STAR Young Adults - 2021 Summer Workshops

STAR YA Presents…

Be More Chill

Age Range :

14 to 19 Years

Rehearsals weeknights June – July. Schedule determined based on cast conflicts
Performance Dates:

July 30 & 31 and August 1, 6, 7, & 8


Thomas Rice Auditorium
55 Wade Avenue
Catonsville, MD 21228


Book by Joe Tracz
Music and Lyrics by Joe Iconis
Based on the novel by Ned Vizzini
It’s the Baltimore area premiere of BE MORE CHILL!

Jeremy Heere is just an average teenager. That is, until he finds out about “The Squip,” a tiny supercomputer that promises to bring him everything he desires most: a date with Christine, an invite to the raddest party of the year, and a chance to survive life in his suburban New Jersey high school. But is being the most popular guy in school worth the risk? Featuring an original score by Joe Iconis which was streamed over 100 million times causing a social media campaign that brought the show to Broadway, Be More Chill is the super relevant sci-fi show that appeals to the underdog in all of us. Based on the novel by Ned Vizzini, Be More Chill also features a modern and hilarious book by Joe Tracz.

Workshop price: $250

(Registration opens in February 2021)


“STAR has been an integral part of my life for the last seven years. STAR has not only helped me to grow as a performer but as a person as well. While performing with STAR, they instilled a passion for performing, knowledge of design, and unmatched care for others that I carry with me to this day. As an employee for STAR, I try to instill those same values in my staff and workshop participants. There is no other place like STAR in Catonsville, Maryland, or beyond. STAR is a beautiful family of which I am proud to be a part of.”

Charlie Roberts
STAR Kids Director and past YA Participant

“The STAR Ltd. program has provided my very different girls with gifts that are hard to put into words: confidence, inclusion, community, teamwork, patience, discovering talent, dealing with disappointment, along with the skills needed to become better musical actresses. I am forever grateful a friend recommended STAR to us seven years ago.”

Lori Hall O’Donnell
Educator and Parent of STAR Kids, Jr., and YA program participants

“STAR has been a part of my life for nearly 10 years now. Not only do the directors always work hard to put on an amazing show, but also they truly care for the cast. As STAR has grown, I feel like I have grown with it. The people I have met have become some of my closest friends and mentors. I recommend STAR to anyone who wants to gain valuable theatre experience while having an amazing summer.”

Lydia Newman
College student, and STAR Kids, Jr., and YA participant

“Our daughter absolutely loves STAR! She immediately felt like part of the group, and we have been thrilled with the friendships she has made! The shows are so entertaining, it’s hard to believe they do that in just 3 weeks!”

Kathy Meiller
co-owner of Narcissus Salon & mom of STAR Jr. participant

“STAR is like a second family to me. Everyone is supportive and caring of each other. The environment is great.”

Sean Davis
STAR Jr. and YA participant