Laguna Playhouse Youth Theatre offers acting and musical theatre classes for ages 9 – 18, as well as fully produced theatrical productions.
This program develops theatre skills 360° in acting, movement, voice, text analysis, playwriting, devised theatre and directing. Theatre professionals teach classes and productions. Students are placed in the classes based on age, skill level and where they will grow and thrive. Students audition and participate on-stage and as technical crew for the Youth Theatre Productions (3 productions/yearly). In Conservatory, they are learning the skills. In the Youth Theatre, they are applying those skills to real-life situations, working and being mentored by theatre professionals who work in Southern California. There is no additional cost to participate in the Youth Theatre Shows for students who are actively engaged in classes.
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:
LEVEL ONE Tuesdays, 4-6 p.m. For serious and committed acting students grades 4-6, enrollment in this class is by audition only. Additional rehearsal time may be required. This is a yearlong commitment. LEVEL TWO Wednesdays, 4-6 p.m. For serious and committed acting students in grades 6-8, enrollment in this class is by audition only. Additional rehearsal time may be required. This is a yearlong commitment. LEVEL THREE Wednesdays, 6-8 p.m. For serious and committed acting students in grades 7-10, enrollment in this class is by audition only. Additional rehearsal time may be required. This is a yearlong commitment.
LEVEL FOUR Tuesdays, 6-8 p.m. For serious and committed acting students in grades 9-12, enrollment in this class is by audition only. Additional rehearsal time may be required. This is a yearlong commitment.
Yearly Tuition: $1400Sibling Discount = 10% discount to each
Scholarships available. Click the button at the bottom of the page to apply.
See Audition Information for More Details on How to Apply for Our Conservatory Program!
The Laguna Playhouse Conservatory is for students of all backgrounds and experience levels who want to explore the craft of acting and theatre. Acceptance into the program and level placement is by audition.
Laguna Playhouse Pre- Conservatory (no audition needed ) is for ages 6-9.
Laguna Playhouse Youth Conservatory (levels 1-4) is for ages 10-18. Auditioning students need to be age 10 by November or in 5th grade.
Prospective students should prepare either: one monologue, or a monologue and a song, or two contrasting monologues. The monologue(s) should be 1-1.5 minutes in length, songs should be about 16 bars. (Once in the program, auditions for the Youth Theatre productions will be held separately).
Students can self-tape their auditions and email them to Joe Alanes, Director of Education, at firstname.lastname@example.org. If an in-person audition is preferred, email email@example.com or call (949)497-2787 ext. 202 to schedule an audition appointment.
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 our Youth Theatre Productions throughout the year.
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.
We are currently planning our 2022/2023 Youth Theatre Season. We are excited to announce our first Youth Theatre production, Peter and the Starcatcher, coming up October 14th to 16th of 2022. Our second production is soon to be announced, and will be running March 31st through April 2nd of 2023!
Class sizes are limited and fill quickly, so early enrollment is encouraged.
Scholarships are available for students who could not otherwise participate. To apply, click the button below.
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.
For more information about the Laguna Playhouse Education and Community Engagement programs, please contact Joe Alanes // firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
ACTING INTENSIVES 2022 – 2023
September 2022 – June 2023
Fall Session: September 6 - November 19
Winter Session: January 10 - March 18
Spring Session: March 24 - June 10
Level 1 (Tuesdays 4:00-6:00pm)
First Class of the Fall Session: September 6, 2022
Final Class of the Fall Session: November 15, 2023
Level 2 (Wednesday 4:00-6:00pm)
First Class of the Fall Session: September 7, 2022
Final Class of the Fall Session: November 16th, 2023
Level 3 (Wednesday 6:00-8:00pm)
Level 4 (Tuesday 6:00-8:00pm)
Final Class of the Fall Session: November 15th, 2023
Pre-Conservatory (Thursday 4:00-5:30pm)
First Class of the Fall Session: September 8, 2022
Final Class of the Fall Session: November 17th, 2023