Stage and screen stars Darren Criss ("Glee," Hedwig and the Angry Inch), Andrew Keenan-Bolger (Newsies, Tuck Everlasting), Ben Platt (“Pitch Perfect”, Dear Evan Hansen), were among the talent at the 2016 Junior Theatre Festival (#JTF16). Take a look at the festival here.
Go Inside the Junior Theatre Festival! Darren Criss, Andrew Keenan-Bolger, Ben Platt and All the Young Talent
Students and teachers from 115 educational musical theatre groups representing 28 U.S. states, the District of Columbia, New Zealand, South Korea and Australia participates in the Festival, it was held January 15-17 at the Cobb Galleria in Atlanta.
Produced by the Junior Theatre Group in partnership with iTheatrics, a leading educational theatre company which works to ensure students everywhere have access to quality theatre programs, the Junior Theatre Festival is the world’s largest festival celebrating young people and the transformative power of musical theatre. This year’s title sponsors are Music Theatre International (MTI), Disney Theatrical Group, and Playbill®.