Junior Theater Celebration Charlotte offers an enthusiastic, educational field trip experience for area students and teachers to interact with hundreds who share a similar passion for musical theatre in schools. The program was created and directed by iTheatrics, a premiere creative consultant in education-focused musical theater based in New York City, in association with the leading theatrical licensor Music Theatre International (MTI) and Blumenthal Arts’ Education Department. 

During the culminating spring celebration, each school group performs a short selection from their student-adapted musical production before a panel of guest artists who provide constructive feedback and suggestions to help the students expand on theater skills such as diction, projection, acting through song, blocking and physicality, or finding a connection to the piece. 

Additionally, students participate in immersive workshops while teachers can opt into professional development training alongside iTheatrics teaching artists. Most importantly, Junior Theater Celebration Charlotte is the culminating event that brings together enthusiasts from different backgrounds and skill levels – from area students, teachers, and volunteers to experienced Broadway professionals – under one roof to spotlight and amplify the work that’s been accomplished inside the classroom across many months. Thanks to generous support, this program has remained free to participating school groups.

More than 2,000 students and teachers will come together between April 7-9 at Blumenthal’s Knight Theater in Uptown Charlotte to share their creativity and celebrate their peers. Any contribution helps to provide this fundamental access to the performing arts in both schools and in a Broadway venue.   


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For more information on the Junior Theater Celebration program, please reach out to Education Special Programs Manager, Tommy Prudenti, at tprudenti@blumenthalarts.org

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