Tips and Tricks to Format Your Personal Scripts for Use with Scene Partner – Tip #1

Scene Partner Script Formatting Tip #1

Tips and Tricks  is a new series of emails, blog entries and social media posts to help you get the most out of Scene Partner. Please read and share these with your fellow actors to help them get offbook fast too!

TIP #1: The Text Box Can’t Be Blank!
When you upload your script to your private library, the first thing to do is see what it looks like AFTER  it has been converted. We have a text box on the script upload page so that you can see the results. If there is no text in that text box, then there is no text in your document that our conversion program can recognize.
 

TIP #1: The Text Box On The Upload Page Cannot Be Blank!

This happens with some PDF files. PDF files come in several types. For example, audition sides for film and television are often provided in a PDF format that does not include the actual text. The PDF is only a picture of the text. These PDFs are actually either image files or the files are locked so that the text can’t be accessed.

To convert the PDF picture files to a text file, you can use an OCR (Optical Character Recognition) program. These programs analyze the picture on the page and attempt to identify alphabetical images and convert them to text. This is not 100% accurate and often requires lots of manual clean up after the file is processed.


Your Personal Scripts Are
Now FREE to Download Until 2016!
New Scene Partner 2.5 Now Available on the AppStore

Upload any script to your Private Library
and download it to Scene Partner for FREE!
(Reg. Price: $1.99 each, Public Library scripts and Publisher Store e-Scripts are not included in this free offer, offer good thru 12/31/15!)

Thanks.

The Cast & Crew of Scene Partner

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How to Use Scene Partner with Shrek the Musical – Demo

How to Use Scene Partner with Shrek The Musical from Music Theatre International. Watch this demo video to learn how to use Scene Partner’s full set of features with MTI’s e-Script of Shrek the Musical.

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Announcing the GRAND OPENING of the New TRW Shop on the Scene Partner WebStore!

Get Off Book Fast
With Scene Partner and TRW e-Scripts

Your favorite musicals are coming to Scene Partner
TRW’s most popular titles are now available digitally on the Scene Partner WebStore for use as a rehearsal tool in the Scene Partner App. 

  • For the first time, authorized TRW digital Cast Scripts are available to help you learn your lines!
  • Start by contacting your theater and asking them for the TRW Rental Code for your production.
  • If the TRW show has a Scene Partner e-Scripts available, then the unique Rental Code lets you rent a digital copy of the script for your production for only $4.99 per copy!
  • Check with your theater – they can even rent copies for the entire cast and safely distribute them using their secure theater library!


TRW’s Most Popular Titles Are Now on Scene Partner!

THE ADDAMS FAMILY on the Scene Partner WebStore

THE ADDAMS FAMILY

Book by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice
Music and Lyrics by Andrew Lippa
Based on Characters Created by Charles Addams

THE ADDAMS FAMILY features an original story, and it’s every father’s nightmare. Wednesday Addams, the ultimate princess of darkness, has grown up and fallen in love with a sweet, smart young man from a respectable family. Everything will change for the whole family on the fateful night they host a dinner for Wednesday’s ‘normal’ boyfriend – and his parents.


MONTY PYTHON’S SPAMALOT on the Scene Partner WebStore
MONTY PYTHON’S SPAMALOT

Book & Lyrics by Eric Idle
Lyrics by Howard Ashman
Music by John Du Prez & Eric Idle

Lovingly ripped off from the classic film comedy MONTY PYTHON AND THE HOLY GRAIL, SPAMALOT retells the legend of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table. The 2005 Broadway production won three Tony Awards, including “Best Musical,” and received 14 Tony Award nominations. It also won three 2005 Drama Desk Awards, including Best New Musical.


MEMPHIS THE MUSICAL on the Scene Partner WebStore

MEMPHIS THE MUSICAL

Book and Lyrics by Joe DiPietro
Music and Lyrics by David Bryan
Based on a Concept by George W. George

From the underground dance clubs of 1950s Memphis, Tennessee, comes a hot new Broadway musical that bursts off the stage with explosive dancing, irresistible songs and a thrilling tale of fame and forbidden love. Winner of four 2010 Tony Awards including Best Musical, MEMPHIS features a Tony-winning book by Joe DiPietro (I LOVE YOU, YOU’RE PERFECT, NOW CHANGE and ALL SHOOK UP) and a Tony-winning original score with music by Bon Jovi founding member David Bryan.


