Upcoming Shows

Starting Arts is proud to announce our show line-up for this school year. We are excited to be able to bring these great shows to you, and we hope to see you on opening night! To check out the performances we did last year check out our show archive HERE.


HONK

Presented by Capri Elementary and Village School
Capri Elementary- 850 Chapman Dr., Campbell 95008
October 24 @ 7pm, October 26 @ 2pm

HONK! JR. is the story of Ugly, an awkward duck whose gawky looks instantly incite prejudice from his family and neighbors. Separated from the farm and pursued by a hungry cat, Ugly must find his way home. Along his rollicking and harrowing journey, he not only discovers his true beauty and glorious destiny but also finds love and acceptance in all its forms.


 ALICE IN WONDERLAND

Presented by SA Studios
Performance Location: Willow Glen Middle School Little Theater- 2105 Cottle Ave., San Jose 95125
November 7: Cast B @ 5:30pm, Cast A @ 7:30pm; November 8: Cast A @ 5:30pm, Cast B @ 7:30pm

Travel down the rabbit hole and join Alice’s madcap adventures in Wonderland as she chases the White Rabbit, races the Dodo Bird, gets tied up with Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum, raps with a bubble-blowing Caterpillar, and beats the Queen of Hearts at her own game!


TWELFTH NIGHT

Presented by Willow Glen Middle School
Performance Location: Willow Glen Middle School Little Theater- 2105 Cottle Ave., San Jose 95125
November 15: 5:00pm & 8:00pm; November 16: 3:00pm & 7:00pm

Shakespeare’s clever and humorous tale will be brought to the Willow Glen Middle School stage with a modern spin! The plot twists and turns with love, deception, and mistaken identity.


ANNIE

Presented by Farnham Elementary School
Performance Location: Farnham Elementary School- 15711 Woodard Road, San Jose CA 95124
November 21 and 22 @ 6:30pm

In the depths of the 1930′s, Annie is a fiery young orphan girl who must live in a miserable orphanage run by the tyrannical Miss Hannigan. Her seemingly hopeless situation changes dramatically when she is selected to spend a short time at the residence of the wealthy munitions industrialist, Oliver Warbucks. Quickly, she charms the hearts of the household staff and even the seemingly cold-hearted Warbucks cannot help but learn to love this wonderful girl.


HONK

Presented by James Franklin Smith Elementary School
JFS Elementary- 2220 Woodbury Lane, San Jose 95121
November 21-22 @ 7pm

HONK! JR. is the story of Ugly, an awkward duck whose gawky looks instantly incite prejudice from his family and neighbors. Separated from the farm and pursued by a hungry cat, Ugly must find his way home. Along his rollicking and harrowing journey, he not only discovers his true beauty and glorious destiny but also finds love and acceptance in all its forms.


A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM

Presented by Burnett Middle School
Performance Location: Burnett Middle School- 850 North 2nd Street, CA 95112
December 5-6 at 7:00pm

Shakespeare’s clever and humorous tale will be brought to the Burnett stage! The plot twists and turns with love, deception, and mistaken identity.


HONK

Presented by Fammatre Elementary School
Location: Fammatre Elementary- 2800 New Jersey Ave, San Jose, CA 95124
December 5 at 6:00pm, December 6 at 5:00 and 7:30pm

HONK! JR. is the story of Ugly, an awkward duck whose gawky looks instantly incite prejudice from his family and neighbors. Separated from the farm and pursued by a hungry cat, Ugly must find his way home. Along his rollicking and harrowing journey, he not only discovers his true beauty and glorious destiny but also finds love and acceptance in all its forms.


THE WIZ

Presented by Silver Oak Elementary School
Location:5000 Farnsworth Dr, San Jose, CA 95138
December 10 at 4:00pm, December 11 at 6:00pm, December 12 at 6:00pm, December 13 at 7:00pm

Come see this fun, motown take on the story of Dorothy and her quest to find the Wizard of Oz! All your favorite characters from The Wizard of Oz plus a toe-tapping soundtrack that will make you want to ease on down the road!


THE WIZ

Presented by St. Justin School
Location: Santa Clara High School- 3000 Benton Street in Santa Clara
December 19 at 5:00pm, December 20 at 7:30pm

Come see this fun, motown take on the story of Dorothy and her quest to find the Wizard of Oz! All your favorite characters from The Wizard of Oz plus a toe-tapping soundtrack that will make you want to ease on down the road!


THE WIZ

Presented by Peterson Middle School
Location: Santa Clara High School- 3000 Benton Street in Santa Clara
December 19 at 8:00pm, December 20 at 5:00pm

Come see this fun, motown take on the story of Dorothy and her quest to find the Wizard of Oz! All your favorite characters from The Wizard of Oz plus a toe-tapping soundtrack that will make you want to ease on down the road!


