Frequently Asked Questions
Do I have to fill out a production application to get a royalty quote ?
Yes, the information you provide in your application is used to create a quote that is specific to your theater.
Do you accept credit card payments for royalties and materials ?
Yes, we accept credit card payments for royalties and materials. There is a 3% service charge associated with credit card orders. Please call our office at (323) 739-0413 to make a payment.
Why are the royalties for some shows quoted as percentages while others are based on flat rate ?
Most of the royalties for our musicals are quoted as a percentage of the box office. This is due to the use of highly-recognizable pop songs from the music world. Music publishers all require a percentage, which indeed makes us require a percentage from you. There are a few extra (but easy) steps involved for the paying of royalties, but the populartity of the songs within the shows creates amazing word-of-mouth among your audiences.
Can I use one of your logos for our production?
Yes! All the logos on our site are available in high-res format for your production for a nominal fee. Contact us for more information.
I would like to license Life Could Be A Dream at my amateur theatre, when will amateur rights become available?
There is currently not a date that amateur rights for Life Could Be A Dream will be available. Keep checking our website for updates.
I want to bring a production of one of your shows to my theater, but I don't want to find my own actors and designers, can you help me find a production I can bring in?
We are strictly a theatrical rights licensing company and do not facilitate any productions or transfers.
If we have to cancel our upcoming production, do you offer refunds?
Materials fees are non-refundable, but we do issue refunds for canceled productions. A written notification of your cancelled production will be required and a cancellation fee may apply.
How do I handle music rights for jukebox musicals?
You don't have to! Steele Spring Theatrical Licensing handles all music rights, so you don't have to.
I would like to make a cutting of one of your shows for use in a competition, is that allowed?
Cuttings must be approved on a show-by-show basis. Any performance requires a royalty to be paid.
I want to use the off-Broadway designs for The Marvelous Wonderettes, is that allowed?
We offer a Design Pack for The Marvelous Wonderettes, which gives you full access to the copywritten design materials (sketches, photos, etc.) for costumes, sets, and props. Contact us for more information.
Can I get a video of the show to work from?
We do not allow video recordings of our shows. Thus, there is no way to offer you a video of a previous production.
Do I need to return my materials after the production closes?
Nope! Your materials are yours to keep. Write all over them and don't worry about lost scripts.
When will my materials get here?
Materials are sent six-weeks prior to your first rehearsal or two-months prior to opening if no date is given for first rehearsal.
If I use tracks instead of a band, can I get a discount on materials?
No, our materials packages are standard. You can add tracks to your production for an additional royalty charge.
I'm a playwright and would like you to license my show, where do I send it?
Great! We'd love to read your play or musical. Please contact us and we'll send you our submission guidelines.