GHOST THE MUSICAL on the Scene Partner WebStore

GHOST THE MUSICAL

Book & Lyrics by Bruce Joel Rubin
Music & Lyrics by Dave Stewart & Glen Ballard

Adapted from the hit film by its Academy Award-winning screenwriter, Bruce Joel Rubin, GHOST THE MUSICAL follows Sam and Molly, a young couple whose connection takes a shocking turn after Sam’s untimely death. Trapped between two worlds, Sam refuses to leave Molly when he learns she is in grave danger. Desperate to communicate with her, he turns to a storefront psychic, Oda Mae Brown, who helps him protect Molly and avenge his death.


ALL SHOOK UP on the Scene Partner WebStore
ALL SHOOK UP, The Music of Elvis Presley

Inspired by and featuring the songs of ELVIS PRESLEY®
Book by Joe DiPietro

Inspired by and featuring the songs of Elvis Presley. It’s 1955, and into a square little town in a square little state rides a guitar-playing roustabout who changes everything and everyone he meets in this hip-swiveling, lip-curling musical fantasy that’ll have you jumpin’ out of your blue suede shoes with such classics as “Heartbreak Hotel,” “Jailhouse Rock,” and “Don’t Be Cruel.”


CURTAINS on the Scene Partner WebStore
CURTAINS

Book by Rupert Holmes
Music by John Kander
Lyrics by Fred Ebb
Original Book and Concept by Peter Stone
Additional Lyrics by John Kander and Rupert Holmes

It’s the brassy, bright, and promising year of 1959. Boston’s Colonial Theatre is host to the opening night performance of a new musical. When the leading lady mysteriously dies on stage the entire cast & crew are suspects. Enter a local detective, who just happens to be a musical theatre fan! David Hyde Pierce won the 2007 Tony Award for Best Actor in a Musical. Winner of the 2007 Drama Desk Award for Outstandng Book of a Musical Book by Rupert Holmes.

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GRAND OPENING! Visit Our New MTI Musicals e–Script Shop!

NEW!! Announcing the GRAND OPENING
of the MTI Shop on the Scene Partner WebStore!

Your favorite musicals are now on Scene Partner

Get Off Book Fast With Scene Partner and MTI e-Scripts

MTI’s most popular titles are now available digitally on the Scene Partner WebStore for use as a rehearsal tool in the Scene Partner App.

  • For the first time, authorized MTI digital librettos are available to help you learn your lines!
  • Start by contacting your theater and asking them for the MTI Rental Code for your production.
  • If the MTI show has a Scene Partner e-Scripts available, then the unique Rental Code lets you rent a digital copy of the script for your production for only $4.99 per copy!
  • Check with your theater – they can even rent copies for the entire cast and safely distribute them using their secure theater library!

MTI’s Most Popular Titles Are Now on Scene Partner!
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SHREK THE MUSICAL on the Scene Partner WebStoreSHREK THE MUSICAL
Music by Jeanine Tesori
Book and Lyrics by David Lindsay-Abaire

SHREK THE MUSICAL, based on the Oscar® winning DreamWorks film that started it all, brings the hilarious story of everyone’s favorite ogre to dazzling new life on the stage.
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LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORSLITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS on the Scene Partner WebStore
Book by Howard Ashman
Lyrics by Howard Ashman
Music by Alan Menken

A down-and out skid row floral assistant becomes an overnight sensation when he discovers an exotic plant with a mysterious craving for fresh blood.
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FIDDLER ON THE ROOF on the Scene Partner WebStoreFIDDLER ON THE ROOF
Lyrics by Sheldon Harnick
Music by Jerry Bock
Book by Joseph Stein

In the little village of Anatevka, Tevye, a poor dairyman, tries to instill in his five daughters the traditions of his tight-knit Jewish community in the face of changing social mores and the growing anti-Semitism of Czarist Russia.
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DISNEY’S BEAUTY AND THE BEASTDISNEY'S BEAUTY AND THE BEAST on the Scene Partner WebStore
Music by Alan Menken
Lyrics by Howard Ashman and Tim Rice
Book by Linda Woolverton

Step into the enchanted world of Broadway’s modern classic, Disney’s BEAUTY AND THE BEAST! This “tale as old as time” offers a great opportunity to bring your entire community together for family theatre at its best.
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LEGALLY BLONDE THE MUSICAL on the Scene Partner WebStoreLEGALLY BLONDE THE MUSICAL
Book by Heather Hach

Music and Lyrics by Laurence O’Keefe and Nell Benjamin
Harvard’s beloved blonde takes the stage by pink storm in this fun, upbeat musical about self-discovery. Sorority star Elle Woods doesn’t take “no” for an answer and proves that being true to yourself never goes out of style.
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THE MUSIC MANTHE MUSIC MAN on the Scene Partner WebStore
Book by Meredith Willson
Music and Lyrics by Meredith Willson

