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The mission of the Theatrical Learning Center (TLC) is to create well-rounded, kind, and informed young theater artists. 

By providing an environment and culture where a student can act true to themselves, they can then be true to the craft of acting.

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Get Involved


We are excited to announce that the Vero Beach Theatre Guild is opening a performing arts school this summer called the Theatrical Learning Center or the TLC.  


The purpose of the Theatrical Learning Center is to create well-rounded, kind, and informed artists in the dynamic world of theatre. If you are 3rd grade - 9th grade and want to explore acting, stage production, the art of make-up and costumes and more - please apply below!

Under the direction of Michael Naffziger

Michael D. Naffziger (Master Class Instructor) is a TONY nominated theatre educator and director. He has been an actor, director, and producer of theatre for over a decade.


Before becoming the Theatre Director at Indian River Charter High School, Michael was the producer for the D-Gallery Theatre in Los Angeles, while performing with The Redlands Civic-Light Opera.


At Indian River Charter High School, several of Michael’s productions have received the title of “Florida Thespian Mainstage '' and have been invited to perform in professional theatres (The STRAZ Center for the Performing Arts and The Tampa Theatre).


Some of his latest productions include Lord of the Flies, The Fantasticks, Camelot, To Kill A Mockingbird, Jekyll and Hyde, and CATS. Michael is the owner of the lighting company East Coast Encore, and the Vice President of The Vero Beach Theatre Guild. Michael lives in Vero Beach with his incredibly supportive wife, Lindsay, and his two amazing children, Alyzsa Love (16) and Jagger Dones (13).


Michael Naffziger

More Info on 2024 Program

Coming soon!

Please fill out the application below, and then watch your email for a link to make your payment.



Email the Dean of Education (Michael Naffziger) at 

Call the VBTG Box Office at 772-562-8300 and leave a message for Michael Naffziger 

TLC Procedures for Abuse & Prevention


Student Information

Parent Information (emergency contact #1)
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Additional Information

Thank you! Please check your email for confirmation and a link for payment.

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