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.

SSYT provides:

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

If you have questions about SSYT programming please call Octavia Biggs at: 606-783-2759 or ssyt@lctonstage.org.

Please email your Theatre School registration forms to: ssyt@lctonstage.org.

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

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SSYT Storybook LIVE Events


Storybook LIVE Series

During the first COVID-19 shutdown, Shooting Stars Youtheatre (SSYT) worked hard to develop a way to bring the arts to young people and their families in a safe and socially distant way. At first, we began with a drive thru storybook, where people would drive their car around a designated space to listen and watch a story book come to life. Then as restrictions lifted, we moved to doing outdoor walking events. As we move forward into the future, SSYT will continue offering this form of arts education programming. Children and their families can enjoy a story, brought to life at stations, by the SSYT staff. If you or your organization are interested in bringing a Storybook LIVE to your area, contact Octavia Biggs at: obiggs@lctonstage.org

Cost for a StoryBook LIVE event is $175

When you book the SSYT Team to visit your community, the program may include themed backdrops, puppetry, costumes, props, music, activities, and basic marketing.

Cost for StoryBook LIVE material rental is $90

When you rent a StoryBook LIVE, items may include themed backdrops, puppetry, costumes, props, and music.  A StoryBook LIVE rental does not include an SSYT staff visit.

Currently Available for Rental:

The Little Old Lady Who Wasn't Afraid of Anything

Frosty the Snowman

How I Became a Pirate

What Do You Do with a Chance?

Wink: The Ninja Who Wanted to Be Noticed

Shooting Stars Youtheatre is a Kennedy Center VSA Program Site 2023-2024.