As previously reported, Broadway and Disney’s best showed out at the Cobb Galleria last weekend for the 15th Junior Theater Festival.
Centered around student theatre competition and collaboration, the weekend included appearances from Hamilton’s Nicholas Christopher, High School Musical: The Musical: The Series on Disney + stars Olivia Rodrigo and Joshua Bassett, and a special concert from Frozen’s original Elsa, Caissie Levy. Below, check out some pictorial highlights of the theatre extravaganza!
New Works Showcase
Pathways interviews and performances
Freddie G. Awards Ceremony
Headliner concert from Caissie Levy
iTheatrics’ 15th Junior Theater Festival welcomed about 7,000 theatre troupes from around the world to present condensed versions of musicals for adjudication, with awards given at the end of the weekend. More than a competition, this festival is about collaboration and opportunities for groups to learn from one another. This year, featuring 25 student theatre groups from Georgia, the event included special performances, panels, and workshops from famous theatre artists.
JTF 2020’s celebrity attendees included: President & Producer of Disney Theatrical Productions Thomas Schumacher; Caissie Levy (Frozen on Broadway); Nicholas Christopher (Hamilton on Broadway); Jennifer Locke (Hamilton national tour); creator/Executive Producer Tim Federle, Olivia Rodrigo, and Joshua Bassett (High School Musical: The Musical: The Series on Disney +); Luca Padovan and Isabella Russo (School of Rock); Rob Rokicki (The Lighting Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical); and Lotte Wakeham (Roald Dahl’s Matilda The Musical).
Photo credit: Marcus Woollen for the Junior Theater Festival