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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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Awards & Recognition:

2023 - "Outstanding Production" (JrBCE for Matilda, Atlanta)

2023 - "Outstanding Performance by an Individual" (Matthew Jarmoszka as Trunchbull in Matilda, Atlanta)

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

2023 - "Outstanding Performance by an Individual" (Ian Sianghio as Baker in Into the Woods, West)

2022 - "Outstanding Production" (JrBCE for Shrek, West)

This year, the BAM Conservatory Ensemble (High School) will attend the Junior Theatre Festival held in Atlanta, GA from January 11 - 15, 2024. The Jr BAM Conservatory Ensemble (Grades 3 - 8) will attend the Junior Theatre Festival held in Sacramento, CA from February 8 - 12, 2024.

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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! Parents are highly encouraged to attend the festival. JTF requires one chaperone for every four students attending the festival.

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 student traveler is $1500, and $1200 for additional travelers. 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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