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Join the North Texas Performing Arts JTF Troupe

What is JTF?

Junior Theatre Festival brings together student musical theater troupes from all over the world for a weekend of musical theater mayhem and madness. The weekend is full of theatre troupe performances, workshops, showcases, awards and FUN with like-minded people from all across the globe!

JTF is the LARGEST student theatre festival in the country.

Performance Opportunities!

  • Each troupe performs fifteen minutes from a Broadway Junior show for adjudication by a panel of Broadway and musical theatre experts.
  • Selected student performers will be chosen for the JTF All-Stars troupe.
  • Up to 8 students from each troupe will be invited to audition for Junior Choreography DVD shoots.
  • Four students from each group can complete in the Tech Olympics.

Plus you won’t want to miss…

  • Workshops taught by Broadway professionals!
  • Previews of new Broadway Junior titles soon to be released
  • Conversations and performances with current Broadway performers
  • Dance party
  • Awards show
  • Many surprises by Guest Artists!

Audition Information

Grades: 4-12

Video auditions are to be submitted by February 14, 2021.

Please prepare a video clip singing a full verse and chorus (minimum) of a Broadway song or any Disney musical.

NOTE: After all singing auditions have been submitted by February 14, everyone will be sent a link for a dance combination to learn.  Then at call backs on February 27, everyone will perform the dance combo and MAY be asked to sing again.

JTF Sign up
Fill Out the Digital Audition Form


June 25-27, 2021


The Smart Financial Center and various locations in Sugarland, TX


  • Audition
  • Attend informational meetings
  • Attend JTF rehearsals
  • Commit to time and financial obligations

First Informational Meeting


Approximate Costs

The final cost has not yet been calculated by the Festival but it will be roughly between $690 and $790 for the Festival, registration, lodging, rehearsals and supplies.  Final cost will not include transportation to and from Houston or meals.

Countdown to JTF!

JTF Directors

Cibby Bowden, NTPA Fairview Managing Director

Cibby Bowden
NTPA – Fairview Managing Director
JTF Producer

Christian Black, NTPA Dallas Program Director

Christian R. Black
NTPA – Dallas Program Director & Senior Resident Director
JTF Creative Team

Denver Danyla, NTPA Senior Resident Director

Denver Danyla
Senior Resident Director
JTF Creative Team

Headshot of NTPA Resident Director Nick Mann

Nick Mann
Senior Resident Director
JTF Creative Team