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January 12-16, 2024

(President's Day Weekend)


Ages 10-18

The Junior Theater Festival (JTF) is the world’s biggest and best celebration of young people performing musical theater. It 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!



  • Adjudication - Student groups perform 15 minutes from an MTI Broadway Junior®️™ musical for Broadway professionals.

  • Workshops for Students and Teachers - Broadway professionals and master teachers from across the country offer interactive workshops.

  • JTF All-Stars - Selected student performers are chosen as festival All-Stars in exclusive performance at the Freddie G Awards Ceremony.

  • Choreography DVD Auditions - Up to 6 students from each group are invited to audition to be cast in a future Broadway Junior®️ Choreography Video shoot!

  • New Works Showcase - Be the first to experience the exciting new Broadway Junior®️ titles soon to be released.

  • Pathways and Direct From Broadway - One-of-a-kind mainstage event featuring conversations and performances with professionals from across the theatrical industry.

  • Tech Olympics - Four students from each group compete in this fun, high-energy tech obstacle course.

  • Freddie G Awards Ceremony - Named in honor of MTI’s CEO, Freddie Gershon, wards Ceremony is a celebration of the weekend’s accomplishments. Featuring over 50 different awards, the ceremony also highlights performances by the festival All-Stars and outstanding groups.

  • And fun, fun, FUN! - Friday night Director’s Welcome and Workshop. Saturday night is the JTF Dance Party, and Sunday night everyone attends a special performance curated specifically for our JTF audience! Add spontaneous student sing-alongs, meeting new friends, and this is sure to be a weekend your students will never forget.

Our 2020 Promotional Video festival overview.

Our full 2022 adjudication performance and Adjudicators feedback.

We had a fantastic weekend at the 2022 Junior Theater Festival.

It was a wonderful experience. We enjoyed being part of the festival

and performing for the adjudicators. Check out the recap video.

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