Upcoming Shows at Northern Starz

Willy Wonka Jr.

Willy Wonka Jr. | Northern Starz Children's Theatre

This show is with our K-12th Grade performers. Performances are 

December 7th - 17th.


Candy manufacturer Willy Wonka, stages a contest by hiding golden tickets in five of his scrumptious candy bars.

Girls Like That

Girls Like That | Northern Starz Children's Theatre

Part of our new Social Interest Troupe (SIT) program at Northern Starz. Performances are January 25th - 28th.


When a photograph of school girl, Scarlett goes viral, rumours spread across smartphones like wildfire. The play focuses on adolescent female friendship in the present day and its fragility in the face of societal and cultural pressures.

Once Upon a Teen

Once Upon a Teen | Northern Starz Children's Theatre

Part of our new Social Interest Troupe (SIT) program at Northern Starz. Performances are February 16th - 25th.


Do "once upon a time" and "happily ever after" co-exist in today's society? In this touching play, it is bravery, pain, and love that result in unexpected endings for all.

The Mad Adventures of Mister Toad (K-5th Graders)

The Mad Adventures of Mr. Toad| Northern Starz Children's Theatre

This show is with our K-5th Grade performers. Performances are April 5th - 8th.


Join Mr. Toad on his musical mad adventures-it’s a smashing hit in more ways than one!  This is a delightful, upbeat version of Kenneth Grahame’s ever-popular Wind in the Willows.

Hairspray Jr.

Hairspray Jr. | Northern Starz Children's Theatre

This is is with our 6th-12th grade performers. Performances are May 11th - 20th.


The 1950s are out, and change is in the air! Hairspray Jr. is the family-friendly musical piled bouffant-high with laughter, romance and deliriously tuneful songs.  Adapted from the Broadway production that won eight Tony Awards, Hairspray Jr. is a show that will celebrate your students' diversity and bring audiences to their feet with its positive message and uproarious sense of humor.

The Elves and The Shoemaker, The Musical

The Elves and the Shoemaker Musical| Northern Starz Children's Theatre

This show is with our K-5th Grade performers. Performances are June 14th - 17th.


The best-selling children’s play has been musically revitalized with the playful and eclectic tunes of Bill Francoeur!  We love this upbeat, fast-paced retelling of an old favorite so much that we have two musicals based on the same script!


2018 Student Directed Play Festival

Student Directed Play Festival| Northern Starz Children's Theatre

Introducing The 2018 Student Directed Play Festival​. This will be our 3rd annual play festival where our students direct, act, run tech, design, music and everything in-between. Each play will be 30 minutes, is judged by professionals in the community, and prizes are awarded for the best performances. All of this hard work culminates in one day of performances July 21st at our studio.

Penguin Project: Annie Jr.

Penguin Project | Northern Starz Children's Theatre

This show is performed by students with special needs and their mentors.

Performances are August 2-5th.


​Northern Starz Children’s Theatre is proud to be the first Minnesota national replication site for THE PENGUIN PROJECT, a program that empowers children with special needs through theatre. Our first Penguin Project Performance will be Annie Jr.

An Unspeakable Triumph of Supreme Brilliance

Unspeakable Triumph of Supreme Brilliance | Northern Starz Children's Theatre

This show will be performed by our young adult performers between the age of 18-28. Performances are August 10th - 12th.


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!

Southern Fried Funeral

Southern Fried Funeral | Northern Starz Children's Theatre

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

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.