Frozen Jr. - Star Youth Show

Join us for one of our 4 remaining shows this weekend: 

April 19th at 8pm

April 20th at 3pm and 8pm

April 21 at 3pm

Location: Star Center Theatre 

Based on the Disney Movie.  A story of true love and acceptance between sisters, Frozen JR. expands upon the emotional relationship and journey between Princesses Anna and Elsa. When faced with danger, the two discover their hidden potential and the powerful bond of sisterhood. With a cast of beloved characters and loaded with magic, adventure, and plenty of humor, Frozen JR. is sure to thaw even the coldest heart! 

Join Us for Summer Camp!

Star Center Theatre Camp 

Dates: June 3rd to June 28th, 2024

Hours: 8am to 5pm (Early drop off 7:45, Late Pick-up 5:30)

Ages: 5 to 17

Theater production and performances, games, field trips, academics, art classes & more!

Registration $500 (until May 15, 2024 or all spots are filled)

Reservation Fee is $100 and will be applied to total camp amount, refunds available until May 1st!

For more information contact Angie Terrell (352) 222-3699 

Email: starcentergainesville@gmail..com


Star Center Youth Theatre celebrates its 25th anniversary. For a quarter of a century, we have been dedicated to enriching lives through the transformative power of theater and the arts. Now, as we look to the future, we are excited to share our vision for expanding our impact even further through our Arts in Education program.

As we strive to expand our reach and serve more students in our community, we are faced with the challenge of providing the necessary equipment and resources to support our arts outreach projects. From lighting and sound equipment to costumes and props, these resources are essential for bringing our students' creative visions to life and ensuring that they have the tools they need to make a meaningful impact through their artistic expression.

That's where you come in! By supporting our Amazing Give campaign, you can help us provide the equipment and resources needed to enhance our Arts program and empower even more students to make a difference through the power of theatre. Your generous contribution will enable us to reach more young people, engage with more communities, and create more opportunities for growth, learning, and social change through the arts. NO amount is too small. 

With your support, we can continue to build on our legacy of impacting lives through theatre and the arts for another 25 years and beyond. Together, we can empower the next generation of creative thinkers, change-makers, and leaders to make a positive difference in the world.

Thank you for your continued support and belief in the POWER OF THE ARTS to change lives. 


ANNOUNCING the Star YOUTH 2024/25 Season

October 2024 at Star Center - Six The Musical, Teen Edition

****Auditions for Six will be open for late teens. Our production team is still 

considering what that number will be ****

Winter 2024/25 at UF Phillips Center - James and the Giant Peach Jr.

April 2025 at Star Center - Memphis The Musical School Edition

Spring 2025 at UF Phillips Center - The Sound of Music Youth Edition

Stay tuned for more information and audition dates.  In the meantime support our current youth production Frozen Jr. which opens April 12th!

Join us for a free encore performance of Once on This Island Jr. at The Grace and Sidney Knight Children's Theatre at the Historic Thomas Center.  302 NE 6th Ave

April 28th at 2pm

May 18th at 1pm

CONGRATULATIONS! The invitations keep coming. This show has been a whirlwind. When the kids performed in Louisville the Founder/Director of the Atlanta Black Theatre Festival asked us to submit the youth for the Festival this year. So we did.

"Exciting news! You have been accepted to participate in the 13th annual Atlanta Black Theatre Festival! Your submission truly stood out among the many entries we received, showcasing your exceptional talent and creativity. We are thrilled to have you on board and cannot wait to see your creativity shine at the 2024 Atlanta Black Theatre Festival!"

Category: Main Stage -Theatre Festival

Dates of Performance: Saturday, August 31, 2024

Time: TBD

Venue: Southwest Arts Center (Atlanta)


Please join us in congratulating Star Center Theatre's own Angela Terrell! Mrs. Terrell is an icon at Star Center, providing many opportunities for our youth to perform within the community and supporting the theater for many years. We are lucky to have her!


SPRING AWARDS RECITAL Featuring Performances by: Winners of the Dorothy Reaves String Award, and Betsy Schnell Piano Award.

Angie Terrell will be honored as the FPM Musician of the Year.

April 14, 2024

2:00 PM

The Historic Thomas Center

Gainesville, Florida 

Thank you to some of our wonderful Star Center Theatre supporters and donors.  We were thrilled to recognize each one at our final theatre production of CROWNS.

Mr. Marion Caffey (Producer of the legendary talent competition AMATEUR NIGHT at Apollo Theatre), 

Dr. Elizabeth Graham (Retired UF Professor of Music and Honorary Star Center Theatre Executive Board Member) and Dr. Paul & Mrs. Inmaculada Broadie (Dr. Paul Broadie is the President of Santa Fe College).

Thank you to all our wonderful audience members who supported the 2 week run of Crowns.  Pictured below some of those audience members and special guests from the final performance.

Congratulations Star Center Theatre!

Matilda The Musical 

Best Musical - Matilda The Musical

Best Director of a Musical - Christian St. John, Matilda The Musical

Best Lighting Design of a Play or Musical - Daniel Doak, Matilda The Musical

Black Pearl Sings

Best New Play or Musical - Black Pearl Sings!

Best Performer In A Musical - Tradina Thomas, Black Pearl Sings!

King Liz

Best Supporting Performer in a Play - Brandon Hall, King Liz

Ruthless! The Musical

Best Costume Design of A Play or Musical - Loren Smyth, Ruthless! The Musical