STAR Program

Stars That Are Rising

What is The STAR Program?

The STAR Program is our audition-based summer training program designed to provide intensive musical theater training to talented children ages 9-18. The four-week program utilizes nationally acclaimed teaching artists and culminates in a talent showcase where the participants’ newly-honed skills are put on display. The STAR Program is a collaboration with Northern Kentucky University’s Department of Theatre and Dance.

STAR and stARTs Auditions January 10 & 11

You MUST contact us to set up an audition in advance. Audition time slots are on a first-come, first-served basis.  Audition dates are:

Friday, January 10 from 6 PM-9:30 PM

Saturday, January 11 from 10 AM-4 PM

At The Children's Theatre of Cincinnati, 5020 Oaklawn Drive, Cincinnati, OH 45227.

To set up an appointment please email auditions@thechildrenstheatre.com or call 513-569-8080 x24. Email is preferred.

When emailing for an appointment, please include your child's name, age, and desired audition window (Friday evening, 6 to 9:30 PM -- Saturday early, 10 AM to 1 PM --  Saturday late 1 PM to 4 PM)  We will fill our available time slots on a first-come, first-served basis.  You will be notified of your exact audition time in a follow-up message from us.  

The STAR Program will take place July 7- August 3, 2014 at Northern Kentucky University.  

The stARTs Program will take place June 16-27, 2014 in the Rehearsal Hall of The Children's Theatre of Cincinnati in Madisonville.


Tuition for The STAR Program is $550. A deposit of $150 is due upon acceptance into the program.

The 2014 STAR Program will be July 7 - August 3, 2014 at Northern Kentucky University.