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 registered with 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?
Students interested in behind-the-scenes work can participate on the Student Technical Theater Track, which features specialized workshops in technical theater and gives students the chance to 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 $725 non-refundable registration fee. To register on the Professional Development track, fill out the online form and submit the $400 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 16th for returning groups and those who have previously attended on the Professional Development Track. Registration opens to new groups on April 1st. Registration closes when all group slots are full. Professional Development participants can register until November 1st.
I FILLED OUT MY REGISTRATION ONLINE. NOW WHAT?
Our festival administrator 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.