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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!

Aladdin Jr. Vero Beach

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


TLC Parent Orientations: (parents need to attend at least one)

May 26th - 6pm or May 27th 10am

TLC Summer Camp (Monday -Friday 9am-5pm)

June 5th - June 22nd 

Performances of Aladdin Jr.

June 23, 24, & 25

Download a copy of the Schedule Here


$300 per student

Includes daily lunch and snack, TLC T-Shirt, participation in the production of Aladdin Jr. 


Welcome, we're so glad you are considering joining the TLC Program! 

There are 50 spots available, and 10 scholarship spots. First come, first serve.

In order to reserve your spot, you need to complete the application, AND make your payment. Spots will not be reserved until both are received. 

You can either complete both online, OR deliver your application and payment in person to our Box Office at 2020 San Juan Ave. Vero Beach.


If you have a special consideration, please email Mr. Naffzinger directly at:

PAYMENTS ARE DUE BY 5PM ON MAY 19TH, 2023. An email confirmation with a link to payment will be sent after application submission.

To apply, fill out the application BELOW.

To apply for a scholarship, click HERE

Apply to be Staff or an Intern!

If you have a passion for the arts, this is a great resume builder, and experience to pass that passion on to others. See form HERE.

Instructions for intern application:

1. Print application form or complete digitally 

2. Scan or take a photo of your application, and email it, or download and email a digital version to OR 

3. Bring your application to the Vero Beach Theatre Guild between the hours of 10am and 2pm Monday -Friday 

4. If you have any questions about the TLC Application process, email Michael Naffziger at 



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)
Parent Information (emergency contact #2)
Additional Information

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

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