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

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!


The Details


Student groups perform 15 minutes from MTI’s Broadway Junior Collection for adjudication by leading theater professionals. Groups are rated in the areas of music, acting, dance and overall performance. The adjudicators offer constructive criticism to each group to encourage further learning in key areas.


Workshops for Students and Teachers:
Broadway professionals and master teachers from across the country offer interactive workshops! Workshops are for both teachers and students in all aspects of musical theater performance and technical theater.


JTF All-Stars:
Selected student performers and student technicians are chosen as festival All-Stars. All-Stars participate in exclusive workshops and are given the opportunity to be a major part of the Freddie G Awards Ceremony Choreography DVD Auditions.


DVD Auditions Choreography:
Selected students are invited to audition for Broadway Junior Resident Choreographer Steven G. Kennedy for future Broadway Junior Choreography Auditions!


New Works Showcase:
Get a sneak peak at the newest shows soon to be released in the Broadway Junior Collection.


A one-of-a-kind mainstage event hosted by Junior Theater Festival creator, Tim McDonald, featuring a discussion with interesting folks from across the theatrical industry about their unique journeys and remarkable accomplishments.


Tech Olympics:
Four students from each group compete in this fun, high energy tech obstacle course designed to get everyone pumped up about technical theater!


The Broadway JR. Slam:
One of the most anticipated events of the festival! Creative teams and casts are selected at random and have just one hour to rehearse a song and dance for presentation on the main stage!

Contact Us

PW is so excited to announce that we will taking TheLion King JR. to the 2018 Junior Theatre Festival. Rehearsals will take place in the Fall. Because we know that everyone has a busy schedule we plan to keep the rehearsals as low commitment as possible. The festival will take place January 12-14,2018 in Atlanta, GA!
* Did you miss the March 25th auditions? Are you interested in auditioning for PW’s JTF Troupe? PW will be taking video auditions for limited troupe spots through Early August. Click the Button above to contact us today!


Time Commitment:
We understand that everyone is running on a busy schedule, so to make JTF a reality for everyone we are going to limit our rehearsal to one day during the weekend (Sat or Sun) for a few rehearsals early fall. After Thanksgiving we will rehearse one weekend day every weekend until Christmas break and the 2 weekends before JTF January 12-14. We will try our best to coordinate rehearsals with troupe members conflicts. Again, we want to make this an easy but rewarding process for everyone involved!

Information On Cost:
There is a $625 non-refundable fee associated with PW’s JTF Troupe. This cost includes the festival registration for the group as well as the individual, hotel room for 2 nights, rehearsals, artistic team and Competition shirt! Things like meals and travel will be discussed late Fall 2017 with the troupe. If you are a parent and interested in chaperoning please let us know, the spaces will be limited and all chaperones will also be responsible for the $625 non-refundable fee.

JTF Audition Flyer
Download JTF 2018 Brochure
JTF Payment Plan 2017-18