Starlight focuses on the rehearsal and production of a full-length play each summer. We cast during the first few days – every student who wants to act will get a role – then we rehearse, build the sets, hang the lights, design the costumes, and organize front-of-house and backstage tasks.
Parade - 4th July
On July 4th students who were available marched in the Williamstown 4th of July Parade. The Starlight kids decorated their hats to wear in the parade. The theme of this year's parade was Hats off to America and a generous donor bought us the hats.
Welcome to the Theatre
Since being founded in 1976, hundreds of young people from the northern Berkshire County, southern Vermont and eastern New York state area have participated in the programs. We rehearse and perform at facilities in the First Congregational Church at 906 Main Street in Williamstown, MA.
Theatre is a collaborative discipline.
It is hard work, but very rewarding. Our aim is for each student to learn these facts and have a good time at Starlight.
Although some Starlight alumni go on to seek degrees and careers in the theatre, our goal is not to train actors and technicians, but to instill a lifelong love and respect for the arts that combine to create theatre.
We produce full-length plays for the general public.
Casting takes place on the first two days of the program for both groups. It is the sole responsibility of the Director, whose decision is final. It is the company policy not to recast productions.
We try to find the best possible combination between student and production. We do not require previous theatrical experience or training.
Enrollment is limited and students are accepted on the basis of first received applications and paid tuition.
About the Programs
Starlight Stage Company (ages 12 - 18) and Junior Starlight (ages 7 - 11) are nonresidential, half-day programs, operating five days per week for a five week period from 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM.
Some people ask how Starlight has lasted for so many years.
The answer is simple - the same format which we used in 1976 is still in use today. We have... (more)
Both On and Off Stage Opportunities Exist
Students learn aspects of:
At Starlight we believe that our kids can do anything. ( Learn More )
2015 - The Wonderful Wizard of Oz
2014 - Peter Pan
2013 - The Witches and House On The Cliff
2011 - The Madwoman of Chaillot
2010 - Through the Looking Glass
2009 - Dark of the Moon
2008 - I Remember Mama
2007 - The Legend of Sleepy Hollow
2002 - The Crucible
1998 - The Time Machine
1996 - Lifeguards + Circus in the Wind
1994 - The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie
1991 - Peter Pan
1990 - The Skin of Our Teeth