Pilot Workshops

WORKSHOP A BRAND NEW MUSICAL!

Our Pilot Workshop program offers you the chance to perform a brand new adaptation of a musical in a workshop setting. Each year in the week leading up to the Junior Theatre Festival Australia, a different title is selected and directed by industry experts and our partners at iTheatrics (NY). Shows are selected by the various musical theatre licensing companies including Music Theatre International Australasia. For each new show students will rehearse the music, choreography and dialogue in a workshop environment with an informal presentation at the end for an audience made up of the authors, creators, families and JTF Australia participants.

You’ll be performing with kids from all over Australia who love musicals as much as you do. Because we are performing musicals that are actively being developed, we focus on storytelling not production value. Our shows are performed script-in-hand and rehearsals are fast paced and intense. You’re going to learn a lot about being in a professional musical, and you’re going to learn it very quickly! So if you think you’ve got the passion to perform in one of our workshops, you may like to approach your teacher or director and have them nominate you for this program. Only registered groups for JTF Australia may nominate students for the Pilot program which runs before JTF Australia. Our July program is open to all students from across the country. 

TO REGISTER FOR THE 2020 PILOT PROGRAM YOU MUST BE A REGISTERED PARTICIPANT WITH YOUR GROUP FOR JTF AUSTRALIA.

 

 

2020 PILOTS 

 

NEWCASTLE

Drowsy Chaperone JR.

Based on the 2006 TONY winning Broadway Musical, a man shares with the audience his favourite records - the 1928 musical The Drowsy Chaperone. As he plays the record, the show comes to life in his apartment.

NEWCASTLE

Something Rotten JR.

Based on the 2015 TONY winning Broadway Musical, two brothers set out to write the world's first musical in this hilarious mash-up of sixteenth-century Shakespeare and Broadway.

Monday, October 26 – Saturday, October 31

Civic Playhouse - Hunter St, Newcastle, NSW

2019 PILOTS 

 

NEWCASTLE

Disney Moana JR.

Based on the hit 2016 annimated Disney film featuring original music by Tony winner Lin-Manuel Miranda. 

NEWCASTLE

Disney's Finding Nemo KIDS.

Based on the beloved 2003 Pixar movie, with new songs written by award-winning composers Kristen Anderson-Lopez and EGOT-winner Robert Lopez.

Monday, September 16 – Friday, September 20

Civic Playhouse - Hunter St, Newcastle, NSW

 

2018 PILOT 

 

NEWCASTLE

Sister Act JR.

Based on the hit 1992 film featuring original music by Tony- and eight-time Oscar winner, Alan Menken. 

Monday, October 22 – Friday, October 26

Civic Playhouse - Hunter St, Newcastle, NSW

2017 PILOT 

 

NEWCASTLE

Disney's Newsies JR.

Based on the 1992 musical film “Newsies,” inspired by the Newsboys Strike of 1899 in New York City.  The musical features music by Alan Menken, lyrics by Jack Feldman and a book by Harvey Fierstein.

Monday, October 23 – Friday, October 27

Town Hall - King St, Newcastle, NSW

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