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JTF Tuesday Team 2024 (Ages 8 - 16)

This year we have entered two teams for Get Your Wigle On to enter into this years Junior Musical Theatre Festival. The festival is held once a year in Birmingham and brings together talented young performers for a day of inspiring and exciting musical theatre performances and events. Welcome to the Tuesday Team's page. 

 

JTF TUESDAY TEAM:

Attending JTF on Saturday 18th May.

Aled Houghton

Aniela Poli

Aoife Deakin

April Harvey

Bethany Ede

Bobby Powell

Cadence Quigley

Charlie Jones

Dougie Harding

Elijah McAree

Elissa Ingram

Esme Handley

Evie Lewis

Ffion Jones

Freya Aston

George Jones

Grace Tooke-Millward

Imogen Edwards

Isabelle Ellis

Isabelle Evans

Jessica Lyle

Juliette Harris

Lexi Statham

Leyla Tipton

Lily Anne Herries

Lottie Jones

Lottie Seaborne Davies

Lucy Lister

Lyla Saxton

Martha Buttlele

Matilda Tryhorn

Megan Haycocks

Merryn Edwards

Olivia Oni

Oz Lovell

Ruby Smith

Sam Varley

Victoria Oni

WHAT TO BRING TO THE FESTIVAL

Children are required to wear black bottoms (Joggers, shorts​, leggings), black footwear (we recommend trainers) and black socks. Children will be handed their JTF t-shirt once onboard the coach.

Lunch is not provided this year so all children are required to bring food for the entire day.

There is a subway, WHSMITHS/Londis and Starbucks on site - however these are often very busy with queues of over 30 mins. We recommend bringing two packed lunches. One for lunch and one for evening dinner. We also suggest plenty of energy snacks and drink. If your child doesn't eat breakfast at home, make sure they have something for breakfast too.

WHAT THE WEEKEND ENTAILS 

SATURDAY 18TH MAY 2024

The team will be picked up at 6.45am from Abbey Foregate park, Shrewsbury to travel by coach to Birmingham ICC. Please arrive no later than 6.40am. The company Boultons Coaches. 

Following a mass 'kick off' and warm-up session the day-long programme will consist of:

ADJUDICATION

Groups perform 10 minutes of a Broadway Junior musical for adjudication by leading theatre professionals. Groups are rated in the areas of music, acting, dance and overall performance. The adjudicators offer constructive criticism to each group to encourage further learning in key areas.

LUNCH

This is not provided this year so all children are required to bring a packed lunch with enough snacks to get them through the day. We recommend bringing two packed lunches. One for lunch and one for dinner. If your child doesn't eat breakfast at home, we recommend providing breakfast too! 

NEW WORKS SHOWCASE

After lunch everyone gathers in the theatre for a sneak peak at two new Broadway Junior shows soon to be released for licensing. One of these performances will be done by our Wigle team (formed from our Beauty and the Beast cast) in full costume on the main stage! 

A West End star will perform and have a Q and A with the students.

WORKSHOPS FOR STUDENTS

West End professionals and master teachers from across the globe offer interactive workshops in all aspects of musical theatre performance. Groups will rotate around THREE separate workshops, each focusing on one of the core skills; acting, singing and dancing. Dance workshops are delivered directly by West End shows, teaching the actual choreography from those shows.

 

ALLSTARS

During adjudications, 2 students from each group will be selected as AllStars. AllStars will participate in exclusive workshops and will rehearse and perform a featured number at the Awards Ceremony on the main stage.

AWARDS CEREMONY

To celebrate the accomplishments of the day everyone gathers in the main theatre to watch the AllStars perform. Outstanding performances are selected from the morning's adjudications and groups perform their numbers on the stage. Awards are given for achievements in dance, music, acting and ensemble as well as outstanding individual performances.

Special guest stars will perform on the main stage as a special treat to those attending the event.

Coach will depart the ICC around 7.15pm and is expected back in Shrewsbury at around 8.45pm

OUR PERFORMANCES

OUR ADJUDICATED PERFORMANCE

This year we are entering the festival with a 15 minute performance from Madagascar Jr - although this may change should signups lead us to another show option.

 

The whole piece will be an ensemble section and the group will be involved throughout the complete 15 minute performance. There will be harmonies to learn and fun choreography of varying difficulty levels. There will be solo opportunities dependant on the section of the show selected that will be cast following the completion of the team - however the whole experience is designed to be a team effort!

This is a trip not to be missed!

THE REHEARSALS

All rehearsals will take place at Quarry Studios

Tuesday 27th February -5.00pm - 6.30pm

Tuesday 5th March - 5.00pm - 6.30pm

Tuesday 12th March - 5.00pm - 6.30pm

Tuesday 19th March - 5.00pm - 6.30pm

Tuesday 9th April - 5.00pm - 6.30pm

Tuesday 16th April - 5.00pm - 6.30pm

Tuesday 23rd April - 5.00pm - 6.30pm

Sunday 28th April - 3.30pm - 6.00pm (should it be required)

Tuesday 30th April - 5.00pm - 6.30pm

Tuesday 7rd May - 5.00pm - 6.30pm

Tuesday 14th May - 5.00pm - 6.30pm

THE DATE OF THE FESTIVAL

Saturday 18th May 2024

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COST

£162 

There is a cost for each child involved in the day and rehearsal process. We have tried our best to keep the cost as low as possible - and the Wigle team will be working multiple extra hours to create the content and preparations for sessions. 

MTI registration fee, entrance to the festival, a group T-Shirt, masterclasses lead by industry professionals and a live performance by guest stars from the West End, Shrewsbury - Birmingham return coach fee, chaperone fee and contribution to Wigle teaching time.

Full payment is not due until two weeks before the showcase - but a deposit of £60.00 is required by Tuesday 5th March 2024.
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HOW TO SIGN UP

If you would like to be considered to be a part of this team, please attend an audition on Tuesday 27th February at Wigle Studios, the Quarry from 5.00 - 6.30pm. 

Students do not need to prepare anything - just turn up!

JTF INTEREST SIGN UP FORM

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