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STARS Theater Company announces a season of comedy for local young people.   Fall auditions are scheduled for Saturday, August 19 at the Community Building, First United Methodist Church in Bedford, 2012 Shady Brook, Bedford. 

Ages 8-12 audition for THE ELVES AND THE SHOEMAKER, THE MUSICAL, 9:00am-noon. 

Teenagers audition for SEUSSICAL Jr, 12:30pm-4:30pm

Ages 8-12 will enjoy the upbeat retelling of the old classic tale.   ELVES AND THE SHOEMAKER, THE MUSICAL is packed with fun roles for kids including the kooky elves; Mortz, Schwartz, Hazel, Gracie, and Studebaker, along with a town of quirky characters bringing magic to the Lockhardt’s shoe shop. 

Teen actors will have a blast as Dr. Seuss' best-loved characters collide in the unforgettable musical caper, SEUSSICAL, Jr.  Characters include: Cat In The Hat, Horton, Gertrude, Mayzie, young Jojo, the Whos, and a host of characters in the Jungle of Nool. 

A special audition class for both productions will be Saturday, August 5, 10am-2pm.  Interested students are welcome to attend.  Audition materials will be available at the class. For more information call 817-925-1430. 

Performances for ELVES AND THE SHOEMAKER, THE MUSICAL are scheduled for December 1-3. Performances for SEUSSICAL, Jr are scheduled for Jan 5-7 & 12-14. STARS is an educational theater and all roles will be played by young people.  Rehearsals are the 1st & 3rd Saturdays of each month and tuition is $85 per month.  For information or to pick up audition materials call 817-925-1430.  www.STARSTheater.org

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The sweetest show in town, WILLY WONKA, is coming to Northeast Tarrant County.  STARS Theater Company will present Roald Dahl's timeless story of the world famous candy man and his quest to find an heir, June 23-25 & June 30-July 2 at Scott Hall, located at 1245 Bedford Rd, Bedford 76021 on the campus of the First United Methodist Church in Bedford.

WILLY WONKA performance dates and times are:

Friday, June 23 at 7:30pm

Saturday, June 24 at 7:30pm

Sunday, June 25 at 3:00pm

Friday, June 30 at 7:30pm

Saturday, July 1 at 7:30pm

Sunday, July 2 at 3:00pm

The famous candy maker, Willy Wonka, has hidden five golden tickets in candy bars all over the world.  The winners will receive a life time 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.

Join Charlie Bucket on his delicious adventure to Willy Wonka's mysterious chocolate factory.   The musical production features the enchanting songs from the 1971 film starring Gene Wilder such as “Pure Imagination” and “The Candy Man”.

STARS’ production of WILLY WONKA stars several local young people.   Heading up the cast in the roles of Charlie Bucket and Willy Wonka are Joel Smith of Southlake and Taylor Johnson of Saginaw.  The bratty kids, Augustus Gloop, Violet Beauregarde, Veruca Salt, and Mike Teavee are played by Jonathan Nieman of Grapevine, Lauren Raymond of Grand Prairie, Jenn Howe and Pierson van den Dyssel both of Southlake.  The production is directed by Lu Anne Tyson of Hurst with vocal direction by Paula-Beth Toller of Arlington and Sue Hurst of Grapevine.  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 production runs June 23-25 & June 30-July 2 at Scott Hall in Bedford.   Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for children.  For reservations or information call 817-925-1430 or check the website at www.STARSTheaterCompany.org

 

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STARS Theater Company announces auditions for ages 8-12 for the new musical, THE PINOCCHO SHOW.  Auditions are Saturday, February 4, 9:00am-noon at the Community Building of the First United Methodist Church in Bedford. Local young people ages 8-12 are encouraged to audition. 

Carlo Collodi’s classic story, Pinocchio, gets a fun and wacky makeover in this musical adaptation.  Young Carl wants to run away from home so he tries to get a job with the mysterious Professor Pinecone and his traveling magical marionette puppet show.  He soon discovers that his new job comes with all kinds of strings attached.  The upbeat musical features a host of kooky characters including a cricket with an attitude, a sassy blue’s singing fairy, the devious Fox and Cat, Fannie Oakleaf and Tina Tuna.  The new musical is filled with fun dialogue, modern music and a surprise ending.  All roles will be played by young people. 

STARS is an educational theater with 23 years of experience in Northeast Tarrant County.  The production will be directed by Lu Anne Tyson.  Performances are scheduled for May 12-14.  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:  $85 per month.   Call 817-925-1430 for audition materials and for more information.  www.STARSTheaterCompany.org

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

The musical adaptation of Roald Dahl's fantastic 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 entire 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 23 years of experience in Northeast Tarrant County.  The production will be directed by Lu Anne.  Performances are scheduled in June.

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:  $85 per month

 Call 817-925-1430 for audition materials and for more information

www.STARSTheaterCompany.org

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

The musical adaptation of Roald Dahl's fantastic 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 entire 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 23 years of experience in Northeast Tarrant County.  The production will be directed by Lu Anne.  Performances are scheduled in June.

