High Point, Greensboro Community Theatre students will attend the National Junior Theater Festival
Students from the High Point Community Theatre in Archdale and Community Theatre of Greensboro in Greensboro, will be traveling to the 2019 iTheatrics Junior Theater Festival happening Jan. 18 through Jan. 20, 2019, at the Cobb Galleria Convention Center in Atlanta. In advance of the festival, High Point Community Theatre will preview its 2019 JTF adjudication presentation for friends and family at Fairfield United Methodist Church in High Point on Jan. 16 at 7:30 p.m. Admission will be canned food/dry goods, and all collections will be given to Open Door Ministries in High Point.
At the 2019 Junior Theater Festival, there will be 136 groups, representing 28 states, South Korea, New Zealand and the U.K. and approximately 7,000 attendees at the 2019 Junior Theater Festival Atlanta. The Junior Theater Festival is a monumental celebration of student-driven musical theatre. It’s a time when the best of Broadway and the people who are shaping the future of the arts come together in the spirit of fellowship.
Simply put, it’s when kids who love theatre get to spend time with thousands of others who care as passionately about this art form. And big Broadway movers and shakers attend too. At the festival the High Point Community Theatre students will present selections from Roald Dahl’s James and the Giant Peach JR. for adjudication, while Community Theatre of Greensboro will present Disney’s Beauty and the Beast JR. They’ll take part in workshops and enjoy performances by Broadway stars and their Broadway peers. In addition, The Community Theatre of Greensboro students will join Australian students from Adelaide Youth Theater to present selections from Sister Act JR. at the New Works showcase and will join students from 13 other educational musical theater groups in presenting an opening number from Oliver JR. The event is an evening of student-run performances, which showcase upcoming releases from Music Theatre International’s Broadway Junior library of titles.
High Point Community Theatre
High Point Community Theatre is a volunteer-based arts organization dedicated to providing community involvement opportunities, inspiring appreciation for dramatic arts, and educating the next generation. Its 2019 Junior Theater Festival Atlanta team is comprised of 34 students ages 10-18. Auditions for The Troupe were held in August and rehearsals began in September.
The Community Theatre of Greensboro
Founded in 1949, the Community Theatre of Greensboro is the oldest arts organization in Guilford County. The organization works to bring its diverse community together to learn about, experience, and celebrate the joys of theatre. Its goal is to help everyone in its community share in the excitement of participating in theatre—as actors, backstage crew, or audience members. Community Theatre of Greensboro cherishes diversity, and non-traditional casting is a priority.