Wild Horse “Pony Awards” Gala
The Wild Horse “Pony Awards” Gala is our bi annual celebration of WHCT’s extraordinary productions and is our equivalent of the Academy Awards. Cast, crew and families are invited to walk the Red Carpet in this Black Tie event as awards are given to Wild Horse performers who are voted “best” in a variety of categories, such as male and female actors in a musical or play; supporting male and female actors in a musical or play; up-and-coming actors; best featured roles; etc. It is an exciting evening of entertainment, awards, and surprises and a fun way to support the friends made in seasons past!
JTF WEST in Sacramento, CA, February 9-11, 2018
WILD HORSE CHILDREN'S THEATER JUNIOR THEATER FESTIVAL TROUPE
The Junior Theater Festival (JTF) is a weekend dedicated to celebrating young people and musical theater. Produced by iTheaterics and Theater of the Stars, JTF brings students, teachers, and Broadway Professionals together under one roof to celebrate outstanding student musical theater productions. Events include adjudication, workshops for students, professional development for directors, Broadway Celebrities, a New Works Showcase, Awards Ceremony, concludes with a grand finale concert headlined by Broadway’s best! The Festival has become a must attend musical theater event and has even served as the launch for Disney's High School Musical and NBC's "Smash". The Junior Theater Festival is sponsored by Playbill, Disney Musicals and Music Theatre International.
JTF brings together student musical theater troupes from all over the world for a weekend of musical theater mayhem and madness. Wild Horse Children’s Theater will be sponsoring a trip to this exciting event along with our SELECTED CAST MEMBERS WHO WILL BE PERFORMING FOR ADJUDICATION. This trip is open to current WHCT actors, and the community, ages 8-18.
Wild Horse Children’s Theater’s Performance Troupe competed at the Junior Theater Festival West (JTF) in Sacramento, CA in February. The Troupe performed their 15 minute abridged version of Disney’s “Beauty & the Beast, Jr.” and were judged by 3 Broadway professionals and scored on choreography, singing, voice, and storytelling.
WHCT took 22 young performers to the competition. Out of the 1,500 students that attended, Alexa Height was one of five girls to win the prestigious “Excellent Individual Performance by a Female” award. Of the 22 WHCT attendees, Haight was not the only individual who was recognized. Other honors included: Timothy Winter, named a Broadway Junior “All-Star”; Trenton Lynn and Sydney Berg, selected to perform in the Broadway Junior “Slam” performance; Cassia Guistra, Serena Dantzler, and Alexa Haight, called back for Broadway Junior choreography videos to be taped in New York City this summer; and Alexis Schreiber and Sabastian Krueger competed in “Tech Theater All-Stars”
Adjudicators comments included, “…impressive work…”, “…nuanced performances and great voices…” and had a special “shout out” to Roni Ellison for her beautiful soprano voice and Xander Berg for his “…sensitive performance as the Beast” that almost had one adjudicator in tears.
JTF is the world’s largest celebration of young people and musical theater. Produced by the Junior Theater Group and under the educational and artistic supervision of ITheatrics, JTF brings students, teachers, and Broadway professionals together to celebrate outstanding student musical theater productions. Events include adjudications, workshops, meeting Broadway professionals, awards ceremonies and the largest collection of musical theater professional development under one roof.