Broadway Junior & Junior Theatre Festival Opportunity

Broadway Junior & Junior Theatre Festival Opportunity

MTI is giving two lucky schools/youth groups the chance to attend the 2024 Junior Theatre Festival (JTF), to be held at Birmingham’s ICC on 18th and 19th May 2024.

The successful schools/youth groups will receive free access to the Festival as well as a travel and accommodation bursary of £1500.

Ryan Macaulay, Director of Operations, Education & Development for MTI’s London office, said, “MTI is commited to increasing access to the arts and promoting the arts within the community. Last year, in partnership with our friends at Disney Theatrical Group, St. Benedict's Catholic Voluntary Academy in Derby were selected to attend the Festival.  This year we're delighted to build on that success and offer two schools/groups the opportunity to attend. The number of schools and youth groups staging Broadway Junior shows has increased significantlly since the Festival launched in the UK in 2017, and we feel it only appropriate to provide even more opportunities for young people to take part in the arts."

HOW TO APPLY

  1. Obtain a Performance Agreement for any Broadway Junior show (eligible groups must have licensed a Broadway Junior after 1st August 2023)
  2. Register for the opportunity by completing an online registration process before Friday 2nd February
  3. Share a video of one of your rehearsals of your Broadway Junior show no later than Friday 16th February
  4. The successful group/school will be contacted no later than Wednesday 21st February

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HOW WILL THE CHOSEN GROUP BE SELECTED?

PART 1 – ONLINE REGISTRATION PROCESS

CLICK HERE to register 

The online registration process asks you to demonstrate how you will use this opportunity to strengthen your school/youth group community, provide outreach to underserved groups, and support inclusive and diverse theatre programmes.

PART 2 – SHARE YOUR REHEARSAL VIDEO

Share your rehearsal video by email to jtf@mtishows.co.uk

The rehearsal video can be of ANY segment of the Broadway Junior show that you’re currently rehearsing. It should be no longer than 3 minutes. The rehearsal video can be a recording on your mobile device – we are not expecting fully produced videos, and the quality of your rehearsal video will not affect the decision-making process.

The video audition should show how your young people work together to support and encourage each other throughout a performance. It should show creativity, inclusivity and a commitment to both ensemble and storytelling.

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About the Junior Theatre Festival
The annual event, produced by MTI and held at the ICC in Birmingham, brings together young musical theatre enthusiasts from schools and youth groups across the globe. Following a mass welcome event and warm-up in the main theatre, groups head for adjudication where they share performances of their Broadway Junior shows (specially adapted versions of West End and Broadway shows designed specifically for young people). The performances are reviewed by a panel of professional directors, choreographers and musical directors. These adjudications are a chance for the young performers to receive advice and constructive criticism from professional creatives. Following lunch, groups gather in the main theatre to watch a New Works Showcase, which features excerpts from upcoming Broadway Junior shows soon to be released by MTI. Students then move to attend West End workshops which focus on the disciplines of acting, singing and dancing whilst teachers and directors attend their own, specially curated workshops delivered by iTheatrics, the education specialists from New York City. An elaborate Awards Ceremony, recognising the achievements of the day and featuring exclusive performances from West End stars, rounds out the day. For full details visit www.jtfeurope.co.uk

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