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The New Teen Conservatory Presents

Guys and Dolls (8th - 12th Grade)

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Performances Friday, May 19 - 21 on the Garza Mainstage

$645 plus $35 one time/semester registration fee (only due for the first class for which you register - payment plans available) 

Guys and Dolls JR. is an adaptation of the show considered by many to be the perfect musical comedy. Its namesake ran for 1,200 performances when it opened on Broadway in 1950, and won numerous Tony Awards, including Best Musical. Frank Loesser's brassy, immortal score and witty book makes Guys and Dolls JR. a perennial crowd pleaser.

Set in Damon Runyon's New York City, Guys and Dolls JR. follows gambler, Nathan Detroit, as he tries to find the cash to set up the biggest crap game in town while the authorities breathe down his neck. Meanwhile, his girlfriend and nightclub performer, Adelaide, laments that they've been engaged for fourteen years without ever getting married. Nathan turns to fellow gambler, Sky Masterson, for the dough, but Sky ends up chasing the straight-laced missionary, Sarah Brown. Guys and Dolls JR. takes us from the heart of Times Square to the cafes of Havana, but everyone eventually ends up right where they belong.

Instructor/Director: Ryan Scarlata

For the serious actor ages 13-19, we are proud to announce our spring Teen Conservatory. This program seeks students who are ready to work and is a must for any student considering auditioning for college theatrical programs.


This new program provides training that goes more in-depth and can provide more individualized attention than most high school programs due to much lower student to teacher ratios.  Our conservatory is an audition-based, skills-first program, that will also perform a show. If you are interested in receiving directed instruction with time slotted specifically to hone your acting, dancing and vocal work, this is your program. Regardless of your role in the show, expect your skills to strengthen and start to shine in a way that is unique to your unique instrument - your body.


This semester, the Conservatory will present Guys and Dolls on the Garza Mainstage in late May, led by director and international award-winning theatre educator Ryan Scarlata. Students in the conservatory will meet three days per week for combined rehearsal and skills classes, merging high-level training with a real-world professional experience. 


Rehearsals February 2 - May 18, 2023

Tuesdays 6pm - 8:30pm

Thursdays 6pm - 8:30pm

Saturdays 11:30am - 1:30pm 

Each class will include a block of college preparatory skills training.

Performances May 19 - 21, 2023

Friday, May 19, 7:30pm

Saturday, May 20, 7:30pm

Sunday, May 21, 3:00pm

We have two spots available in this class. If you have interest in being considered, please contact us using the button below.


If your student  is on the cusp of audition ages between this session and the Guys and Dolls Jr (8th Grade), pick one program or the other and audition for it - you do not need to audition for both. Simply note when you come to audition that you would like to be considered for both programs.  


Have any questions?  We'd love to hear from you and help determine what may be the best fit for your class.  Email us or give us a call 281-587-6100. 

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