Please be patient as we update our Staff page to include new staff and volunteers for The Wizard of Oz and High School Musical 2 Jr.! Lizzie Knapp, a director for HSM 2 Jr. Amber Cast, will have her bio added soon. Stay tuned!
Steph Caron~ SSP Founder, Manager & Director
Steph is excited to direct her 29th musical with Shooting Starz Productions. Steph will be directing Blue Cast (The Wizard of Oz), Purple Cast (HSM 2 Jr.) and Silver Cast (HSM 2 Jr.). 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 and is noticed! If you'd like more information about SSP, please email Steph at email@example.com
Tanya Bagwell~ Director for High School Musical 2 Jr. (Jade Cast, Silver Cast, Gold Cast & Amber Cast)
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 7th musical she is directing with Shooting Starz. Tanya also enjoys crafting and going to Disney with her family.
Emily Bergren~ Director for The Wizard of Oz (Blue Cast & Ruby Cast)
Her recent roles include Grace in Annie Jr., 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 singing and public speaking. 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 most recently was a director with SSP during Annie Jr. and is excited to return again!
Cherie Lindman~ Assistant for The Wizard of Oz (Blue Cast)
This is Cherie's 3rd time assisting Shooting Starz, however she is not new to the program. Her daughter has performed in 6 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 12 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.