An affectionate paean to Smalltown, U.S.A. of a bygone era, THE MUSIC MAN follows fast-talking traveling salesman Harold Hill as he convinces the people of River City to buy instruments and uniforms for a boys’ band.
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SEUSSICAL on the Scene Partner WebStoreSEUSSICAL
Book by Lynn Ahrens
Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens
Book by Stephen Flaherty
Music by Stephen Flaherty
Co-Conceived by Eric Idle

Now one of the most performed shows in America, SEUSSICAL is a fantastical, magical, musical extravaganza!
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GUYS AND DOLLSGUYS AND DOLLS on the Scene Partner WebStore
Book by Jo Swerling and Abe Burrows
Music and Lyrics by Frank Loesser

Set in Damon Runyon’s mythical New York City, this oddball romantic comedy is considered by many to be the perfect musical comedy. Funny and romantic, it is ideal for audiences and performers of any age.
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MORE!! Your Favorite Musicals Are Available for Rent Today
Only $4.99 Per Copy!

MTI’s most popular titles are now available for rent on Scene Partner.*

HAIRSPRAY on the Scene Partner WebStoreHAIRSPRAY
Book by Mark O’Donnell and Thomas Meehan
Lyrics by Scott Wittman
Music by Marc Shaiman
Lyrics by Marc Shaiman

 

ANNIE on the Scene Partner WebStoreANNIE
Book by Thomas Meehan
Music by Charles Strouse
Lyrics by Martin Charnin

 

THE 25th ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY  SPELLING BEE on the Scene Partner WebStore

THE 25th ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE
Book by Rachel Sheinkin
Conceived by Rebecca Feldman
Additional Material by Jay Reiss
Music and Lyrics by William Finn

 

THE DROWSY CHAPERONE on the Scene Partner WebStoreTHE DROWSY CHAPERONE
Music and Lyrics by Lisa Lambert and Greg Morrison
Book by Bob Martin and Don McKellar

 

 

GOSPELL (2012 VERSION) on the Scene Partner WebStoreGODSPELL (2012 VERSION)
Conceived and Originally Directed by John Michael Tebelak
Book by John Michael Tebelak
Music and New Lyrics by Stephen Schwartz

 

THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE on the Scene Partner WebStoreTHOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE
New Lyrics by Dick Scanlan
New Music by Jeanine Tesori
Book by Richard Henry Morris and Dick Scanlan

 

 

WEST SIDE STORY on the Scene Partner WebStoreWEST SIDE STORY
Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Based on Conception of Jerome Robbins
Music by Leonard Bernstein
Book by Arthur Laurents

 

9 TO 5: THE MUSICAL on the Scene Partner WebStore9 TO 5: THE MUSICAL
Music and Lyrics by Dolly Parton
Book by Patricia Resnick

 

 

XANADU on the Scene Partner WebStoreXANADU
Jeff Lynne
Book by Douglas Carter Beane and John Farrar

 

 

AVENUE Q SCHOOL EDITION on the Scene Partner WebStoreAVENUE Q SCHOOL EDITION
Book by Jeff Whitty
Music and Lyrics by Jeff Marx and Robert Lopez

 

 

BLOODY BLOODY ANDREW JACKSON on the Scene Partner WebStoreBLOODY BLOODY ANDREW JACKSON
Music and Lyrics by Michael Friedman
Book by Alex Timbers

 

 

*Musical e-Script rentals are only available to theaters and actors who are in an approved production of the musical and who provide a valid Rental Code for that production prior to Checkout on the Scene Partner e-Script WebStore.
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DETROIT, by Lisa D’Amour is now Available on the Scene Partner Webstore

We’re proud to have the 2011 Pulitzer Prize Finalist DETROIT added to the list of e-Script titles available for immediate download for use with Scene Partner.

Watch playwright Lisa D’Amour and director Austin Pendleton discuss the play prior to its London opening at the National Theatre.

…rich and addictively satisfying…” — NY Times

“…a tense, terrific, funny new play.” — NY Observer

“…funny as hell.” — NY Post

Ranked as one of Theatre Communications Group’s
Top 10 Most-Produced Plays for the 2013 – 2014 Season

In a first-ring suburb just outside a city that might be Detroit, Ben and Mary see sudden signs of life at the deserted house next door and invite their new neighbors Sharon and Kenny over for a barbecue. As the action unfolds we learn that Sharon and Kenny met at rehab, neither is employed, and they don’t own a stick of furniture. The quintessential American backyard party turns quickly turns into something more dangerous-and filled with potential.

