Junior Theatre Festival


JTF 2020 Paperwork

Young singers, actors, and dancers from around the world convene in Atlanta each year for the Junior Theater Festival.   With over 6600 attendees, the Junior Theatre Festival has students representing over 115 different youth theater programs from 29 states and five countries.  

Encore Theatrical Company auditions a production each year for student performers 18 and under.  


These performers work on a cutting of the production to take to the Junior Theatre Festival for adjudication.  Following the festival, the cast and crew continue working on the production and present a touring production to the region free of charge.  


Encore's previous JTF submissions have been Into the Woods, Jr.Peter Pan, Jr., Seussical, Jr., Aladdin, Jr. and The Little Mermaid, Jr.

2020 JTF Production Team (pictured from left to right)

Laura Ritter (Music Director)

Marly Whitmer (Choreographer)

Mary Wallen (Stage Manager)
James Templin (Choreographer)

Kristie Huffman-Drybread (Director)
Hannah Grace Wallen (Assistant Director)