American Idiot)
  • “I Dreamed a Dream” (Les Misérables)
  • “Let It Go” (Disney’s Frozen)
  • “Life Is So Peculiar” (Five Guys Named Moe)
  • “Matchmaker” (Fiddler on the Roof)
  • “Meadowlark” (The Baker’s Wife)
  • “Middle of a Moment” (Roald Dahl’s James and the Giant Peach)
  • “Pure Imagination” (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory)
  • “Seasons of Love” (Rent)
  • “Seize the Day” (Disney’s Newsies)
  • “She Used to Be Mine” (Waitress)
  • “Sit Down, You’re Rockin’ the Boat” (Guys and Dolls)
  • “Somewhere That’s Green” (Little Shop of Horrors)
  • “Spread the Love Around” (Sister Act)
  • “Stop the World” (Come From Away)
  • “Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious” (Disney and Cameron Mackintosh’s Mary Poppins)
  • “Take a Chance on Me” (Mamma Mia!)
  • “The Human Heart” (Once on This Island)
  • “The New World” (Songs for a New World)
  • “This Is the Moment” (Jekyll & Hyde)
  • “Tomorrow” (Annie)
  • “We’re All in This Together” (Disney’s High School Musical)
  • “When I Grow Up” (Roald Dahl’s Matilda the Musical)
  • “Why We Tell the Story” (Once on This Island)
  • “Wouldn’t It Be Loverly?” (My Fair Lady)
  • “Writing Down the Story of My Life” (Junie B. Jones The Musical)
  • “You Can’t Stop the Beat” (Hairspray)
  • “You Could Drive a Person Crazy” (Company)

“We designed the revue with multiple song options for each slot so theatres have flexibility with how they present the show,” said John Prignano, Music Theatre International’s Chief Operating Officer and Director of Education & Development. “The option to choose from two or three fantastic songs for each slot allows producers to tailor the show to best fit their artistic/creative vision, the talents of their cast, and the composition of their audience.”

MTI’s All Together Now! will be available for licensing in mid-June, with all performances taking place between 12 and 15 November.

In the meantime, please visit www.alltogethernowMTI.co.uk for all information about the show, a list of Frequently Asked Questions, an email sign-up and more.

Sardines is an official partner of All Together Now!: A Global Event Celebrating Local Theatre

Music Theatre International (MTI) …Online Version of Junior Theatre Festival – this Saturday, 8 May 2021

Music Theatre International (MTI) …Online Version of Junior Theatre Festival – this Saturday, 8 May 2021

  • 870 YOUNG PERFORMERS FROM ACROSS UK, IRELAND & EUROPE TO TAKE PART
  • WEST END WORKSHOPS, CROSS-CONTINENT COLLABORATION, EXCLUSIVE PERFORMANCES, CHANCE FOR CELEBRATION
  • TIM MINCHIN, DENNIS KELLY, MIRIAM-TEAK LEE, LUKE SHEPPARD, ROB HOUCHEN, ALEXIA KHADIME, JAMIE MUSCATO …AND MORE

The MTI Junior Theatre Festival Europe, presented in partnership with iTheatrics in New York, is Europe’s biggest celebration of musical theatre designed specifically for schools and youth groups. The Junior Theatre Festival Online, which takes place on Saturday, 8 May, is a day-long programme featuring: West End workshops for students and specially curated workshops for teachers and directors; panel discussions with performers and creatives from West End shows; exclusive performances; unique cross-continent collaboration plus an opportunity to look to the future after a very difficult 16 months.

Over 870 young performers from 33 schools and youth groups across all parts of the United Kingdom, Ireland, Norway, Malta, Georgia and the Czech Republic will be taking part.

The award-winning authors of Matilda the Musical will join representatives from Hamilton, Disney’s The Lion King, & Juliet, Disney and Cameron Mackintosh’s Mary Poppins and performers from across the West End as part of the event.

