Congratulations to the NTPA Junior Theatre Festival Troupe!

The JTF troupe traveled to Atlanta last week to learn and compete at Junior Theatre Festival West. The troupe was awarded the coveted Outstanding Production Award for their performance of a 15-minute selection from Aladdin JR. This prestigious award was given to only 4 troupes who competed in the national event.

Congratulations to the following NTPA students:

All-Festival All Star:
Amanda Reid (3 awards given out of 4500+ students)
Troupe All Stars:
Jaeda Lindstrom
Devin Douglas
Tech All Stars:
Avery Tussing
Chayse Huhnke
Special Project Callbacks:
Maxwell Berner
Maritza Seiders
Kili Thompson

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

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 third year to be invited to attend. In February 2021, NTPA’s first JTF troupe was awarded Excellence in Ensemble. Then in June 2021, NTPA’s second JTF troupe was awarded Outstanding Production, and January 2022, NTPA’s third troupe was awarded PERFECT SCORES!

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.