Monday, July 28, 2014

Free audition workshop and headshot event

If you're thinking about auditioning for the Patel Conservatory theater production of A Year with Frog and Toad, then you may want to consider our upcoming audition workshop.

Walk into your audition confident and prepared with a free audition workshop with Sean Paris.

Free Audition Workshop with Sean Paris
Sat, Aug. 16, 9 to 11 a.m.
Grades 5 to 8

Learning to give a great audition doesn’t happen instantly. It takes practice. Being prepared is the first step to seeing your name in lights.

Step by step, students will learn how to build and execute a professional theatrical audition from the ground up.

Participants will work through the audition process, from what to pack in your audition bag (yes, there is such a thing!) to exiting the audition room with your head held high.

Soho Images will also be on hand to take headshots. There will be no cost for the sitting, and headshots can be purchased following the event directly through Soho Images.

Sean Paris has worked as an actor, director, acting coach and casting director in New York and in national tours throughout the United States and Canada. A graduate of The University of Florida, he holds degrees in Theater Performance, English, and a minor in secondary education.

The workshop is recommended for students in grades 5 through 8 is free and open to the public. Students who come with a monologue or song prepared may be given the opportunity to audition their piece and receive a critique.

The workshop is free, but RSVP is required. Please RSVP by calling 813.222.1002.

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Patel Conservatory's Fall Open House

The Straz Center's Patel Conservatory will host a free open house on August 16, 2014 for all new and prospective parents and students.

The Conservatory’s 2014/2015 season begins the week of Aug. 25, with more than 100 classes for adults and children of all ages and skill levels.

Come learn more about our performing arts classes in dance, theater and music.

The open house will include light refreshments and a tour of the Conservatory’s 45,000 square-foot facility, which includes dance studios, classrooms, private music lesson studios and the Conservatory’s TECO Theater.

Brief orientation sessions will provide students and parents the opportunity to learn more about our programs and ask questions. Tours will be available after each orientation session.

Patel Conservatory Fall Open House
Sat., Aug. 16, 2014
1 to 4 p.m.
Orientation sessions at 1 and 3 p.m.

To RSVP, click here or call 813-222-1002.