Since we posted on this site back in 2008 about getting rights to perform Dr Horrible we received hundreds of emails and we were forwarding them on to the appropriate people, however after some time there was a stop places on granting permission.
As far as we know there is also nothing in place right now to grant public screenings of Dr Horrible with the exception of registered “Can’t Stop the Serenity” events.
We still get people asking all the time so here’s an update on getting the rights to perform Dr Horrible’s Sing Along Blog … and why you can’t get permission right now. It’s been a while since this info was released but hopefully they’re still working on it.
nytimes.com There have been performances of “Dr. Horrible” at conventions – has it been licensed for schools and other stage productions?Joss Whedon. We did a little agreement, and many schools and some professional troupes have done it around the country. We actually had to put a pause on it, because people were starting to sell DVDs and stuff, so we had to figure out more complex legal language, which hopefully we’ll be done with soon. Obviously, we love the idea that people and schools are doing it, but if people are making money off it, then we go, “Hmmm, wait a minute. Isn’t there a rule about this?” — NYTimes Apr 18, 2011.