Pilot Programme

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Broadway Junior Pilot Programme comes to New Zealand

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

A cast of 50 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 9th September through to Friday 13th September, the week leading up to the annual Junior Theatre Celebration (JTCNZ) event, which will be held in Auckland on Friday 13th and Saturday 14th September at the Victory Convention Centre.

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, and choreographed by New Zealand's own Hamish Mouat.

Students from 2019 JTCNZ registered groups will be given priority before it is opened up to all New Zealand young performers.