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The premise of Starlight Theatre has always been to provide a creative outlet for both students and the community. Starlight is a place where people work together to provide a positive, affordable, and accessible cultural activity showcasing the beautiful setting and amazing talent that the community possesses.

Starlight 2021 season shows

Join Starlight Theatre for our 2021 Season!

Tickets on sale now! 

Learn more about each show below. 

July 7-17
A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder is the knock-’em-dead, uproarious hit and the most-nominated show of the 2014 season. When the low-born Monty Navarro finds out that he’s eighth in line for an earldom in the lofty D’Ysquith family, he figures his chances of outliving his predecessors are slight and sets off down a far more ghoulish path. Can he knock off his unsuspecting relatives without being caught and become the ninth Earl of Highhurst? And what of love? Because murder isn’t the only thing on Monty’s mind....

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July 21-31
Happiness is great musical theatre production! With charm, wit, and heart, You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown explores life through the eyes of Charlie Brown and his friends in the Peanuts gang. This revue of songs and vignettes, based on the beloved Charles Schulz comic strip, provides us with an optimistic view on life in these trying times. How many times do we have to go through failure to make our lives good? As many times as needed, the wishy-washy Charlie Brown would say, and then some. Who cares, though!? We’re with friends and exploring our way though life! Musical numbers include “My Blanket and Me,” “The Kite,” “The Baseball Game,” “Little Known Facts,” “Suppertime,” and “Happiness.” Guaranteed to please audiences of all ages!

August 4-14
The musical that flips the Princess and the Pea fairytale right on its...tail! Many moons ago in a far-off place, Queen Aggravain decreed no couples could marry until her son, Prince Dauntless, found a bride. Princesses came from far and wide to win the hand of the prince, but none could pass the impossible tests given to them by the Queen. That is, until the “shy” swamp princess, Winnifred the Woebegone, who is anything but, showed up. Would she be able to pass the Sensitivity Test, marry her prince and help Lady Larkin and Sir Harry to the altar? Carried on a wave of wonderful songs, by turns hilarious and raucous, romantic and melodic, this rollicking spin on the classic tale provides some side-splitting shenanigans. For after all, a princess is a delicate thing... is she, though?

August 18-28
A deviously delicious Broadway and Hollywood sci-fi smash musical, Little Shop Of Horrors has devoured the hearts of theatre-goers for over 30 years. Howard Ashman and Alan Menken (Disney’s The Little Mermaid, Beauty And The Beast, and Aladdin) are the creative geniuses behind what has become one of the most popular shows in the world. The meek floral assistant Seymour Krelborn stumbles across a new breed of plant he names “Audrey II” - after his coworker crush. This foul-mouthed, R&B-singing carnivore promises unending fame and fortune to the down and out Krelborn as long as he keeps feeding it, BLOOD. Over time, though, Seymour discovers Audrey II’s out of this world origins and intent towards global domination!

August 12-14
Our StarLittle this summer is the tale of Pinkalicious, who can’t stop eating pink cupcakes despite warnings from her parents (What!?)! Her pink indulgence lands her at the doctor’s office with Pinkititis, an affliction that turns her pink from head to toe–a dream come true for this pink-loving enthusiast. Alas Pinkalicious needs a way out of her pinkpredicament, and joined by her family, especially her secretly pink-loving brother, Peter, they find unity and appreciation in the quirks that definus all! Enjoy this as a single show with your family or as addition to your Starlight season. Either way, you will have done it right, as this show is going to be a spectacular adventure for kids from 3 to 103!

July 3
Join us again this year for the long-awaited return of the wonderful Rockford Symphony Orchestra as they wow audiences with the annual patriotic concert under the stars! It is a thrilling and wonderful night that you won’t want to miss!

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