This weekend I am headed to The Junior Theatre Festival
. JTF is the largest gathering of musical theatre students and educators in the world. The Festival is run by iTheatrics
and Atlanta Theatre of the Stars
and is a fabulous time for the almost 4,000 students who attend as well as their teachers. The student prepare their abbreviated versions of any Broadway JR title and have the opportunity to present their work for a panel of professionals who give them constructive feedback on their performance to help the students grow as performers. The weekend is also filled with workshops and awards and is something that these students look forward to all year long.
I’ll be working with the kids with their adjudication performances and then teaching Advanced Acting Workshops. There are no words to describe how magical this weekend is not only for the students, but also for the adults that attend as well. I look forward to spending my birthday weekend in Atlanta with the future of musical theatre every year. I wish I could blog everyday of the festival, but there just won’t be time! I will be tweeting though, so stay tuned for pics from the jam packed weekend!