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  January 15-19, 2015 in Atlanta, GA

Start thinking about auditioning for the 2015 performing team !!
AUDITIONS in June, 2014 

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January 16-20, 2014 in Atlanta, GA

Congratulations to our 25 student actors who performed a 15-minute
"mini-musical" of Seussical, Jr. for two Broadway judges:

    Michael Bobbit (Artistic Director at Adventure Theater in Washington DC)
    Jennifer Foote (current Broadway actress and former Rockette)
   

Izzy Beckner, Michael Burish, Mariah Giesler, Mary Heili, Becca Iannitello,
Beth Iannitello, Brogan Jindra, Kamryn Jones,  Dallas Laurin, Olivia Lutterman,
Halle Nagel, Abby Onesti, Julie Rohrer, Emily Schaller, Sam Schoepp,
Siena Schoepp, Kristin Senglaub, Michelle Sheahan, Allyson Stokes, Ethan Stokes,
Zoe Valitchka, Alexis Veleke, Allex Vergenz, Cassie Wanek, James Willoughby


2014 JTF PRODUCTION TEAM
Director - Deanne Stokes
    Student Director - Michael Burish
Music Director - Jennifer Kasten
Producer / Choreographer - Karen Rohrer
    Student Choreographer - Julie Rohrer


We were blessed with several honors:

  • Excellence in Acting Award - whole group
  • Broadway Jr. All-Stars - Ethan Stokes and Cassie Wanek
  • Broadway Jr. Choreography DVD auditions - Abby Onesti and Sam Schoepp
2014 Honored Guests were Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, songwriters direct from Broadway
and the cast of James and the Giant Peach from Seattle Children's Theater

Evan Ruggiero, a tap dancer with just one leg, inspired our students to keep reaching
for their dreams no matter what the obstacles appear to be !

92 groups from 26 states totaled over 4,500 people gathered to celebrate music theater !


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January 18-21, 2013 in Atlanta, GA

Congratulations to our 19 JTF actors who performed a 15-minute
"mini-musical" of The Little Mermaid, Jr. for two professional judges: 

    Cindy Ripley (Sr. Education Consultant for iTheatrics)
    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


2013 JTF PRODUCTION TEAM
Director - Lisa Heili
Music Director - Jennifer Kasten
Producer / Choreographer - Karen Rohrer
    Student Choreographer - Julie Rohrer


 We were blessed with several honors:
 
  • Excellence in Music Award - whole group
  • Outstanding Student Choreographer - 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
2013 Honored Guest was Mr. Alan Menken (Broadway Composer for Beauty & the Beast,
Aladdin, Hercules, Pocahantas, Newsies
., etc.) who played piano and sang musical highlights!


Three current Broadway cast members of NEWSIES shared their stories as well as three
former JTF participants now working in theater and television.  


82 groups from 23 states totaled over 4,000 people gathered to celebrate music theater !!

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WHAT IS THE JUNIOR THEATER FESTIVAL -- "JTF"?
- 2014 was the 9th Annual convention of over 4,000 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.


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 to see Broadway-caliber production
- Festival Participation Fee (t-shirt, performance for judges, learning workshops, special guests, two lunches, yearbook)