Music Theatre International has announced a partnership with ProductionPro Technologies Inc. to bring its Digital Rehearsal Notebook iPad app to theatres across the U.S.
The program has already been instrumental in rehearsals for such Broadway productions as Hamilton, Disney’s Frozen, Groundhog Day, Kinky Boots, and Miss Saigon.
ProductionPro’s Digital Rehearsal Notebook serves as a communication and data hub for members of a musical’s creative team by providing a digital breakdown of every scene in the show, so users are able to skim the entire show and all of its creative elements at-a-glance. The app automatically pulls together all research, designs, and reference videos into one place that enables and enhances communication and the decision-making process.
The app has been custom-tailored to the specific needs of MTI’s customers, and is available for such shows as Annie, Beauty and the Beast, Fiddler on the Roof, Hairspray, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Into the Woods, Les Misérables School Edition, The Little Mermaid, My Fair Lady, Peter and the Starcatcher, Shrek, West Side Story, and more.
“We’ve been working with some of Broadway's greatest talents for the past year developing a platform that inspires creative collaboration,” said Alexander Libby, founder and CEO of ProductionPro Technologies Inc., in a statement “We are very excited to be launching our first product for schools, community, and regional theatres with MTI. Now everyone can put on a show using ProductionPro.”
“There is obviously a great deal of excitement in the entertainment industry about ProductionPro. The product has worked very successfully on a number of Broadway shows, and participating in the Disney Accelerator is a big vote of confidence in the technology and its applications. We know ProductionPro will add tremendous value to our customers’ theatrical experiences,” stated Drew Cohen, president of Music Theatre International.