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Junior Theater Festival 

Performance Trip to California in Spring 2024

JTF brings together student musical theater troupes from all over the world for a weekend of musical theater mayhem and madness. Each troupe performs fifteen minutes from a Broadway Junior® show for adjudication by a panel of musical theater experts. The weekend also features professional development for teachers, workshops for students and parents, a New Works Showcase featuring new musical adaptations soon to be released and concludes with a grand finale concert headlined by Broadway’s best!

Ages 8-12 with parent, ages 13-18 no parent required

Audition date:
August 5th with your semester audition
August 6th, Required Dance Call at 12:30pm

Travel dates: February 8th – 12th, 2024

Fall student registration fee: $1350
Fall parent registration fee: $600 NO Spring enrollment fee

Rehearsal Dates

Starting August 12th
Saturdays: 10:00am – 1:00pm

November 1st – December 21st
Tuesdays: 4:30 – 6:30-pm
Thursdays: 4:30 – 6:30pm
Saturdays: 10:00am – 1:00pm

January 4th: 4:30 – 6:30pm
January 6th: 10:00am – 1:00pm
January 9th: 4:30 – 6:30pm
January 11th 4:30 – 6:30pm

January 16th – February 3rd
Tuesdays: 6:00 – 7:30pm
Thursdays: 6:00 – 7:30pm
Saturdays: 4:00 – 6:00pm

February 4th OR 5th Plaza Theatre Performance

February 6th 6:00 – 8:00pm Final Run Through

February 7th Travel day to Festival

What’s Included

Conference registration

  • Four nights hotel stay
  • All meals Friday, Saturday, and Sunday
  • Performance attire*
  • Spirit shirt
  • Warm-up Jacket
  • Silicone trading bracelets
  • Instructor fees

*Students will provide their own performance shoes

Trip Highlights

  • Group performance with professional adjudication
  • Various student performance workshops
  • Meet and connect with young theatre performers from around the country
  • Experience Performances from Broadway’s Best
  • Visit Sacramento with Academy friends!