JUNIOR THEATRE FESTIVAL EUROPEEurope’s Largest Celebration Of All Things Musical Theatre Designed Specifically For Young People Held At The ICC In Birmingham, UK
ABOUT THE PROGRAM
Following a mass ‘kick off’ and warm-up session, the day-long programme consists of the following:
Student groups perform 10 minutes from an MTI Broadway Junior® musical (includes JR. and KIDS titles) for adjudication by leading theatre 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.
A packed lunch of sandwich, crisps, fruit and water is provided to every registered group member.
New Work Showcase
After lunch, everyone gathers in the theatre for a sneak peek at two new Broadway Junior® shows soon to be released for licensing. A West End star will answer questions from students and perform.
Workshops for students and teachers
West End professionals and master teachers from across the globe offer interactive workshops in all aspects of musical theatre performance. Groups will rotate around THREE separate workshops, each focusing on one of the core skills—acting, singing and dancing. Dance workshops are delivered directly by West End shows, teaching the actual choreography from those shows.
iTheatrics staff lead workshops designed with theatre educators in mind. Group leaders will have the chance to ask questions, share experiences and learn new ways of working. Leaders will also have the opportunity to rehearse and perform a musical number on the main stage.
During adjudications, two students from each group will be selected as AllStars. AllStars will participate in exclusive workshops and will rehearse and perform a featured number at the Awards Ceremony on the main stage.
To celebrate the accomplishments of the day, everyone gathers in the main theatre to watch the AllStars perform. Outstanding performances are selected from the morning’s adjudications, and groups perform their numbers on the stage. Awards are given for achievements in dance, music, acting and ensemble as well as outstanding individual performances. Special guest stars will perform on the main stage as a special treat to those attending the event.