January 16-20, 2014 in Atlanta, GA
Treehouse Theater proudly presents our 2014 JTF PERFORMING TEAM MEMBERS, coming from 12 different public and private schools and home school:
Michael Burish, Brogan Jindra & Siena Schoepp - Manitowoc Lincoln High School
Mariah Geisler - Manitowoc Lutheran High School
Mary Heili and Kristin Senglaub - Roncalli High School
Michelle Sheahan and James Willoughby - Two Rivers High School
Dallas Laurin, Halle Nagel, Julie Rohrer, Sam Schoepp & Zoe Valitchka - Wilson Jr. High
Olivia Lutterman - Washington Jr. High
Alexis Veleke - Madison Elementary
Isabella Beckner and Abby Onesti - St. Francis Middle School
Emily Schaller - First German Lutheran
Allex Vergenz - Bethany Lutheran
Cassie Wanek - LB Clarke Middle School
Allyson Stokes and Ethan Stokes - St. Peter the Fisherman
Beth Iannitello, Becca Iannitello and Kamryn Jones - Home school
We are honored to have these 25 students traveling with us to Atlanta, Georgia, in January, 2014, to attend the 12th annual Junior Theater Festival (JTF). They will work together to bond as a team, fundraise and prepare a 15 minute "mini-musical" of SEUSSICAL, Jr. for presentation to the local community and to Broadway professionals at JTF. It is a wonderful opportunity that will inspire our students to reach for the stars!
2014 JTF PRODUCTION TEAM
Director - Deanne Stokes
Student Director - Michael Burish
Music Director - Jennifer Kasten
Choreographer - Karen Rohrer
Student Choreographer - Julie Rohrer
Online Payment Option for Attendees (via Pay Pal)
January 18-21, 2013 in Atlanta, GA
** WHAT AN AMAZING EXPERIENCE **
Congratulations to our 19 talented JTF actors who performed a 15-minute "mini-musical" of Disney's The Little Mermaid, Jr. for two amazing professional judges -- Cindy Ripley (Sr. Education Consultant for iTheatrics) and Tobin Ost (Broadway Set & Costume Designer)
Kasey Anton, Eulalia Carriveau, Mariah Giesler, Mary Heili, Brogan Jindra, Claire LaLiberte,
Dallas Laurin, Olivia Lutterman, Abby Onesti, Julie Rohrer, Emily Schaller, Sam Schoepp,
Siena Schoepp, Kristin Senglaub, Allyson Stokes, Zoe Valitchka, Cora VanEss, Allex Vergenz
amd Cassie Wanek
We were blessed with several honors:
The 2013 Honored Guest was Mr. Alan Menken (Broadway Composer for Beauty & the Beast,
- Outstanding Achievement in Music Award - whole group
- Outstanding Achievement in Student Choreography - Julie Rohrer
- Broadway Jr. All Stars - Sam Schoepp and Abby Onesti
- Broadway Jr Choreography DVD auditions - Sam Schoepp, Abby Onesti, Dallas Laurin
- Broadway Jr. Choreogrpaher DVD callback - Sam Schoepp
Aladdin, Hercules, Pocahantas, Newsies...) who played piano and sang musical highlights for an hour!
Three current Broadway cast members of NEWSIES shared their stories as well as three former JTF
participants now working in theater and television. Our kids and adults also attended numerous
workshops to help broaden our theater company.
82 groups from 23 states totaled over 4,000 people gathered to celebrate music theater !!
WHAT A BLESSING TO BE PART OF THIS - CAN'T WAIT TO GO BACK IN 2014 !
WHAT IS THE JUNIOR THEATER FESTIVAL -- "JTF"?
- 2013 was the 11th Annual convention of over 3,000 youth from across the USA who are gathered to celebrate music theater!
- A long weekend filled with energy, fun, judging, performances & workshops!
- An opportunity to see what other theater companies are performing and how you/your kids compare to others!
- A chance to bond with actors from Treehouse and an opportunity to meet other kids who love theater!
WHO CAN ATTEND JTF?
- Boys and girls, ages 8-18 MUST AUDITION (20+ actors will be selected)
- Production Team members (3 adults)
- Adult Chaperones (5-10) ** mandatory for parent or guardian to attend with children ages 8-12
HOW SHOULD YOU PREPARE FOR AUDITIONS?
The Production Team is looking for hard-working, dedicated, and motivated students to positively represent Treehouse Theater at JTF. We will listen to you sing a solo piece (accompanied by a pre-arranged pianist, a CD, or an I-pod), teach and watch a dance/movement number, and listen to a memorized theatrical monologue.
WHO WAS THE 2013 JTF PRODUCTION TEAM?
DIRECTOR -- Lisa Heili
(attended JTF in 2012 and most recently served as Director for Masquers "Sound of Music")
PRODUCER / CHOREOGRAPHER -- Karen Rohrer
(attended JTF in 2011 & 2012)
MUSIC DIRECTOR -- Jennifer Kasten
(attended JTF in 2011 & 2012)
WHAT IS INCLUDED WITH THIS TRIP?
- All local instruction and trip arrangements from the Production Team
- Team T-shirt to be worn during "mini-musical" performance in Atlanta
- Round trip Airfare between Milwaukee and Atlanta
- Four nights at the Renaissance Waverly Hotel
- Meals (allowance of $100)
- Bus (between the airport and hotel)
- Ticket & Bus (between hotel and Fox Theater) to see Broadway production
- Festival Participation Fee (t-shirt, performance for judges, learning workshops, special guests, two lunches, yearbook)