STARS Theater company
Accredited, Experienced Performers & Instructors
STARS’ instructors are all accredited and experienced performers and instructors who bring a wealth of knowledge and personal experience to the STARS Theater Company.
STARS’ hands-on, experiential approach allows instructors to encourage each student to bring their unique gift to the world.
Lu Anne Tyson
Executive Director/Director of Productions
Lu Anne is the founder and director of STARS Theater Company. With a Master of Arts Degree in Theater Arts from Abilene Christian University, she has over 25 performing, directing, and teaching.
She is also an experienced set designer and builder. LuAnne developed educational theater programs for ages 6 to adult and has directed a variety of public and private school theater classes and afterschool programs.
She has served on the Visiting Committee for Abilene Christian University Theater Department and as past President of ONSTAGE Theater in Bedford. Lu Anne was a well-respected director and performer in the DFW community before creating STARS Theater Company. She worked in local television for over 14 years as host of CityPage Update and a variety of talk shows.
When she is not directing, Lu Anne can be seen pursuing her love of acting on stages around north Texas.
Sue Hurst is an Associate of the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing and the Royal Academy of Dancing, England. In her career, she appeared on stage numerous times. Her last professional appearance was at the Lincoln Center, New York 2010 in The Weaving, an original dance narrative
She has choreographed for musicals and ballets such as Swan Lake, Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, Cats, Oklahoma, Carousel and Sweet Charity. Sue owned a successful dance studio in Hurst for 14 years and is now a teacher at Artistry in Motion PAC where she continues to teach and pass on her love of dance.
Paula-Beth has been blessed to be with STARS since 2017. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree with a focus in piano performance and has been teaching private lessons for over 20 years.
Deeply impacted by the teachers in her life, Paula-Beth knew from an early age she wanted to be involved in teaching. From 2002-2014 she directed children’s choirs across TX and IL. Her focus on musical instruction has always been to encourage students to reach their highest potential in a fun and energetic environment.
When not instructing, Paula-Beth has enjoyed being on stage in productions through the Springfield Municipal Opera, Springfield Theatre Centerpiece, Wichita Theater Company, and Anson’s Royal Theater.