Lexington Children’s Theatre’s Shooting Stars Youtheatre (SSYT), is made possible by the W. Paul and Lucille C. Little Foundation. LCT’s SSYT Director, Octavia Biggs, focuses on increasing theatre arts exposure and education for young people in Eastern Kentucky’s Rowan and Elliott counties. SSYT provides:

  • Summer Performance Opportunities
  • Theatre Classes
  • In‐School Residencies
  • Family Theatre Nights

If you have questions about SSYT programming please call Octavia Biggs at: 606-783-2759 OR 606-783-2545, ssyt@lctonstage.org, or at PO Box 210 Morehead, KY 40351.

Please email or mail your Theatre School registration forms to: ssyt@lctonstage.org or PO Box 210 Morehead, KY 40351.

All Shooting Stars Youtheatre programming is provided thanks to a generous endowment from the W. Paul and Lucille Caudill Little Foundation.


 

Join us for Pinocchio Commedia auditions! 

In true commedia fashion, this wild and uninhibited play begins with a troupe of strolling players exploding into the theatre with their noisy props and fantastical scenery. This fun and fantastic Commedia adaptation of Pinocchio will be featured as a proud part of the Morehead Outdoor Theatre Festival!

When: May 23 – 24 from 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Where: The Little Theatre in Breckinridge Hall

We will be casting 2 female, 4 male, 2 – 4 gender neutral roles

Pinocchio Commedia is made possible through a partnership with Morehead Tourism, Morehead State University, and the Rowan County Arts Center.

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SSYT Theatre School Information

First Stage Players (ages 2-3)  

Students will be introduced to the world of theatre where they can explore shapes and emotions in a new way.

Play Makers (Ages 4-6)

Students share the story using music, song, art, costumes, and creative drama techniques as their teachers guide them towards their Friday presentation.

Performance Workshops

Each child enrolled receives a speaking role in the play and rehearses every day, for a fully mounted performance for family and friends on Friday evening.

Performance Art Workshops

Students will present a sharing combining different art forms and theatre.


 

SSYT Classes and Workshops

Fleming PW (Ages 6 and up) Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

June 25 – June 29, 2018   9:00am – 4:00pm

Simons Middle School

Hi Ho Hi Ho it’s off to work we go! Follow Shooting Stars Youtheatre through the enchanted forest to save Snow White from the Wicked Queen. We will learn to dance with Dwarfs and sing with the forest creatures. Remember don’t take any apples from strangers!

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Elliott PW (Ages 6 and up) The Wizard of Oz

July 9 – July 13, 2018   9:00am-4:00pm

Adkins Caudill Performing Arts Center

Follow the Shooting Stars Youtheatre as we stroll down the yellow brick road. We are in search of a brain, a heart, some courage, and a way home. Just don’t get carried off by those flying monkeys.

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Rowan FSP (Ages 2 to 3) Ishfully Ever After

July 5 – July 7, 2018   9:00am – 10:00am

Morehead State University Breckinridge Hall

“Just make a mark and see where it takes you!” Little ones will enjoy celebrating their Marks and shining a light on their creative spirit. Join Shooting Stars Youtheatre as we invite your child into a world of surprise and self-expression.

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Rowan FSP (Ages 2 to 3) Ishfully Ever After

July 5 – July 7, 2018   2:00pm – 3:00pm

Morehead State University Breckinridge Hall

“Just make a mark and see where it takes you!” Little ones will enjoy celebrating their Marks and shining a light on their creative spirit. Join Shooting Stars Youtheatre as we invite your child into a world of surprise and self-expression.

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Rowan PAW (Ages 8 and up) Puppets and Storytelling

July 5 – July 7, 2018   1:00pm – 5:00pm

Morehead State University Breckinridge Hall

Every child can produce interesting and unique artistic creations! Join Shooting Stars Youtheatre as we dip into storytelling arts projects while working together to express ourselves creatively. We will explore different design techniques, and encourage every child to experience the fun of creating their own production.

