Aspiring young actors can spend their spring break this year immersed in a week-long theatre workshop at Center Place in Brandon. Students ages 12-18 can spend the week improving their musical theatre skills with Rick and Terri D’Onofrio of Stages Productions.

The week-long workshop will feature some of the best songs, dances and scenes from classic Broadway shows. The mornings will focus on singing and auditioning skills while the afternoons will concentrate on dancing and acting techniques. The week will end with a fully-staged showcase performance featuring all of the students.

The classes on Monday, March 9 through Thursday, March 13 will be from 9 a.m.-3 p.m.  There will be no class on Friday, March 14. On Saturday, March 15, the class will run from 12 Noon-5 p.m. and the performance will be held at 6 p.m. at Center Place. The cost for this exciting week-long work shop is just $150.

Dawn Galia, Executive Director of Center Place said, “This is a new class that we are hoping we will be able to offer every spring break.” Galia explained, “We have so many patrons who want to get involved in theatre. We usually refer them to Tampa Bay Family Theatre. When Rick and Terri D’Onofrio of Stages Productions approached me about putting on a week-long musical theatre workshop for spring break, I thought it was a great idea.”

Rick and Terri D’Onofrio are both talented and accomplished theatre professionals. They created Stages Productions over 25 years ago. Since then, they have specialized in bringing classic fairy tales to over 150,000 people each year. Stages Productions entire season of classic fairy tales is presented by Center Place each year.

For more information and to register for the workshop, please call 686-8888 or visit


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