In January and February, the team at Broadway Media were lucky enough to take part in the Junior Theater Festival – the world’s biggest and best celebration of young people performing musical theatre.
Now is the time to seize the day! Eastern Shore Rep. perform Newsies JR. at the New Works Showcase in Sacramento CA.
JTF brings together troupes from all over the world for 2 weekends of a non-stop celebration of musical theatre: first, Georgia, and then in our home state California. Over both weekends, we were lucky to watch some of the most talented and enthusiastic young performers from America, the UK and Australia sing and dance their hearts out in adjudication and the fabulous New Works showcase.
The New Works Showcase in Atlanta.
We were thrilled to get a sneak peek at upcoming titles in the Broadway Junior catalog – The Drowsy Chaperone JR., Elephant & Piggie's "We Are in a Play" JR., Matilda the Musical JR., Moana JR., and Newsies JR. We were so inspired to get right to work on the digital scenery (Disney’s Moana JR. is out now). JTF (and performing musical theatre) is all about bringing people together and developing skills in the visual, performing and technological arts – it’s precisely why we’re here: to open doors to theatre and its potential for professional and personal growth. Theatre can help us achieve great things – the young performers in Atlanta and Sacramento certainly showed us that.
We are delighted and grateful to connect with some of our fantastic schools and theatres – we can’t wait to work on new theatre with you all! So, we return home with our hearts full, inspired, and ready to bring theatre to even more people around the world. We are particularly grateful to the team at Music Theatre International for their generosity and friendship – we are proud to work with you, making theatre that gives everyone an opportunity to shine.