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Rising Star Theatreworks


Auditions for Legally Blonde the Musical Spring 2012

 High school and college age.

Wizard of Oz in February

Show dates are February 10, 11 and 12, 2012 at the NEW Batavia Fine Arts Centre

Our Mission

Rising Star Theatreworks is a non-profit 501(c)(3) community theatre organization providing opportunities for children, teens and young adults to perform quality live theatre productions in the Tri-Cities and surrounding communities.

Rising Star Theatreworks exists to:

• Empower young people with the life skills to be productive members of the community through their involvement in live theatrical productions. These life skills include public speaking, time management, self-discipline, and teamwork.

• Train young people in the performance arts to help round out their education, enrich their lives and build self-esteem.

• Promote the interaction of children, teens, and young adults in an atmosphere of mutual respect, tolerance and appreciation for one another regardless of religion, race, creed, or disability while encouraging their creativity and teaching theatre skills.

• Provide affordable live theatre entertainment for the community.




What people are saying about Rising Star:

I came to see Annie Friday night and was blown away by the talent. The kids were awesome, engaged, and talented. The costumes were fabulous and the set was great. What a refreshing quality production. Congratulations!  I've been telling everyone I've seen about it!

Kris Visher, Magical Starlight Theatre, Naperville, 
Annie Jr. Winter 2010


I just want to express my appreciation to you. Keeping this theater group going takes an extraordinary amount of effort and dedication. I am sure it gets tough at times, but it makes a big difference for these kids. I feel like my daughter learned more about herself doing this show than in any other. She was afraid to audition and then afraid to take the part. She was intimidated coming in because so many people had done shows with you before. Now she feels very close to the cast. She already knew 4 or 5 great kids coming in and now she has met many more good friends. Plus, her confidence on stage has improved tremendously. I always knew that you put on quality shows. I didn't know that it would be such a positive influence on my daughter. Thank you and thank all of the others who helped with the show. I know you can't do it alone!

— Annie Jr. Cast Parent Winter 2010


Volunteering with RST is fun for me because I get to know the kids and become so proud of every single one of them. You are providing a wonderful community service in so many ways.”

—Becky Colbert, after Mulan Jr. 2008

“Out of all the various activities available to my daughter; including sports, reading, music lessons, even spending time with friends, her favorite pastime without a doubt is participating in RST shows. Thank you for making this opportunity available to us.”

— Lilly Barrett, January 2008

“I did not enjoy the Broadway version any more than I enjoyed your performance of Seussical the Musical!”

— Anonymous, 2007

“Again this year, Hannah has had a wonderful experience with the show and it has been a terrific production. Rising Star is head and shoulders above any theatre group she has been associated with, in every way. You joke in your emails about your attention to detail, but that level of dedication and discipline from all of the adults involved is what makes the shows so good and makes for a true learning experience for the kids.”

— Joann Able, after Oliver 2006

“Thank you to all you wonderful people associated with Oliver! We were so incredibly pleased and impressed with Rising Star. We found everyone here so delightful to deal with and the communication with us families was great. We look forward toWizard of Oz auditions. Again, thank you for all you did to give our kids such a quality theater experience with such wonderful cast members.”

— S. Heronemus


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