Congratulations to the NTPA Junior Theatre Festival Troupe!

The JTF troupe traveled to Atlanta to learn and compete at Junior Theatre Festival West. The troupe performed a 15-minute selection from Moana JR.

NTPA’s JTF Troupe was awarded/recognized:

  • Excellence in Ensemble
  • Showcase Performance
  • All Stars – Amanda Reid and Jaeda Lindstrom
  • Choreography Callbacks – Amanda Reid and Garrett Stone
  • Individual Performance Award – Amanda Reid

We also received PERFECT scores from every judge – a first in NTPA history!

Congratulations to our JTF Troupe!

NTPA director Denver Danyla pictured with NTPA students Amanda Reid and Jaeda Lindstrom
NTPA's JTF Troupe performs showcase

The JTF troupe was made up of NTPA students in grades 4-12 who were selected through a competitive audition process.

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 and June 2021, NTPA’s second JTF troupe was awarded Outstanding Production!

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.