Watch award winning actress Laurie Metcalf talk about Steppenwolf Theatre Company’s 2011 Production of DETROIT

DETROIT - Hot off the e-presses from Dramatists Play Service
the e-Script is available for immediate download for only $9.99 each!

Download DETROIT Today! 

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AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY is here! Plus 3 Other Titles from Pulitzer Winner Tracey Letts.

NEW! We Are Proud to Announce The Immediate Availability
of Tracey Letts’ 2008 Pulitzer Prize Winning Drama

AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY
AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY on the Scene Partner WebStore
“Fiercely funny and bitingly sad…[a] turbo-charged tragicomedy…”
— NY Times

“Tracy Letts, in his Broadway debut, creates a hugely ambitious, highly combustible saga that will leave you reeling.”

— NY Daily News

A vanished father. A pill-popping mother. Three sisters harboring shady little secrets. When the large Weston family unexpectedly reunites after Dad disappears, their Oklahoman family homestead explodes in a maelstrom of repressed truths and unsettling secrets. Mix in Violet, the drugged-up, scathingly acidic matriarch, and you’ve got a major new play that unflinchingly-and uproariously-exposes the dark side of the Midwestern American family.

AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY – Hot off the e-presses from Dramatists Play Service

AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY on the Scene Partner WebStore


MAN FROM NEBRASKA on the Scene Partner WebStore

MAN FROM NEBRASKA

In this 2004 Pulitzer Prize finalist, a crisis of faith propels an ordinary middle-aged man into an extraordinary journey of self-discovery. This wickedly funny and spiritually complex play examines the effects of one man’s awakening on himself and his family.


“…[a] tremendously mature and multifaceted portrait of the American…at the dawn of the 21st century…”
— Chicago Sun-Times


SUPERIOR DONUTS

SUPERIOR DONUTS on the Scene Partner WebStore

Arthur Przybyszewski owns a decrepit donut shop in the Uptown neighborhood of Chicago. Franco Wicks, a black teenager who is his only employee, wants to change the shop for the better. This comedy-drama explores the challenges of embracing the past and the redemptive power of friendship.

“…a soulful play, full of humor and humanity…drawn with deep affection.”
— Variety


BUG on the Scene Partner WebStoreBUG

Set in a seedy Oklahoma City motel room, the play centers on the meeting between Agnes, a divorced waitress with a fondness for cocaine and isolation, and Peter, a soft-spoken Gulf War drifter. Winner of the Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Play.

“…obscenely exciting…top-flight craftsmanship. Buckle up and brace yourself…”
— NY Times

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MONTY PYTHON’S SPAMALOT is Coming to Scene Partner!

MONTY PYTHON'S SPAMALOT is coming to Scene Partner!

The Scene Partner e-Script library continues to grow, thanks to an agreement between musical theatre licensor Theatrical Rights Worldwide (TRW) and leading theatrical app developer MyTheaterApps.com. The agreement will make the scripts of select TRW musicals available digitally on the Scene Partner WebStore for use as a rehearsal tool in the Scene Partner App. TRW joins theatrical licensors Samuel French, Dramatists Play Service and Music Theatre International in establishing an e-Script distribution deal with MyTheaterApps.com. Theaters and actors will be able to access TRW e-Scripts to memorize lines while mounting officially licensed productions. The first wave of TRW titles is expected to be available before the end of 2013. TRW’s current offerings include the popular titles SPAMALOT, ALL SHOOK UP and CURTAINS.

TRW plus TM 1 UR copyAccording to Steve Spiegel, President and CEO of Theatrical Rights Worldwide, “We are thrilled to bring Scene Partner®, the premier theatrical app developer, into the TRW family of suppliers of top tier rehearsal and production tools. With our growing catalogue of popular Broadway titles, TRW’s theatre organizations will enjoy and benefit from the state of the art characteristics the Scene Partner App provides.”

J. Kevin Smith, owner of MyTheaterApps.com and the developer of Scene Partner®, stated, “We are excited to add Scene Partner to the impressive suite of ShowGo! Production tools available for use with TRW titles. TRW’s customers depend on these essential tools to help make their productions a top-notch experience for both their audiences and the actors who perform in their productions.” Scene Partner is a powerful iPhone®, iPad® and iPod Touch® app that helps actors with the age-old problem of how to memorize lines.

Scene Partner customers will be able to find the TRW titles in the company’s online store at www.Shop.ScenePartnerApp.com. When titles become available, Theaters will be able to rent multiple copies of an officially licensed TRW play and distribute the e-Scripts to their casts during the term of performance licenses through a secure, online theater library. Actors who are participating in TRW- licensed productions will be able to rent a copy of the e-Scripts for their personal libraries as well.

