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The iTheatrics Junior Theater Festival is the largest annual festival for youth musical theater produced by the Junior Theater Group with competitors ranging from ages 7 to 18. Teachers and students of theatre are able to join together and appreciate the many aspects of theater while enjoying professional development workshops and networking opportunities.

UMT will be traveling to Atlanta, Georgia in January 2017 to attend the prestigious iTheatrics Junior Theatre Festival. This will be their 6th time performing at the festival. On last year, the students from the Uptown Music Theatre (UMT) returned to New Orleans with the Outstanding Production Award for the fifth consecutive year. UMT students were up against more than 100 groups (3,000 students) from across the U.S., and still took home the festival’s top honor. This is the first time in the festival’s history that a group has won five years in a row. UMT has accomplished this feat in their first five attempts. “I’m extremely proud of our students for both their love of the arts and their commitment to excellence,” said Delfeayo Marsalis, founder of Uptown Music Theatre.  "They bring that unique New Orleans joy and celebration to the competition every year.”

For more information regarding JTF, click on the JTF Link. You can also download the brochure by clicking on the JTF Brochure. For more information regarding joining our Competition team, please send an email to

Junior Theater Festival