About JMTC

Junior Musical Theatre Company (JMTC) is a children's musical theatre program in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Originally established in 1992 by Janna Larsen, the company has been owned and directed by Katie German since 2011. JMTC provides students with the opportunity to develop and refine their skills in singing, dancing and acting. JMTC is an auditioned pre-professional company for students from grade 2 to grade 12 which culminates in 2 full performances each year.

The program runs on Fridays from 4:45 pm to 7:45 pm with small group rehearsals until 8:30 pm at the St. Andrew's River Heights United Church basement at 255 Oak Street.


Participating in JMTC will help students gain valuable life skills, such as:

  • improved self-confidence and self-esteem
  • the ability to work alone or in a group
  • peer acceptance
  • artistic expression in musical theatre
  • enhanced communication and public speaking skills
  • critical thinking


Each student will receive valuable performance opportunities on a real stage. All members of JMTC will be a part of a safe, tight-knit group of like-minded individuals. Valuable connections are made as the full group works toward a common goal: a mid-year production and a year-end production. JMTC will take each student to the next level of performance by concentrating on the development of each student's individual skills.


The program runs from September to May, at a cost of $78 per month. There is also a once-a-year fee of $85 to help cover the cost of costumes, rights and royalties for the shows.

Director Katie German

Katie German

KATIE GERMAN is a Winnipeg based performer, director and educator. She received her training in Musical Theatre Performance at Grant MacEwan University in Edmonton, studied classical voice through the University of Manitoba and theatre through the University of Winnipeg. Katie is the owner and director of Junior Musical Theatre Company (JMTC) and has taught Musical Theatre and Voice at Balmoral Hall School, Grant Park High School, The Rady Jewish Community Centre, The Citadel Theatre in Edmonton and St. Albert Children's Theatre. Katie is currently working as the Artistic Associate at Manitoba Theatre for Young People, Directing the upcoming Canadian premiere of Tuck Everlasting with JMTC and assistant directing the upcoming production of A Charlie Brown Double Bill with Manitoba Theatre for Young People. 


Select acting credits include; South Pacific (Rainbow Stage & Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra), American Idiot (Winnipeg Studio Theatre), Sweeney Todd (Dry Cold Productions), Seussical: The Musical (Manitoba Theatre for Young People), Evil Dead (Wasteland Productions), Tommy: The Rock Opera (Winnipeg Broadway Theatre), A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum (Kiss The Giraffe Productions).


Katie is looking forward to working with this brilliant group of young artists in the 2017/2018 season of JMTC.

Assistant Director Kira Gregory

Kira Gregory
Assistant Director

KIRA GREGORY has performed in many shows such as "Aida" (Amneris) with Grant Park High School, and "The Who's Tommy" at the Winnipeg Fringe Festival. She has been successful with her dance training receiving Gold Honors at the Manitoba Provincial Dance Festival and substituting dance classes at Theatre Dance Center. She graduated from high school with honors as well as an entrance scholarship to the University of Winnipeg for theatre. Kira is in her second year of Graphic Design at Red River College.