The JTF Summer Camps are designed to take young people through the professional process of testing the script and score for a potential new Broadway JR. title, while at the same time, providing them with a unique and fun theatrical learning experience as they work with the creators of the Broadway Junior Collection.
The first day of the camp begins with a few getting-to-know-you games and then moves on to a low stress audition to determine specific roles for the show. For the auditions, all students will be taught a part of a song and scene from the show that they will perform for the directors. There is nothing to prepare in advance for this audition as everyone who is in the program will be a part of the cast. After lunch, the company learns the music and staging for two of the large group numbers from the show. Specific roles will then be assigned by the end of the first day. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday of the program focuses on learning the rest of the music and staging, participating in theater games and activities designed to improve the company membersâ€™ skills, and learning new singing and vocal techniques.
Friday is filled with run-throughs of the show, concluding with a final presentation in the afternoon for professional theater guests and invited family members. The final presentation will last about sixty minutes and is performed with scripts in hand and minimal staging. There are no costumes or scenery used for this week-long workshop. This simple presentational style, which is typical of all workshops for new musicals, allows the authors and creative team to focus solely on the performers and the material.
This year, we are doing a JTF SHREK Summer Camp from June 18-22, 2012 at Whitefield Academy. Please see the information on the 2012 camp. If you have any questions please contact Marguerite Daniel Mancini at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Due to the success of the 2011 Junior Theater Festival Spring Intensive and the feedback from its participants, the Junior Theater Festival Spring Intensive has become an annual event. The 2nd Junior Theater Festival Spring Student Intensive will took place on Saturday April 21, 2012 at Whitefield Academy. Read More in Press Releases
It’s all because of ANNIE. In January of 2002, our President, Nick Manos met with Music Theater International (who licenses ANNIE) to talk about doing more to celebrate student participation in Theater. Out of that meeting came the Junior Theater Festival - Theater of the Stars' largest and most far reaching outreach effort.
The Junior Theater Festival is the largest festival dedicated to young people performing musical theater. Held over the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday weekend in Atlanta, Georgia, the festival brings together middle school student performing groups from the United States and around the world in the spirit of celebration and collaboration.
Key festival events include student performances for adjudication by leading professionals in the field, professional development for teachers, directors and student performers as well as celebrity appearances, a new works showcase, and an awards ceremony. The festival climaxes at the Fabulous Fox Theater with a Theater of the Stars production.
The mission of the Junior Theater Festival is to celebrate and nurture young performers and those that work with them through quality programming that builds skills in all areas of musical theater performance and production. To put it in a familiar perspective...Think of the Junior Theater Festival as a musical theater version of the Little League World Series.
To date seven festivals have been produced, JTF 2003, JTF 2005, JTF 2007, JTF 2009, JTF 2010, JTF 2011 and JTF 2012. Because of the success of the festival, it became an annual event after 2009 and has continued to expand every year. 2010 was the first year that "maximum capacity" was reached and the festival is growing to accommodate the increased interest.
Over seventy five student-performing troupes from twenty states and five countries have attended one or more festivals, with total attendance topping 3,500. Celebrities who have participated in past festivals have included Disney Theatrical Group's Thomas Schumacher, American Idol’s Michael Orland, Christie Carlson Romano and Zac Efron. The festival has premiered over a dozen new works adapted specifically to be performed by students including Disney’s Aladdin, Disney’s High School Musical, and Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka.
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