Upcoming Shows at Northern Starz

Southern Fried Funeral

This show is performed by adult Northern Starz Players. Performances are 

Performances: October 11th - 14th.

Dewey Frye is dead and the rest of his family is left to pick up the pieces -- that is if they don't kill each other first. Funerals bring out the worst, the best, and the funniest in people, and the Fryes are no exception. A big-hearted comedy about family -- Southern-style.

Elf Jr.

This show is with our K-12th grade performers. 

Performances: December 6th - 16th

Buddy, a young orphan, mistakenly crawls into Santa's bag of gifts and is transported to the North Pole. The would-be elf is raised, unaware that he is actually a human, until his enormous size and poor toy-making abilities cause him to face the truth. With Santa's permission, Buddy embarks on a journey to New York City to find his birth father and discover his true identity. Faced with the harsh reality that his father is on the naughty list and that his half-brother doesn't even believe in Santa, Buddy is determined to win over his new family and help New York remember the true meaning of Christmas.

Just Kidding, Just Fine and Other Lies

This show is part of our S.I.T. program with performers 6-12th grade. 

Performances: January 11th-13th

This is an on-going troupe and a play written by teens, for teens.  It focuses on real/personal, often painful, teen experiences through stories and poetry. These experiences were communicated  with intense language, vivid imagery and heart breaking emotion.

The Rockin' Tale of Snow White

This show is with our K-5th grade performers.

The tale of Snow White has never felt so fresh with this funny adaptation that will make even the most jaded among us laugh out loud!  New characters and comedic twists come to life as a modern mom reads the Brothers Grimm tale to her restless children.  In addition to the well-known cast of the kind princess, evil queen, multiple dwarves and the morally conflicted Huntsman, this musical introduces us to some fresh new faces such as rhyme-happy ladies-in-waiting and a stick-in-the-mud governmental representative out to ruin everyone’s good time! 

Little Women

This show is with our 6th-12th grade performers.

Share this timeless and enduring classic about the March sisters’ journey from childhood to maturity during the American Civil War.  Audiences of all generations will enjoy acquainting — or reacquainting — themselves with the sisters.

No Strings Attached

This show is with our K-5th grade performers.

Everyone’s favorite knothead gets an extreme makeover in this hip and hilarious musical adaptation of the classic tale of a talking puppet who gets into all kinds of trouble before learning what it truly means to be human.  Especially adapted for teens, this adaptation puts a fresh and contemporary spin on the scenes and characters from the original classic with lots of slapstick humor, clever wordplay, and a wide range of musical styles including hip-hop, gypsy swing, bluegrass, and good ol’ rock ’n’ roll!

Hillybilly Hayride

This show is with our 6th-12th grade performers.


The Tollivers and the Calhouns are always fussin’ ’an’ a-feudin’, which makes things difficult for Emmy Lou, a Tolliver, and Lee Roy, a Calhoun.  The story of the 200-year old battle even appears in a scandal sheet ’Strange But True.’ A couple of near-bankrupt New York publishing houses send agents to sign up the conflicting families.  It ain’t easy having to go to the town of Lonesome Polecat. 

Penguin Project: Alladin Jr.

Part of the Penguin Project with Performers with Special Needs.


Once a year, a magical and touching celebration of the human spirit unfolds at numerous theaters across the country. A group of children in a program called The Penguin Project take to the stage to perform a modified version of a well-known Broadway musical.  This year it will be Alladin Jr.

Student Directed Play Festival

4th Annual Student Directed Play Festival.

Sleepy Hollow

This show is with our 6th-12th grade performers and adults.


Early on a September morning the villagers of Sleepy Hollow await their new schoolmaster. When Ichabod finally arrives, his priggish correctness casts a pall over the gossipy, prank-playing townsfolk. Soon enough, though, his genteel manners and his hymn singing impress the ladies, including Katrina Van Tassel, the town belle. The menfolk are less thrilled, especially Brom Bones, Katrina's beau, and he begins plotting to rid himself of his unwelcome rival. 

An Unspeakable Triumph of Supreme Brilliances

This show is with our young adult troupe (ages 18-28).


The Moss River Community Players are pretty okay settling for theatrical mediocrity, until one day they receive a stunning offer: an insanely wealthy woman is offering a ten million dollar prize for the best community theatre show in North Central Minnesota. The catch? They only have two days to put it together! All heck breaks loose as the cast tries their best to present An Unspeakable Triumph of Supreme Brilliance, but with one actor deathly afraid of the stage, another trying to dominate the show, and a set about to collapse, will the riches slip out of their hands before curtain call?


2017/2018 Season

Willy Wonka Jr.

Girls Like That

Once Upon a Teen

Mad Adventures of Mr. Toad

Hairspray Jr.

The Elves and The Shoemaker

Penguin Project: Annie Jr.

Our performance with Kids with Special Needs accompanied by Mentors.