JOIN ESRT'S 2020 JTF Travel Team!
Announcing auditions for ESRT's 2020 JTF Elite Travel team!
Junior Theater Festival is the world’s largest festival celebrating young people and the transformative power of musical theater, bringing together student musical theater troupes from all over the world. Each troupe performs fifteen minutes from a Broadway Junior show for adjudication by a panel of musical theater experts. The weekend also features professional development for teachers, workshops for students and parents, a New Works Showcase featuring new musical adaptations soon to be released, and concludes with a grand finale concert headlined by Broadway’s best!
This year ESRT will have two separate teams made of 3rd graders through 12th graders traveling to two separate locations. We will have one team attending the Atlanta, GA festival January 16 - 20, 2020 and another pioneering a trip to the Sacramento, California festival February 6-10, 2020. Please understand that by auditioning, you may be selected to go to either location and may not request which team you are placed on. Our select travel teams will be made up of current students and newcomers who are invested in and committed to ESRT and who will be participating in our fall production.
- All JTF auditions are to be videoed and uploaded to YouTube. Please email the YouTube link to
- Please introduce yourself, stating your name and age and why you would like to participate.
- You must sing 16 bars of a musical theatre song with a track or piano accompaniment.
- You must also submit at least 45 seconds of choreography. It can be choreography you have learned this year or something you have created yourself. Be sure to show us your strengths.
- All audition forms and links must be submitted by July 4, 2019.
- The estimated cost of the JTF trip to Atlanta is $500 - $675 per person (students as well as chaperones).
- Those going to Sacramento will have the same costs along with the added expense of airfare but will have an opportunity to offset their airfare through fundraising efforts.
- Travel team members will be announced in mid-July.
- An initial meeting or rehearsal will take place in August, but rehearsals may not resume until the end of October.
Please follow the link below to download your audition form!