Steph Caron~ SSP Founder, Manager & Director

Steph is excited to direct her 28th musical with Shooting Starz Productions (Elf Jr.). Steph has training in vocals, dance and theatre. 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

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 an organization that her daughter participates in. This is Tanya's 5th 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.! 

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!

Liz Shaffer~ Assistant with Purple Cast & Silver Cast, Elf Jr.

Liz began volunteering backstage during The Greatest Show (2019) and became a regular rehearsal volunteer with SSP's Aladdin production. Liz recently co-directed one of our Descendants casts and helped manage our "Showcase" during Seussical Kids! Liz loves gardening and spending time with her husband & four daughters (one of which acts with SSP).

Angie Burns~ Assistant with Purple & Silver Cast, Elf Jr.

I have volunteered with SSP during rehearsals and backstage during performances for the past few years. I have also been in The Little Mermaid and High School Musical in the Family Casts. I enjoy helping kids memorize their lines and become their character in a performance. I enjoy spending time with my husband and two kids.

Cherie Lindman~ Assistant with Purple & Silver Cast, Elf Jr.

This is Cherie's 1st time assisting Shooting Starz, however she is not new to the program. Her daughter has performed in 4 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. 

Chloe Bagwell~ Volunteer with  Blue Cast, Elf Jr.

Chloe has acted in over a dozen shows with SSP! Chloe generously helps wherever needed and has stepped in to play additional roles in the past when other actors could no longer perform. Chloe currently acts in our Silver Cast (Elf Jr.). 

Brenna Antonson~ Volunteer with Blue Cast, Elf Jr.

Brenna has acted in 4 productions with SSP. She is currently acting in Elf Jr. with Stages Theatre. We are excited to have Brenna as a volunteer!