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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. There will be approximately 3,000 students in attendance! Only a limited number of theatre companies are invited and this is our first year to be invited to attend.

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

When:
Saturday September 21, 10 AM-2 PM, at Willow Bend Center of the Arts
Sunday, September 22, 3-6 PM, at Fairview Youth Theatre

Please prepare a one minute monologue and one minute cut from any Broadway or Disney musical.

1 minute dance combo. Choreo video will be sent 1 week prior to audition, via email. You will perform the combo as part of your audition.

IF YOU ARE AUDITIONING FOR JTF AND WISH TO AUDITION FOR ACE, YOU MAY DO SO AT THE SAME TIME. PLEASE LEAVE A COMMENT ON YOUR SIGN UP INDICATING IF YOU WISH TO AUDITION FOR BOTH JTF AND ACE.

Sign up 9/21 at Willow Bend
Sign up 9/22 at Fairview

When

February 7-9, 2020

Where

Sacramento, California

Requirements

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

First Informational Meeting

Wednesday, August 21, 7:00-8:30 PM
Fairview Youth Theatre, Main Stage

Approximate Costs

  • Hotel – $48.00 per night (based on 4 – person occupancy)
  • Festival Tuition – $230 per person (all must purchase including chaperones and parents)
  • Rehearsals, Materials, and Performance T-Shirt – $200 (you may purchase additional JTF wear at the Festival)
  • Plus airfare, food and any additional activities
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JTF Directors

Cibby Bowden

Cibby Bowden
NTPA – Fairview Managing Director

Morgan Southard, NTPA Creative Director

Morgan Southard
NTPA Creative Director