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Junior Theatre 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!

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This year, the BAM Conservatory Ensemble will attend the Junior Theatre Festival held in Atlanta, GA from January 17 - 19, 2025. The Jr BAM Conservatory Ensemble will attend the Junior Theatre Festival held in Sacramento, CA from February 7 - 9, 2025.



2024 - New Works Showcase Group for JTF West (Alice in Wonderland Jr)
2024 - "Freddie G. Award for Excellence in Ensemble" JTF West (Seussical Jr)

2024 - "Outstanding Performance by an Individual" JTF West (Ava Turek, Seussical Jr)

2024 - "Freddie G. Award for Excellence in Music" JTF Atlanta (Legally Blonde Jr)
2024 -  "Outstanding Performance by an Individual” 
(Ryan Coglianese, Legally Blonde Jr)

2023 - "Outstanding Production" JTF Atlanta (Matilda Jr)

2023 - "Outstanding Performance by an Individual" (Matthew Jarmoszka, Matilda Jr)

2023 - "Freddie G. Award for Excellence in Dance" JTF West (Into the Woods Jr)

2023 - "Outstanding Performance by an Individual" JTF West (Ian Sianghio, Into the Woods Jr)

2022 - "Outstanding Production" JTF West (Shrek Jr)

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Who gets to attend?

Students accepted in the BCE and JrBCE programs are eligible to attend the Junior Theatre Festival. Parents and family members are also welcome to attend. We recommend at least one parent attends for all students in JrBCE. Parent attendance for BCE is optional, but encouraged! JTF requires at least one chaperone for every 4 students in attendance.

What will we do at the Junior Theatre Festival (JTF)?

Each company will perform a 15 minute selection from one Broadway JR or KIDS collection show for adjudication, participate in workshops, fun events such as “tech Olympics”, watch outstanding performances by their peers, and attend amazing concerts and performances!

Will there be chaperones?

Yes! JTF requires one chaperone for every four students attending the festival. Parents, especially within the Junior ensemble are highly encouraged to attend.

Do the chaperones travel for free?

No. Chaperones and any additional family members traveling with us will have to cover the cost for their travel and chaperone participation.

How are travel arrangements made?

Participating students and chaperones will be able to book their hotel and flights through BAM's travel reservations. More information regarding these arrangements will be available soon.​

What are the anticipated costs?

Festival participation and all associated travel fees are not included in BCE or JrBCE tuition. Additional costs include flights, hotel, shuttle transportation, BAM apparel/performance attire, meals, etc. Anticipated cost per traveler ranges from $1200 - $1800 depending on flight and hotel arrangements.  A breakdown of all associated fees will be available soon.

When will we get more information?

As soon as we receive more information from JTF headquarters, we will be releasing it to all of you!

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