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SDP is excited to announce that we will be taking a group to the

International Junior Theatre Festival in 2019!

The Junior Theatre Festival in Atlanta GA, is a musical theatre celebration, performing arts conference, and Broadway convention all rolled into one action packed event!  

Those selected to attend JTF will participate in workshops led by Broadway and theatre professionals, watch other children and teen groups perform from all over the world, get a sneak peek of new shows being released, meet theatre stars as they perform for you throughout the conference, and perform a 15 minute showcase of a Broadway Junior Title (TBD) with SDP to receive feedback from theatre and education professionals!

All attending JTF19 as participants must audition to attend.  Not all those that audition will be accepted to attend JTF this year.  This will be a general audition as the show we will be showcasing will be chosen based on those selected for JTF.  After the audition, SDP staff will choose the show we will be taking to JTF and create a cast list from there. 

Those that are selected to attend JTF are representative of SDP.  Those auditioning will not only be selected based on their performance ability, but their ability to represent SDP in a positive and professional way while attending the conference.  Because of this, all those auditioning must have previously worked with SDP in some manner to be considered for attendance at the audition. 

SDP JTF Chaperones

Please note that while all chaperones must pay to attend the conference, you will be attending as a member of the support team for not only SDP staff, but most importantly all SDP children attending the conference!  While this is not always the most glamorous, it is vital for the success of SDP at conference and a role that we take very seriously as it affects the children's time at the conference. Please keep this in mind when registering to be a chaperone. While you will be spending time carpooling, holding bags, and filling up water bottles you will also get to experience first hand the passion your child has for musical theatre at a whole new level and get to know their friends in way like never before.  Please keep this all in mind before applying to be an SDP Chaperone. Not all chaperones that apply will be accepted.  Chaperone needs will vary based on cast size. 

Click Here for more information on the Junior Theatre Festival

Click Here to see an example of the A New Works Showcase

Click Here to view the Junior Theatre Festival Facebook page

Important JTF2019 Information

Audition Date:

August 9th, 2018
6:00 to 9:00pm

Trip Dates: 

January 18, 2019 - Travel Day
January 19, 2019 - Conference Day 1
January 20, 2019 - Conference Day 2
January 21, 2019 - Travel Home

JTF Cost:

*Price is the same for students and chaperones

Cost Includes:

Conference Registration Fees
Hotel (3) Nights (6 to a room)
SDP Shirts
JTF Shirt
Conference Wristband
SDP Giveaway Wristbands
Travel Costs
SDP Administrative Costs

Payment Schedule

Payment can be made in full or split up
*Cash and Check Only
**No refunds

Registration Payment
August 15, 2018:

Accept your role $250.00 per participant/chaperone

Administrative Payment
September 15, 2018:

Admin Costs: $250  per participant/chaperone

Hotel Payment
October 15, 2018:

Hotel Payment: $250 per participant/chaperone

SDP's JTF Rehearsal Schedule

DECEMBER 17, 18, 19,
6:00 to 9:00pm

JANUARY 7, 8, 9, 10, 11
4:00 - 6:00pm

JANUARY 14, 15, 16, 17
4:00 - 6:00pm

Final Showcase for Friends & Family
Thursday January 17, 2019 @ 6:00 pm
*free to the public