The STAR CENTER was founded to provide arts, education, and performance opportunities to area youth and their families. We provide performance and leadership experiences that educate, challenge and advance inspiring actors of all ages through the arts.  These opportunities help our youth develop lifelong transferable skills that can be used in any profession they choose. We want everyone to SPARKLE and SHINE!  Thank you so much for being a part of STAR.  Check this website and our Facebook Page for up-to-date information on our current shows and audition opportunities!


A Star Center Theatre Youth Production

October 5 to 15, 2023

Encore Performance December 22 and 23,2023

A Star Center Theatre Youth Production

November 10 to 19, 2023

A Star Center Theatre Youth Production

April 12-21, 2024

At the UFPA Curtis M. Phillips Center  A Partnership with Caring and Sharing Learning Academy and the University of Florida

February 6. 2024

at 10:30am and 7:30pm

At the UFPA Curtis M. Phillips Center  A Partnership with Caring and Sharing Learning Academy and the University of Florida

May 16, 2024

at 10:30am and 7:30pm

ANNOUNCING the STAR Youth 2024/25 Season

October 2024 at Star Center - Six The Musical, Teen Edition

****Auditions for Six will be open for late teens. Our production team is still 

considering what that number will be ****

Winter 2024/25 at UF Phillips Center - James and the Giant Peach Jr.

April 2025 at Star Center - Memphis The Musical School Edition

Spring 2025 at UF Phillips Center - The Sound of Music Youth Edition

Stay tuned for more information and audition dates.  In the meantime support our current youth production Frozen Jr. which opens April 12th!

Some of our Star Center youth have been invited to participate in this event in Jacksonville at Players By the Sea. 

CONGRATULATIONS! The invitations keep coming. This show has been a whirlwind. When the kids performed in Louisville the Founder/Director of the Atlanta Black Theatre Festival asked us to submit the youth for the Festival this year. So we did.

"Exciting news! You have been accepted to participate in the 13th annual Atlanta Black Theatre Festival! Your submission truly stood out among the many entries we received, showcasing your exceptional talent and creativity. We are thrilled to have you on board and cannot wait to see your creativity shine at the 2024 Atlanta Black Theatre Festival!"

Category: Main Stage -Theatre Festival

Dates of Performance: Saturday, August 31, 2024

Time: TBD

Venue: Southwest Arts Center (Atlanta)


Star Center Teen Cast of the Color Purple were invited to perform tonight at the “Boys and Girls Night Out”. Several youth groups shared various arts and speeches. Go STAR TEENS! 

Star Youth performed at the City of Gainesville Holiday Lights Celebration

Star Youth performed in the 24th Anniversary Star Center Gala

Thanks to the Star Youth who performed at the gala tonight - and to everyone who came out to support the theater! We hope to see you at an upcoming show during our youth and adult seasons. 


Look who made the cover of a National theatre magazine! So proud of the Star Center and the opportunities and exposure provided to these talented artists. On the road to Mobile.

#spotlightmagazine #onceonthisislandjr

Congratulations to all our Youth Performers on representing Star Center Theater at the 2023 AACTFest in Louisville, KY

Congratulations to Aaiden Cotton and Isabel Hansen on representing Star Center Theater at the 2022 Florida Theatre Conference in Winter Haven, FL

STAR YOUTH on the Road!

Join us in NEW YORK 2024

Informational Meeting on Zoom

January 11th at 7 pm

Please email Star Center Theatre to get the information to join the meeting .

STAR TEENS visit Players By The Sea!

Star Teens on the road again! The teens were invited to Players by the Sea Theatre in Jax for a musical theatre workshop and to see the production of WEST SIDE STORY. Thank you to Jereme Raickett for providing more opportunities for our young artists to continue to grow. 


Star Youth brought an amazing performance of Once on This Island to the AACTFEST Fest in Louisville, KY, receiving outstanding feedback from the judges! One judge commented “I had an amazing day because of you!”

Congratulations to the performers and the directors. This was the culmination of tremendous amount of hard work, teamwork, and effort.


2022/23 Youth Season

Show Highlights Coming Soon

2021/22 Youth Season

Show Highlights Coming Soon