CABARET

Presented by Starting Arts Dream Team
Location: The Historic Hoover Theater- 1635 Park Ave, San Jose, CA 95126

(Preview) January 9th at 7pm- Cast A

(Preview) January 10th at 5pm- Cast B

January 10th at 8pm- Cast A

January 11th at 2pm- Cast A

January 11th at 7pm- Cast B

January 12th at 2pm- Cast B

The scene is a night club in Berlin, as the 1920′s are drawing to a close. The Master of Ceremonies welcomes the audience to the show and assures them that, whatever their troubles, they will forget them at the Cabaret.


 SWEENEY TODD

Presented by Starting Arts Dream Team

Location: The Mexican Heritage Theater- 1700 Alum Rock Ave

San Jose

January 16th at 7pm- Cast A

January 18th at 2pm- Cast A

January 18th at 7pm- Cast B

January 19th at 2pm- Cast B

After hard years in exile for a crime he didn’t commit, Benjamin Barker, now Sweeney Todd, returns to London to find his wife dead and his daughter in the hands of the evil Judge Turpin. In his anger, Sweeney goes on a murderous rampage. With the help of Mrs. Lovett, he opens a barber shop in which he lures his victims with a charming smile before casually ending their lives with a flick of his razor across their necks. But not one man nor ten thousand men killed can satisfy Sweeney’s lust for vengeance on those who’ve caused his years of pain.


 THE WIZ

Presented by Allen at Steinbeck
Location: Allen at Steinbeck- 820 Steinbeck Dr., San Jose 95123
January 30 at 6:30pm, January 31 at 7:00pm, February 1 at 2:30pm

Come see this fun, motown take on the story of Dorothy and her quest to find the Wizard of Oz! All your favorite characters from The Wizard of Oz plus a toe-tapping soundtrack that will make you want to ease on down the road!

Featuring a performance by the Jr. Theatre class!


The Golden Age of Broadway

Presented by Starting Arts Dream Team 2
Location: Starting Arts Black Box- 525 Parrott Street in San Jose

This showcase will be performed by Starting Arts’ Dream Team 2 and will feature scenes and songs from classic Broadway shows such as The Sound of Music, Annie Get Your Gun, Guys and Dolls, Gypsy, and more! Only 4 performances, don’t miss it!

February 6 at 7pm (Cast B)

February 7 at 7pm (Cast A)

February 8 at 3pm (Cast A)

February 8 at 7pm (Cast B)


THE WIZ

Presented by Tom Matsumoto Elementary School
Location: 4121 Mackin Woods Lane, San Jose
March 12 at 6:30pm, March 13 at 6:30pm

Come see this fun, motown take on the story of Dorothy and her quest to find the Wizard of Oz! All your favorite characters from The Wizard of Oz plus a toe-tapping soundtrack that will make you want to ease on down the road!


ANNIE

Presented by Sartorette Elementary School
Performance Location: Sartorette Elementary School-3850 Woodford Dr., San Jose, CA 95124
March 27 at 6pm, March 28 at 7pm

In the depths of the 1930′s, Annie is a fiery young orphan girl who must live in a miserable orphanage run by the tyrannical Miss Hannigan. Her seemingly hopeless situation changes dramatically when she is selected to spend a short time at the residence of the wealthy munitions industrialist, Oliver Warbucks. Quickly, she charms the hearts of the household staff and even the seemingly cold-hearted Warbucks cannot help but learn to love this wonderful girl.

This production is sold out!


 HONK

Presented by Marshall Lane Elementary School
Marshall Lane- 14114 Marilyn Ln, Saratoga, CA 95070
March 27 at 6pm, March 28 @ 7pm, March 29 @ 2pm

HONK! JR. is the story of Ugly, an awkward duck whose gawky looks instantly incite prejudice from his family and neighbors. Separated from the farm and pursued by a hungry cat, Ugly must find his way home. Along his rollicking and harrowing journey, he not only discovers his true beauty and glorious destiny but also finds love and acceptance in all its forms.


SCHOOLHOUSE ROCK

Presented by Bishop Elementary School
Bishop- 450 N. Sunnyvale Ave., Sunnyvale 94085
April 3rd at 6pm, April 4th at 7pm

Tom, a nerve-wracked school teacher nervous about his first day of teaching, tries to relax by watching TV when various characters representing facets of his personality emerge from the set and show him how to win his students over with imagination and music, through such beloved Schoolhouse Rock songs as “Just A Bill” and “Conjunction Junction.”