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Scene Partner is Thrilled to Welcome Pulitzer Prize Winning Playwrights John Patrick Shanley and Quiara Alegría Hudes

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“Mr. Shanley’s intense engagement with questions of religion and ethics…remains distinctive and invigorating…”
— NY Times

“Quiara Alegría Hudes is a blazing talent…”
— Talkin’ Broadway

WATER BY THE SPOONFUL
by Quiara Alegría Hudes

Winner of the 2012 Pulitzer Prize for Drama

Somewhere in Philadelphia, Elliot has returned from Iraq and is struggling to find his place in the world. Somewhere in a chat room, recovering addicts keep each other alive, hour by hour, day by day. The boundaries of family and community are stretched across continents and cyberspace as birth families splinter and online families collide. WATER BY THE SPOONFUL is a heartfelt meditation on lives on the brink of redemption.

“A complete and satisfying work…
This is a very funny, warm, and, yes, uplifting play…

— The Hartford Courant


storefront_churchsmSTOREFRONT CHURCH The new play by Pulitzer, Tony and Academy Award Winning playwright John Patrick Shanley, author of DOUBT: A PARABLE and MOONSTRUCK. When a Bronx Borough President is forced by the mortgage crisis into a confrontation with a local minister, the question they confront is one that faces us all: What is the relationship between spiritual experience and social action?

“…some of Mr. Shanley’s sharpest comic writing in years.”
— NY Times

 

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Backstage Picks Scene Partner® As One of Six Technology “Must Haves” For Actors

We are pleased to announce that the editors of Backstage Magazine, a trusted resource for actors for more than 50 years, have chosen Scene Partner as one of six “Must Have” technology items for actors.

The selection appeared in the May 9, 2013 edition of the magazine and on the backstage.com website, which has more than 1.4 Million unique visitors monthly.  Scene Partner joined the following group of “Must Haves”, picked as the best from products reviewed in prior editions:

  • Liz Caplin Studios Mobile Apps, which provide vocal training and exercises
  • Digital voice recorders from Roland and Tascam,
  • Headphones from Audio-Technica
  • Cubasis, a digital audio workstation app from Steinberg
  • iStabilizer Dolly, an iPhone camera dolly from iStabilizer
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Scene Partner® Welcomes 2003 Pulitzer Prize Winner Nilo Cruz

Eight new e-Scripts™, from Pulitzer Prize Winner Nilo Cruz, have been added to the growing library of titles available on the Scene Partner® WebStore for use in the Scene Partner App. The new titles by Mr. Cruz are available to actors and theaters for use in memorizing lines and mounting future theatrical productions of his plays.

The new e-Scripts from Mr. Cruz include:

ANNA IN THE TROPICSNiloAnnaBook copy

Winner of the 2003 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. A poignant and poetic play set in Florida in 1929 in a Cuban–American cigar factory, where cigars are still rolled by hand and “lectors” are employed to educate and entertain the workers. The arrival of a new lector is a cause for celebration, but when he begins to read aloud from Anna Karenina, he unwittingly becomes a catalyst in the lives of his avid listeners, for whom Tolstoy, the tropics and the American dream prove a volatile combination.

Mr. Cruz has created a work as wistful and affectingly ambitious as its characters. ANNA IN THE TROPIC reaches for the artistic heavens…”
– NY Times

“…enticing and exotic…entrancingly lovely…”
– Variety

978-0-8222-2887-5smTWO SISTERS AND A PIANO

Set in 1991, during the Pan American Games in Havana and while the Russians are pulling out of Cuba, this play portrays two sisters, Maria Celia, a novelist, and Sofia, a pianist, serving time under house arrest. Passion infiltrates politics when a lieutenant assigned to their case becomes infatuated with Maria Celia, whose literature he has been reading.

“It’s one of the most fascinating cat-and-mouse games to be seen on the stage.”
– Star-Ledger

LIFE IS A DREAM978-0-8222-2885-1sm

Astrological omens predict that if King Basilio’s son Segismundo is crowned, he will become a horrible tyrant who will bring destruction to his kingdom. In Nilo Cruz’s translation of Calderón de la Barca’s classic, the question of whether life is a dream or an illusion takes on a renewed relevance and urgency.

“…richly elegant translation…”
– Orange County Weekly

Mr. Cruz’s other e-Script titles are A BICYCLE COUNTRY, BEAUTY OF THE FATHER, DOÑA ROSITA THE SPINSTER, HORTENSIA AND THE MUSEUM OF DREAMS and NIGHT TRAIN TO BOLINA. These new e-Script titles from Nilo Cruz are available on the Scene Partner WebStore for only $9.99 each.

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