In an exclusive ‘Matilda Takeover’ segment, authors of the show Tim Minchin and Dennis Kelly will take part in a unique Q&A with students and teachers attending the event. Matilda the Musical alumni Kerry Ingram (original cast member) and Tom Brown (Bruce, Cambridge Theatre) will join associate director Lotte Wakeham in conversation about this musical phenomenon, alongside specially created performances from Belfast School of Performing Arts. MTI will be giving priority access for attending groups to access the performing rights to Matilda the Musical JR., a specially-created one hour version of the musical designed for young performers, before the show is released to all schools and youth groups across the UK and Ireland later in May.

Stars of Hamilton Karl Queensborough and Alexzandra Sarmineto will join a ‘Direct From the West End’ panel which will also feature Olivier & WhatsOnStage Award winner Miriam-Teak Lee, director of & Juliet Luke Sheppard, and Janique Charles (Nala) and David Blake (Banzai) from Disney’s The Lion King.

Students will take part in online workshops lead by Disney Teaching Artists from Disney and Cameron Mackintosh’s Mary Poppins, assistant dance captain of & Juliet, Josh Baker, and teachers from across the globe.

West End stars Rob Houchen, Alexia Khadime and Jamie Muscato will share exclusive performances as part of the Festival’s Finale. A special performance of ‘When I Grow Up’ from Matilda the Musical, uniting students from all the attending groups, will close the event.

Though the May festival has moved online due to social distancing measures, an in-person festival is currently planned to take place on Sunday, 24 October at The ICC in Birmingham.

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About Music Theatre International

Music Theatre International (MTI) Europe is MTI’s London office since 2017, licensing musicals from Iceland to Israel, and from Madrid to Moscow.  A part of the Cameron Mackintosh Limited group of companies, MTI was founded in 1952 by legendary Broadway songwriter Frank Loesser and orchestrator Don Walker.  Up to the pandemic, MTI Europe was licensing over 5,000 productions a year, from the key home market in the UK to the major established markets in Spain, Italy, Benelux and the German-speaking countries, to the vibrant and growing markets of Eastern Europe.  MTI’s more than 400 titles represent the most significant collection of musicals available for licensing, ranging from Broadway and West End classics to contemporary and innovative new works.

MTI believes that access to the arts is a right, not a privilege, and are therefore committed to arts education: MTI’s Broadway Junior™ series, conceived by MTI’s Co-Chairman Freddie Gershon, was the first to bring condensed versions of classic and contemporary Broadway and West End musicals, tailored for young performers with the authors’ approval, to primary school teachers and other directors new to musical theatre. For secondary schools, MTI’s School Editions tailor select shows like Les Misérables, Sweeney Todd, West Side Story and Avenue Q whose content and production requirements previously proved challenging for student performers.

For more on MTI Europe, visit www.mtishows.co.uk


 

Acclaimed digital series The Theatre Channel returns with more West End talent

Acclaimed digital series The Theatre Channel returns with more West End talent

Above: Katie Deacon ©EdwardJohnson


Following acclaim for their spectacular musical-packed digital series, Adam Blanshay Productions’ The Theatre Channel is back with a sixth episode, featuring more theatrical legends and musical magic! The new episode, entitled ‘Showstoppers’, will kickstart proceedings with incredible performances from major West End talent including Danny Mac (Sunset Boulevard; Pretty Woman The Musical), Kerry Ellis (Wicked; We Will Rock You), and Layton Williams (Everybody’s Talking About Jamie; RENT). The series will be available to stream in a new partnership with Stream.Theatre from Friday 30th April, with tickets for Episode 6 now on sale.

Further talent involved includes dynamic sister duo Amber Davies (9 to 5; Love Island) and Jade Davies (Les Misérables; The Phantom of the Opera) as Side Show’s conjoined twins, alongside Katie Deacon (Mary Poppins; An American In Paris) showcasing the original A Chorus Line choreography by Michael Bennett. The track for this stunning rendition of Music and the Mirror has been provided by Antonio Banderas’ Malaga-based Theatre company Teatro del Soho, following their acclaimed Spanish-language revival. Academy Award and Tony nominee Antonio Banderas will also be sharing his knowledge of the production in an extra special exclusive interview for The Theatre Channel, featured in the episode.

