Laguna Playhouse Youth TheatreLaguna Playhouse Youth Theatre offers acting and musical theatre classes for ages 9 – 18, as well as fully produced theatrical productions. Designed for young audiences, these performances showcase developing artists from the program as well as professional actors. Classics like Boxcar Children and Wizard of Oz are produced seasonally, and family-friendly programming is also offered during our mainstage season and at the Holidays. Special performances available for school groups. See specific class sections below for dates and times.
Philosophy of the Conservatory The Conservatory at Laguna Playhouse Education nurtures students in learning the professional skills and techniques that will guide them to success in theatre and life. This is achieved through two primary modes:
1) classes where we learn acting techniques/methods 2) performance/production work to get hands-on experience of theatre
This is a program for students who have a desire to learn professional skills, have fun, explore theatre with other students who are passionate and committed in participation, and explore their creative voice in the performing arts. Classes meet once a week and include work to be completed out of class.
CONSERVATORY CLASS LEVELS:
Acting Intensive: Level 1 (formerly Conservatory I) Grades 4 – 6 · Acting Intensive: Level 2 (formerly Conservatory II) Grades 6–8 · Acting Intensive: Level 3 (formerly Repertory I) Grades 8–10 · Acting Intensive: Level 4 (formerly Repertory II) Grades 10–12 ·
Being able to apply skills in action and learn about all aspects of theatre creation is a vital part of the Conservatory training program. As such, all students will audition and participate in each of the three major productions of the Youth Theatre Program.
They may select to participate as an actor, running crew, or production personnel as fits their schedule and supports their growth. Auditions for the plays are open to students who are currently taking class at Laguna Playhouse.
The Youth Theatre productions focus on giving opportunity for students to practice their technique in action through a professional rehearsals and performances. This may mean that young people portray adult characters. The goal is to provide many opportunities for students to stretch their acting range and apply skills they are learning and developing in class in a real life environment.
Acting FundamentalsTuesdays 4:30pm - 6:00pmAges 9-14
Musical Theatre WorkshopFridays 4:00pm - 6:00pmAges 9-18
"Here at the Playhouse, we can pick up every single drop of learning that there is to know about theatre."
Trevor Yusi, as quoted in Laguna Beach Magazine
Class sizes are limited and fill quickly, so early enrollment is encouraged.
Scholarships are available for students who could not otherwise participate. Please contact Dylan Russell // firstname.lastname@example.org // 949.494.8021 for details.
Refund Policy: Cancellations are accepted up to seven days prior to the first class. 75% of class fee will be refunded upon cancellation (25% administrative fee will not be refunded.) No refunds after the seven day deadline.