THE SUMMER THEATER ARTS PROGRAM (S.T.A.R)
The STAR program, now in its 6th year, is a summer program dedicated to the youth in the region. Tuition-based and by audition, participants receive one-on-one and small group instruction in voice, acting, and dance, as well an introduction to topics such as stage etiquette, direction, theater vocabulary, improvisation, diction, and more.
NOTICE: Due to COVID-19 and our agreements with Northland Community and Technical College and United Methodist Church, pandemic protocols will be mandatory in both facilities, requiring all who enter to wear masks and to social distance.
Because of limited audience numbers, we will stream the shows for those who like through an online site. Stay tuned for more information regarding streaming in the near future.
PETER PAN 3rd-5th grades
The timeless tale of a boy who refuses to grow up and his adventures in Neverland with Wendy, Michael, and John, Captain Hook, the Lost Children, Tinkerbell and many others.
Auditions: May 10 and 11 from 3:00–5:00 p.m.
Performances: June 28, 29, 30.
Rehearsals: Weekday mornings starting June 9.
Recording session: Friday, June 25 from 6-9 p.m.
You must sign up for an audition time here:
Auditions will be held at:
United Methodist Church–Thief River Falls; 116 Horace Avenue North
Auditions open to current 2nd-4th graders (those who will be in 3rd through 5th grade during the 2021-2022 school year)
Be prepared to sing a song of your choice–bring sheet music; an accompanist will be provided. NOTE: Please limit song selections/excerpts to 2 minutes maximum. We will also have some simple songs available like “Happy Birthday” if you would like. You will also be asked to read dialogue from the show. See attached script samples.
*It is recommended that you print these off and have your child practice them before coming to auditions, making sure they know the words and can read them easily. Also, the words in italics are stage directions and are not spoken.
*Please print this off, fill it out completely and bring it to auditions. We will collect these and use them to keep track of those auditioning.
“Think lovely, wonderful thoughts, and UP you’ll go!”
Set in the 1930s, this rollicking comedy will leave audiences howling with laughter and tapping their toes to Cole Porter’s music
Two casts: 6th – 8th graders & 9th – 12th graders (2021-22 school year)
Note: current 5th graders are eligible to audition for this show
• May 17, 18, & 19 from 3:00-5:00 p.m. each day
• All auditions will be held at the United Methodist Church, Thief River Falls—116 Horace Avenue North
• Middle School Cast Performances: July 20, 21, 22
• Middle School rehearsals will take place on weekday mornings starting June 29.
• Middle School recording session will take place on Sat., July 17 from noon- 5 p.m.
• High School Cast Performances: July 27, 28, 29
• High School rehearsals will take place on weekday afternoons starting July 1.
• High School recording session will take place on Friday, July 23 from 6-10 p.m.
You must sign up for an audition time slot: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040444ABA82FAB9-auditions1
For auditions, be prepared to sing a song of your choice–bring sheet music; an accompanist will be provided. We will also have some simple songs available like “Happy Birthday” if you really get stuck, but that is not advised if you are looking to get a leading role. Please limit your selections to 3 minutes or less.
You will need to fill out an Audition Sheet:
*Print it off, fill it out carefully and completely, and HAVE A PARENT SIGN IT. This is important.
You will also be asked to read dialogue from the show. You can find links to these here:
While the dialogue does not have to be memorized, it’s a good idea to practice it aloud until you can say the lines easily and with expression. Don’t be shy! Research the characters a bit and try to add character!
SYNOPSIS: This is a one-hour adaptation of ANYTHING GOES that is a wacky shipboard farce featuring romance, intrigue, colorful characters and a glorious score from Cole Porter. Highlights include: “You’re The Top,” “It’s De-Lovely,” “Friendship,” “I Get A Kick Out Of You,” “Blow, Gabriel, Blow,” and the title number.
- BILLY CROCKER is the show’s leading young man with stars in his eyes and a sweet, earnest disposition. He gets in a ton of trouble in pursuit of love.
- RENO SWEENEY is the show’s leading lady. She is foremost an entertainer and can command attention just by walking through the door. Reno enjoys the spotlight and easily makes friends with everyone she meets.
- Reno’s four ANGELS are a pack of ladies with the vocal and dance stylings to back up Reno. Entertainers by profession, the Angels are filled to the brim with talent, sass, and charisma.
- MRS. EVANGELINE HARCOURT is Hope’s overbearing mother who truly wants the best for her daughter and herself, and she will go to whatever lengths necessary to make sure she doesn’t end up poor.
- HOPE HARCOURT is the perfect mixture of poise and properness befitting her upper-class status. While she does care about her place in society, love is what motivates her in the long run.
- LORD EVELYN OAKLEIGH is a British gentleman betrothed to Hope Harcourt. He may come off a bit stiff, but underneath this proper exterior is a generous man looking for excitement. He is very much a character!
- MOONFACE MARTIN is a gangster who is on the run (as usual). Moonface may not be the smartest person in the world, but when he commits to an idea, he sticks to it.
- ERMA is Moonface Martin’s partner in crime. Erma is certainly not intimidated by Moonface’s gangster reputation.
- The show features many OTHER CHARACTERS aboard the ship. It is full of vivid characters, including featured PASSENGERS, REPORTERS, PHOTOGRAPHERS, FBI AGENTS, and more.