STAR Young Adults - 2024 Summer Workshops

STAR YA Presents…


Book, Additional Lyrics by Rupert Holmes
Music, Additional Lyrics by John Kander
Lyrics by Fred Ebb
Original Book and Concept by Peter Stone

It’s the brassy, bright, and promising year of 1959. Boston’s Colonial Theatre is host to the opening night performance of a new musical. When the leading lady mysteriously dies on stage, the entire cast and crew are suspects. Enter a local detective who just happens to be a musical theatre fan! Packed with glorious tunes and a witty, charming script filled with delightful characters, CURTAINS is a hilarious journey for both performers and the audience. The Broadway production garnered 8 nominations at the 2007 Tony Awards®, including Best Musical!

Licensed through Theatrical Rights Worldwide

Age Range

  14 to 19 Years


  Rehearsals begin June on weekday evenings and occasional weekends. Our rehearsal schedule is created based on cast availability. Most rehearsals will be held at Chesapeake Arts Center, with supplemental rehearsals at alternate locations when Chesapeake Arts Center is unavailable.

Auditions (At Chesapeake Arts Center)

  Auditions will be held in late May, dates TBD. Please bring a list of summer conflicts and potential work schedules to auditions. Tech week or performance conflicts (July 27 – August 4) are not permitted.

Performance Dates

  Friday, August 2 at 7 p.m.
  Saturday, August 3 at 7 p.m.
  Sunday, August 4 at 2 p.m.

Performance Location

  Chesapeake Arts Center
  194 Hammonds Lane
  Brooklyn Park, MD 21225

Workshop Fee


* Financial assistance is available. Please inquire with


  Click here to register for summer 2024!


“STAR has been an integral part of my life for the last seven years. STAR has not only helped me to grow as a performer but as a person as well. While performing with STAR, they instilled a passion for performing, knowledge of design, and unmatched care for others that I carry with me to this day. As an employee for STAR, I try to instill those same values in my staff and workshop participants. There is no other place like STAR in Catonsville, Maryland, or beyond. STAR is a beautiful family of which I am proud to be a part of.”

Charlie Roberts
STAR Kids Director and past YA Participant

“The STAR Ltd. program has provided my very different girls with gifts that are hard to put into words: confidence, inclusion, community, teamwork, patience, discovering talent, dealing with disappointment, along with the skills needed to become better musical actresses. I am forever grateful a friend recommended STAR to us seven years ago.”

Lori Hall O’Donnell
Educator and Parent of STAR Kids, Jr., and YA program participants

“STAR has been a part of my life for nearly 10 years now. Not only do the directors always work hard to put on an amazing show, but also they truly care for the cast. As STAR has grown, I feel like I have grown with it. The people I have met have become some of my closest friends and mentors. I recommend STAR to anyone who wants to gain valuable theatre experience while having an amazing summer.”

Lydia Newman
College student, and STAR Kids, Jr., and YA participant

“Our daughter absolutely loves STAR! She immediately felt like part of the group, and we have been thrilled with the friendships she has made! The shows are so entertaining, it’s hard to believe they do that in just 3 weeks!”

Kathy Meiller
co-owner of Narcissus Salon & mom of STAR Jr. participant

“STAR is like a second family to me. Everyone is supportive and caring of each other. The environment is great.”

Sean Davis
STAR Jr. and YA participant