XANADU

Presented by Willow Glen Middle School
Performance Location: Willow Glen Middle School Little Theater- 2105 Cottle Ave., San Jose 95125
April 3: 7:00pm; April 4: 7:00pm; April 5: 2:00pm and 7:00pm

Sonny, is a down and out artist creating a chalk mural at Venice Beach, CA in the year 1980. He decides that his chalk art of Greek Muses is lifeless and horrible. He decides to commit suicide. (Artistic people can be so dramatic!) Hearing this, The Muses, led by Clio, decide to come “Alive” and help Sonny Malone to fulfill his artistic destiny! Clio disguises herself as beach babe, Kira, complete with roller skates and leg warmers to help Sonny. They quickly end up at an abandoned Theatre, in which Sonny is instantly inspired (by Kira) to start a roller disco and art gallery. Now all they need to do is get the owner, a very wealthy Danny MaGuire, to agree on giving them the old theatre to renovate. Meanwhile, evil sisters Melpomene and Calliope plot against their sister, in hopes that they will win the reward of the mysterious Xanadu, the reward so amazing, that no one knows what it is!


HONK

Presented by Silver Oak Elementary School
Location:5000 Farnsworth Dr, San Jose, CA 95138
April 10 at 4:00pm and 6:00pm, April 11 at 5:00pm and 7:00pm

HONK! JR. is the story of Ugly, an awkward duck whose gawky looks instantly incite prejudice from his family and neighbors. Separated from the farm and pursued by a hungry cat, Ugly must find his way home. Along his rollicking and harrowing journey, he not only discovers his true beauty and glorious destiny but also finds love and acceptance in all its forms.


SCHOOLHOUSE ROCK

Presented by Noble Elementary School
Noble- 3466 Grossmont Dr, San Jose
April 9th at 5pm and 7pm, April 10th at 5pm and 7pm

Tom, a nerve-wracked school teacher nervous about his first day of teaching, tries to relax by watching TV when various characters representing facets of his personality emerge from the set and show him how to win his students over with imagination and music, through such beloved Schoolhouse Rock songs as “Just A Bill” and “Conjunction Junction.”


SPRING SING 2014

Presented by Millikin and Sutter Elementary Schools
Location: Santa Clara High School- 3000 Benton Street in Santa Clara
April 24th at 5:00pm

Join us for a music concert featuring the talented choirs of Sutter and Milikin Elementary schools!


BULLDOG SAVES THE DAY

Presented by Buchser Middle School
Location: Santa Clara High School- 3000 Benton Street in Santa Clara
April 23rd at 7:00pm, April 24th at 7:30pm

Our heroine, Lullaby F. Broadway, leaves the stage to become a teacher in the Western oddball town of Wharzis. Lullaby is promptly introduced to a class full of harebrained, over-sized children, including the ever-inquisitive Billy Wyzatt, Mary Knotyoo, Barney Himm, sisters Onna Break and Anita Break, Lida Bonfire, Juan Ferderode, Hugo Yurway and the feisty class bully, Bulldog Bishop. Toss in a couple town gossips, an absent-minded janitor and a growling mayor, and soon Lullaby fi nds herself on trial! It is up to none other than Bulldog Bishop, who’s developed a crush on Lullaby, to help her out.


THE WIZ

Presented by Easterbrook Discovery School
Location: Santa Clara High School-3000 Benton Street in Santa Clara
April 25 at 5pm and 8pm, April 26 at 2pm and 5pm

Come see this fun, motown take on the story of Dorothy and her quest to find the Wizard of Oz! All your favorite characters from The Wizard of Oz plus a toe-tapping soundtrack that will make you want to ease on down the road!


FLAT STANLEY

Presented by Farnham Elementary School
Location: Farnham Elementary School- 15711 Woodard Road, San Jose CA 95124
May 1 at 6:30pm, May 2 at 7:00pm

Stanley Lambchop is your ordinary, everyday, run-of-the-mill ten-year-old: normal mom and dad, normal little brother, normal life. That’s just the problem…for Stanley, life is too normal. He wants to travel the world, do something amazing, something no one’s ever seen before. Careful what you wish for, Stanley!


Rascals Under the Big Top

Presented by Don Callejon School
Location: Don Callejon School- 4176 Lick Mill Blvd, Santa Clara, CA 95054
May 1 at 6:30pm, May 2 at 6:00pm

Thanks to that unscrupulous villain, ringmaster Conrad Mooch, and his partner, Patty Larceny, the Pampermouse Circus is stranded, minus many of its star attractions. Jumbo, the elephant, is missing; and so is Jo-Jo, the loony chimpanzee. Even the dancing bear has waltzed off. Not content to be just the ringmaster, Mooch has a dastardly plan. The circus will belong to him — and Miss Rosie, granddaughter of the owner, will be his bride. Will the villain win in the end, or will good triumph over evil?


