Upcoming Shows

Starting Arts produces incredible performances by K-12th grade students all over the Bay Area! We hope to see you in the audience.

Hover over each show title for more information.

April

Performed by Simonds Elementary
April 4-5, 2024

When faced with danger, sisters, Anna and Elsa discover their hidden potential and the powerful bond of sisterhood. With a cast of beloved characters and loaded with magic, adventure, and plenty of humor, Frozen JR. is sure to thaw even the coldest heart!

Performed by Oster Elementary
April 4-5, 2024

Enigmatic candy manufacturer Willy Wonka stages a contest by hiding golden tickets in five of his scrumptious candy bars. Whomever comes up with these tickets will win a free tour of the Wonka factory, as well as a lifetime supply of candy.

Performed by Imai Elementary
April 18-19, 2024

In a magical underwater kingdom, young mermaid, Ariel, longs to leave her ocean home behind and live in the world above. She’ll have to defy her father, make a deal with the evil sea witch, and convince the handsome Prince Eric that she’s the girl whose enchanting voice he’s been seeking.

Performed by Price Middle School
April 18-19, 2024

When powerful newspaper publishers raise prices at the newsboys’ expense, the charismatic Jack Kelly rallies newsies from across the city to strike against the unfair conditions. Together, the newsies learn that they are stronger united and create a movement to fight for what’s right.

Performed by Country Lane Elementary
April 25-26, 2024

Banished by the ferocious tiger, Shere Khan, a human boy named Mowgli and his panther friend are on the run in the deepest parts of the jungle. On their journey, the two meet a sinister snake, a herd of elephants and a giant bear named, who teach them the swingin’ musical rhythms of the jungle.

Performed by Hacienda Elementary School
April 25-26, 2024

Transporting audiences from the Jungle of Nool to the Circus McGurkus, the Cat in the Hat narrates the story of Horton the Elephant, who discovers a speck of dust containing tiny people called the Whos.

Past Shows

October

Performed by Starting Arts Studios
October 5th-7th, 2023

Puffs is the story of Wayne Hopkins: a regular boy who finds out he’s a wizard and goes to school in England where he makes two best friends and has adventures. This perhaps sounds familiar. But, Wayne is sorted as a Puff, he and the other Puffs simply want to learn how to be wizards and avoid attacks by evil wizards.

Performed by Campbell Christian School
October 19th-21st, 2023

In a magical underwater kingdom, young mermaid, Ariel, longs to leave her ocean home — and her fins — behind and live in the world above. But first, she’ll have to defy her father, make a deal with the evil sea witch, and convince the handsome Prince Eric that she’s the girl whose enchanting voice he’s been seeking.

November

Performed by Guadalupe Elementary
November 2nd-3rd, 2023

Aladdin and his three friends, Babkak, Omar, and Kassim, are down on their luck until Aladdin discovers a magic lamp and the Genie who has the power to grant three wishes. Wanting to earn the respect of the princess, Jasmine, Aladdin embarks on an adventure that will test his will and his moral character.

Performed by Carlton Elementary
November 3rd-4th, 2023

Little orphan Annie charms everyone’s hearts despite a next-to-nothing start in 1930s New York City. Annie is determined to find the parents who abandoned her on the doorstep of an orphanage run by Miss Hannigan. Annie eventually foils Miss Hannigan’s evil machinations, finding a new home and family in billionaire Oliver Warbucks.

Performed by Easterbrook Discovery School
November 9th-10th, 2023

When powerful newspaper publishers raise prices at the newsboys’ expense, the charismatic Jack Kelly rallies newsies from across the city to strike against the unfair conditions. Together, the newsies learn that they are stronger united and create a movement to fight for what’s right.

Performed by St. Christopher School
November 16th-18th, 2023

Enigmatic candy manufacturer Willy Wonka stages a contest by hiding golden tickets in five of his scrumptious candy bars. Whomever comes up with these tickets will win a free tour of the Wonka factory, as well as a lifetime supply of candy.

Performed by Vargas Elementary School
November 16-17, 2023

In a magical underwater kingdom, young mermaid, Ariel, longs to leave her ocean home — and her fins — behind and live in the world above. But first, she’ll have to defy her father, make a deal with the evil sea witch, and convince the handsome Prince Eric that she’s the girl whose enchanting voice he’s been seeking.

Performed by James Franklin Smith Elementary
November 30-December 1, 2023

Aladdin and his three friends, Babkak, Omar, and Kassim, are down on their luck until Aladdin discovers a magic lamp and the Genie who has the power to grant three wishes. Wanting to earn the respect of the princess, Jasmine, Aladdin embarks on an adventure that will test his will and his moral character.

December

Performed by Starting Arts Studios
November 30-December 8, 2023

In a magical underwater kingdom, young mermaid, Ariel, longs to leave her ocean home — and her fins — behind and live in the world above. But first, she’ll have to defy her father, make a deal with the evil sea witch, and convince the handsome Prince Eric that she’s the girl whose enchanting voice he’s been seeking.

Performed by Tom Matsumoto Elementary
December 14-15, 2023

The Lion King Jr. brings the African savanna to life on stage with Simba, Rafiki and an unforgettable cast of characters as they journey from Pride Rock to the jungle and back again in this inspiring, coming-of-age tale. Featuring the classic songs “I Just Can’t Wait to Be King,” “He Lives in You,” and “Hakuna Matata.”

Performed by DT2
December 14-16, 2023

This dynamic musical adaptation of Rick Riordan’s bestselling book opened on Broadway in 2019. When teenager Percy Jackson discovers he’s a demigod, he and his friends embark on an epic journey to find Zeus’ missing lightning bolt and prevent a war among the gods.

January

Performed by Dream Team
January 19-21, 2024

Nick & Nigel are desperate to write a hit play but are stuck in the shadow of that Renaissance rock star known as “The Bard.” When a soothsayer foretells that the future of theatre involves singing, dancing and acting at the same time, Nick & Nigel set out to write the world’s very first musical.