Welcome to Northern Starz. We are a nonprofit center for the performing arts in Ramsey, MN.
Theater, music, dance - we do it all! Our mission is to partner with our community and families to provide quality arts education. All are welcome here, so we hope to see you soon.
Northern Starz began in 2010 as an educational theater.
Partnering with community and families to provide innovative and diverse quality performing arts education.
Our Core Values
Arts Education, Inclusive Relationships, Enjoyable Experiences, New Adventures
Our Vision Statement
Bringing vibrant cultural experiences to all families within the North Metro community.
If you've wondered about Northern Starz in Ramsey, our roots were with an informal organization within district 11 community education that was designed to bring the theater experience to young students in the north suburban area of the Twin Cities who had a desire to learn about theater (or who perhaps just wanted to be in a play). In 2012 the informal organization producing the advanced shows was organized into what is now known as Northern Starz Theatre.
Since then Northern Starz has produced dozens of shows, and is currently in rehearsals for K-12th grade shows, our Social Interest Troupe, Workshops and we are preparing for our summer Penguin Project Show that features Students with Disabilities performing along mentors. Past productions include Annie Jr., Night at the Wax Museum, I Never Saw Another Butterfly, Hee Haw Hayride, Alice@Wonderland, The Nutcracker, Peter Pan, The Wizard of Oz, Babes in Toyland, Kokonut Kapers, Flapper, A Christmas Carol, The Sound of Music, Cinderella, and The Snow Queen.
The mantra "you learn theater by doing theater" is a guiding principle for us - so we involve our students in nearly all aspects of theatrical production. Currently, students can participate as actors, stage managers, theatre technicians, and lighting design. In the future, we are hoping to expand these offerings to include playwriting and directing opportunities for students through our Education Program.
Our Diversity and Inclusion Statement
At Northern Starz Center for the Performing Arts (NSCPA), we understand that art relies on human empathy–we aspire to create a community for our students and families built on respect, belonging, collaboration, and creativity. NSCPA seeks to cultivate an environment in which our differences are explored with curiosity and openness. We embrace the value of all people and reject any form of bigotry, racism, discrimination, and hatred.
NSCPA strives to create a constructive environment where the diversity of individuals is appreciated and respected through all aspects of our operations, including performing arts education, productions, events, and administration. We recognize that our individual and collective commitment to diversity and inclusion must be proactive and mindful.
We are committed to ensuring all members of our community regardless of variances in culture and circumstance including, gender, race, ethnicity, age, language, disability/ability, sexual orientation, class, religious beliefs, political beliefs, or other ideologies are treated with dignity and respect. Any behavior to the contrary will not be tolerated.
Northern Starz currently serves students and families in Ramsey, Anoka, Coon Rapids, Andover, Blaine, Ham Lake, Becker, Zimmerman, Champlin, Brooklyn Park, Maple Grove, Lino Lakes, White Bear Lake, Minneapolis and St. Paul. We partner closely with local schools and communities to ensure that anyone wishing to experience the theater arts can do so.
Northern Starz Theatre Company is a registered 501(c)(3) organization within the state of Minnesota existing as a formal non-profit since 2012.