Professional Development at
THERE REALLY IS AN EASIER WAY TO PUT ON A MUSICAL WITH KIDS.
LET US SHOW YOU HOW THROUGH OUR PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOPS.
Civic Theatre Newcastle, NSW
October, 30 4pm- 8pm
October, 31 9am to 9pm
Our roster of professional development teaching artists from iTheatrics (NY) have decades of experience, have adapted over 60 musicals for kids to perform and have written musical theatre "how-to" guides for Music Theatre International, Disney Theatrical Productions, Tams-Witmark Music Library, Inc., Rodgers & Hammerstein, Hal Leonard Publishing and MacMillan/McGraw-Hill.
We teach our workshops just like we teach our own students, with an emphasis on experiential learning, active skill building, and an overall focus on fun.
JTF Australia 2020 Professional Development Artist: TBA
JTF Australia 2020 Professional Development Content: TBA
Teacher Fun @ JTCOz 2018
John Foreman Vocal Workshop @ JTCOz 2018
Teacher Music Workshop @ JTCOz 2017
Pam Schultz Design Workshop @ JTCOz 2018
JTF Australia FAQs
WHAT IS JTF AUSTRALIA?
The Junior Theatre Festival Australia is the largest celebration of musical theater for young people in Australia and is produced by OzTheatrics in partnership with iTheatrics (NY) and MTI Australasia.
WHEN IS JTF AUSTRALIA?
JTF Australia is an annual event and is generally held annually over the last weekend in October at the Civic Theatre In Newcastle which is an hour and a half North of Sydney. Although it is usually held over the last weekend in October, it can sometimes be as early as September.
IF I’M NOT PART OF A GROUP, CAN I COME TO THE EVENT?
Teachers, Directors and any adult who works with young people in musical theatre can attend JTF Australia on the Professional Development Track. Students must be part of a group.
IS THERE A ONE DAY PASS?
No, there is not a one day pass available. Everyone who attends the event must either pay the participation fee and attend with a group or pay the registration fee to attend on the Professional Development Track.
IS THERE AN AGE REQUIREMENT FOR PARTICIPATING STUDENTS?
Any student between the ages of 8 and 18 is welcome to attend and perform with a group.
WHAT SIZE IS A TYPICAL GROUP?
20-50 students. There is a minimum of 30 participants per group. This number includes students, chaperones, directors and any additional family and friends.
WHAT DOES A GROUP DO AT JTF Australia?
Groups perform a 10 minute selection from one Broadway JR. or KIDS Collection show for adjudication, participate in workshops specifically designed for student performers, and watch outstanding performances by their peers.
IS THERE PROGRAMMING FOR MY TECHNICAL THEATRE STUDENTS?
Not at this stage. But, as the event continues to grow we are looking at ways we can incorporate those of your students with a technical interest.
HOW DO I REGISTER?
This year, we’re completely online! If you want to register a group, fill out the online registration jot-form on the registration page with your $250 non-refundable group registration fee. If you are registering on the Professional Development track and do not wish to bring a group, fill out the same registration jot-form with your $180 participation fee.
WHAT FORMS OF PAYMENT ARE ACCEPTED?
We accept bank transfers, Mastercard and Visa. We do not accept cash or cheques.
WHEN DO I NEED TO REGISTER BY?
Registration opens for returning groups straight away after the previous year's event. New groups can register from mid February. Registration closes when all slots are full.
I FILLED OUT MY REGISTRATION FORM. NOW WHAT?
Our event coordinator will review your registration and email you when you have been officially accepted into the festival. This typically takes 1 month from the time of receipt. If you are not accepted, it means the event is sold out or your information is not complete and your registration fee will not be processed.
AFTER I RECEIVE MY ACCEPTANCE, WHAT ELSE DO I HAVE TO DO?
You will receive a packet of forms that will need to be filled out and returned to OzTheatrics. These forms and full participant payment are due two months prior to the event. We can not add extra participants to your group after the due date.
WHERE CAN I FIND OUT MORE?