5-Star Academy


5-Star Academy, Guiding Kids Toward Their Inner Star



5-Star Academy of Performing Arts is an extensive and professional theatrical training ground for youth. This educational program, run by Educational Director and Artistic Associate, Tal Fox, fosters connections between theatre performance and the Conejo Valley/Ventura County community.

We aim to introduce children and teens to professional theatre and give them the opportunity to develop into skilled actors for theater productions and beyond! Through work in the classroom, onstage, and in the community, we strive to develop future theatre leaders by offering a program led by industry professionals.

In addition to offering ongoing classes each session, 5-Star offers Master Classes with working actors, choreographers, casting directors, agents/managers, musical directors, etc. providing kids and teens in the community an opportunity for top-notch expert feedback.

Fall 2019 Session Starts September 16th, 2019. Registration opens August 16th!



To contact us with any questions please email EDUCATION@5startheatricals.com or call (805) 497-8613


  • Musical Theater Technique I (Beginner- ages 6-10)
  • Musical Theater Technique II (Intermediate and Advanced- ages 10-18)
  • Performance Class(Beginner-Intermediate- ages 6-13)
  • Private Voice Lessons (all ages)
  • Private Acting Coaching (all ages)
  • Self-taping



Musical Theater Technique focuses on expanding a deeper, more precise understanding of the student’s acting ability and development of his/her acting skills in a song. This class is split into a Beginner class for ages 6-10 and an Intermediate/Advanced class for ages 10-18. All students should be comfortable learning material outside of class. Students will be assigned songs appropriate to their age and development, and workshop it over 12 weeks. Each student will have the opportunity to perform and observe other students during each class. Throughout the session, a guest from the entertainment industry (actor, choreographer, musical director, agent, etc.) will attend to provide feedback.

  • Dates:
    -Musical Theater Technique I
    Beginner level (ages 6-10) Mondays 4-6pm. September 16th – December 9th
    -Musical Theater Technique II
    Intermediate/Advanced level (aged 11-18) Mondays 6-8pm. September 16th – December 9th
  • Tuition: $625
  • 8 students minimum. 12 students maximum.



This beginner/intermediate level performance class is for students ages 6-13. In addition to learning group musical theater numbers, each student will be assigned at least one solo, duet, or intimate group number to showcase his/her skills. Choreography will be intertwined into group numbers and acting technique will be emphasized. A performance for family/friends will be at the end of the session. This class runs for 11 weeks, with a performance on the final class.

  • Dates: Saturdays 10am-1pm, September 21st – December 7th
  • Performance on Saturday, December 7th at 12pm
  • Tuition: $600
  • 8 students minimum. 20 students maximum.



We offer individual voice lessons for students, ages 6 to adult. We have a few instructors available, to be scheduled at our rehearsal studio, the instructor’s private studio, or at the student’s home.

  • For availability and bookings please email Education@5startheatricals.com



We offer one-on-one coaching to prep for auditions or to work on your acting skills. In addition, we coach and tape actors for auditions, edit the final video, and send you or your agents the file, as needed.

  • For availability and bookings please email Education@5startheatricals.com

Previous guests include:
-Ashley Argota (TV: True Jackson VP, Bucket & Skinner’s Epic Adventures, How to Build a Better Boy, Lab Rats, The Fosters; Broadway Tour:Young Nala in Lion King)

-Anneliese van der Pol (TV: Raven’s Home, That’s So Raven. Broadway: Belle in Beauty and the Beast)

-Jason Michael Snow (Broadway’s Book of Mormon, South Pacific, Xanadu. Television: Black Monday, This Is Us, One Day at a Time…)

-Katherine Tokarz (Broadway’s Rock of Ages, Wicked, A Chorus Line, White Christmas. Television: A Christmas Story Live!, The Neighbors, Alexa & Katie…)

-Erin McIntyre (Wicked, Love Never Dies, Into the Woods, Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder…)

-Michelle Elkin (Choreographer and Actress. Acting credits include Annie (with Carol Burnett), Choreography credits include Younger (with Sutton Foster), Bunheads, Ally McBeal, 10 Things I Hate About You, American Idol…)

-Ashley Wible (Talent Agent- Equity/Theater Department at Kazarian, Measures, Ruskin & Associates)

-Todd Eskin (Talent Agent and Head of Across the Board Talent)

-Kara Slocum (Youth Talent Agent at Firestarter Entertainment)

… and many more

Tal Fox

Tal Fox

The 5-Star Academy of Performing Arts is run by Educational Director and Artistic Associate, Tal Fox. Tal has worked professionally for more than 10 years in the entertainment and education industries. She holds a bachelor’s in fine arts in musical theatre and a bachelor’s degree in communications from Pace University in New York City, and has lectured and taught across the United States at schools, acting programs and theaters. In her five years as a talent agent at Kazarian/Measures/Ruskin & Associates she ran the bi-coastal (Los Angeles/New York) Equity/Theater department and developed the Youth TV/Film/Theater department. She has advanced many careers and put a multitude of actors on Broadway, in television and film, in national tours and in regional theater productions. Tal has experience performing, casting (credits include Center Theatre Group, Kirk Douglas Theatre, Theatre @ Boston Court, Bleecker St. Theatre in NYC…), theater tech, and in producing (with Broadway theater producer, Ken Davenport, as well as The Rockwell and The Lounge Theater in Los Angeles). With all of these resources, she brings an extremely high quality of understanding of both acting technique and business savvy to her students.


A $120 non-refundable deposit (deposit) is required to sign up for a class.

Payment options:

  1. 5-Star will bill the remainder of the class tuition on the first day of class
  2. 5-Star is happy to coordinate and work on a payment plan with any of our students. Please email EDUCATION@5startheatricals.com with any requests.