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Showcase Merges (9th-12th) – Strictly Enforced For This Show

Showcase Merges is a bridge program held during the fall/winter and summer breaks. It allows students to stay connected with the theatre during school breaks. Students in this group will work collaboratively while working on stage character & development, choreography, voice projection, and working with props and a set. Students will showcase their talents at the end of the program.

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.


Rent – November 2023 – February 2024

Set in the East Village of New York City, Rent is about falling in love, finding your voice and living for today. Winner of the Tony Award for Best Musical and the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, Rent has become a pop cultural phenomenon. with songs that rock and a story that resonates with audiences of all ages.

Based loosely on Puccini’s La Boheme, Jonathan Larson’s Rent follows a year in the life of a group of impoverished young artists and musicians struggling to survive and create in New York’s Lower East Side, under the shadow of HIV/AIDS. The physical and emotional complications of the disease pervade the lives of Roger, Mimi, Tom and Angel. Maureen deals with her chronic infidelity through performance art; her partner, Joanne, wonders if their relationship is worth the trouble. Benny has sold out his Bohemian ideals in exchange for a hefty income and is on the outs with his former friends. Mark, an aspiring filmmaker, feels like an outsider to life in general. How these young bohemians negotiate their dreams, loves and conflicts provides the narrative thread to this groundbreaking musical.

Rent Auditions are video and due by November 16. This is a one-minute song. Submit through Dropbox link: Rent Auditions



Class Schedule

Grades 9th – 12th – Strictly Enforced For This Show
Rent Auditions  This is a one-minute song. Please slate. Give your name, age, grade, and role(s) you are interested in.
Starts Saturdays, November 18, 2023
Time Saturdays, 10am-1pm
Performance(s) February 23-25, 2024
Director Miguel Oquendo
Total Program Fee $275.00
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 – Fall 2022: The Theory of Relativity

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