Junior Theater Cyber Celebration 2021
Despite the ongoing impact from the pandemic, Blumenthal is committed to advancing arts accessibility, inspiring creativity, and bolstering professional development for area teachers through the Junior Theater Cyber Celebration. The day-long celebration is scheduled for Wednesday, March 31, 2021 as a modified, fully virtual experience for elementary and middle school students and teachers.
In years past, Junior Theater Celebration Charlotte offers an enthusiastic, educational environment for students and teachers to interact with hundreds of others who share in their passion for musical theater. Created and directed by iTheatrics, a premiere creative consultant in educational musical theater based in New York City, in association with the leading theatrical licensor Music Theatre International (MTI), Blumenthal’s Education Department is continuing this partnership for the 2020-2021 school year.
During the cyber celebration this year, school groups will have the option to submit pre-recorded musical selections followed by constructive, real-time feedback from iTheatrics panelists on ways to improve movement and physicality, connection to the music, commitment to objective as well as other performance elements. Regardless of if a school submits a performance video or not, all participating students will have the chance to engage in virtual workshops led by teaching artists, a special Q&A session with an industry professional… and a digital dance party! Most importantly, Junior Theater Celebration Charlotte brings together theater enthusiasts from all avenues – Charlotte area students, teachers, volunteers, Broadway professionals – to celebrate and encourage excellence in educational musical theater, achievable even in a virtual landscape. The program is free to participating area schools.
While the celebration looks vastly different this year, your support helps to provide students with an opportunity to work with their peers in a unique landscape to create something that they are proud of.
For more information on Junior Theater Celebration Charlotte, please contact our Special Programs Manager, Tommy Prudenti, at [email protected].