Summer Stars AM & PM Program Descriptions


The Morning program workshops, under the direction of Bailey Hutton, offers unique skill-building classes taught by theatre professionals. Students will take classes in acting, dance, and singing for musical theatre. Students will hone their skills onstage and behind the scenes. The morning program consists of 4 classes each day. A maximum of 50 children will be split into 4 groups: 12 Keiki ages 5-7 and 3 groups of 10-12 children between the ages of 8-15. The aim of the morning program is to foster a joy for the stage and build self-confidence.

From 8 AM-noon, the children will rotate between four 45 minute classes each day. They will have an acting class taught by Alice April, morning program director, a music/songwriting class taught by Kathleen Dahill and a dance class taught by Carol Culver. The 4th class will be different each week.

Each class will have an assistant and the morning program will culminate in a Gala fundraiser at KCC, which will highlight the children’s work over the course of the program.


The Afternoon program, under the direction of Rebecca Hanson offers a true musical theatre performance opportunity. This year’s Summer Stars will perform Walt Disney’s  Alice In Wonderland JR. at the Kauai Community College Performing Arts Center.

Join Alice as she chases the White Rabbit, races the Dodo Bird, gets tied up with Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum, raps with a bubble-blowing Caterpillar, and beats the Queen of Hearts at her own game! Roles are plentiful, including three Cheshire Cats and dozens of other wonderfully wacky characters, providing plentiful opportunities to showcase students of all different musical skill levels. A chorus of kids playing in the park, rock lobsters, talking fish, royal cardsmen, unbirthday partiers, as well as a group of mean-girl flowers, allows for a highly expandable cast size.


Alice In Wonderland JR. is a fast-paced stage adaptation of the timeless film, featuring updated dialogue and new arrangements of such classic Disney songs as “I’m Late,” “The Un-birthday Song” and “Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah.”