Shooting Starz Productions began with a childhood dream. Steph Caron, wrote and directed her first original play at age 12 in 2004. She gathered neighborhood children, including her siblings, to be the actors. Each production would benefit a different charity.
In the years following, Steph continued to write original productions. Her mother helped her write her first business letters at age 13 to begin looking for a performance venue. In 2006, Shooting Starz Productions was founded as a non-profit company and the group began donating admission from performances to Feed My Starving Children. SSP has donated over $10,000 to FMSC from 2006-2018. They received an award from FMSC in the summer of 2017. SSP's ticket fees currently go directly towards performance costs and growth of the organization.
The non-profit theatre group has performed at a variety of venues including Steph's childhood backyard (2004-2005), Brookdale Shopping Center (2006-2010), Champlin Ice Forum (2011-2012), Servant of Christ Lutheran Church (2013-2018), Lincoln Elementary School's Auditorium (2016-2018) and a variety of high school auditoriums in the surrounding suburbs (2018-2019). Shooting Starz is excited to perform at a new venue, Elision Playhouse, where audiences will have a more intimate experience- up and close to the actors (2019-2020 season).
Shooting Starz Productions has been performing well known musicals in most recent years. Cinderella (2016), Oz (2017), Annie Jr. (2018), Peter Pan Jr. (2018), Charlie & the Chocolate Factory (2018), Beauty & the Beast Jr. (2019), The Little Mermaid (2019) & Aladdin Jr. (2019). The Greatest Show (2019), featured musical numbers from The Greatest Showman movie.
SSP began producing an annual Family Cast Show in which parents could act with their kids! Our 3rd annual Family Cast show, High School Musical, is currently in production with performances in May & June 2020. There is also a Kids Only Cast for HSM.
Shooting Starz Productions has produced 25 musicals and a number of theatre camps for children and teens ages Kindergarten through 8th grade. SSP recently wrapped up Aladdin Jr.
This year's theatre season includes, Aladdin Jr. (November 2019) and High School Musical (May/June 2020). Shooting Starz is excited to have new staff on board as we are growing our team! If you are interested in joining our team as a volunteer or staff member, please contact Manager Steph Caron firstname.lastname@example.org