The Junior Theater Festival (JTF) is the world’s biggest and best celebration of young people performing musical theater.

JTF brings together student musical theater troupes from all over the world for a weekend of musical theater mayhem and madness. 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 performances by Broadway’s best!

Join us for JTF Texas June 25 - 27, 2021! 


The Junior Theater Festival continues to be a cornerstone of KidsAlive! programming. To see highlights from past trips to JTF check out our past productions page. This year, we are excited to attend the festival a little closer to home. 


We recognize that the current coronavirus situation complicates long range planning but we are moving forward with our efforts to attend JTF in Sugarland, TX. The Junior Theatre Festival team, along with KidsAlive! leadership, is committed to making this experience as safe as possible. With that in mind, we have many details yet to be finalized. We will be sure to share the specifics as we have them. 



  • Auditions will be held March 6, 2021. Auditions will be held in-person if possible. Video auditions may be required. 



  • We are still working out cost details. Historically, individual registration has been $225. Everyone attending the festival must pay the individual registration fee. Those registration fees will be due to KidsAlive! shortly after auditions.

  • Additional costs include: Production fees, food, hotel, etc.

  • We will be driving to JTF Texas as opposed to flying to Sacramento as we have in previous years.

Rehearsals will begin June 7, 2021.


If you have any questions, we encourage you to contact us directly.

Shawna Linck



Chad Haney

Music Director


PO Box 2994 Oklahoma City, OK 73101



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