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Shining Star Theaters

By: GEPL Staff

Librarian Melissa Hilt recently talked to Shining Star Theaters Directors/Organizers Bridget M., Henry M., and Martin M. about Shining Star Theaters and their Steal the Show performance on August 3 at the library.

Why was Shining Star Theaters formed?
We wanted to give kids a safe environment to be themselves.

How did you come to work with Glen Ellyn Public Library?

We originally walked in asking if they knew of any venues to perform at. But that is when we met the great staff at the Glen Ellyn Public Library including Christina Keasler, Melissa Hilt, and Beth Kirchenberg. They offered doing it at the library, and we were so excited.

What did you learn from this experience?
How to teach the cast how to dance and sing, how to handle business, and how to build props backgrounds.

Anything else you’d like to share?
We would like to give a big thank you to our choreographer, Olive Z., and supervisor, Annika W. The times we had with everyone were so much fun. If that meant joking around with Josie at the Youth Desk, or running around with Morgan looking for something. All these great times will be remembered, and Steal the Show will be missed. Thank you to everyone for supporting us, can’t wait for Halloween.

Members of Shining Star Theaters continued their performances at the library with a skit in the Youth Department at the Haunted Library event on October 20.

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