FLAT STANLEY

Presented by SA Studios
NEW VENUE: Starting Arts Black Box Theatre – 525 Parrott Street in San Jose (no longer at the Willow Glen Little Theatre)
May 9 at 7:00pm, May 10 at 5:00pm, Added performance: May 10 at 2pm

Stanley Lambchop is your ordinary, everyday, run-of-the-mill ten-year-old: normal mom and dad, normal little brother, normal life. That’s just the problem…for Stanley, life is too normal. He wants to travel the world, do something amazing, something no one’s ever seen before. Careful what you wish for, Stanley!

Sold Out!


THE GOLDEN AGE OF BROADWAY

Presented by Starting Arts Dream Team
Location: The Mexican Heritage Theater- 1700 Alum Rock Ave, San Jose
May 14 and 15- 7:00pm

The Starting Arts Dream Team presents a musical theatre showcase featuring numbers from classic Broadway hits such as Guys and Dolls, Anything Goes, 42nd Street, and more!


ANNIE

Presented by Carlton Elementary School
Location: Carlton Elementary School- 2421 Carlton Ave. San Jose, CA 95124
May 16 at 6pm, May 17 at 2pm

In the depths of the 1930′s, Annie is a fiery young orphan girl who must live in a miserable orphanage run by the tyrannical Miss Hannigan. Her seemingly hopeless situation changes dramatically when she is selected to spend a short time at the residence of the wealthy munitions industrialist, Oliver Warbucks. Quickly, she charms the hearts of the household staff and even the seemingly cold-hearted Warbucks cannot help but learn to love this wonderful girl.


FLAT STANLEY

Presented by Hughes Elementary School
Location: Hughes Elementary School- 4949 Calle De Escuela, Santa Clara, CA 95054
May 15 at 6pm, May 16 at 7pm

Stanley Lambchop is your ordinary, everyday, run-of-the-mill ten-year-old: normal mom and dad, normal little brother, normal life. That’s just the problem…for Stanley, life is too normal. He wants to travel the world, do something amazing, something no one’s ever seen before. Careful what you wish for, Stanley!


HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL

Presented by Burnett Middle School
Performance Location: Burnett Middle School- 850 North 2nd Street, CA 95112
May 22-23 at 7:00pm

Disney Channel’s smash hit musical comes to life on your stage in Disney’s HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL JR.! Wildcat basketball star Troy Bolton and brainiac Gabriella Montez raise eyebrows among their friends when they decide to audition for the high school musical. Cliques clash and friendships are tested in this modern take on Romeo and Juliet. The students of East High must decide whether to stick to the status quo or break free to find out what’s truly important.

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ALICE IN WONDERLAND

Presented by Evergreen Elementary School
Performance Location: Evergreen- 3010 Fowler Rd, San Jose, CA 95135
May 22-23 at 7pm

Travel down the rabbit hole and join Alice’s madcap adventures in Wonderland as she chases the White Rabbit, races the Dodo Bird, gets tied up with Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum, raps with a bubble-blowing Caterpillar, and beats the Queen of Hearts at her own game!

Tickets can be purchased in the school office or at the door before each performance!


SCHOOLHOUSE ROCK

Presented by Holy Spirit
Location: Holy Spirit-1198 Redmond Ave, San Jose, CA 95120
May 23 at 7pm, May 24 at 2pm

Tom, a nerve-wracked school teacher nervous about his first day of teaching, tries to relax by watching TV when various characters representing facets of his personality emerge from the set and show him how to win his students over with imagination and music, through such beloved Schoolhouse Rock songs as “Just A Bill” and “Conjunction Junction.”

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SCHOOLHOUSE ROCK

Presented by Ponderosa Elementary School
Location: Ponderosa-804 Ponderosa Ave, Sunnyvale, CA 94086
May 29-30 at 7pm

Tom, a nerve-wracked school teacher nervous about his first day of teaching, tries to relax by watching TV when various characters representing facets of his personality emerge from the set and show him how to win his students over with imagination and music, through such beloved Schoolhouse Rock songs as “Just A Bill” and “Conjunction Junction.”

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You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown

Presented by Dream Team 2
Location:The Historic Hoover Theater- 1635 Park Ave, San Jose, CA 95126

Dream Team 2 performs as the Peanuts gang in this “day in the life” of Charlie Brown.

Friday May 30th  CAST D at 7:00pm
Saturday May 31st CAST D 3:00pm and CAST C at 7:00pm
Sunday June 1st CAST C at 3:00pm
Friday June 6th CAST B at 7:00pm
Saturday June 7th CAST B at 3:00pm and CAST A 7:00pm

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