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Kids ages 8-12 are invited to take the stage in the hilarious musical, THE ELVES AND THE SHOEMAKER as part of STARS Theater Company’s 28th Youth Season.  If you’ve always dreamed of acting or you’re a seasoned young performer there is a place for you in this delightful production.   STARS is an educational theater producing musicals with local young people for 28 years.  In addition to THE ELVES & THE SHOEMAKER, local teens will present Disney’s NEWSIES, Jr.  Interested students of both ages have one more chance to audition. 

 

The next auditions are scheduled for Sunday, August 14 at 2:30pm, and all interested students are encouraged to attend.  If you are interested but cannot attend please call 817-925-1430.   Auditions and rehearsals will be at the Community Building behind the FUMC Bedford located at 2012 Shady Brook in Bedford.  

The hilarious musical, ELVES & THE SHOEMAKER, is based on the classic story of a kind shoemaker with a gentle heart and no money.  This show has it all:  a nasty villainess, a humble hero, and a cast filled with plenty of kooky characters for boys and girls alike.  Young actors will have a blast portraying Lockhardt, the shoemaker; Sneerella Twerm, the evil landlady; Mrs. Snootbottom, the town snob;  the hysterical elves, Mortz, Schwartz, Hazel, Gracie, and Studebaker; and many more loveable friends in the magical town of Clankbottom.  The musical score includes songs such as “Enough, Enough”, “They’re Wonderful”, and “Bless This House”.  All roles will be played by young people.

With plenty of roles for both male and female actors, experienced performers and those new to the stage will shine this fall at STARS Theater Company.  Students will study acting, singing, and dancing with STARS professional staff.  Tuition is $100/month and rehearsals are every 1st & 3rd Saturday.  For more information on THE ELVES AND THE SHOEMAKER or Disney’s NEWSIES call 817-925-1430 or check the website at http://www.STARSTheaterCompany.org 

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Seize the Day! Local teens are invited to audition for Disney’s NEWSIES, Jr.  The high energy musical will be presented with STARS Theater Company’s 2022 Fall & Winter Season and all interested teen actors are encouraged to audition.  STARS is an educational theater producing musicals with local young people for 28 years.  In addition to teens, young actors ages 8-12 are encouraged to audition for the comedy musical THE ELVES & THE SHOEMAKER.

Auditions are scheduled for Saturday, August 6, and all interested students are encouraged to attend.

Ages 8-12 audition for ELVES & THE SHOEMAKER at 9:00am.

Teens audition for Disney’s NEWSIES Jr at 12:30pm.

Auditions and rehearsals will be at the Community Building behind the FUMC Bedford located at 2012 Shady Brook in Bedford.  

Disney’s NEWSIES Jr is based on the 1992 film and the 2012 Broadway hit about the newsboy strike in 1899.  When titans of publishing, Joseph Pulitzer and William Randolph Hearst, raise distribution prices at the newsboys’ expense, the newsies from across the city rally together to strike against the unfair conditions and fight for what's right!    The Tony Award winning score includes songs such as “Seize the Day”, “Carrying The Banner”, and “Santa Fe”. 

The hilarious musical, ELVES & THE SHOEMAKER, is based on the classic story of a kind shoemaker with a gentle heart and no money.  The delightful adaptation includes a cast of kooky characters including:  Lockhardt, the shoemaker; the evil landlady, Sneerella Twerm; Mrs. Snootbottom; five histerical elves, Mortz, Schwartz, Hazel, Gracie, and Studebaker, and many more.  Young actors ages 8-12 bring magic to this delightful classic.  The musical score includes songs such as “Enough, Enough”, “They’re Wonderful”, and “Doodle-ee”.  All roles will be played by young people.

With plenty of roles for both male and female actors, experienced performers and those new to the stage should seize the day and join the fun at STARS Theater Company.  STARS is an educational theater company for young people ages 8-1.  Students study acting, singing, and dancing.  Tuition is $100/month.  Rehearsals are every 1st & 3rd Saturday.  Audition materials available upon request. All interested students are invited to a Pre-Audition class on Saturday, July 16, 10am-2pm.  The class is not mandatory, but new students are invited to attend.  Call 827-925-1430 for more information or check the website at http://www.STARSTheaterCompany.org 

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Local residents have one more chance to see the sweetest show in town, WILLY WONKA.  STARS Theater Company will present the final performance of Roald Dahl's world-famous candy man at 3pm this Sunday at Legacy Church of Christ, 8801 Mid Cities Blvd in North Richland Hills. 

