ATMTC’s ‘Into the Woods, JR.’ to Travel to the Junior Theatre Festival in Atlanta;Auditions Held on 9/6 & 7

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ATMTC TO HOLD AUDITIONS FOR INTO THE WOODS, JR. SEPT. 6 – 7, 2014

STUDENT PRODUCTION TO BE DIRECTED BY JAMES GARDINER WILL TRAVEL TO THE JUNIOR THEATRE FESTIVAL IN ATLANTA

James Gardiner.
James Gardiner.

Adventure Theatre MTC’s Academy will present Into The Woods, Jr. directed by ATMTC alumnus and D.C. – favorite James Gardiner (Helen Hayes Nominee, Signature Theatre, Olney Theatre Center and Ford’s Theatre) as part of its 2014-2015 63rd Seasonon Jan. 23 and 24, 2015. Auditions for the Into The Woods, Jr. company will be held on Sept. 6 and 7 at the Adventure Theatre Academy in Wintergreen Plaza on Rockville Pike in Rockville, MD.

The award-winning Broadway production Broadway has introduced countless young audiences to musical theater, launched several careers, and will soon be released as a major motion picture by Walt Disney Pictures. With a book by James Lapine and Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, A baker and his wife who wish to have a child; Cinderella, who wishes to attend the king’s festival; and Jack, who wishes his cow would give milk. When the baker and his wife learn that they cannot have a child because of a witch’s curse, the two set off on a journey to break the curse and wind up changed forever.

Into the Woods, Jr. will feature ATMTC Academy students in Grades 6 – 12 who are cast by audition. Students interested in auditioning must register online.

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 Audition Information:
Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014 (5:30 p.m.- 9 p.m.)
Sunday, Sept. 7, 2014 (10 a.m. – 2 p.m.)
To sign up for an audition slot, please visit www.adventuretheatre-mtc.org.
 
ATMTC Academy
Wintergreen Plaza
837-D Rockville Pike
Rockville, MD 20852

Prior to the public performances, the cast of INTO THE WOODS, JR. will travel to Atlanta, Georgia on MLK, Jr. weekend (Jan. 17-19, 2015) to participate in the Junior Theatre Festival.  Produced by iTheatrics and sponsored by Music Theatre International and Disney Musicals, the Junior Theater Festival is the biggest and best festival dedicated to young people and musical theatre. Held each year in Atlanta, the event unites over 4,500 young student theatre lovers from 26 states and the District of Columbia, who gather over Martin Luther King, Jr. weekend to participate in workshops, lectures, meet Broadway artists and perform highlights from their respective productions.

 Performance and Rehearsal Schedule:
Rehearsals begin Monday, Dec. 29, 2014
January 23 (7 p.m.) & 24 (3 & 7 p.m.), 2015
 All shows will be held at ATMTC in Glen Echo Park.

Adventure Theatre MTC's Producing Artistic Director Michael J. Bobbitt.
Adventure Theatre MTC’s Producing Artistic Director Michael J. Bobbitt.

Says Producing Artistic Director, Michael J. Bobbitt, “The skills that the students will acquire by tackling this sophisticated and fun material will only be enhanced by having the chance to go to the Junior Theatre Festival and bond, learn and celebrate with thousands of other student musical theatre trainees from all over the country.”

ABOUT ADVENTURE THEATRE MTC

Adventure Theatre MTC (ATMTC) is an award-winning children’s theater and training academy. With locations in both Glen Echo Park and Rockville, Maryland, ATMTC serves over 100,000 children and adults each year with theatrical productions and the highest quality musical theater training, which help develop the next generation of artists and life-long theatre patrons. In 2012, Adventure Theatre (founded in 1951) and Musical Theater Center (founded in 1986) merged to become Adventure Theatre MTC. Led by Producing Artistic Director Michael J. Bobbitt and Managing Director Janet Butler Berry, ATMTC is a leader in exciting stage adaptations of children’s stories, premiering new plays for young audiences, exemplary training in musical theater training.

 ABOUT ATMTC ACADEMY

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The ATMTC Academy offers creative drama courses for students age 1 to 5 to explore the dramatic arts and intensive musical theater training for motivated and talented students age 6 to 18 wishing to develop the skills necessary to be successful performers.  ATMTC also offers residencies to benefit youth in after-school and school–time satellite arts programs.  Students learn the creative process, teamwork and communication skills in an arts educational format taught by professional theater artists and instructors

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 “Into The Woods, Jr.” FACT SHEET

Auditions: Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014 (5:30–9 p.m.)  
Sunday, September 7, 2014 (10 a.m.­­–2 p.m.)
Performances: January 23 (7 p.m.) & 24 (3 p.m. & 7 p.m.), 2015
Featuring ATMTC Academy Students in Grades 6–12
Book by James Lapine
Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Based on classic fairy tales
Directed by James Gardiner
Music Direction by Bill Yanesh
Recommended for All Ages