Congratulations to the NTPA Junior Theatre Festival Troupe!

The JTF troupe traveled to California last week to learn and compete at Junior Theatre Festival West. The troupe was awarded the coveted Excellence in Ensemble Award for their performance of a 15-minute selection from Once on This Island JR. This prestigious award was given to only 6 troupes who competed in the national event.

Congratulations to NTPA students Amanda Reid and Aidan Forbes for also being awarded an All Star Award!

The JTF troupe was made up of NTPA students in grades 4-12 who were selected through a competitive audition process. The troupe was directed by Cibby Bowden and Morgan Southard.

Junior Theatre Festival brings together student musical theater troupes from all over the world for a weekend of musical theater mayhem and madness. The weekend is full of theatre troupe performances, workshops, showcases, awards and FUN with like-minded people from all across the globe!

JTF is the LARGEST student theatre festival in the country with approximately 3,000 students in attendance! Only a limited number of theatre companies are invited and this was NTPA’s first year to be invited to attend.

In addition to competing, students participated in workshops taught by Broadway professionals, viewed previews of new Broadway Junior titles soon to be released, and engaged in conversations and performances with current Broadway performers.