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Inspiring youth through the study, performance and appreciation of theater arts.
School of Rock, Jr., 2016
Mary Poppins, 2015
Les Miserables, 2015
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, 2017
Matilda the Musical, 2019
Newsies, 2018
The Lion King, Jr., 2017

Online Summer Programs

Summer Stars ONLINE 2020!

AM Rising Stars Online Program features:

  • Now open to 7 year old keiki
  • Acting, singing, dancing and special skills taught by professionals in their fields.
  • Online experience optimization for each student (use of devices/filming yourself, etc.) 
  • Smaller classes mean more time spent with each child in one-on-one training. 
  • Opening and closing circle (squares) games with their friends and favorite Interns. 
  • New and creative production opportunities to share what they’ve learned and accomplished. 

PM Summer Stars Online Program features:

  • Our LETTERS ALIVE! is a new 3 week program for creative expression. 
  • Actors will bring voice and life to letters written by children
  • Kids will study and create their own letters to perform live!
  • “The Show Must Go Online!” is our 3 week online play written specifically for these times.
  • Each actor will perform a scene/song and professional editing will create the final product
  • Comedic and fun storyline designed to lift spirits! 

We are also working on a surprise finale of the program which will be either virtual or in person, depending on the changes in our social restrictions over the course of the next month.

Meet the Summer Stars Staff 

Rising Stars ONLINE!

Same great teachers, same great friends, new online platform!

Explore, imagine, create, become – get creative as you work with your favorite teachers and friends to make online theater magic! 

Online Rising Stars offers fun and unique skill-building classes taught by theater professionals experienced in working with keiki of all ages. Students are led in core classes of musical theater; acting, singing and dance, preparing them for the next level – a full scale production! A weekly rotation of theater workshops hone additional skills onstage and behind the scenes. Workshops will include: Improvisation, Stage Combat, and Make-Up. The program culminates in a Rising Stars final film for all students to remember their spectacular summer by!

Dates: 6 Weeks: June 8 – July 16
Ages: 7-15
Time: Monday – Friday*, 8:15 am -12 pm
*NO program on Friday, July 3
Cost: $350

Letters ALIVE!

Modeled after the popular events, “Letters Live”, “Letters Alive” , takes letters written by children and brings life and voice to them. Students will be studying letters written by authors, and other public figures to learn about their voice and content. Students will be writing their own own letters and performing them or choosing to perform a letter already published.

Dates: 3 Weeks: June 15 – July 8
Ages: 7-15
Time: Monday – Friday*, 12:30 pm – 2 pm

*NO program on Friday, July 3
Cost: $140

The Show Must Go ONLINE!

In this first-of-its kind musical, each actor will receive a 1-2 minute scene/song to rehearse, video record, and upload. When all the videos are played in order, they tell the hilarious story of a group of passionate students desperate to keep their annual musical alive…online! The result is a comedic and fun storyline designed to lift spirits when we all need it the most.

Dates: 4 Weeks: June 8 – July 2
Ages: 8-15
Time: Monday – Friday*, 2:30 pm – 5 pm

Cost: $300

6 Week Teen Dramatic Writing Intensive

Learn from HCT’s Juli Blachowiak about Expressing yourself through writing, Achieving your goal through character conversation, Exploring the roles of director/actor/writer, Importance of style and artistic vision, Q&A with top industry agent and writer, and Pursuing a writing career. PLUS: One-to-one sessions between classes with Juli!

Dates: 6 Weeks: June 16 – August 3
Ages: 14-19
Time: Tuesdays, 10 am – 11:30 am
Fridays by Appointment
Cost: FREE