Winter Showcase Brunch Fundraiser
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Winter Showcase Rehearsal Pictures 

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STAR's New outdoor rehearsal location

A Note from Miss Marilyn - Founding Executive Director

November 2021

Dear STAR Family & Friends,


It has been a challenging time for our world, our community, our lives; and our future has been profoundly changed in so many ways due to the COVID Pandemic. STAR has adapted, changed and survived with the support of our STAR Kids and Families, STAR Boards, and STAR Staff. I am full of hope with the news of the approval of vaccinations for children ages 5 to 11 that it is a sign that STAR kids, families, and staff will be able to gather, create, share and have fun in front of live audiences once again. Last Winter STAR ended the year with an online Showcase, guided by the theme "The Spirit of Giving". This winter we are returning to performing a Brunch Fundraising Live Showcase featuring Hans Christian Anderson's "The Little Match Girl" at the Gilroy Old City Hall on Dec. 11, 2021. The delicious Brunch and STAR Showcase will be presented on the second floor of Gilroy Old City Hall Restaurant. The show is directed by Ms. Dana Severin, assisted by Ms. Lexi Salcido. Technical support Mr. Sam Handelman and Mr. Dante Carballo.

Covid Protocols will be in place and posted using the most recent updated guidelines to keep all Star Kids and Staff Safe in Body, Mind, and Spirit!


Take Care, Stay safe, Most sincerely,

Marilyn Abad-Cardinalli

STAR Arts Education

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The STAR Way

The STAR way focuses on connecting and engaging with the STAR kids by understanding & demonstrating the STAR Core Values: Love, Trust, Community, Unity, Imagination, and Excellence. The STAR Way is caring, knowing, supporting, and making good decisions.

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Our Mission

The mission of STAR Arts Education is to provide excellent arts programs & learning experience to young people and for all audiences that are fun, engaging, and educational. Through positive experiences on stage, screen, and behind the scenes; STAR Arts Education celebrates diverse communities and exposes young people and our community to the joy of participating, collaborating, sharing & experiencing the results of the creative process.

Our Vision

STAR is a performing arts (theater, dance, music, film and video) learning experience centered on young people creating, learning, and performing in joyful harmony. STAR is a place where aspiring theater artists, professionals, and teachers who delight in working with children can share the love and joy of creating and performing outstanding theater for everyone.


Core Values

Love, Trust, Unity, Community, Imagination, Excellence.