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:  $85 per month

 Call 817-925-1430 for audition materials and for more information

www.STARSTheaterCompany.org

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Yee Haw, get your Denim and Diamonds and join the fun when Texas Star Dinner Theater’s hilarious murder mystery comes to Southlake for a special performance.  OILS WELL THAT ENDS WELL is scheduled for Thursday, January 26 at The Marq, located at 285 Shady Oaks, in Southlake. 

The City of Southlake, APEX, and Texas Star Dinner Theater are joining forces to sponsor an evening of sidesplitting entertainment benefiting the STARS Theater Company Capital Campaign.  STARS is an educational theater for young people and after 22 years in northeast Tarrant County they are in need of a permanent home.

Join us for an evening of laughter and goodwill benefiting these local children.  The audience will enjoy a delicious meal by Trio New American, then on to the mystery.   Who killed oil tycoon, Derrick Von Spindletop?  Could his wife, Francine, have cashed in early on his life insurance?   Or it may have been Seth Poole, who has plodded here all the way from the piney woods of East Texas.  And then there’s the two new Wildcatters in town.  Did Wally sink Spindletop’s ship into the depths of Davy Jones’ locker?  Or did one of Helga’s manic mechanisms bring Derrick to his demise.   The wealthiest man in town has been struck down in his hunt for black gold, and the mystery can only be solved with help from the audience. 

Don’t miss this hysterical evening featuring Texas Star Dinner Theater’s Murder Mystery, OILS WELL THAT ENDS WELL.  STARS Theater Company’s, Denim and Diamond’s Fundraising Gala is scheduled for January 26, 2017 at The Marq in Southlake.  Doors open at 6:00pm and dinner will be served at 7:00pm.  Tickets are $100.  Seating is limited and reservations are required by January 19.  For more information call 817-925-1430.  Tickets are available online at www.STARSTheaterCompany.org

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STARS Theater Company brings the musical adventure of  JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH to life beginning Friday, January 6, at 7:30 p.m. All performances will be at Tarrant County College Northeast Campus.

* Friday, January 6 at 7:30 p.m.;   * Saturday, January 7 at 7:30 p.m.;

* Sunday, January 8 at 3:00 p.m.;

* Friday, January 13 at 7:30 p.m.; * Saturday, January 14 at 7:30 p.m.;

* Sunday, January 15 at 3:00 p.m.;

Tickets are $12 for adults and $8 for children under 12.  For reservations and information call 817-925-1430.

Join James and his friends Grasshopper, Centipede, Ladybug, Spider, and Earthworm as they set sail on the adventure of a lifetime in Roald Dahl’s magical story, JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH.  Cheer as James learns the value of teamwork and overcoming his fears.  With the help of his friends, he escapes the hands of his evil aunts, Spiker & Sponge, and sails across the ocean in search of a new home. 

Several local young people are featured in the production.  James is played by Southlake resident, Joel Smith. His friends Grasshopper, Spider, Centipede, Ladybug, and Earthworm are played by Pierson van den Dyssel and Skyler Clark of Southlake, Matthew Martinez of Flower Mound, Lauren Henesey of Mansfield, and Lauren Raymond of Grand Prairie.  The evil stepsisters Spiker & Sponge are played by Southlake residents, Alli Calvert and Coleman Hahn.  James Wade, also of Southlake plays Ladahlord the Magician.

The production is directed by Lu Anne Tyson of Hurst with choreography by Sue Hurst of Grapevine and vocal direction by Vicki Keller of Arlington.  The production is great for the entire family.  Pack up the kids and head to the theater for this musical adventure.   JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH, Jr runs two weekends beginning Friday, January 6 at Tarrant County College Northeast Campus.  For information call 817-925-1430, or visit the website at www.starstheatercompany.org

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Bedford, TEXAS November 30, 2016 – STARS Theater Company brings the delightful version of the classic story Jack And The Beanstalk to life in FEE FI FO FUM.  STARS will present the musical production one weekend only beginning Friday, December 2 at 7:30 p.m. The production features several area young people. Performances will be at Scott Hall located in The First United Methodist Church of Bedford, 1245 Bedford Rd. in Bedford.

 

* Friday, December 2 at 7:30 p.m.;

* Saturday, December 3 at 2:00 p.m.;

* Sunday, December 4 at 2:00 p.m.;

Tickets are $10 for adults and $8 for children under 12.  For reservations and information call 817-925-1430.

 

FEE FI FO FUM”is wonderful family entertainment with a simple message.  Good can overcoming evil.  Jack’s optimistic attitude leads him to believe in the possibilities in life and as the song says, “Good things are bound to happen.” 

