For Kids

The iTheatrics Junior Theater Academy


The iTheatrics Junior Theater Academy (JTA) offers you the chance to perform a brand new adaptation of a musical in a workshop setting in New York City! Every summer, it’s a different line-up. Shows are selected by the various musical theater licensing companies including Music Theatre International, the Rodgers and Hammerstein Organization, Tams-Witmark Library, Inc., and Samuel French. Each new show will be rehearsed in a workshop environment with an informal presentation at the end for both the authors, creators and families.


You’ll be performing with kids from all over who love musicals as much as you do. Because we are performing musicals that are actively being developed, we focus on storytelling not production value. Our shows are performed script-in-hand and rehearsals are fast paced and intense. You’re going to learn a lot about being in a professional musical, and you’re going to learn it very quickly! So if you think you’ve got the passion to perform in one of our workshops, apply today. Check out details below for the 2017 iTheatrics Junior Theater Academy Season!



We are thrilled to announce our upcoming auditions for the
iTheatrics Summer Junior Theater Academy to be held on
Saturday, February 25, 2017 between 9:30am-6:00pm in Manhattan.

Disney’s Newsies JR.
The true tale of a courageous group of newsboys in a classic musical style
Monday, July 3 – Friday, July 7
Grades 4-9

Title TBA
Monday, July 10 – Friday, July 14
Grades 4-10

Nice Work If You Can Get It High School Edition
A recent Broadway hit, featuring the best of Gershwin, adapted specifically for high school students
Monday, July 17 – Thursday, July 27
(no rehearsals on Saturday and Sunday)
Grades 8-12

Elephant And Piggie’s “We Are In A Play” JR.
The adventures of Elephant and Piggie come to life in this musical retelling of
Mo Willems’ bestselling book series

Monday, July 24 – Friday, July 28     
Grades 3-8

Broadway Junior Revue
A brand-new musical highlighting the past 20 years of  Broadway Junior, featuring all your favorite songs
Monday, July 31  – Friday, August 4
Grades 3-9

Sister Act JR.
Based on the hit film and featuring music by the brilliant Alan Menken
Monday, August 7 – Friday, August 11
Grades 3-10


To sign up for an audition in NYC on Saturday, February 25th, send an email to Jiana Odland at with the student’s name and current grade by February 17th. Teachers and Directors, feel free to submit multiple names in one email. Auditions will be done in small groups, and students should expect to stay for approximately 90 minutes for the audition. Students will be asked to prepare 16 bars of a musical theater song and to bring sheet music with them as an accompanist will be provided. You will receive a confirmation time and the exact location of the auditions by February 21st. Audition slots will be available on a first come, first serve basis and there are a limited number of slots available. Make sure to sign up as soon as possible!


Don’t live in close proximity to NYC? You can audition by video! To be considered for our summer programs, email this completed audition form and a video link (YouTube, DropBox, etc.) to Jiana Odland at by Sunday, February 26th. The video should feature the student stating their name, current grade and where they are from followed by the student singing 32 bars of a musical theater song, accompanied by piano or track. No a cappella singing please. To apply for a need-based scholarship, submit this scholarship form by Sunday, February 26th.


The iTheatrics one and two-week programs run from 9am-5pm each day. Our one week programs cost $725 and our two week program costs $1295.  iTheatrics offers numerous need-based scholarships to qualifying students. No student will be turned away due to financial need. Students are responsible for their own housing, meals and transportation.

If you have any further questions or concerns, feel free to email Jiana at

or call iTheatrics at 646-467-8090. 

We hope to see you singing and dancing at iTheatrics!