Pilot Programme

Pilot Programme

Broadway Junior Pilot Programme comes to New Zealand

We are thrilled to announce that New Zealand's Junior Theatre Performers are to be offered the opportunity to take part in the inaugural Broadway Junior Pilot Programme as part of this year's Junior Theatre Celebration, New Zealand.

A cast of 40 young Kiwi students will take part in an exciting week-long pilot of a new Broadway Junior title. The selected group of students will participate in an intensive workshop from Monday 29th October through to Friday 3rd November, the week leading up to the second annual Junior Theatre Celebration (JTCNZ) event, which will be held in Auckland on Saturday 3rd November.

The Pilot Programme offers young people who love musicals the opportunity to be part of a process that mirrors the demands of developing a musical in the professional theatre world. Rehearsals are fast-paced and intense and will focus on dialogue, music and choreography to test and ensure the musical adaptation is suitable to be performed by student musical theatre performers. The workshop culminates in a staged presentation of the show focusing on storytelling rather than the production values.

This programme will be directed by Marty Johnson, iTheatrics Director of Education and Resident Director, New York and Timothy Allen McDonald, musical theatre author (Roald Dahl’s James and the Giant Peach, Between the Lines) and founding chairman of iTheatrics New York.

Students from 2018 JTCNZ registered groups will be given priority before it is opened up to all New Zealand young performers.