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Mary Poppins 2018



Our instructors are highly qualified teachers with years of professional experience in theatrical performance, directing, and design.  All directors are cpr/first aid certified and Arizona fingerprint clearance card holders.

Private lessons:  Vocal & Acting

Private vocal coaching and lessons are available with Jake Walters.  All levels of experience welcome.  Great for all performers-- from a young beginner first learning to sing and read sheet music, to a high school actor preparing for the big musical audition at school, to an aspiring professional singer or actress.  

Ages: 10 years old to adult.

COST: $40 per hour (hour includes warm up time)

If interested, please use contact form below or email

Jake Walters

Music Director/Musical Theatre

Jake Walters

Jake serves as music director for both Troubadour Theatre and Gaslight Youth Theatre.  Jake has performed in countless musical theatre productions including Stephen Sondheim’s Into The Woods, Charles Strouse’s Bye Bye Birdie, and various roles in Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol at The Comedy Playhouse.  He has appeared in several University of Arizona Opera productions, such as L’Aumônier in Poulenc’s Dialogues of the Carmelites, and Orpheus in Orphée aux enfers by Offenbach. Jake also took part in Lawrence Opera Theatre’s 2016 & 2017 Seasons, playing “First Sailor” in Henry Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas, and covering “Monostatos” in Mozart’s The Magic Flute. Mr. Walters was also recently awarded 2nd place in the 2018 NATS competition, and also tied for 2nd place in the 2018 Amelia Rieman competition.  Jake also writes, produces, and performs his own music and has performed in numerous music venues across AZ, both as a solo artist, and with his band, Creating the Scene.  He is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Music in Voice Performance at the University of Arizona Fred Fox School of Music, having the privilege of studying under the direction of soprano, Yunah Lee, as well as Dr. Hugo Vera, who previously performed with the Metropolitan Opera. 


Private coaching and lessons are available with Carrie Silverman in acting.  All levels of experience welcome.  Fitting for all actors-- from a beginner first learning about acting, to a high school actor preparing for a college audition, or an aspiring actor hoping to get into local theatre.  

Ages: 7 years old to adult.

COST: $40 per hour (hour includes warm up time)

If interested, please use contact form below or email

Carrie Silverman
Carrie Silverman  


Carrie has been a dance and theatre educator for over twenty years. Carrie has worked with Troubadour Theatre as First Spotlight director, as well as choreographer and Acting I instructor since 2013.  Carrie holds a BA in Theatre Arts with a minor in Jazz Dance from the University of Arizona. Carrie has worked as adjunct faculty of dance at Pima Community College, director/choreographer at Live Theatre Workshop, director/actor/writer at Arizona Onstage, Strata Theater company (Formally Beowulf Alley), Roadrunner Theatre Company, and Stories That Soar. Carrie is the Ballet Director at Centre Stage Dance Studio. 

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