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Junior Theatre Festival





Select students will represent InnOVATION Arts Academy at the Junior Theater Festival (JTF) in Atlanta, Georgia in January 13-16, 2023 presenting a 15-minute festival performance of Godspell, Jr. for adjudication by Broadway professionals.  Students who attend JTF also take workshops and watch amazing, professional-level student performances, as well interviews with and performances by Broadway professionals on the main stage.  Check out the JTF website:




  • $225 Rehearsal Fee (due on or before December 1st, 2022)

  • JTF Wristband fees are collected via check at Parent Meeting #1. 

  • Additional costs: food, hotel, and travel expenses.


Rehearsal Schedule 2022-23

December 1st, 2nd, 6th, 12th, 13th, 14th, 15th


January 3rd, 5th, 6th 


January 7th 


January 8th 


January 9th, 10th


Wednesday, January 11th

5-7:30pm with Send-Off Performance at 8pm



  • Students in 3rd-5th grades will be considered for NYTE and JTF, but not for JTF only.  

  • Students in 6th-7th grades may opt to do JTF, NYTE, or both.

  • Students will not audition for roles at JTF, but will be cast by Miss Mary Joy and Miss Stephanie according to their participation in both training programs and productions at InnOVATION Arts Academy.

  • Students must participate in The Edge, The Climb or The Starting Line training programs.  (Exceptions due to learning differences, or other individual challenges may occur at the discretion of the program director.)

  • Students must have participated in Godspell Jr. to participate in JTF 2023.



  • All students attending JTF must be prepared to be an active team player and to present an ensemble-based story with many moving pieces. The nature of a JTF performance downplays “lead” characters and emphasizes group storytelling.


  • Conflicts must be submitted at the start of rehearsals.  Our rehearsal period is short and intense.  Therefore, only students with minimal or no conflicts will be considered for JTF 2023. 



$275/person participant fees (for each student or parent attending the festival) due in October or November, 2021.


*Families are responsible for travel and lodging expenses to attend JTF. (InnOVATION Arts will reserve a block of hotel rooms.)




  • JTF Info Session via Zoom will be offered to new potential JTF families.  TBD September.


  • Meeting 1:  JTF Mandatory Parent Meeting.  All Festival Forms and Fees DUE.  No exceptions.  General Information about the festival will be covered.


  • Meeting 2:  JTF Mandatory Parent Meeting.  Specific Information about the festival will be covered



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