Rising Stars

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Rising Stars is a theatre arts program designed for young adults-- grades 7-12 who love to learn and want to build their theatre skills in a safe and professional environment. The first two to three weeks of the program, the students develop skills vital to performing arts like team-building, public speaking, and creative problem-solving. In the fourth week, students audition for the production chosen by the director of the program. In the fall, a musical theater show is chosen as the semester project.  That gives the students the opportunity to learn music in addition to traditional theatre. In the fifth week, the students begin rehearsing the roles they were cast in during auditions. All students in the program are given a role in the show. From the fifth week until the end of the program, the students meet weekly to rehearse their roles for the production and continue developing skills learned in the first few sessions. The program concludes with public performances that allow the students to experience all aspects of a theatre production.

These productions are done on the Florence Little Theatre stage with the support of staff and volunteers.  Students are able to be a part of a performance on a professional quality stage with the full backing of professional level production quality of lights, sound, costumes and makeup.  


  • Directed by Lisa Sims
  • The Fall 2018 Session will conclude with performances of Grease on December 14-15, 2018.
  • Underwritten by Chick-fil-a


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This project is made possible through funding from the Florence Regional Arts Alliance's Quarterly Grants Program, which is funded in part by a generous award from Honda of South Carolina, the South Carolina Arts Commission and the John and Susan Bennett Memorial Arts Fund of the Coastal Community Foundation of SC.


Disney's High School Musical, Jr.


Disney's High School Musical, Jr. 2017


Disney's High School Musical, Jr. 2017


Disney's High School Musical, Jr. 2017


Disney's High School Musical, Jr. 2017


Fiddler on the Roof, Jr. 2017


Fiddler on the Roof, Jr. 2017