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Time to festival is almost here! 2018: BROADWAY BOUND!

The 2018 festival will be held February 1-3, 2018.
at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida.
Keep checking back for more information to be posted here as it becomes available.

2018 FESTIVAL INFORMATION

Click here to download the Florida Junior Theatre Festival 2018 One Act schedule.
all inquiries regarding One Acts can be sent to Kristen Neander, FSJT One Act Coordinator
me.director@gmail.com


2018 FESTIVAL DATES

Thursday, February 1, 2018:

Orange County Convention Center
9800 International Drive, Orlando, FL 32819
(Registration, Entertainment, One Acts, Mainstage Play, Opening Ceremony)
The Opening Ceremony will be on Thursday at 7pm.

Friday, February 2, 2018:

Orange County Convention Center
9800 International Drive, Orlando, FL 32819
(Registration, One Acts, Individual Events, Workshops, Vendors, Mainstage Play)

Saturday, February 3, 2018:

Orange County Convention Center
9800 International Drive, Orlando, FL 32819
(Registration, Individual Events, Workshops, Vendors, Closing Ceremony)
The Closing Ceremony will be on Saturday at 7pm.

2018 REGISTRATION INFO

Online Registration Window: was December 1-January 10. Registration has closed.

THERE IS NO LATE REGISTRATION. If your troupe has not completed online registration by January 10, you are simply not coming to the festival this year. DO NOT CONTACT US ABOUT THIS AFTER JANUARY 10.

Your printed, signed invoice and check made payable to FLORIDA STATE JUNIOR THESPIANS must be received by January 16. If the printed invoice and check are not received on time, there will be a $150 late fee. MAIL YOUR PRINTED INVOICE AND CHECK TO: James Brendlinger, Florida State Junior Thespians, 4200 Dike Road, Winter Park FL 32792. Be sure your bookkeeper has the correct mailing address.

No schedule changes may be made after January 16. PLEASE DO NOT CONTACT US ABOUT SCHEDULE ISSUES AFTER THIS DATE. You may address any remaining scheduling issues when you arrive at the Festival.

There is a $30 Drop Fee for any performance event dropped after January 16.

Every student must be fully registered and paid for in order to attend the Festival. Day Passes are not available for students.

Every adult must be fully registered as a Troupe Director or Chaperone, or you may purchase Day Passes for them. Day Passes are available for $45 in advance with your registration or can be purchased at the Festival for $60.

No one, regardless of how young or old, may attend the festival without being fully registered or buying a Day Pass. Violators will be prosecuted for trespassing. No one under the age of 5 will be admitted into any of the performance rooms, but they must still have Day Passes to be present at the Festival.

No one under the age of 5 will be admitted into any of the performance rooms.

Free Tickets for Mainstage Plays, Opening Ceremony, and Closing Ceremony must be ordered on the billing page when you register. If you don’t order free tickets when you register, you may sign up for the waiting list when you arrive at the festival. DAY PASSES do not provide entry into evening events unless we have extra space available at show time.

PLEASE DO NOT CONTACT US ASKING FOR EXCEPTIONS AFTER DEADLINES HAVE PASSED.




2017-2018 FESTIVAL DATES


Click here to download the Florida Junior Thespian State and District Festival schedules.



2018 HOTEL RECOMMENDATIONS

Our host hotel is the Avanti Resort Orlando
It's the hotel, Harry.
www.AvantiResort.com

Our secondary host hotel is the CoCo Key Hotel & Water Resort
It's another hotel, Ron.
www.cocokeyorlando.com

Please see the Hotel Offering page for more information.

STATUS AND TROUPE INFO

Go to this website :EdTA Troupe Search
Ensure that your STATUS is ACTIVE. If it is, you are correctly affiliated and will receive all registration materials. If your troupe is not on this list, you need to call the International Office at 513-421-3900 and see what needs to be done to get your troupe affiliated once more.

COSTS

State Registration Cost: $70 Per Person (includes participation in the festival, a t-shirt, plus security and insurance fees. This does not include meals, hotel, or transportation.)

Day Passes Ordered Online with registration are $45 Per Person, Per Day. Day Passes purchased at the festival are $50 per day. Day Passes do not grant access to opening and closing ceremonies.

XX-Large and XXX-Large T-Shirts: additional $2.00 each

Event cancellation fee $30.00 per performance after January 16

YOU MUST ATTEND THE DISTRICT FESTIVAL YOU ARE ZONED FOR OR GO THROUGH AN APPEAL PROCESS TO PERFORM AT ANOTHER DISTRICT FESTIVAL. CONTACT THE STATE DIRECTOR FOR THIS PROCESS.

CELL PHONE RULE: If your cell phones goes off in a performance room or if you leave a performance space in the middle of a performance, your badge will be pulled and you will not be able to enter into any other performance spaces.

NUMBER OF EVENTS PER TROUPE

You may register for 8 performance and 4 technical events.

Performance event categories are:
Monologue, Duet Acting, Ensemble Acting, Solo Musical, Duet Musical, Small Group Musical, Large Group Musical, Pantomime, Improvisation.

Technical event categories are:
Set Design, Costume Design, Publicity Design, Scene Writing, Makeup Design.

The events registered must have been rated Superior at your district festival to attend state festival.
4 Excellent events total can be given exceptions and attend the state festival. The Excellent rated events can be either performance OR technical categories total, NOT 4 EACH.

There is no limit to a specific category as long as it does not exceed 8 performances or 4 technical.
District Showcase performance events are included in this count. District Showcase events are any performance that represents your district during the opening ceremony.

For the Scene Writing category, all scenes must be uploaded into eventweb and assigned to your Scene Writing event at the time of registration. NO LATE SUBMISSIONS.

Individual Events: How to Slate.

Click here to download the Florida Junior Theatre Festival How to Slate.

Social Media

One of our goals of this organization is to use more social media to keep you informed. We hope to post updated information leading up to
and throughout the festival as it becomes available including information like Critics' Choices, maps,
directions, and other helpful and important information.
Please like, follow, and share!
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FSJT JUNIOR THESPIAN MAINSTAGE COMPETITION (Deadline extended to September 15th)


Experienced middle school troupe directors from across Florida are invited to have their full-length fall productions screened by our professional panel of judges. The winning mainstage play will be invited to perform their show at the Florida State Thespian Festival in the beautiful 2700-seat Chapin Theater at the Orange County Convention Center at 7pm on the Friday of our annual state festival! All entrants will receive a brief verbal talkback with the judges on the night of their performance, and a written critique by mail afterward.

Troupe Directors, please read the Mainstage Rules carefully to be sure you understand the cost, the screening window, and the show requirements. Be sure to mail in your applications by the September 15th deadline!

The Mainstage Competition will provide a chance for us to celebrate some of the best middle school theatrical work in the state, give a student cast and crew an unforgettable performance experience in a professional theater venue, and sets a new goal for the future growth of our theater programs.

Click here to download the Florida Junior Theatre Mainstage Rules.
Click here to download the Florida Junior Theatre Mainstage Application.


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