In January 2019 Florida Rep Education attended the Junior Theatre Festival for the first time in it's history with 30 students ages 8-18 from the Southwest Florida area. Florida Rep Education performed a 15 minute cut of Mary Poppins Jr. and was awarded the Freddie G. Excellence in Dance award. The Junior Theatre Festival is the largest musical theatre celebration in the world with over 6,000 attendees from all over the globe.
In January 2020 Florida Rep Education will return to the Junior Theatre Festival with a 15 minute cut Fiddler on the Roof Jr. which will highlight and enhance Florida Rep Education student’s storytelling, vocal and dance talents.
The Junior Theatre Festival is the world’s largest celebration of young people performing musical theatre. Florida Rep Education will bring students from the Southwest Florida area to Atlanta to gather with peers from across 40 states and six countries. The Festival is a mix of adjudications, workshops for students and teachers and special events like the “New Works Showcase” and “Direct From Broadway,” where Broadway’s best share their talents.