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Rowan PM (Ages 4 – 6) How to be a Pirate

May 29 – June 1, 2018   2:00pm – 5:00pm

Morehead State University Breckinridge Hall

Join Shooting Stars Youtheatre as we strap on our eye patches and peglegs. Being a pirate is about being free and true to yourself.  Pirates can be mean too, but we aren’t those kind.

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Rowan PM (Ages 4 – 6) The Barefoot Bards

July 16 – July 19, 2018 

9:00am – 12:00pm at the Rowan County Arts Center

Sharing: Moonlight Stage on First Street

Shooting Stars Youtheatre is inviting you to take off your shoes and feel the rhythm of the Bard. Dig your toes in and relax because we’re exploring Shakespeare with music and fun.

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Rowan PW (Ages 6 and up) Charlotte’s Web

June 11 – June 15, 2018   9:00am – 4:00pm

Morehead State University Breckinridge Hall

Join the Shooting Stars Youtheatre as we spin our own theatrical web. Wilbur needs your help to impress the farmers. We are going to put on some performance, and everyone will have a chance to be radiant!

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Rowan PW (Ages 6 and up) Harry Potter and Double Bubble Quidditch Trouble

June 4 – June 8, 2018    9:00am-4:00pm

Morehead State University Breckinridge Hall

Fly with Shooting Stars Youtheatre on our brand new brooms. We’re going to be zooming around the quidditch pitch, tossing quaffles, and trying to snatch the golden snitch. Just make sure you watch out for those nasty bludgers.

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Rowan PW (Ages 6 and up) Harry Potter and Moaning Myrtle’s Magnificent Mayhem

July 9 – July 13, 2018   9:00am – 4:00pm

Morehead State University Breckinridge Hall

Join the Shooting Stars Youtheatre as we try to untangle Myrtle’s biggest disaster yet. There’s water and ghostly screams flooding the halls, and you’re the only one who can help us put Hogwarts back together.

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Rowan PW (Ages 6 and up) Harry Potter and The Forbidden Forest SOLD OUT

June 18 – June 22, 2018   9:00am – 4:00pm

Morehead State University Breckinridge Hall

Follow the Shooting Stars Youtheatre as we venture deep into the Forbidden Forest of Hogwarts. Join us as we save unicorns, ride hippogriffs, and thestrals. Just make sure you don’t get caught by a Blast-Ended Skrewts!

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Rowan PW (Ages 6 and up) Nancy Drew and The Haunted Dollhouse SOLD OUT

June 25 – June 29, 2018    9:00am – 4:00pm

Morehead State University Breckinridge Hall

Help the Shooting Stars Youtheatre solve Nancy Drew’s latest spooky mystery. Nancy can’t piece it together on her own. It’s 1930s week at Nancy’s River Heights, so get ready for some old school fun and vintage intrigue.

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Rowan PW (Ages 6 and up) Stinky Cheese Man

May 29 – June 1, 2018   9:00am to 4:00pm

Morehead State University Breckinridge Hall

Run, run as fast as you can to the Shooting Stars Youtheatre.  We’re trying to keep up with the Stinky Cheese Man and the rest of our Fairly Stupid Tales. Help us retell these classic fairy tales in strange and hilarious ways.

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Rowan PW (Ages 6 and up) Twelfth Night

July 16 – July 20, 2018 

9:00am-4:00pm at the Rowan County Arts Center

Sharing: Moonlight Stage on First Street

Shooting Stars Youtheatre is taking on this classic comedy. We washed up on shore with no idea where to go. It’s a mess of mistaken identity, and we need your help to sort it out.

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Rowan PW (High School) A Midsummer Night’s Dream

July 16 – July 21, 2018 

9:00am – 4:00pm at Morehead State University Breckinridge Hall

Sharing: Moonlight Stage on First Street

The Shooting Stars Youtheatre and guest artist Greg Carlisle welcomes you into the magical fairy forest. Try not to get turned around in this Shakespearean comedy. We’re going to revel with the Queen and King of the fairies, but don’t let Puck play his tricks on you.

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