402 Oakfield Dr Brandon, FL 33511

L.E.A.D. – Letting Eager Actors Direct (Grades 9th – 12th)

LEAD – Letting Eager Actors Director allows juniors and seniors in high school the opportunity to director a show under the mentorship of a FAOPA director. The shows are blocked, choreographed, and designed by the student director.

Sibling discounts and multiple program discounts available. For information on scholarships and payment plans, please contact Academy Director, Danielle at She can assist you with financial needs and questions.

​The Drowsy Chaperone – Fall 2023 Production

A Musical within a Comedy! With the houselights down, a man in a chair appears on stage and puts on his favorite record: the cast recording of a fictitious 1928 musical. The recording comes to life and The Drowsy Chaperone begins as the man in the chair looks on. Mix in two lovers on the eve of their wedding, a bumbling best man, a desperate theatre producer, a not-so-bright hostess, two gangsters posing as pastry chefs, a misguided Don Juan and an intoxicated chaperone, and you have the ingredients for an evening of madcap delight.

Class Schedule

Grades 9th-12th Grade *Audition Only*

VIDEO Auditions due by October 2, 2023 @ 9pm

Submit a one-minute monologue and one-minute song through the Dropbox link listed below!

Please slate before your audition. State your name, age, audition pieces and what roles you might be interested in.

IMPORTANT!! Please complete the audition information sheet when you submit a video. This is how we will contact you.

Wednesday nights

Time Wednesdays, 6:00pm – 8:00pm starting October 11, 2023
Performance(s) January 19-20, 2024
Directors LEAD Director Alex Rodriguez with a FAOPA director as mentor
Total Program Fee $150.00
Payment and Refund Policy

All monies paid toward Florida Academy of Performing Arts programs are non-refundable. If special circumstances force a student to drop out before the end of the program, the program fee will be pro-rated and the balance will be held as credit on your account to be used for merchandise or other programs. Classes canceled by an instructor will be rescheduled (usually by adding a week to the program).

Social Media Release Policy
By registering myself and/or my student(s) as a participant in FAOPA productions, I agree that my child/ren and/or I may be interviewed, photographed or videotaped during rehearsals or performances and that these interviews, videos, or photographs may be used in promotional materials or social media or on the website for public release.
Anti-Bullying Policy

FAOPA has instituted policies and procedures to combat bullying and bullying behavior, which may include but not be limited to name calling, harassment of another student causing physical or verbal harm, and any negative behavior that is repetitive and intentional. While FAOPA will not tolerate bullying of any kind, all incidents will be evaluated individually to determine a resolution. If any incident warrants the removal of the child from the program, we will not issue a refund and special consideration will need to be made to allow the child to participate in future FAOPA programs.

Past Production – Spring 2023: Ride the Cyclone 

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