The musical production is adapted from the 1971 film starring Gene Wilder. The enchanting score includes songs such as “Pure Imagination”, Golden Age of Chocolate, and -of course- “The Candy Man”.  The famous candy maker, Willy Wonka, has hidden five golden tickets in candy bars all over the world and the winners will receive a lifetime supply of chocolate.  Four of the five winning children are insufferable brats: the fifth is a likeable young boy named Charlie Bucket.  The children must learn to follow factory rules... or suffer the consequences.

STARS’ production of WILLY WONKA stars several local young people.   Everyone’s favorite candy man, Willy Wonka, is brought to life by North Richland Hills resident, Neil Tucker.  Nicholas Martinez of Flower Mound takes on the role of Charlie Bucket; and the bratty kids, Augustus Gloop, Violet Beauregarde, Veruca Salt, and Mike Teavee are played by Kaleb Rentschuler of Richland Hills, Mattie Stephens of Bedford, Catryna Little of Euless, and Carson Hawkins from Bedford.  The production is directed by Lu Anne Tyson of Hurst with vocal direction by Monica Dane of Grapevine and choreography is by Kellie Grant of North Richland Hills.  The Music Conductor is Dax Stokes from Denton. 

STARS Theater Company’s production of WILLY WONKA is a scrumdidilyumptious musical guaranteed to delight the whole family.  The final performance is Sunday, June 26 at 3pm at Legacy Church of Christ, 8801 Mid Cities Blvd in North Richland Hills   Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for children.  For more information call 817-925-1430. Tickets may be purchased at the door or through the website at www.STARSTheaterCompany.org

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STARS Theater Company announces a fun filled week of theater for kids ages 7-12, July 11-15. The joy of acting awaits as the young actors spend their days in TOYSCHOOL, laughing and learning in the colossal comedy set in a college for misfit toys. The camp will be held at the Community Building located at 2012 Shady Brook in Bedford.

 

TOYSCHOOL tells the story of a Toy Soldier who cannot march; a Glow Toy that is not too bright; Prima Donna, a ballerina doll that cannot dance; Jig & Saw, puzzle pieces that can’t get along; a Jack in The Box with poor timing, and a class filled with hilarity. Ms. Grouchstick heads the school, but is she a teacher or a witch? As the toys try to graduate and earn their price tags, they overcome their weaknesses and soon realize that everyone is good at something.

 

Don’t miss the fun.  Be a part of the show.  The comedy and clowning runs for one week, July 11-15, Monday – Friday, 9:00am-4:00pm, and will culminate in a performance at the end of the session. The camp is directed by Lu Anne Tyson, STARS Theater Company, Director. For pricing and more information call 817-925-1430 or check STARS website at www.starstheatercompany.org

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So you want to be an actor?  Join STARS Theater Company on an adventure to the MAGICAL LAND OF OZ.  Children ages 8-12 are encouraged to join the cast of STARS next children’s musical.   Auditions for STARS’ production of MAGICAL LAND OF OZ will be Saturday, February 5 from 9am-noon at the Community Building of the First United Methodist Church in Bedford located at 2012 Shady Brook in Bedford, 76021.  All interested students ages 8-12 are encouraged to audition.  Performances are scheduled for May 5-7.

L. Frank Baum’s classic story will come to life on the Bedford stage.  With help from the Good Witch Glinda, Dorothy and her pals Scarecrow, Tin Man and Lion travel to the Emerald City in search of the Wizard.   All your favorite characters sing and dance their way through the forest with a musical score full of upbeat songs such as “I’ve Got The Power,” and “Follow The Road.”

