What is StarFun Theater Camp?

Happy StarFun Campers

StarFun Theater Camp is all about your kids having FUN…..Musical Theater!

StarFun Theater Camp is intended for children in grades 1-10. The camp runs for eight weeks and is divided into four different sessions.

We’ll be producing and performing new musical productions during each session. We’ll rehearse every day, and in addition, the campers will assist in making their costumes, scenery and props. By the end of each session, each group will perform for a live audience of family and friends!

We have certified staff with over 20 years of musical theater experience who can’t wait to help your kids shine and have FUN!

The StarFun Vision

The StarFun Vision

Our Programs

The Camper Program

StarFun is divided into two age groups…Group A, Grades 1-5 and Group B, Grades 6-10. Most camp activities at StarFun are directly related to putting on a show at the end of each session. Every day the Campers will participate in groups and activities related to the production of their play. These will involve, set design and creation of props, learning and rehearsing lines and songs, as well as learning and rehearsing choreography and stage movement.

There will be two breaks in the morning; one for snacks and one for outdoor time, as well as a lunch break and outdoor break in the afternoon. Each camper will bring his or her own snack and lunch to camp.

Transportation is not provided.

“My time at camp has always been great, the counselors became like family as did the campers, and I expanded my horizons. I have always had a great time and learned so much. Many of my favorite summer memories are from my sessions at StarFun”

— 6 Year Camper J.D.

The Counselor Assistant Program

The Counselor Assistant Program (CA) is a leadership training program for young people who have aged out of being a “Camper” but are still interested in participating in StarFun Theater Camp. CA’s need to be self-starters who are eager and willing to assist the counselors. There is no upper age limit for the CA program.

Learn more about this fantastic program

Meet The StarFun Staff

StarFun Staff Photo

The StarFun Directors

Margery Pell
Executive Director and Co-owner

Margie is a well-known and highly regarded drama coach, lead performer, and both a children’s and adult theater director in the MetroWest area. A retired teacher and reading interventionist, Margie and husband Eric, have written and adapted many stories and plays into musical productions for the StarFun Theater Camp stage. In the off-season, Margie enjoys performing in community theater and volunteering in the Framingham Public Library’s Homework Center.

Eric Pell
Executive Director and Co-owner

Eric has both directed and performed in many theatrical productions in Lexington and in the Metrowest area. He also enjoys singing with the Lexington Pops Chorus.

Having retired from an elementary teaching career, Eric looks forward to planning and writing plays for the exciting upcoming season with StarFun, as well as reading and spending time with his grandson Milo and grand puppy Booker.

The StarFun Staff

Stephen Murray
Music Director/Director

Stephen is an award-winning composer and playwright with over 30 published musicals and plays that have been performed around the world. He has worked with young performers for more than three decades in schools, workshops, and summer programs. Stephen has a Doctorate of Musical Arts from Boston University and a Masters of Education in Fine Arts Education from Fitchburg State University. He is choral director, music specialist, and curriculum leader at Wayland Middle School. When not teaching and writing, Stephen can sometimes be found on stage as a performer with area theater groups.

Sarah Rosenthal
Drama Director

Sarah is a Special Needs teacher in the Westwood Public Schools. She has been with StarFun since she was a camper herself. She looks forward to once again directing plays for camp and bringing both her and the campers’ visions to life on the stage!

Meg Norton

Meg is a Math teacher at Burncoat High School in Worcester. Her love for dance goes back to her training at the Cathy Taylor School of Dance in Auburn. She has choreographed and performed in many productions in Central MA. We are excited to have Meg back for another summer at StarFun.

Melissa Maglio
Art Director

Melissa is an artist and writer living in Northborough.She most often paints colorful landscapes or animals but has also sculpted in clay, stone and done forensic artwork for area law enforcement. It’s hard to narrow creativity to one pursuit. She particularly enjoys getting inspiration for scenery and props from the campers. Along with her innovative husband, 3 artsy kids, and many pets her life is busy. Welcome back, Melissa!

(Not Pictured) Martha Rogers
Music Director

Martha comes to StarFun as a retired elementary Music teacher in the Lexington Public Schools. Her experience outside of teaching has included singing with the Mystic Chorale of Boston and acting in several theater productions in Lexington. Martha is looking forward to camp again this summer and her next StarFun production.