The cast will be joined by the fantastic, revamped resident ensemble, ‘The New Café Five,’ comprised of Anthony Starr (Guys & Dolls, Sheffield Crucible), Danny Becker (The Prince Of Egypt, Dominion Theatre), Kayleigh Thadani (Disney’s Aladdin, Prince Edward Theatre), M-Jae Cleopatra Isaac (Billy Elliot, Victoria Palace) and Vicki Lee Taylor (A Chorus Line, London Palladium). The Theatre Café manager and performer, Jack Malin, will also be joining the troupe for their showstopping, toe-tapping number.

These incredible musical theatre performers will be led by director Thom Southerland (Titanic; Grey Gardens; Ragtime) and choreographer Ashley Nottingham (Spamalot; Singin’ In The Rain; Disney’s Newsies UK Premiere) with lighting design by Aaron J Dootson. The Theatre Channel are proud to be championing creative opportunities for freelancers and actors during this time.

Combining the thrill of stage and screen for an episodic musical revue of beloved classics, The Theatre Channel is an up close and intimate experience from the comfort of your home. The upcoming episode will also feature exclusive behind-the-scenes content, as the original producers of A Chorus Line take a trip down memory lane in memorandum to Tony Award-winning choreographer Bob Avian. Staged and choreographed especially for film, the production is an unmissable event.

Producer Adam Blanshay comments, With the release of Episode 6: Showstoppers, we’re celebrating several milestones. First off, as the pandemic and theatre closures have extended far beyond what anyone initially imagined, we’re overjoyed to welcome our new resident ensemble, ‘The New Café Five,’ giving fresh opportunity to a remarkable new group of performers to finish the series with us. Moreover, based on growth and customer demand, we’re thrilled to now be launching our content on Stream.Theatre, which we hope will expand our viewership far and wide, and draw in countless new theatre fans. Lastly, we pay homage to the loving memory of Bob Avian, and have included a special feature on A Chorus Line – we are grateful to John Breglio, Baayork Lee, and Antonio Banderas for their collaboration.

Previous episodes (1 – 5) of The Theatre Channel will be available to purchase at Stream.Theatre to watch at your leisure. Previous episode titles include ‘Welcome to the Cafe’, ‘Musical Horrors’ and ‘Hopeful Holidays’. The next instalment, Episode 7, will celebrate the works of the unparalleled Rodgers and Hammerstein, with incredible casting to be announced soon.

 

 

 


The Theatre Channel

  • Dates: Episode 6 is available to view from Friday 30th April 2021
  • Access Tickets are £12 + booking fee and can be purchased online at www.thetheatrechannel.stream.
  • Past episodes are available ‘on demand’ for £9.50 + booking fee.

UK SCHEDULE: Friday 30 April – 7:30pm and 9:30pm Saturday 1 May – 2:30pm, 7:30pm and 9:30pm Sunday 2 May – 3pm and 7:30pm Monday 3 May – 7:30pm Tuesday 4 May – 7:30pm Wednesday 5 May – 7:30pm Thursday 6 May – 7:30pm Friday 7 May – 7:30pm and 9:30pm

US SCHEDULE: Friday 30 April – 8pm and 10pm Saturday 1 May – 3pm, 8pm and 10pm Sunday 2 May – 3pm and 7pm Monday 3 May – 8pm Tuesday 4 May – 8pm Wednesday 5 May – 8pm Thursday 6 May – 8pm Friday 7 May – 8pm and 10pm

  • Director Thom Southerland
  • Musical Supervisor Michael England
  • Choreography Ashley Nottingham
  • Lighting Design Aaron J Dootson
  • Production Design James Turner
  • Videography Ben Hewis
  • Sound Design Keegan Curran
  • Amber Davies and Jade Davies ‘Who Will Love Me As I Am’ and ‘I Will Never Leave You’ from Side Show
  • Katie Deacon ‘Music And The Mirror’ from A Chorus Line
  • Kerry Ellis ‘Always Starting Over’ from If/Then
  • Danny Mac ‘Moving Too Fast’ from The Last Five Years
  • Layton Williams ‘Hold Me In Your Heart’ from Kinky Boots
  • Jack Malin & ‘The New Café Five’ ‘There’s No Business Like Show Business’ from Annie Get Your Gun

Social Media: #TheTheatreChannel, @thetheatrechannel, @AdamBlanshayPro, @stream_theatre

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