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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 fourth 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


Patel Conservatory Theater (PCT) productions provide focused production-based training in 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. _______________________________________________________________________

Tuck Everlasting Auditions

  • Saturday, November 4 at 2:30-5:30pm
  • Callback Date: Wednesday, November 8 at 6:00-8:00pm

Applicants must submit the following:
  • Completed digital application, which includes submitting a resume and headshot.
  • Prepare 32 bars of a musical theatre song. Please bring the sheet music for your selection for our piano accompanist.


Tuck Everlasting
Ages 8-16
Production Schedule
Jan. 17- Feb. 21 (MON- WED- FRI) at 6:00-8:30pm; 1 Saturday Rehearsal (Feb. 17)
Feb. 22-25
Tuition: $565

students ages 12-18 expand their musical theater skills as they sing, dance and act in this magical musical of adventure. Based on the best-selling children's classic and film, this musical features a soaring score and unforgettable characters. This story will be presented on the TECO Theater stage.

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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.

Patel Conservatory website

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