 

The poor village is suffering at the hands of the evil giant that lives up in the clouds. He’s kidnapped their queen and the village must find enough gold to help pay her ransom.  To save their home, Jack has to sell their only thing of value, their cow, Miss Priss.  A mysterious stranger buys the cow for five magic beans.  After the beans are tossed away, an amazing giant beanstalk appears. Jack climbs up the beanstalk and into the castle where he not only fights Gogmagog, the giant, but a malicious troll as well.  In the end, the cow is returned, the chicken learns how to lay golden eggs and the good life returns to the kingdom.  

 

Several local young people are featured in the production.  Jack is played by Arlington resident, Kristina Miller, and the nasty Giant is portrayed by Neil Tucker from North Richland Hills.  Jack’s mother and sister are played by Carson Hawkins of Euless, and Emma Mann of Southlake.  The Giant’ kooky help is played by Emmy Irvin of Euless, Allie Graybeal of Joshua, and Rhiana Bullock of North Richland Hills.  Sheriff Dum Dum and The Troll are played by Carolina Paredes of Grapevine and Emerson Hodges of Keller.  Rounding out the cast are Princes Tulip and the Queen played by Mia Neeley of Haltom City and Ella Hutchens of Grapevine.  The cow and chicken are played by Caitlin and Greg Breslin of Trophy Club.  Daisy is played by Kaya Bullock of North Richland Hills, and the Mysterious Bean Seller is played by Kamryn Vucina of Keller.

 

The production is directed by Lu Anne Tyson of Hurst with choreography by Sue Hurst of Grapevine and vocal direction by Vicki Keller of Arlington.  The production is great for the entire family.  Pack up the kids and head to Bedford for this lighthearted retelling of the classic tale.  FEE FI FO FUM runs one weekend only at Scott Hall located at the First United Methodist Church in Bedford, 1245 Bedford Rd. in Bedford.  For information call 817-925-1430, or visit the website at www.starstheatercompany.org

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YOUTH Auditions for STARS’ upcoming Fall & Winter musical productions will be Saturday, August 20 at First United Methodist Church in Bedford, Community Building, 2012 Shady Brook in Bedford. 

Students ages 8-12 will audition 9am-noon for FEE FI FO FUM, a comical retelling of the classic tale of Jack and the Giant.  This hilarious musical is full of fun characters including Jack, the Giant, the Troll, the Princess, the golden chicken, Miss Priss the Cow, the Beanseller and more.

Students ages 13-18 will audition 12:30pm-4:30pm for JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH.    The young actors will have a ball as they bring to life Road Dahl’s cast of kooky characters with James, Spiker and Sponge - his two atrocious aunts, the Magician, Grasshopper, Centipede, Lady Bug, Earthworm, Spider, and more. 

All interested students ages 8-teens are encouraged to audition.

Don't miss out n the fun and join us on stage. PERFORMANCES for FEE FI FO FUM are scheduled for December 2-4.  JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH performances are scheduled for January 6-8 & 13-15, 2017. Both shows are great family entertainment.

STARS is an educational theater and all roles will be played by young people. The productions will be directed by Lu Anne Tyson with vocal direction by Vicki Keller and choreography by Sue Hurst.  Tuition is $85 per month.  Rehearsals will be the 1st & 3rd Saturdays of each month.    Audition materials are available. Call 817-925-1430 for more information.  www.STARSTheaterCompany.org

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MARY POPPINS, the practically perfect musical, comes to Southlake this summer.    STARS Theater Company’s production of the beloved story is scheduled for July 15-17 & 22-24 at The Marq, located at 285 Shady Oaks, in Southlake. 

Performance dates and times are:

Friday, July 17 at 7:30pm

Saturday, July 16 at 7:30pm

Sunday, July 17 at 2:00pm

Friday, July 22 at 7:30pm

Saturday, July 23 at 2:00pm

Sunday, July 24 at 2:00pm

 

Staged within a giant storybook, the P. L. Travers classic tale, MARY POPPINS, comes to life.  Everyone’s favorite chimney sweep, Bert, introduces theatergoers to England in 1910 and the troubled Banks family.  Their children, Jane and Michael have sent many a nanny packing before Mary Poppins arrives on their doorstep.  With her special combination of magic and common sense, Mary teaches George Banks and his family how to value each other again.  MARY POPPINS is a delightful story for children of all ages. 

 

STARS’ production of MARY POPPINS stars several local young people.   Heading up the cast in the role of Mary Poppins is Soutthlake resident Jennifer Howe.  Bert is played by Kirk Zanetti George Banks is played by Jack Callahan of Southlake and Winifred is played by Cathryn D’Amore of Keller.  The children, Jane and Michael, are played by Kristina Miller of Arlington and Joel Smith from Southlake.  The production is directed by Lu Anne Tyson of Hurst with vocal direction by Vicki Keller of Arlington and choreography by Sue Hurst of Grapevine.  Music Conductor is Dax Stokes of Denton.

 

STARS Theater Company’s production of MARY POPPINS is great entertainment for the whole family.   The production runs July 15-17 & 22-24 at The Marq in Southlake. Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for children.  For reservations or information call 817-925-1430 or check the website at www.STARSTheaterCompany.org