Shea’s Performing Arts Center and iTheatrics join forces to offer schools and arts organizations the opportunity to participate in Shea’s Junior Theater Celebration. Traditionally, all organizations and schools that produce a musical with upper elementary and middle school students in the greater Buffalo area are invited to apply.
This free event is created and artistically supervised by iTheatrics, the premiere creative consultants in educational musical theater based in New York City, and offers students and teachers a chance to interact and learn with others who share their passion for musical theater in a professional environment.
Eligible schools and organizations will be invited to Shea’s 710 Theater on Friday, June 9, 2023 to celebrate outstanding student musical theater performances. During the Celebration, students from each program will perform one selection from their musical, or a rehearsed piece from a past show for a distinguished panel of theater professionals. These professionals will provide valuable feedback to the students about their ability to tell an engaging story, their performance skills, and their work as an ensemble. Additionally, students and teachers will both participate in interactive workshops that will provide further training and instill a deeper understanding of the art form.
Schools and organizations who apply to participate in the program must:
Interested organizations and schools should submit this application form as soon as they are able. Applications will be accepted until all spaces are filled or the date of Monday May 1, 2023.
Check out these photos from the 2019 Junior Theater Celebration!
Founded in 2006, iTheatrics is the world’s leading authority on musical theatre education. They adapt Broadway musicals for young people to perform and have over one hundred different titles currently available. It is estimated that over 36 million people attend a performance of an iTheatrics adaptation each year, which is three times the number of people who see a Broadway show. Additionally each year iTheatrics trains thousands of teachers to become skilled musical theatre educational practitioners, and works to build sustainable musical theatre programs in underserved schools across the world with the goal of making the world a better place, one musical at a time.
Click here to visit the iTheatrics website.