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Young Performers Program

Our Young Performers Program offers several opportunities through the year for youth age 8 to 18.  Younger students will benefit from classes and workshops and showcases for family and friends, while older and more experienced students will be participating in full productions, both in our theater spaces, as well as in other locations around town.

Summer Musical

One of our best-loved programs is our Summer Musical, which is presented the last two weekends in June each year. Our summer musicals always boast a professional production team, and professional musicians, so that the young performers are learning every step of the way, as they not only hone their stage skills, but build confidence, broaden their cultural awareness, and nurture wonderful friendships with their fellow cast members. The musical is performed in our own Z. Alexander Looby Theater. All of our performance-focused programs require a placement audition, and often have a "participation fee" to defray the costs. Please look carefully at the audition information below for the next audition date, and for details about costs, ages, rehearsal requirements and performance dates.

Specialty Performances

Our staff keeps an eye out for additional opportunities for our students to perform and hone their skills. Some of our past performances have included bringing excerpts from the Summer Musical to the Celebrate Nashville Cultural Festival. We also are able to create performances that bring to light our music-education aspect, such as our "A Taste of the '20's" revue, which was performed for TPAC Education's Arts Appetizer. Each chance that our young artists get to perform enriches them with continued confidence and skill-building, as well as helping them build bridges into diverse communities and new peer groups.


Our new line-up of Theater Classes is registering now! Click on "Classes" in the sidebar above, or see the Schedule of Fall 14 classes.

News and Updates

  • Auditions: Details soon to be announced for our next cabaret for young vocalists ages 12-18. More details to come, but typically: Bring sheet music in your key, or accompaniment track cd, for 2 contrasting songs in any style (preferably no Gospel and no Country) Check back for dates!
  • New Class Schedule. Theater Classes Fall 2014.

The musical comedy is never in short supply at our performances