Junior Musical Theatre company

Would you love to perform on stage, in a fully staged musical, in front of a live audience, surrounded by friends?

then, you should consider joining our Junior Musical Theatre Company! 

Every week we focus on rehearsing the scenes, choreography and staging of our chosen musical with a professional Choreographer, Director and Musical Director who are there to bring out the best in every single child.

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Our productions are especially chosen and often specifically written and adapted to allow every child to have their opportunity to shine.  With a limited company size there is the opportunity for every child to have plenty to do.

Our Musical Theatre training is among the best in the country and our students go on to perform professionally in theatres all over Dublin, Ireland and indeed the West End, including the shows staged by Festival Productions at the National Concert Hall every Christmas and the pantomimes at the Olympia, Gaiety, Abbey, Helix and Gate Theatres.  

A high level of commitment and enthusiasm is required for this class as we work to bring our students to performance level. Students audition for leading roles and chorus parts in our chosen musical and then work each week rehearsing every element of the show; acting, singing and choreography.

Nearer to show day we design and paint our scenery and organize costumes and props. Our productions range from in-house performances for friends and family to full-scale productions in a professional theatre. 

Following on from a very successful trip to the MTI Junior Theatre Festival in Birmingham in May 2019 we are thrilled to have been accepted into the Festival for 2020! We perform a 10 minute excerpt from our show for a panel of adjudicators who are West End performers/professionals and take workshops with cast members from top West End Shows - this year our judges included the Musical Director of Aladdin in the West End and the Director of a West End Show! They did workshops with cast members from The Lion King and saw performances from cast members of Hamilton and Les Miserables! We were awarded with an outstanding Achievement Award for Acting and one of our cast was selected as Outstanding Female Performer. To wrap up an incredible weekend we spend the day at Cadbury World in Bourneville.

To book your spot just email gillian@itwstudios.ie or log on to your profile and add the Junior Musical Theatre Class. 

Recent ITW Junior Musical Theatre Company productions include Disney’s Peter Pan Jr, Disney's Beauty and the Beast Jr, Guys and Dolls Jr, Annie Jr, The Wizard of Oz, Aladdin, Alice in Wonderland, ITW’s Nightmare Before Christmas and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Our production in April/May 2020 will be chosen based on the group who sign up.

The Junior Musical Theatre Company is only open to students who also attend a Dance and Drama class at The Independent Theatre Workshop every week. Excellent attendance at all ITW classes and rehearsals is required in order to be allowed remain in the Company. Rehearsals are every Sunday from 10-12pm for the 20 weeks of Term 2 & 3 at ITW Studios, Clonskeagh and for 5 full days (March 15th & 17th and others to be confirmed in advance of term 2 starting) Fee €400 (€200 per term 2 & 3). We are also booked to take part in the MTI Junior Theatre Festival in Birmingham May 8-10 2020 - cost approx €200 - this element is optional.

Our graduates can be seen in leading roles and include the fabulous Al Porter, Ryan Andrews, George Mc Mahon(Fair City, Limerick Panto), Ben Morris (Phantom West End, Beautiful, Commitments) Ciara Lyons (Legally Blonde, Rapunzel), Kathryn McKiernan (RTE, Freezin),Shane McDaid (Titanic, Madagascar West End), Alison Dennan (Freezing’), Colin Middleton (Tivoli Panto), David Crowley(Red Rock,Robin Hood) and more who star in the Olympia, Gaiety, Tivoli and Limerick Pantos and in the West End.

NEW FOR THE 2019-2020 SEASON:

ITW Junior Musical Theatre Will Run For approx 20 Weeks from mid November through mid-May. Rehearsals will be on Sundays for these 20 weeks from 10-12pm and also on St Patricks Day in ITW Clonskeagh. Register interest NOW - The fee is €400 for all rehearsals including bank holiday and full day rehearsals. Performances will be March 27-29th 2020. Our cast will also have the opportunity to take part in the MTI Junior Musical Theatre Festival 2020 in Birmingham, UK. (Additional cost - approx €200 inc flights and Accommodation) and Feis Maitiu in The Mill Theatre - May 2020.