Teen Conservatory

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Gulfshore Playhouse’s Teen Conservatory is an intensive program for 13 to 18-year-old artists with an interest in theatre performance. No prior experience is necessary, but students must have a willingness to learn, grow, and become a part of a professional arts community. Teen Conservatory students receive training in acting and musical theatre performance.

The Teen Conservatory is the ideal program in the Naples area for young artists to refine their skills in:

  • Acting
  • Singing
  • Ensemble Work
  • Auditioning
  • Industry Knowledge

The Teen Conservatory is the best way for teens with a serious interest in theatrical performance to gain high-level training to prepare them for future careers.

Auditions have passed.

Performances: August 1st-10th, 2019
Program Dates: Monday, July 8 – Sunday, August 10
Monday-Friday, 9AM – 4PM

Set in 19th century France, this cherished Tony-winning classic is the ultimate story of redemption and a testament to the triumph of the human spirit. Featuring iconic songs like “I Dreamed a Dream,” “On My Own,” and “Do You Hear the People Sing?” and a dynamic cast of incredible characters, Les Misérables has become one of the most celebrated musicals in history. Under the direction of Broadway veteran Becky Timms (Thoroughly Modern Millie, Cats), Teen Conservatory students have the exciting opportunity to take part in this epic musical.

The Teen Conservatory was created to give teens who have a passion for the performing arts a program where they can work with professional artists, see world-class theatre, and learn the craft of performance in an intensive but non-competitive environment. No experience is necessary, but students must demonstrate a deep level of seriousness and a willingness to learn, grow, and become part of a professional arts community. Teen Conservatory students have learned from Broadway artists and casting directors, been mentored by Gulfshore Playhouse staff, and performed such shows as The Secret Garden and Into the Woods.

Program Dates: September 24, 2018 – May 22, 2019
Mondays & Thursdays 4:30 PM – 6:30 PM
Cabaret Performance: January 20, 2019 at 8 PM
One-Act Performance: May 22, 2019 at 8 PM

Auditions have passed.

The audition-only intensive program introduces teens to the professional world of theatre through focused pre-professional training in acting, voice, and movement. Designed for aspiring actors, this program includes attendance at mainstage productions and special events, interaction with visiting artists, and culminates with a staged performance.


For questions or more information, contact Hester Kamin at 239-261-7529 ext. 207 or hkamin@gulfshoreplayhouse.org

A Musical by Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schönberg
Based on the Novel by Victor Hugo
Music by Claude-Michel Schönberg
Lyrics by Herbert Kretzmer
Original French text by Alain Boublil and Jean-Marc Natel
Additional Material by James Fenton
Adapted by Trevor Nunn and John Caird
Original Orchestrations by John Cameron
New Orchestrations by Christopher Jahnke, Stephen Metcalfe, and Stephen Brooker
Originally produced by Cameron Mackintosh
School Edition Specially Adapted and Licensed by Music Theatre International and Cameron Mackintosh (Overseas) Ltd.
Presented by special arrangement with Music Theatre International