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Lauren43

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

My daughter has been involved with STAR shows since 2011. I, personally, have been doing theatre for over 25 years at various companies around the world. Rarely have I seen a theatre group give so much of themselves during productions! The staff at STAR go above and beyond every summer. They put on amazing shows with the youth of Catonsville, Arbutus, and Relay. Last summer (2012), we had a power outage due to a storm that hit our area. Other theatre companies would have cancelled my daughter's production, but not STAR! They brought in generators and the show went on!! Not only do they put on a great show, but the organization as a whole (board of directors, volunteers, parents of actors) are a fun group to be part of. You will enjoy your summers with STAR!

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

A true gem in the rough. The group deals with kids 4-18 starting them with the basic skills of being on stage in front of an audience and memorizing lines all the way up to being a part of a full length musical with a live pit, multiple part harmonies, and full tech. The group offers kids and young adults the chance to not only star in a musical performance, but the chance to direct, music direct, choreograph, stage manage, perform in the pit, and much more. STAR has worked with other non-profits over the years, including Santa Claus Anonymous, and supports the Patient's Entertainment Fund at Spring Grove Hospital. Each camp is designed to fit the needs of the child's age, with the younger camps being during the day and only a week or two long, to the old camp rehearsing weeknights over the entire summer. I have worked with this group the past 7 years and hope to continue. Many of the kids that participate go on to major in the Arts at college and/or work for STAR. Keep an eye out for STAR performing in the annual Catonsville 4th of July Parade!