StarFun Theater Camp is all about your kids having FUN…..Musical Theater!
StarFun Theater Camp is intended for children in grades 1-9. 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 Camper Program
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 play, 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”
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
The StarFun Directors
- Margery Pell
- Creative Program Director & Drama Coach
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
- Camp Executive Director & Drama Coach
Eric has both directed and performed in many theatrical productions in Lexington and in the Metrowest area. He also enjoys singing with the TI Singers of Natick.
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 grandpuppy, Booker.
- Roz Martin
- Camp Administrator & Health Care Supervisor
Roz has many years of experience with Community Musical theater. She has enjoyed performing, working back stage and producing. She loves it all! It was while she was in the chorus of “Fiddler on the Roof”, in Westborough, that she first met Margie and Eric Pell and their family.
Roz has multiple years of varied experience teaching elementary school aged children, both in the US and in Israel. Also, because of her many years working in the business world, she is ideally suited for her various roles at StarFun Theater Camp. These roles include, among others, being the Camp Administrator and YOUR Customer Service Contact person.
Roz enjoys working with the Camper families throughout the year, and “playing” with the campers during the summer!
The StarFun Staff
- Stephen Murray
- Music 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
Sarah attends Westfield State University in the fall for Special Education with a minor in theater arts and has been attending StarFun Theater Camp since she was 7 years old. Working with costumes and set design has always been a love of Sarah’s since she was given the opportunity to work with the technical aspect of theater at Framingham High School by one of her mentors. Sarah is so excited to take on a new aspect of camp to try her hand at directing. Sarah cannot wait to work with the campers to bring both her and their visions to life on the stage! Sarah is excited to be a StarFun Staff Member, and to “play” with all of you! Let the show begin!
- Meg Norton
Meg Norton happy to be joining the StarFun team. She is a math teacher at Burncoat High School who loves to immerse herself in the performing arts. Meg trained at the Cathy Taylor School of Dance in Auburn, MA, for sixteen years, studying tap, jazz, ballet, lyrical and modern dance. She majored in mathematics and minored in secondary education at the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester. During her time at Holy Cross, Meg was a member of the Holy Cross Dance Ensemble, where she performed and choreographed for the tap, jazz, and contemporary classes. Since graduating from Holy Cross in 2015, Meg has performed in 7 stage productions and choreographed 3 children’s musicals throughout the Central MA area. She is excited to work with the StarFun campers this summer.
- Melissa Maglio
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 met the Pells and the Martins close to (gulp) 30 years ago, on the Westborough Players’ favorite stage, in the very school where she now substitute-teaches. She does this to escape the solitude of her studio now and then, and gain inspiration from energetic young people. With that, an innovative husband, three artsy kids, and two demanding felines, life is busy. Melissa will once again join StarFun this season as Art Counselor, a role that she adores.