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Thursday, July 09, 2015

Auditions for First Stage's Trip to the Junior Theatre Festival

   For the past two years, Huntington's First Stage Theatre Company has taken a group of young performers to the annual Junior Theatre Festival in Atlanta - and next year, they're doing it again!
   The event draws thousands of theatre kids from around the country to perform and take part in all kinds of fun activities. They're holding auditions next week for the event - here's the info you need to know:
   First Stage Theatre Company has been accepted to the Junior Theatre Festival (JTF) again this coming winter to perform and learn from professionals in the in the field of musical theatre. But, this year we’re going to try something new! 
   The traveling cast attending JTF 2016 will not be tied to a full-length play. JTF 2016 is an awesome weekend long experience for kids to learn and perform with over 3,000 peers from across the country. Sponsored by iTheatrics, MTI, Disney, and Playbill. The event allows for showcasing a 15 minute show selection, workshop classes, guest speakers and performances. It is an awesome event!
   To audition actors must be 10 years old by September 1, 2015, and have performed or worked tech for at least one First Stage production previously. An informational Parents Meeting will be offered to answer questions (parents are not required to attend for their child to audition, although it is encouraged).
   Parents’ Meeting: Tuesday, July 14 – 6:30 p.m. They will discuss deadlines, financial commitment, fundraising, rehearsal days/times, and other trip/travel information.
   Audition Date: Saturday, July 18 – 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 
   Location for the Meeting and Auditions: Pea Ridge United Methodist Church at 5747 East Pea Ridge Road in Huntington.
   Please prepare 32-64 bars or 1-2 minutes of a musical theater song (NOT a pop song). An accompanist and CD player will be available. You may bring sheet music or a karaoke track….please no a cappella auditions. Actors should be prepared to learn a short dance. 
   Rehearsals will begin in the fall. The Junior Theatre Festival will be one long weekend in January in Atlanta. Festival Dates: January 15-17, 2016
   For more information and questions email fstcjtf@gmail.com.

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