Outreach

In addition to being the resident, musical theatre production company located at the Civic Arts Plaza in Thousand Oaks, 5-Star Theatricals is a volunteer-driven nonprofit organization devoted to giving back to our community through extensive outreach programs serving disadvantaged children, in-need seniors, active military troops and beyond. Learn more about our established outreach programs below.

Starlight Kids

5-Star Theatricals creates professional-level productions locally, and when shows call for children, the talent from the community is overwhelming. In order to engage and inspire these young people between 5-Star Theatricals shows, Starlight Kids was created!

The program is comprised of more than 60 children between the ages of 8 and 14, all of whom must audition to become part of the group. There are no fees to participate in Starlight Kids, and the performers are encouraged to further their education and experience with other groups, shows and entertainments, and to bring that experience back to Starlight Kids.

Education is a key component, as the Kids are taught a variety of material and songs, learning various styles, and discovering great music of earlier eras. In addition to performances at the Civic Arts Plaza, Starlight Kids play a leading role in our entertainment for the military and senior citizens, allowing 5-Star Theatricals to share a fundamental education: the act of performance as giving.

Current Audition Notice

Starlight Performers are ages 8 and older, boys and girls.
Starlight Teens are ages 14-19, able to hold a vocal part (S,S2,A,A2,T).

Bring resume and headshot to the audition.  Applicants will be taught a song from an upcoming show at the group audition.  Dance shoes and a 32 bar solo cut are NOT required for this group audition.

Thursday, May 10th at Hillcrest Center for the Arts
403 W. Hillcrest Dr., Thousand Oaks, CA 91360
Situated on a hill overlooking The Oaks Mall
6-7 p.m. Starlight Auditions (ages 8+)
7-8 p.m. Starlight Teen Project Auditions with a mature sound who can hold rigorous vocal harmonies (ages 14-19).

Saturday, May 12th at Hillcrest Center for the Arts
403 W. Hillcrest Dr., Thousand Oaks, CA 91360
Situated on a hill overlooking The Oaks Mall
2-3 p.m. Starlight Auditions (ages 8+)
3-4 p.m. Starlight Teen Project Auditions with a mature sound who can hold rigorous vocal harmonies (ages 14-19).

One registration reservation per person.

Starlight Teen Project

What happens when young ladies outgrow the Starlight Kids? They join the Starlight Teen Project! 5-Star Theatricals’ “Girl Group” is all about the music, developing tight harmonies and creating a unique sound. The teens learn multiple parts, and part of the education is being able to adapt at the last minute to a new song or a new harmony line.

Like the Starlight Kids, the Starlight Teen Project is front and center at 5-Star Theatricals performances for the military and senior citizens. Alumni include Tessa Grady, now appearing in her third Broadway show, and Jennifer Foster, of television’s “Glee.”

A.S.L.

5-Star Theatricals presents a signed performance for the deaf and hard-of-hearing for each production. This performance, which takes place on the first Saturday matinee of each run, also contains an educational component. Professional signers are paired with students learning the craft of signing musicals through their participation with 5-Star Theatricals. 5-Star Theatricals maintains its commitment to making musical theatre accessible for everyone.

Military Outreach

Every December, 5-Star Theatricals presents a specially-prepared show for the U.S. military and their families at the Naval Base Ventura County. Our annual shows feature stars from past shows, our youth performance groups, Santa Claus, and other holiday characters, performing in an 800-seat movie theatre on the base, converted for the evening into a holiday show celebration.

The Holiday Show for the Troops is just one facet of 5-Star Theatricals’ nationally recognized commitment to the military: All active members of the military and their families see all 5-Star Theatricals shows free of charge; 5-Star Theatricals provides entertainment at the region’s Annual Navy Ball; and 5-Star Theatricals singers sing our National Anthem at significant Navy events, such as 9/11 memorial ceremonies and retirement events.

Adopt-a-School

The Adopt-a-School program has provided free tickets for thousands of students in underserved schools, allowing new generations to enhance their educations through musical theatre. In addition to providing tickets to public performances, 5-Star Theatricals has presented mid-week student matinees of several productions, specially prepared performances designed to engage young people. Study guides to most 5-Star Theatricals shows are made available to all local teachers and educators, and 5-Star Theatricals has become a favorite local destination for students seeking “extra credit.”

Senior Outreach

For those who can’t attend shows at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 5-Star Theatricals takes entertainment to senior citizens across the community. What began with a single visit to a local center has now expanded to a multi-day tour of resident centers from Woodland Hills to Camarillo.

Adopt-A-Bus

Everyone agrees that arts education for children is a great idea, but not all children have access to the arts. Your tax-deductible donation will ensure a magical theatrical experience for hundreds of at-need children in and around the Conejo Valley! Arts education builds creativity, confidence, problem solving, perseverance, focus, non-verbal communication, collaboration, dedication and accountability. Our community will thank you for giving our children an enriched educational experience and fostering a love of the arts! The next Adopt-A-Bus opportunity will take place during the special matinee of BEAUTY AND THE BEAST on Wednesday, July 25th at 1pm.

Read More About Adopt-A-Bus

The Sponsorship

Sponsorship levels:

Platinum $2,500 (provides tickets and a bus for 50 at-need children)

  • Verbal recognition from the stage before all performances of Beauty and the Beast.
  • 1/2 page business advertisement in the Beauty and the Beast playbill*
  • Business logo on Adopt-A-Bus poster displayed at the Kavli Theatre lobby during all performances of Beauty and the Beast.
  • Recognition in Adopt-A-Bus program press release.
  • 2 complimentary orchestra vouchers to Beauty and the Beast on the performance day and time of your choice and 2 tickets to the VIP reception preceding the
  • Framed and signed recognition of your participation in the Adopt-A-Bus program

 

Gold $1,000 (provides tickets for 15 at-need children and 1/2 the cost of a bus)

  • Acknowledgment as an Adopt-A-Bus sponsor in the Beauty and the Beast playbill
  • Business name on Adopt-A-Bus poster displayed at the Kavli Theatre lobby during all performances of Beauty and the Beast.
  • Recognition in Adopt-A-Bus program press release.
  • 2 complimentary orchestra vouchers to the Adopt-A-Bus sponsored matinee of Beauty and the Beast on Wednesday, July 25th at 1 pm.
  • Framed and signed recognition of your participation in the Adopt-A-Bus program.

 

 Silver $500 (provides a portion of bus cost and tickets for at-need children)

  • Acknowledgment as an Adopt-A-Bus sponsor in the Beauty and the Beast playbill
  • Business name listed on Adopt-A-Bus poster displayed in the lobby of the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza Fred, Kavli Theatre during all performances of Beauty and the Beast.

Delivery

Sponsor agrees that the signed agreement and payment will be delivered to 5-Star Theatricals no later than May 21, 2018 via email to erica@5startheatricals.com. *Please submit your playbill artwork by 5/20.

To download the agreement, click here.

Are you interested in adopting a bus and giving 300+ at-need kids a magical theatrical experience this summer? Fill in your contact information so we can reach out to you!