Junior Theater Festival is a unique opportunity for students to experience the transformative power of musical theater. Along with over 100 other schools and theater groups from around the country, our students perform a 15 minute excerpt from a production for adjudication. The weekend we spend in Atlanta, Georgia over Martin Luther King Jr. weekend is one of pure magic that allows our students and staff to celebrate the art that is musical theater.
Students invited to participate in JTF must be in either 7th, 8th or 9th grade and had to have performed in previous BRAVO productions.
Highlight from Junior Theater Festival 2013:
Arts education is a major focus of JTF and iTheatrics’ mission. “Since 2008, when the economy turned, our schools and especially our arts programs nationwide have faced massive cuts,” McDonald said. “I’m proud to say that none of our schools that participated in Broadway Jr. lost their funding. Tonight we have a great school performing, Bravo Gwendolyn Brooks Middle School from just outside Chicago. They went through two referendums to cut their arts programs completely. Partially because of us, those referendums DID pass. You can’t cut a nationally-recognized, award-winning program, especially when people see it changes lives.