Are you an aspiring actor or musician? Do you live in the Rockford, Illinois area? Then you won't want to miss the opportunity to audition for the Starlight Theatre's 2023 season! The Starlight Theatre is a community theater that has been entertaining audiences in the Rockford area for over 50 years, and this year's lineup promises to be as exciting as ever.



The 2023 season kicks off with Footloose, a high-energy musical that tells the story of a young man who moves to a small town where dancing has been banned. With classic hits like "Footloose" and "Holding Out for a Hero," this show is sure to get your toes tapping.

In The Heights


Next up is In The Heights, Lin-Manuel Miranda's Tony Award-winning musical about life in a predominantly Hispanic neighborhood in New York City. With a blend of hip-hop, salsa, and traditional musical theater styles, this show is a celebration of diversity and the American Dream.



Based on Charles Dickens' classic novel, Oliver! tells the story of a young orphan boy who runs away from an orphanage and falls in with a gang of pickpockets. With memorable songs like "Consider Yourself" and "Food, Glorious Food," this show is a timeless classic.

Rodger & Hammerstein’s Cinderella


Everyone knows the story of Cinderella, but this version, originally written for television by the legendary songwriting team of Rodgers and Hammerstein, adds some new twists to the familiar tale. With beautiful songs and a charming story, this show is perfect for audiences of all ages.

The Stinky Cheeseman And Other Fairly Stupid Tales


Finally, the Starlight Theatre is proud to present The Stinky Cheeseman And Other Fairly Stupid Tales, a musical based on the popular children's book by Jon Scieszka and Lane Smith. With a cast of colorful characters and hilarious stories, this show is sure to be a hit with kids and adults alike.

So if you're looking for a chance to show off your acting or singing skills, don't miss your chance to audition for the Starlight Theatre's 2023 season. With five exciting shows to choose from, there's something for everyone, and you just might find yourself becoming part of the Starlight family.

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