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About STARS

STARS Theater company 

Providing Incredible Theater Experience Since 1994

STARS Theater Company provides young people with professional education, guidance training, and performing experience in theater arts.

STARS’ founder and director, Lu Anne Tyson, holds a Master’s degree in Theatre Arts from Abilene Christian University.  All of STARS instructors are credentialed instructors and performers.

STARS programs include a Teen Repertory and a Youth Repertory Company.  approach to educational theater and every member is cast in every show.  

Since its inception in 1994, STARS Theater Company has performed at civic functions and a variety of Chamber of Commerce and corporate events. STARS has also been a guest at the State Fair of Texas.

STARS Theater students represent a diverse talent range coming from cities across the DFW area including Arlington, Bedford, Colleyville, Coppell, Euless, Flower Mound, Ft. Worth, Grapevine, Hurst, Keller, Lewisville, Mansfield, North Richland Hill, Plano, Saginaw, Southlake, and Trophy Club.

Goals

The STARS Theater faculty members and board of directors have several goals for the company; and many goals have already been accomplished. In 1995, STARS produced its first full-length musical. The following year, a Summer Camp program was developed for students interested in learning how to design and build scenery.  STARS soon added a professional voice teacher to the staff.

Future goals for STARS Theater Company include developing a youth group for national and international touring, and an International Youth Festival.

STARS currently has several alumni enrolled in universities and conservatories across the country pursuing careers in theater as well as professional actors, comedians, performers, and vocalists.

 STARS’ Board of Directors and staff are proud to give these young people a start toward their dream.  As STARS continues to evolve and thrive, we move forward with a sincere desire to continue to enrich the lives of our community’s youth.

For more information contact us at 817-421-2883.

Children’s Theater Classes & Outreach

In addition to our classes and repertory companies, STARS director LuAnne Tyson takes her hands-on approach to theater education to local schools, libraries, and other youth organizations.

STARS Theater company, providing children's theater and acting classes for Bedford, Colleyville, Euless, Fort Worth, Grapevine, Hurst, Keller, North Richland Hills, Saginaw, and Southlake.

Musical Theater

STARS Theater’s trademark is the annual large cast summer musical, complete with orchestra.  

Past musicals include Frozen Jr., The Little Mermaid, The Wizard of Oz, Seussical, Beauty and the Beast,  Bye Bye Birdie, Chitty Chitty, Bang Bang, Willy Wonka,  Mary Poppins, Hello Dolly, The Music Man, Oliver, My Fair Lady,  Peter Pan,  The Pirates of Penzance, Carousel, The Pajama Game, and My Son Pinocchio.

In addition to the summer musical, STARS  Repertory Companies perform Winter and Spring musicals. 

Shooting STARS

The SHOOTING STARS Repertory Company delivers a unique theater experience for young people aged 8 – 13: an educational and performance opportunity that includes working with professional directors, choreographers and musical directors in a fun and educational environment. Shooting STARS produce a Winter and Spring show. Additionally, Shooting STARS are welcome to audition for the Summer Musical!

Teen / Youth STARS

The STARS Repertory Company puts youth ages 13 – 19 on stage to experience theater.

Our professional faculty provide guidance and direction but also let our talented students’ imaginations provide the basis for transformational performance. 

These STARS perform Winter and Summer Musicals.

Board of Directors

Melinda Smith, President
Nancy Cohen, Secretary
Chris Brewer
Robin Dettmer
Sandra Eddy
Mike Howe

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