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“The school of the future will, perhaps, not be a school as we understand it – with benches, blackboards and a teacher’s platform – it may be a library, a museum, a conversation or a theatre.”
— Leo Tolstoy


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95% of our students spend at least two years, 80% spend four years or more.

Every year, many cast members make their stage debut.

Our fully professional lighting rig includes computerized moving lights as currently used on Broadway.

Professional sound engineering includes wireless body microphones.

Performances are accompanied by a professional live orchestra.

Members of our companies are cast in leading roles at local high schools and national Universities, and can be seen on professional stages across the country.

Celebrating 28 years this summer!

Children's Civic Light Opera

The longest running and most comprehensive youth theatre company in Los Angeles!

Cultivating confidence and creativity; educating, engaging and empowering through theatre!

Best of L.A. - CCLOCCLO, the West side’s premier training program in the performing arts, is the longest-running and most comprehensive youth theatre company in Los Angeles. Educating, empowering and engaging since 1987, CCLO specializes in Musical Theatre, Acting, Educational Theatre, Exploratory Creative Dramatics & Theatre Teacher Mentoring. Voted Best of L.A., 2009 & 2010 by L.A. Parent Magazine, CCLO is uniquely designed for students at every skill level. All programs are designed as intermediaries between Educational Theatre & the professional stage.
Summer Theatre Conservatory 2013
Mainstage Division (ages 8 – 18)
June 24 - August 4

This summer, get "hooked" on PETER PAN!

Into The WoodsJune 24 thru August 4

One 6-week session
Monday thru Friday (9am - 5pm)

Plus weekend intensives
July 6, 7, 13, 21 & 28  

Saturday, August 3
Sunday, August 4

Train & rehearse for a full-scale Broadway Musical with the Los Angeles area's premier musical theatre company for youth! CCLO is the longest established, most comprehensive and most professional theatre program for young people on the West Side.

With alumni currently playing leading roles on Broadway and in National Broadway Tours, the award-winning CCLO was Voted Best of L.A., 2009 and 2010 by L.A. Parent Magazine and is the recipient of several National Youth Arts awards.

CCLO is designed for students at every skill level. All programs are intermediaries between Educational Theatre & the professional stage. Everyone is accepted into Summer Theatre Conservatory!

All-Inclusive Tuition
$2,175 early enrollment (pay in full by May 18th)
$2,400 (pay in full between May 19 and June 24)
$2,600 (pay in full between June 25 and July1)

Saturday, May 18 @ the Norm J. Pattiz Concert Hall
Perspective Participants: 3:00 - 5:30
Perspective Parents: 5:30 - 6:00pm

The Norman J. Pattiz Concert Hall @Hamilton High School
2955 So. Robertson Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90034


Contact us for more information:
Phone/fax: (310) 478-5886

(ages 5 – 7)
Summer Theatre Playground 2013
July 1- July 12 (one two week session)

Through participation in creative drama and musical theatre explorations, students ages 5 - 8 will build and develop performance skills, enjoy personal and artistic growth and development and work as a collaborative community!

Participants will train and rehearse with professional educators and instructors in a 605-seat theatre and mirrored studio with dance floors!

Environment is engaging, energetic, nurturing and fun! Daily activities include: singing/vocals (with live piano accompaniment); dance/movement; acting/character development; imaginative improvisation; set, prop and costume crafting; theatrical vocabulary; performance techniques; and theatre etiquette.


Times: 9:30am - 2:30pm daily

DATES: Monday, July 1 -Friday, July 12, 2013 (one 2-week session, 9 days - no Playground on Thur., July 4)

SHOWCASE PERFORMANCE: Friday, July 12th @ 6:00pm

Workshop culminates with a thematic Showcase performance that will include original material written by participants as well as published Broadway material. Showcase will perform on the Norman J. Pattiz Concert Hall stage on the last day of program.

COST: $695.00 per participant

The Norman J. Pattiz Concert Hall
2955 So. Robertson Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90034

(Bungalow A-11 is at the south end of the school, off the parking lot at the intersection of Robertson and Kincardine. Enter the driveway on Kincardine (across from the Chevron Station),and turn left immediately. Bungalow will be straight ahead of you.)



For more information and/or to receive a brochure," please contact us at: or (310) 478-5886.

Please email if you would like to reserve a spot. Include your name, mailing address, telephone number, email, child(rens) name(s) and age(s). In addition, indicate if you are interested in participating in the Mainstage production! A registration packet will be mailed to you.

Our Mission

It is our mission to positively affect the lives of our students. With an emphasis on strengthening self-esteem and awareness, individuals are challenged to grow artistically and personally through professional training in a non-competitive, validating, interactive environment where energy, teamwork and trust are key!

Our distinctive approach enables us to build a close ensemble and inspire students to share in a creative process filled with pride, accomplishment and joy. Our high theatrical standards, belief in the empowering effects of the theatrical process and unparalleled commitment to all participants enable us to achieve our mission year after year.

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CCLO Productions

Our 2013 Production of
Peter Pan

Peter Pan

Our 2012 Production

Our 2011
Award Winning
Production Of
Annie Get Your Gun

CCLO has been nominated for, and is the recipient of, several National Youth Theatre awards:
Best Director
Best Set Design
Best Lighting Design
Best Costumes
Best Actor
Best Supporting Actress
Best Supporting Actor

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Once Upon A Mattress 2009

National Youth Theatre gave ONCE UPON A MATTRESS a lovely review!!>>>




Norman J. Pattiz Concert Hall
@Hamilton High School
2955 S. Robertson Blvd.

Thank you for supporting CCLO's Summer Theatre
Workshop Productions.

Fiddler On The Roof

Thoroughly Modern Millie

Little Shop of Horrors

42nd Street

You're A Good Man
Charlie Brown

Crazy For You


Bye Bye Birdie

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