Stage Dreams Theater took our Dream Troupe to Sacramento, CA and it was a blast! This group of advanced performers went to the Junior Theater Festival (JTF), which is the largest celebration of children in musical theater. This annual festival is hosted by iTheatrics and sponsored by Music Theatre International, Playbill, and Disney Musicals. The Junior Theater Festival gives everyone who attends the opportunity to experience the transformative power of musical theater through watching performances, attending workshops, and making connections with other musical theater groups from around the world.
Our 2018 group attended and performed in this festival this year and took home a trophy for Excellence in Acting. They attended 4 different workshops led by Broadway professionals, watched performances by Megan Hilty from Wicked and Smash and a new works showcase, and had time to interact with and see other students perform from 4 different countries. Overall the students favorite part was performing for other groups and watching their peers perform. The positive support from peers was uplifting and inspiring in ways that our children hadn’t experienced before. They can’t wait to go back next year!