Junior Theater Festival (JTF)
2020 PERFORMING TEAM
MADAGASCAR Jr, directed by Deanne Stokes
AMANDA FLYNN (Broadway performer, educator, and Voice Specialist)
ROB ROKICKI (Broadway songwriter, performer, and educator)
Excellence in ENSEMBLE Award - whole group
Broadway Jr. All Stars - Chloe Johanek and Ethan Stokes
Choreography DVD auditions - Alice Ehle, Paige Jeske, Kiersten Moser, Ethan Stokes, Mackenzi Stokes
Choreography DVD callbacks - Alice Ehle, Kiersten Moser, Ethan Stokes
2022 JTF PERFORMING TEAM
Deanne Stokes, Director
Lisa Heili, Music Director
Karen Rohrer, Co-Choreographer and Producer
Madde Gilmore, Co-Choreographer
STUDENT TEAM MEMBERS
Auditions open to experienced actors, ages 10-18, who have previously appeared onstage in at least one Level 2 (Fall or Spring) Treehouse Theater musical
INFORMATIONAL MEETING (optional)
Sunday, May 16, 2021 at 7:00 pm
What to expect in rehearsals, trip itinerary, fundraising and scholarship opportunities, how to prepare for auditions
APPLICATION & TIME- SLOT REQUEST
HOW TO PREPARE for Auditions
Memorize a one-minute
SOLO that highlights your vocal range (with accompaniment)
MONOLOGUE that highlights a range of expression
Wear nice, comfy clothes and be ready to MOVE with the Choreographer
Bring jazz shoes, a water bottle, and a positive attitude
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WHAT IS THE JUNIOR THEATER FESTIVAL -- "JTF"?
Team-focused experience for a minimum of 20 student performers, ages 10-18, to prepare for and attend this national festival in Atlanta, GA, each January. Primary goals are personal growth and enrichment for each student while developing a 15-minute, team-focused "mini musical" showcase for a competitive national environment with adjudication by performing arts professionals.
Annual convention of 6,500+ people from across the USA, gathered to celebrate music theater
Long weekend filled with energy, fun, judging, performances & workshops
Opportunity to see what other theater companies are performing and how you compare
Chance to bond with actors from THT and an opportunity to meet other kids who love theater
WHO CAN ATTEND JTF?
Boys and girls, ages 10-18, who must audition
Production Team members
Adult Chaperones ** mandatory for team members ages 10-12
WHAT IS INCLUDED WITH THIS TRIP?
All local instruction and round-trip travel arrangements
Team t-shirt to be worn during "mini-musical" performance in Atlanta
Round-trip bus and airfare to/from Manitowoc and Atlanta
Four nights lodging
Student meal allowance of $100
Festival participation fee (t-shirt, educational workshops, special guest speakers, yearbook)
WHY ARE REHEARSALS NEEDED?
Each attending group performs their 15-minute "mini-musical" of selected scenes and songs that highlight an MTI "Jr." production for nationally recognized judges. They score each group's performance and provide immediate feedback to the actors and production crew. Highest scoring groups and individuals are recognized at the Awards Ceremony.
Treehouse Theater will strive to bring another polished, professional-looking "mini-musical" piece to perform at JTF 2022. In order for this to occur, ALL members of the Performing Team must be committed to properly preparing for and attend all rehearsals, when called.