I have seen the need to revamp the format of my Children's Musical packages.
The most notable change is that a small, easy to hold Booklet Script will now be available to download digitally and make copies for your cast members. The Production Kit will now include the Performance License as well as reproducible Booklet Script, Invitation, Song Sheets, and possibly another bonus Activity Sheet ( coloring pages, mask, lantern puppet, story-telling pages, etc.)
The COVER for the small script should be copied onto card stock for longevity's sake. I have found that you need only copy enough scripts for the actors that actually have speaking parts. All others may use the reproducible Song Sheets to learn the songs and dances.
The Director's Script for the larger shows comes with added bonuses such as Stage Directions, Set Designs, Costume ideas, Properties, Acting Games, Vocal Warm-ups, and Suggestions for Choreography.
The Piano/Vocal Score has accompaniments that are accessible for an intermediate pianist. Sometimes the songs have a 2nd Keyboard part for a color instrument such as Koto, Xylophone, Piccolo, Trumpet, Strings, etc. For the longer shows, the SCORE is very large and is split into Part 1 and Part 2. Some of the dance numbers have suggestions for choreography included within the music of the Score.
Video of most of the larger musical productions is now available on this site to watch to get ideas for staging, costuming and set designs.
The Director's Script, Piano/Vocal Score, and Production Kit are ALL parts of the Entire Production Package and are becoming available for immediate Digital Download at SMP Press.
Currently, MP3 recordings of all the songs and incidental music are available for download at SMP Press. This is not the most practical way to offer these songs. I am working on a different solution, but it is not ready yet.
Hoping this will be beneficial to all!