If you are brand new to the stage or if you have performed in several plays, there is a place for you in STARS Theater Company.  Celebrating 28 years in northeast Tarrant County, STARS is an educational theater and all roles will be played by young people ages 8-12.  The production will be directed by Lu Anne Tyson with vocal direction by Monica Dane and choreography by Kellie Grant.  Rehearsals are the 1st & 3rd Saturdays of each month from 9:00am-noon at Community Building, 2012 Shady Brook in Bedford.  Tuition is $100 per month.  Audition materials are available if you would like a copy before the audition.  Call us at 817-925-1430 for a copy or more information.  Check our website at www.STARSTheaterCompany.org

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Join Charlie Bucket on his golden adventure to Wonka's mysterious chocolate factory in STARS Theater Company’s production of WILLY WONKA.  Auditions are Saturday, February 5, 12:30pm-4:30pm at the Community Building of the First United Methodist Church in Bedford. Local teens are encouraged to audition.  

The musical adaptation of Roald Dahl's fantastical tale features the enchanting songs from the 1971 film starring Gene Wilder including classics such as The Candyman, Pure Imagination, and I Want It Now.

All roles will be played by young people.  Interested students are encouraged to audition for the cast of delightful characters: Willy Wonka, Augustus Gloop, Veruca Salt, Mike Tevee, Violet Beauregarde; and of course, Charlie Bucket, Grandpa, and the entire Bucket family. 

STARS is an educational theater with 28 years of experience in Northeast Tarrant County.  The production will be directed by Lu Anne Tyson.  Performances are scheduled for June 17-19 & 24-26.

Rehearsals will be 1st & 3rd Saturdays of each month at the Community Building of the First United Methodist Church in Bedford, 2012 Shady Brook in Bedford.  Tuition is $100 per month.  Students will work with STARS professional staff including Dance Instructor/Choreographer, Kellie Grant; Vocal Instructor, Monica Dane; and Director, Lu Anne Tyson.

Audition materials are available upon request.  Call 817-925-1430 for more information or check our website at www.STARSTheaterCompany.org  .

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Kids and teens will take the stage the stage this fall as STARS Theater Company opens their 27th Fall & Winter Season.  STARS is an educational theater for young people ages 8-12 and teens.  Young performers and students interested in performing are invited to join the STARS for their upcoming productions of Disney’s ALADDIN Jr and THE VELVETEEN RABBIT.

Auditions are scheduled for Saturday, August 7 and all interested students are encouraged to attend.  According to Director, Lu Anne Tyson, "We are here to teach.  If you're interested in acting come out and join us.  New students are always welcome."

 Students ages 8-12 audition for Velveteen Rabbit at 9:00am.  Performances are scheduled for December 3-5, 2021.

 Teens audition for Disney's ALADDIN Jr at 12:30pm.  Performances are scheduled for January 7-9 & 15-16, 2022

STARS Theater Company meets at the Community Building behind the FUMC Bedford located at 2012 Shady Brook in Bedford.  

Disney’s ALADDIN Jr is based on the 1992 award winning film about the “diamond in the rough” who learns that his true worth lies deep within.  Aladdin and his three friends, Babkak, Omar, and Kassim, are down on their luck until Aladdin discovers a magic lamp.  The “all powerful” Genie ready to grant three wishes appears and Aladdin’s wonderful adventure begins. Hoping to earn the respect of the princess, Jasmine, he embarks on a journey that will test his will and his moral character.  All the favorite characters join in the fun including Jafar, Iago, and the Sultan. The musical score includes favorite songs from the movie.   With plenty of roles for both male and female actors, experienced young performers and those new to the stage will enjoy “a whole new world” at STARS Theater Company.

The musical THE VELVETEN RABBIT is based on the classic story of a stuffed toy rabbit made real by a child’s enduring love.  When the little boy announces his Velveteen Rabbit is real, the Nursery Magic Fairy turns this love into a miracle.  Young actors ages 8-12 bring to life all the toys in the closet.  The musical score includes songs such as Nursery Magic, An Ordinary Rabbit, and Ballad of the Mechanical Toys.  All roles will be played by young people. 

STARS is an educational theater company for young people ages 8-18.  Students study acting, singing, and dancing.  Tuition is $100/month and rehearsals are every 1st & 3rd Saturday.  Audition materials are available. Call 827-925-1430 for more information or check the website at http://www.STARSTheaterCompany.org 

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STARS Theater Company joins Mid Cities Montessori to bring kids ages 7-12 a summer of musical theater fun.    The thrill of the stage awaits as the young actors spend their days acting, singing, and dancing in preparation a final performance at the end of each session.  Camp classes will be held at the Mid Cities Montessori located at 209 Harwood Rd. in Bedford. 

