Steph Caron~ SSP Founder, Manager & Director

Steph is excited to direct her 29th musical with Shooting Starz Productions. Steph will be directing the following Annie Jr. Casts:  Family Cast, Purple Cast & Gold Cast. SSP started out as a childhood dream turned into a theatre company. You can learn more about the history under the "History" tab by clicking here

Steph loves building the self-esteem of children through the performing arts. Her favorite part of directing musicals is teaching choreography. She enjoys spending time with her husband Chris and son Dean. She is grateful to the Lord for helping her serve dozens of families by providing a unique theatre opportunity where every child shines like a shooting star! If you'd like more information about SSP, please email Steph at 

Tanya Bagwell~ Director of Blue Cast, Silver Cast, Purple Cast & Gold Cast (Annie Jr.)

Tanya began volunteering with SSP in 2016. She has made numerous costumes for our productions of "Oz!" and "Annie Jr." and has also served as a rehearsal volunteer and backstage volunteer. Tanya has been on staff since August 2019 and enjoys working with a theatre that her daughter participates in. This is Tanya's 6th musical she is directing with Shooting Starz. Tanya also enjoys crafting and going to Disney with her family. She is also a travel agent specializing in Disney vacations. 

Emily Bergren~ New Director for Annie Jr. (Family Cast & Silver Cast)

Her recent roles include Mayzie La Bird in Seussical, the Frog in Sleeping Beauty and Miss Hannigan in "Annie with a Twist." She has been taught the art of public speaking and is currently receiving personal singing training. Majoring in history, Emily is currently enrolled at Thomas Edison State University. In her spare time, Emily authors the middle grade adventure series Memory Lane on Amazon and works as a preschool assistant at WINGS Homeschool Group. She is excited to work as a director with Shooting Starz Productions!

Cherie Lindman~ Assistant with Family Cast & Purple Cast (Annie Jr.)

This is Cherie's 2nd time assisting Shooting Starz, however she is not new to the program. Her daughter has performed in 5 productions. Cherie and her daughter with BOTH in the Family Cast production of The Little Mermaid. Cherie has a heart for children to see their worth and acceptance in who God created them to be! Not only does Cherie have 7 children, but she has worked with preschool aged children at STMA schools for 11 years, has operated her own family childcare for 9 years and has also done Children's Ministry at her church for 20+ years. Cherie also teaches a Trafficking Education and Prevention Curriculum to youth ages 10-18. 

Clarissa Geske~ Vocal Coach

Clarissa is a current senior at the University of Northwestern-St. Paul studying vocal music education and theatre. Annie Jr. will be her first production with Shooting Starz and she is beyond excited to be working with everyone. Clarissa has been in love with music and theatre since she was little. Some shows she has been seen in recently have been Bright Star, The Marvelous Wonderettes and Newsies. This spring, she'll be seen in the opera performance, Mozart Miniatures. Clarissa has also worked as director and hair and make up designer for multiple productions. She is also heavily involved with her university's choral department as she is in two choirs along with being the student conductor for the Amata Women's Chorale. She is ecstatic to be joining the SSP community!