WEST SIDE STORY: Screen-to-Stage & Back Again

The Carrollwood Cultural Center proudly presents a learning experience for high school students like no other, WEST SIDE STORY: Stage-to-Screen & Back Again.
During this 12-week course students will not only be cast members of the musical, they will learn how the musical earned its iconic status. Taught by Aaron Washington (theatre instructor/director/choreographer), Mary Jo Hahn (vocal/music director), and Devan Bittinger (choreographer/dancer), as well as other performing arts professionals in film, fight choreography, and stage management, students are set for an intensive experience sure to wow.
The performance will be filmed towards the end of the 12 weeks. Students will gain an understanding and appreciation of a musical that has become known as a game-changer for American Musical Theatre while honing their stage skills. From dance rehearsals to music, acting lessons, and filming this is sure to be a jam-packed class no high schooler will want to miss.
All students enrolled will be highlighted and utilized to the best of their ability and challenged to be better. No prior stage experience needed. The finished product will be filmed. 
  • Age


  • Instructor
    • Mary Jo Hahn
    • Devan Bittinger
  • Level

    All levels welcomed. No stage experience needed.

  • Location

    Main Theatre

  • Tuition

    $325 member / $345 non-member

    The tuition is for the entire 12-week program. 

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Winter I & II (Jan. 5 - Mar. 30)

TUE., 6-8 PM
SAT., 10 AM – NOON

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