 

July 5-16, travel to THE MAGICAL LAND OF OZ with Dorothy, Toto, Scarecrow, Tinman, and Lion.  Meet the Munchkins, the Wizard and of course the Wicked Witch on Dorothy’s amazing adventure to find her way home.

 

July 19-30, the summer adventures continue as boys and girls sail the high seas with a motley crew of scallywags in PIRATES.  Shiver me timbers!  There’s a stowaway on board, but perhaps the King of the High “C’s” will know what to do.  Don’t miss out on the fun and join STARS Theater Company for a Summer of Musical Theater and Magical Adventures.

 

Each camp session runs for two weeks, Monday – Friday, 9:00am-4:00pm.  The musical theater camp will be directed by STARS Theater Company, Director, Lu Anne Tyson and vocal instructor, Danielle Blake, musical teacher at International Leadership Texas.

 

The camp will observe the current Covid restrictions at the Montessori School.  Classes are limited to 15 students.  For more information call 817-925-1430 or check STARS website at www.starstheatercompany.org

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 STARS Theater Company and Mid Cities Montessori are partnering to bring kids ages 7-12 an exciting summer of musical theater fun.    Students will spend their days acting, singing, and dancing in rehearsals for a final performance at the end of each session.  Camp classes will be held at the Mid Cities Montessori located at 209 Harwood Rd. in Bedford. 

 

July 5-16, boys and girls travel to THE MAGICAL LAND OF OZ.  Join Dorothy, Toto, Scarecrow, Tinman, and Lion on their wonderful adventure to meet the Wizard.  Then on July 19-30, the summer camp adventures continue as they sail the high seas with a motley crew of scallywags in PIRATES.  Shiver me timbers!  There’s a stowaway on board, but perhaps the King of the High “C’s” will know what to do. 

 

Each camp session runs for two weeks, Monday – Friday, 9:00am-4:00pm.  The musical theater camp will be directed by STARS Theater Company, Director, Lu Anne Tyson and vocal instructor, Danielle Blake, musical teacher at International Leadership Texas.

 

The camp will observe the current Covid restrictions at the Montessori School.  Don’t miss out on the fun.  Classes are limited to 15 students.  For more information call 817-925-1430 or check STARS website and Facebook page at www.STARSTheaterCompany.org or https://www.facebook.com/StarsTheater .

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STARS Theater Company opens their 27th Season with youth auditions for OKLAHOMA and SCHOOLHOUSE ROCK LIVE, JR.  STARS Theater Company is an educational theater for young people ages 8-18. All interested students are encouraged to join the auditions on Saturday, February 6, at the Community Building, 2012 Shady Brook in Bedford.  

 

Ages 8-12 audition, 9am-noon for SCHOOLHOUSE ROCK LIVE, JR

Teens audition, 12:30pm-4:30pm for OKLAHOMA.

 

SCHOOLHOUSE ROCK LIVE, JR is based on the Emmy Award-winning 1970s Saturday morning cartoon series that taught history, grammar, math and science through clever tunes teaching a new generation to “Unpack Your Adjectives” and “Do The Circulations”.   All roles will be played by kids.  Performances of SCHOOLHOUSE ROCK LIVE, JR are currently scheduled for May 7-9.

 

The Rodgers and Hammerstein classic, OKLAHOMA was the first musical written by the famous duo.  The popular romantic story is set in the Oklahoma territory in the early 1900s.  The musical has lots of roles great for teens including: the handsome farmhand Curley and his love interest Laurey; the delightfully flirtatious Ado Annie and her boyfriend Will; the hired hand Jud Fry, the peddler man Ali Hakam, everyone’s favorite Aunt Eller, and a host of townfolk.   The musical OKLAHOMA, has an award-winning score including “Oh, What a Beautiful Morning”, “Cain’t Say No”, and of course, “Oklahoma.”

 

STARS is an educational theater company for young people ages 8-18.  Students study acting, singing, and dancing.  Tuition is $100/month.  Rehearsals are every 1st & 3rd Saturday of the month.  Audition materials are available. 

 

To keep staff & students safe during Covid-19, members of the company wear face masks, and the rehearsal area is disinfected before & after rehearsal.  Bring a mask and join the cast!   Call 817-925-1430 for more information or check the website at http://www.STARSTheaterCompany.org