The drama department at The Forte School is something to rave about! We specialize in musicals and large scale dramatic performances that involve the entire community.

Musicals are especially fun for kids. They are those wonderful performances where the actors on stage will periodically break out in song and dance. Think Sound of Music, Annie and The Music Man, where the art of dance, music and drama are wrapped up into one spectacular package!

Musical theater is the perfect course of study at the Forte School for students interested in multitasking! For students that love to sing and dance and act, musical theater is a wonderful program. At the Forte School we have musical theater classes for ages K through 12 and with our own state of the art performing arts center, it’s an offer you won’t want to refuse! Self expression is so important in our younger generation and they need positive outlets for their creativity, talents, and energy!

Ms. Jennifer Nelson teaches Musical Theater for K-5th grade and and Mr. Michael Brennan heads up the 6th-12th grade group.  Both of these amazing instructors would be happy to share more about our exciting programs for the fall. Please call 727-859-7081 for more information on our Musical Theater programs at The Forte School!

And remember….Refuse to be Ordinary!

Thea Michalopoulos

The Forte School of Fine Arts





A Haven for Fine Arts

The Forte School is a center for the performing arts right here in the heart of New Port Richey! The tenet that every single human in this big old beautiful world should have access to explore their God-given potential in the area of the arts is what drives us! Our mission is to foster, promote, educate, and invest in the Arts right here in our own locale.

Everyone, whether they are still in school, working or retired, should have access to the Arts in an affordable way that fits a forward-moving lifestyle.  If we do not lead this generation of creative individuals, who will?! It’s time! We offer beginner through advanced piano lessons, beginner ballet, preschool ballet and musical theater for Kindergarten through twelth grade and so much more!

The Creatives here at the Forte school that make up our awesome faculty and staff are artists dedicated to their craft that have a passion for inspiring our next generation! We love to talk all things creative and explore new and innovative ways to draw out the artistry in friends and neighbors like you.

The Forte School of Fine Arts is  a unique local experience and you are all invited to follow us on this blog weekly! Get to know us. Chit chat with us about art, humanities, music and what’s up and coming! The Forte School is ready to lead future artists into the infinite choices of artistic expression!  Are you ready to dive in?!

Artistically Yours,

Thea Michalopoulos