Junior Theatre Celebration
Schools and Youth Groups from across Europe are invited to come together to perform an extract of a Broadway Junior show, take part in workshops, celebrate their accomplisments and be fully immersed in musical theatre in one of the UK's finest regional theatres. The Junior Theatre Celebration 2018 will take place on Sunday 3rd June 2018 at Curve in Leicester.
Check out highlights of the 2017 event by watching the video below.
Following a mass welcome and warm-up session the day-long programme will consist of:
Groups perform 10 minutes of a Broadway Junior musical for adjudication by leading theatre professionals. Groups are rated in the areas of music, acting, dance and overall performance. The adjudicators offer constructive criticism to each group to encourage further learning in key areas.
WORKSHOPS FOR STUDENTS
West End professionals and master teachers from across the globe offer interactive workshops in all aspects of musical theatre performance. Groups will rotate around THREE separate workshops, each focusing on a specific skill using a West End show as source material.
WORKSHOPS FOR TEACHERS & GROUP LEADERS
Tim McDonald, founder of iTheatrics (the creators of the Broadway Junior shows), will lead workshops designed with theatre educators in mind. Group leaders will have the chance to ask questions, share experiences and learn new ways of working. Leaders will also have the opportunity to rehearse and perform a musical number on the main stage.
During adjudications, 2-4 students from each group will be selected as All-Stars. All-Stars will participate in exclusive workshops and will rehearse and perform a featured number at the Presentation event on the main stage.
To celebrate the accomplisments of the day everyone gathers in the main theatre to watch the All-Stars perform. Outstanding performances are selected from the morning's adjudications and groups perform their numbers on the stage. Special guest stars wil perform on the main stage as a special treat to those attending the event.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What if we haven't performed a Broadway Junior show?
- This event is available exclusively to schools and youth groups who have licensed a Broadway Junior show.
Are there rules regarding group size?
- Groups must contain no less than 20 people (this is inclusive of adults/chaperones etc.) and no more than 50.
What about age range?
- In line with alll Broadway Junior show licences, the maximum age of performer is 18.
NON -REFUNDABLE GROUP REGISTRATION FEE:
£80 per group (if booked before 31st October 2017)
£100 per group thereafter
INDIVIDUAL REGISTRATION FEE:
Every member of your group must pay this fee, including parents/chaperones/group leaders
WHAT DOES THE FEE INCLUDE?
- Access to all programmed events
- Junior Theatre Celebration T-Shirt
- Packed lunch
- Souvenir Brochure
- Performances and workshops not available anywhere else
WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED?
- Transport to/from the venue
- Drinks/meals/snacks that are not provided at lunch
- Accomodation (if applicable)
IF YOU'D LIKE YOUR GROUP TO TAKE PART IN OUR 2018 JUNIOR THEATRE CELEBRATION THEN PLEASE EMAIL: email@example.com
Photography by Alex Dangerfield. ©MTI Europe 2017
The inaugral Junior Theatre Celebration took place on Sunday 12th March 2017 at Curve in Leicester. The adjudicators included directors Lotte Wakeham, Steven Dexter, and Racky Plews, as well as iTheatrics’ founder Timothy Allen McDonald and colleagues Steven G. Kennedy and Marty Johnson. Shows being presented include: Guys & Dolls, Hairspray, Once on This Island, Disney's The Little Mermaid and Aladdin, and more. The workshops were presented by teaching artists from Disney's The Lion King, Roald Dahl's Matilda the Musical and Wicked. The evening event included a question and answer session with Strictly Come Dancing's Joanne Clifton, as well as performances from West End performers Liam Doyle (Wicked, Mamma Mia!), Sophie Linder-Lee (Wicked, Mamma Mia!), Sam Lupton (Little Shop of Horrors, Starting Here, Starting Now) and Kayleigh McKnight (Les Misérables, Bend It Like Beckham).