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 Singers

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 Singers 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 Singers, 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 Singers.

Education is a key component, as the Singers 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 Singers 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 AUDITIONS!

Starlight Singers and Teens are the Community Outreach programs of 5Star Theatricals, performing in VIP and community events, military base holiday show, and entertainment tours for the summer, winter holidays, Memorial Day and Veteran’s Day at senior centers throughout the greater Conejo Valley (Simi Valley to Reseda, Thousand Oaks to Woodland Hills).  This rewarding performance opportunity brings songs and smiles to grateful audiences, where the highlight of the show is the meet and greet following each performance.  This educational opportunity to learn and perform musical theater classics is free for those who make the audition.

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

Starlight Singers are ages 8+, boys and girls.

Starlight Teens are ages 14-19 and attend high school in 2019, with a mature sound who can hold rigorous vocal harmonies (S, S2, A, A2, T1, T2).

Saturday, June 8th at Hillcrest Center for the Arts

403 W. Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks, CA 91360

Situated on a hill overlooking The Oaks Mall
10am -11am Starlight Auditions (ages 8+)
11am -12pm Starlight Teen Auditions with a mature sound who can hold rigorous vocal harmonies S, S2, A, A2, T1, T2 (ages 14-19 and attend high school in 2019).

One registration reservation per person.

Starlight Teens

What happens when young ladies outgrow the Starlight Kids? They join the Starlight Teens! 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 Teens 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!