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Camp Rising Star Returns for Another Season of Summer Fun

Starlight Community Theater’s Camp Rising Star is back for the 2018 Summer Season and we are inviting young actors across the Valley to join us on center stage!

To kick-off the Summer, our June 4-16 session will be The Wizard of OZ – Young Performers’ Edition. This classic tale, in which a Kansas farm girl travels over the rainbow to discover the magical power of home and the joy of friendship, has been entertaining audiences for generations!

This session will go from June 4 to 16, Monday through Fridays from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. and is designed for campers who are between the ages of 7-17. Auditions for named lead roles will take place on June 4 from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m., and two of the performing shows will take place on Saturday, June 16 at 2 p.m. and 5 p.m.

For those looking to register for 2018 Camp Rising Star, there will be an early prepaid registration special for anyone whose prepaid registration is received on or before April 30. This early prepaid registration price will be $275 per student.  If you are already a Starlight Community Theater Member, early prepaid registration prices will start at $255.

After April 30, prices will increase to $295 per student and $275 for Starlight Community Theater Members.

Membership in Starlight Community Theater is $20 annually per family household per theater season, July 1st through June 30th of the following calendar year.

For more information or to register for Starlight Community Theater’s 2018 Camp Rising Star, visit us at


Winter & Spring Acting Opportunities for Children & Teens

Spotlight Arts announces winter/spring musical theatre workshops and acting classes for children and teens local to Brewster. Students can choose from a variety of our programs which all provide performance opportunities in a fun and positive learning environment. 

The spring musical theatre workshop, Fiddler on the Roof Jr., meets on Tuesday evenings beginning February 6th and is designed for students ages 6 through 14. After 12 sessions, the end result is a full workshop production of the classic musical tale on Friday, May 4th. Students experience a full production with costumes, lighting, wireless microphones & scenery.​ 

Weekly storytelling theater and improv classes are also available to students on Saturdays until the end of March. The two Saturday class offerings are separated by age and ability; storytelling theater is a perfect class for our youngest thespians ages 4-7 as they explore the basic fundamentals of theater and storytelling through guided exercises. Our improv class is a great option for students ages 8 and older who want to explore creative choices and acting on instinct through often comedic improvisational exercises.

Looking for some fun activities during this year's spring break? Spotlight Arts' spring break theater camp is a 3-day camp designed to provide light-hearted theatre and fun for ages 6 - 14. Students work on their acting, singing and dance skills while preparing for a cabaret performance including duets, solos & full company numbers from all different broadway and musical theatre hits. Students also engage in improv and comedy specials, dance, crafts and other theatre-related activities. The cabaret performance takes place on Day 3 at 3pm.

For students who are looking for a one-on-one experience, 30-minute private acting coaching sessions are also now available to students ages 6-18. Students can use private acting instruction to prepare for upcoming auditions, continue to enhance their acting skills, and direct their focus into detailed work in one or more specific areas: commercials, plays, musical theatre, TV/film. Students have the option to book by individual sessions or schedule a consistent weekly time slot for 10 consecutive weeks throughout the winter/spring season. Space is limited. 

For more information on any winter/spring programs, call 845.444.ARTS, email spotlightartsinc@gmail. com or visit .