WHAT IS JTF?
The Junior Theater Festival is the largest celebration of musical theater for young people and is
produced by the Junior Theater Group and iTheatrics.
WHEN IS JTF?
JTF Atlanta is held every Martin Luther King Jr. weekend in Atlanta, Georgia at the Cobb Galleria
Centre. JTF West is held every year on the weekend prior to President’s Day weekend in
Sacramento, California at the Wells Fargo Pavilion.
WHY SHOULD MY GROUP ATTEND JTF?
JTF gives everyone who attends the opportunity to experience the transformative power of musical
theater through watching performances, attending workshops, and making connections with other
musical theater groups from around the world.
WHO ATTENDS JTF?
Any school, after-school, or community theater group that has done or is planning to do an MTI
Broadway Junior musical (includes JR. and KIDS titles).
IF I’M NOT PART OF A GROUP, CAN I COME TO THE FESTIVAL?
Teachers, Directors, and any adult who works with young people in musical theater can attend JTF
on the Professional Development Track. Students must be part of a group.
IS THERE A ONE DAY PASS?
No, there is not a one day pass available. Everyone who attends the festival must either pay the
participation fee and attend with a group or pay the registration fee to attend on the Professional
IS THERE AN AGE REQUIREMENT FOR PARTICIPATING STUDENTS?
Any student between the ages of 8 and 18 is welcome to attend and perform with a group. No one
who has graduated from high school is allowed to perform with a group.
WHAT SIZE IS A TYPICAL GROUP?
20-40 participants. There is a minimum of 20 participants per group. This number includes students,
chaperones, directors and any additional family and friends.
WHAT DOES A GROUP DO AT JTF?
Groups perform a 15 minute selection from one MTI Broadway Junior Musical (includes JR. and KIDS titles) for adjudication, participate in workshops specifically designed for student performers,
watch outstanding performances by their peers, and attend special JTF curated programming and
performances by theater professionals.
IS THERE PROGRAMMING FOR MY TECHNICAL THEATER STUDENTS?
Of course! Students interested in behind the scenes work can participate on the Student Technical
Theater Track which features specialized workshops in technical theater, participate in the Tech
Olympics and potentially become a Technical Theater All-Star.
HOW DO I REGISTER?
Visit www.register.juniortheaterfestival.com and create an account for your organization. To register
a group, fill out the online form and submit the $695 non-refundable registration fee. To register on
the Professional Development track, fill out the online form and submit the $350 participation fee.
WHAT FORMS OF PAYMENT ARE ACCEPTED?
We accept Mastercard, Visa, and American Express as well as checks and money orders made out
to Junior Theater Group.
WHEN DO I NEED TO REGISTER BY?
Priority group registration opens on March 15 th for returning groups and those who have previously
attended on the Professional Development Track. Registration opens to new groups on April 1 st .
Registration closes when all group slots are full, which happens early. Professional Development
participants can register until November 1st.
I FILLED OUT MY REGISTRATION ONLINE. NOW WHAT?
Our festival coordinator will review your registration materials and email you when you have been
officially accepted into the festival. This typically takes 2-3 weeks from the time of receipt. If you are
not accepted, your registration fee will be refunded.
AFTER I RECEIVE MY ACCEPTANCE, WHAT ELSE DO I HAVE TO DO?
In the beginning of September, you will receive a packet of forms that will need to be filled out and
returned to iTheatrics. These forms and full payment are due October 15th for JTF Atlanta and
November 15th for JTF West.