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Junior Theatre Festival

SATURDAY 8 MAY 2021
THE ICC, BIRMINGHAM

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The Junior Theatre Festival (JTF) is the biggest and best celebration of young people performing musical theatre. JTF brings together schools and youth groups from across the world for a day of MT mayhem which celebrates all things 'jazz hands'. 

Following a mass 'kick off' and warm-up session the day-long programme will consist of:

ADJUDICATION
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.

NEW WORKS SHOWCASE
Get a sneak peak at three new Broadway Junior shows soon be released for licensing.

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 one of the core skills; acting, singing and dancing.

WORKSHOPS FOR TEACHERS & GROUP LEADERS
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.

ALLSTARS
During adjudications, 2 students from each group will be selected as AllStars. AllStars will participate in exclusive workshops and will rehearse and perform a featured number at the Awards Ceremony on the main stage.

AWARDS CEREMONY

To celebrate the accomplishments of the day everyone gathers in the main theatre to watch the AllStars perform. Outstanding performances are selected from the morning's adjudications and groups perform their numbers on the stage. Awards are given for achievements in dance, music, acting and ensemble as well as outstanding individual performances.
Special guest stars will 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 after 1st January 2019.

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 all Broadway Junior show licences, the maximum age of performer is 18.

What are the timings of the event?

  • Registration will open at 8:00. The day should be completed by 19:00.

PRICING

NON -REFUNDABLE GROUP REGISTRATION FEE: £250 per group

INDIVIDUAL REGISTRATION FEE: £50
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 Festival T-Shirt
  • Packed lunch
  • Souvenir Brochure & wristband
  • 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)

REGISTER NOW for Europe's biggest celebration of musical theatre designed for young people

If you have any questions or queries regarding the Junior Theatre Festival then please do email us.

Photography by Jas Sansi. ©MTI Europe 2019

ABOUT PAST EVENTS:

2017 Event

The inaugral Junior Theatre Celebration took place on Sunday 12th March 2017 at Curve in Leicester. The adjudicators included directors Lotte WakehamSteven 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 Jr, Hairspray Jr, Once on This Island Jr, Disney's The Little Mermaid Jr and Aladdin Jr, 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).

2018 Event

The second Junior Theatre Celebration took place on Sunday 3rd June 2018 at Curve in Leicester. The adjudicators included: Anthony Drewe, George Dyer, Debbie Isitt, Tim Jackson and Lotte Wakeham, as well as iTheatrics’ founder Timothy Allen McDonald and colleagues Steven G. Kennedy and Marty Johnson. Shows being presented included: Disney's Aladdin Jr, Into the Woods Jr, Legally Blonde Jr, Disney & Cameron Mackintosh's Mary Poppins Jr, Singin' in the Rain Jr and more. The workshops were presented by teaching artists from Disney's Aladdin, Mamma Mia! and Shrek the Musical. The evening event included a question and answer session with authors George Stiles and Anthony Drewe as well as performances from West End performers Rachael Wooding and Mark Dugdale. 

2019 Event

The first Junior Theatre Festival Europe took place on Saturday 11th May 2019 at The ICC in Birmingham. Over 1000 people from 30 different groups attended the event from countries including the UK, Ireland, Georgia and the USA. The adjudicators included: Kate Golledge, Tim Jackson, Bronagh Lagan, Adam Lenson, John Prignano, Luke Sheppard and Alan Williams, as well as iTheatrics’ CEO Timothy Allen McDonald and Director of Education Marty Johnson. Shows being presented included: Disney's Aladdin Jr, Into the Woods Jr, Fiddler on the Roof Jr, Disney & Cameron Mackintosh's Mary Poppins Jr, Shrek Jr and more. The workshops were presented by teaching artists from Disney's The Lion King, Mamma Mia! and Wicked. At the New Works Showcase The British Theatre Academy presented Oliver! Jr, Enter CIC presented Xanadu Jr and Manchester Musical Youth presented Sister Act Jr. The morning kick-off event included a suprirse performance from Sophie-Louise Dann whilst the Awards Ceremony featured a 10 minute 'mini concert' from West End performer Miriam-Teak Lee. 

2020 Event

Unfortunately the 2020 event was cancelled due to the COVID-19 global pandemic.