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Student groups perform 15 minutes from an MTI Broadway Junior® musical (includes JR. and KIDS titles) for adjudication by leading theater professionals. Groups are rated in key areas of music, acting, dance, and overall performance. The adjudicators offer constructive criticism to encourage further learning and growth.
Workshops for Students and Teachers
Broadway professionals and master teachers from across the country offer interactive workshops! Workshops are offered for both teachers and students in all aspects of musical theater performance and technical theater.
JTF All-Stars
Selected student performers and student technicians are chosen as festival All-Stars. All-Stars participate in exclusive performance or technical workshops and are given the opportunity to be a major part of the Freddie G Awards Ceremony.
Choreography Video Auditions
Up to 6 students from each participating group are invited to audition for Broadway Junior Resident Choreographer Steven G. Kennedy for future Broadway Junior Choreography Video shoots!
New Works Showcase

Be the first to experience the exciting new Broadway Junior titles soon to be released.


Pathways and Direct From Broadway
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One-of-a-kind mainstage events hosted by Junior Theater Festival creator, Tim McDonald, featuring conversations and performances with professionals from across the theatrical industry about their unique journeys and remarkable accomplishments.
Tech Olympics
Four students from each group compete in this fun, high-energy tech obstacle course designed to get everyone pumped up about technical theater!
Freddie G Awards Ceremony
Named in honor of MTI’s CEO and Tony Award Honoree Freddie Gershon, the Freddie G Awards Ceremony is a celebration of the weekend’s accomplishments. Featuring over 50 different awards, the ceremony also highlights performances by the festival All-Stars and outstanding groups.
And fun, fun, FUN!

The fun begins Friday night with the Director’s Welcome and Workshop. Saturday night is the JTF Dance Party, and Sunday night everyone attends a special performance curated specifically for our JTF audience! Add spontaneous student sing-alongs, meeting new friends, and balloon arches and this is sure to be a weekend your students will never forget.

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