Auditions for 2020 JTF Troupe

We are excited to announce auditions for our Award-Winning JTF Troupe!

The Junior Theater Festival is an annual event held at the Cobb Galleria. It is the largest children’s theater festival in the entire world. More than 5000 kids plus directors and parents assemble from all over the world to celebrate the art of musical theater.

Our JTF Troupe will rehearse a Broadway Jr show, and perform a 15 minute excerpt for a panel of judges at the Junior Theater Festival, January 18th, 2020. In addition, cast members will attend workshops taught by industry professionals designed to improve their abilities in singing, acting, and dancing. They will get to watch performances by other groups, be introduced to new works that are soon to be released, and attend concerts by Broadway legends!

Included in our JTF Experience is a 2 night stay at a hotel within walking distance of the Cobb Galleria, all meals, entrance into the Junior Theater Festival, headshots, costumes, sets, props, instruction, and supervision.

Only 110 groups are allowed to attend Junior Theater Festival each year, and Young Actors Playhouse is fortunate to be included in this inspirational event.

Students Grades 4-12
This program is designed for students who already advanced at performing arts. This is not a good program for students who have limited or no experience with musical theater.

Students must prepare a 32 bar cut of a contemporary musical theater song. They should select a song that shows off their vocal ability. Songs from Disney Musicals are encouraged. Please find a suitable accompaniment track on YouTube for your child to audition with.

Students must prepare a monologue 30-90 seconds in length.

Students will be taught a short dance routine from a musical theater number so that we can evaluate their dance abilities, as well as their ability to learn choreography.

Auditions will be located at our Kennesaw Studio:
1610 Cobb International Blvd, Suite 1
Kennesaw, GA, 30152

Auditions will be:
Saturday, July 27th, 6:00 PM
Sunday, July 28th, 6:00 PM

Students will be taught a short dance at the beginning of the auditions, then will perform their song and monologue in the order in which they arrived.

If your child cannot attend these audition dates, please video them singing their 32 bar cut and performing their 30-90 second monologue(iphone recordings are fine). Upload the video to YouTube, and email the link to the YouTube video to

JTF Troupe will rehearse only on Saturdays, 12:30 PM-2:30 PM beginning August 9th-November 8th. The rehearsal schedule changes to Saturdays 12:30 PM-2:30 PM and Wednesdays 6:00-8:30 beginning November 13th. Please refer to the rehearsal schedule for specific rehearsal dates.

Tech Week is the most important week of a production in which the cast rehearse the show at the actual performance venue. We incorporate lighting, wireless mics, props, and set pieces into the production. Attendance at tech rehearsals and Final Dress Rehearsal is mandatory. Our tech rehearsal schedule is:
Monday, January 27th 6:00 PM-8:30 PM
Tuesday, January 28th, 6:00 PM-8:30 PM
Wednesday, January 29th, 6:00 PM-8:30 PM
Thursday, January 30th, 6:00 PM-8:30 PM
Friday, January 31st, 6:00 PM-9:00 PM FINAL DRESS REHEARSAL

Performances are scheduled February 1st, with an alternate date of February 8th in the event we need to either extended or reschedule our performances.

The total investment for our JTF Troupe is $1025 per student. This includes:
$300- Production fee to cover instruction, supervision, sets, props, costumes, wireless mics, lighting, etc..
$225- 15 tickets to the performance in February
$500- JTF Experience. 2 nights at the Waverly Renaissance Hotel inside the Cobb Galleria, 6 meals (including dinner at Maggiano’s) plus the JTF Wristband, necessary to attend all JTF activities.

Payments are broken into monthly installments:
$275- August
$150- September
$150- October
$150- November
$150- December
$150- January

Please register your child for the auditions.