Junior Theatre Festival 2025
February 6 - 10, 2025
Organizations from all over the world attend each year

We are making plans to attend the Junior Theatre West Festival in Sacramento, CA-February 6-10, 2025! To join us, you must register by May 15, 2024!

The Junior Theater Festival is a festival produced by iTheatrics for children ages 8-18 held every year in Sacramento and Atlanta, GA. It is designed for serious minded performers who are committed to working hard and delivering an amazing performance. Organizations from all over the world attend each year and present a 15 minute condensed version of a Broadway Jr. show under the license of Music Theatre International or Disney Musicals. The weekend festival includes the show presentation, workshops, guest speakers, awards, and a ticket to a Broadway-style performance. All of this is available for the organization presenting their show, the directors, and the parent chaperones.

Students who want to be involved in the cast must sign up and pay the $150.00 deposit by May 15th.

Make your $150 non-refundable deposit here

All students in the cast will be in a show from the Music Theatre International Junior collection and that cast will be considered the “JTF25 cast”.  After we know how many kids will be participating, we will pick the show and cast it using all of the young actors in the “ JTF25 cast”.  This is a great opportunity for our kids to do a production, meet other kids from around the United States and beyond who love musical theatre, see working professionals and take workshops.

The JTF25 cast will have a rehearsal schedule based on their conflicts.  The cast will also have fundraisers and do a send off performance for Helena audiences.

Key Dates

  • May 15, 2024 – Registration and deposit due
  • October 1, 2024 – Registration Fee due
  • November 15, 2024 – Airfare due
  • January 1, 2025 – Hotel cost due
  • February 6-20, 2025 – The Junior Theatre Festival in Sacramento, CA


Student Expenses

Fee: $840.00 (965.00 for those not signed up for Session 2 of Theatre School classes) which includes the following:

  • Script
  • Production staff
  • A role in the show
  • Fundraisers
  •  Supervision at rehearsal, performance and festival
  • Competition performance at JTF in Sacramento
  • An official festival T-shirt
  • Adjudication and feedback
  • Professional development workshops for directors
  • Performance workshops for students
  • Technical theater workshops for students and teachers
  • Celebrity talk-back with special guests
  • A ticket to see a Broadway-style concert/show
  • all meals except travel days

Plus Transportation & Hotel

  • Airfare & transfers: $585 (approximation)
  • Quad room: $210.00 Triple 280 Dbl 420 per person

Total Approximate Student cost:

  • Student enrolled in Session 2 2025- quad $16500- $1705 (trp) 1845 (double)
  • Student not enrolled in Session 2 2025-quad 1760-$1830 (trp) $1970 (double)


Chaperone Expenses

Junior Theatre Festival Fee: $330.00

Airfare & transfers: $585(approximate)

Quad room: $210.00  Trp 280  Dbl 420.00

Food on travel days

Total Approximate cost for a chaperone: $1125-$1335.00

Register to be a chaperone


Frequently Asked Questions

How many will be in the cast?

16-40 participants will be cast.

What will we do at the Junior Theatre Festival (JTF)?

Groups perform a 15 minute selection from one Broadway JR or KIDS collection show for adjudication, participate in workshops, participate in other fun events such as “tech Olympics”, watch outstanding performances by their peers.

How old do you have to be?

8-18 years old.

Does this take the place of my regular theatre school class?

No, this is a separate event that meets outside of regular class times. A discount is given to those enrolled in our regular classes.

Will there be chaperones?

Yes, we will need one chaperone for every four students attending the festival.

Do the chaperones travel for free?

No, unfortunately, they have to pay for the Festival and their hotel and transportation. We do give a stipend for food to chaperones.

Does it cost money?

Yes.  See the expense details at the end of this document.

Will there be fundraising involved?

Yes, unless you want to pay for the entire trip yourself and forget the fundraising. Fundraising is parent driven.

Will there be scholarships available?

Yes, there will be several ways to obtain a scholarship. 1. Audition on April 29th for our “scholarship auditions” 2. There will be a need based opportunity as well.

Can I use frequent flyer miles for airfare?

Yes. You can make your own airfare or transportation plans as long as you have a parent with you.

When will you be casting?

July 2024.

Can I make payments?

Yes! All students and chaperones will be asked to put down a non-refundable $125.00 deposit by May 15th to be considered. This will be applied to the $825.00 class (950.00 for students not taking another class) After that you can make payments per month through October 1stor you can pay in a lump sum by October 1, 2024.
Airfare (if you choose to have us arrange this and TBD) is due November 15th

Hotel (TBD usually around $210 per person in a quad room) is due January 1st.

What is the rehearsal schedule like?

We usually have some rehearsals mid-late August to learn music. We may have one or two rehearsals in Oct-Dec but most of the rehearsals will be in January. We will meet Sunday-Thursday nights beginning January 6th but we will take January 20th-25th off and start again on January 26th