About Young Adult Ensemble Ages 14 — 25

A Conservatory-like intermediary program between Educational Theatre and the professional stage for young adults age 14 – 25.

At Children’s Civic Light Opera, we have had the privilege of training, mentoring and inspiring thousands of young people age 4 - 18 through the years. Due to the demand for advanced training and continued performance opportunities, we established Young Adult Ensemble, a Conservatory-style company for young adults ages 14 – 25.

YAE is an intermediary program between Educational Theatre and the professional stage, based on our depth of knowledge and experience in both realms. Our Conservatory-like process and expectations are similar to what a performer would experience in the “real world,” thus participants receive quality training in a highly professional environment and work and learn at a more rapid pace. However, we maintain our ensemble philosophy, de-emphasizing the negative aspects of competition, and emphasizing collaboration, energy, teamwork and trust – important components of successful rehearsal and performance.

By enhancing performance skills and techniques, challenging our students to reach beyond their current artistic and personal capabilities, ensuring audition-preparedness and promoting proper theatre etiquette, YAE students gain a deeper understanding of what it takes to succeed in the theatrical world. Company members have been accepted into prestigious Universities and Conservatories, and have been cast with a variety of theatre companies and recognized performers across the country. YAE alumni are working professionally “behind the scenes,” as well.

Rehearsals and classes are scheduled to accommodate participants’ school and work commitments.

YAE is for the disciplined student who is looking to challenge his/her proficiency in musical theatre and acting, grow as a performer and a person, and practice his/her theatrical passions.


To Be Announced


Coming Soon

Private Instruction

•Vocal Training/Vocal Coaching


•Audition Prep

Contact us for more details.

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