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Patel Conservatory, located in Downtown Tampa as part of the David A. Straz, Jr. Center for the Performing Arts, provides the finest performing arts training in an inspirational setting by giving students the tools to: dream, reach, discover and create the performing arts; integrate them into everyday life; and contribute to the community.
The Straz Center is the sixth largest performing arts center in the nation and one of the only performing arts centers with an on-site, accredited, performing arts conservatory. Auditioned pre-professional training is offered throughout the summer and school year to students in grades 7-college in theater, music, and dance. Dance students, please apply through Next Generation Ballet's Acceptd site. Broadway intensive students may submit for all summer productions through this site, or may apply through Showstoppers Broadway Intensive Acceptd if they'd only like to be considered for the Broadway Intensive.
Patel Conservatory Theater production intensives provide focused production-based training in musical theater for accepted students. Acceptance is based on auditions, which are selective. Students experience a professionally produced production experience and gain understanding of best practices in the performing arts.Applicants must submit the following:
LIVE and VIDEO Auditions:
- Completed digital application
- Prepare: For Musicals and Ovation!: 32 bars of a musical theatre song, For Showstoppers: 16-32 bars of a musical theatre song, For Plays: 1 minute monologue
2021-2022 School-Year PROGRAMS
Ovation! Performance Group
Classes Dates: September 2, 2021-May 12, 2022 (TH) 4:30-6pm
Auditioned students develop musical theater performance rep in this weekly advanced musical theater program. Ovation! members will have the opportunity to perform their rehearsed material throughout the year at various events, acting as performing arts ambassadors of the Straz Center, and during a culminating spring showcase for families.
2021-2022 School-Year PRODUCTIONS
Winnie the Pooh, KIDS!
Rehearsals Begin: February 21, 2022; (M,W,F) 6-8pm; 2 Saturdays
Performances: Thursday, April 7-Sunday, April 10
Tuition: Patel Student- $350, Non-Patel Student- $795
2022 Summer PRODUCTIONS
Rodgers and Hammerstein's Cinderella (Broadway Version)
Rehearsals: June 6-24, 2022, M-F and SAT, June 18; 9am-4pm
Performances: Friday, June 24 and Saturday, June 25
Disney's 101 Dalmatians, KIDS!
Rehearsals: July 11-22, 2022, M-F and SAT, July 16; 9am-4pm
Performances: Thursday, July 21- Sunday, July 24
Showstoppers: Broadway Intensive
Rehearsals: July 25-August 5, 2022, M-F and SAT, July 30; 9am-4pm
Performances: Friday, August 5 and Saturday, August 6
More information or questions, contact: Theaterprogram@strazcenter.org
The Patel Conservatory is accredited by the Southern Association of College and Schools Council on Accreditation and School Improvement (SACS-CASI) under the division of AdvancED.
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