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When and Where

Select Sundays, 5:00-7:00 PM
at Willow Bend Center of the Arts (Plano)

– January 28
– February 11, 2:00-4:00 PM
– March 17
– April 21
– May 26
– June 16
– July 21
– August 18
– September 29
– October 27
– No Class in November
December 1

About the Class

Come join the Starcatchers Monthly Musical Theater Appreciation class! We invite you to join us once a month for this FREE class where we will learn all about the important parts of musicals! Each month we will watch a movie musical and talk about the parts of the show, the characters, the music and the dancing we see in each show. Our goal is to expand students’ knowledge of musical theater through a fun and engaging class where we can all learn together. This class is a great opportunity to meet other Starcatchers families while learning about musicals.

Open to all ages. This class is designed for individuals with various disabilities and their families.



North Texas Performing Arts Starcatchers Creative Arts Camps

About Starcatchers Creative Arts Camps

These camps are designed for youth and adults with disabilities to learn the fundamentals of putting on a theatrical production. Under the direction of therapeutically minded staff, campers will create stories, develop characters, create set pieces, and put together a short theatrical production. Each camp has a specific theme and will end with a performance showcase for families to watch. The showcase will be the last half hour on the last day of camp.


June 3-6,  1:00-4:00 PM – Under the Sea
June 17-20,  1:00-4:00 PM – The Wizarding World
July 8-11, 1:00-4:00 PM – Summer of Superheroes
July 22-25,  9:00 AM-12:00 PM – Christmas in July


June 10-13,  9:00 AM-12:00 PM – Starcatchers in Space


July 1-4,  9:00 AM-12:00 PM – Princesses and Knights
July 22-25,  1:00-4:00 PM – A Whole New World

When and Where

June 5-10 at Willow Bend Center of the Arts (Plano)

We will start around 9 am and end around 7 pm each day. Times will depend on college availability.

About the Intensive

For rising 9-12 graders, planning a career in the performing arts.

This annual 5-day intensive prepares students for auditions required for entrance into college performing arts programs. The weekend will consist of masterclasses taught by industry professionals, collegiate professors and representatives from top schools. This intensive is being offered at a competitive market price! There are limited spots available, sign up soon!

Rising 10-12th grade students are able to participate fully in the intensive weekend. Students who are rising 9-10th grade students may attend the weekend as an observer (participating in certain workshops and mock dance call).

Audition Requirement

*NEW* ALL participants must submit an AUDITION FORM before being accepted into the intensive. This year a PRE-SCREEN AUDITION will be required for anyone who has not participated in a Collegiate Pursuits production. Audition is NOT required for students who have been cast in a Collegiate Pursuits production. VIDEO audition prescreens will happen on a rolling basis starting January 2024. Complete the AUDITION FORM at your earliest convenience. You will send your audition video in with this form. You will hear within 5 business days whether you are denied, accepted, or placed on a preferential waitlist. VIDEOS will not be accepted after May 31 or when the intensive is full, whichever happens first. Video audition prescreens are not required for observation students.

Pre-Screen Material: 1-minute monologue from a play and a 1-minute musical theatre song.

Submit an Audition for a Performance Spot – Grades 10-12

This Program Includes:

  • Master Classes with Industry Professionals & Collegiate Representatives

  • Mock Auditions with College Programs

  • Individualized Feedback with Instructors
  • Financial, Academic and Experience for Parents
  • Training in Acting, Song, and Dance
  • Audition Process Overview & Breakdown
  • Filmed Pre-Screen Auditions
  • Resume & Headshot Feedback
  • Alumni & Parent Panels for Students & Parents


*NOTE – Early bird discount will apply automatically when registration is added to your cart.

Performance Students – 10-12 Graders

$600 ($500 Early Bird – expires April 8)

Personalized weekend intensive participation for those students who are interested in pursuing acting or musical theatre (acting, singing, dancing) for collegiate education. Focus will be on all three parts of the audition process. Students who are only auditioning for acting programs will be able to participate in musical theatre focused workshops as well.

Young and Eager – 9-10 Graders

$250 ($200 Early Bird until April 8)

Attend the weekend as an observer! These students will observe all parts of the weekend and get an early opportunity to learn about the collegiate audition process. They will be allowed to participate in the dance call and observe all other sections.

2024 Participating Universities/Programs

Each year, our intensive features representatives from some of the nations top performing arts universities and programs.

  • Abilene Christian University
  • Baldwin Wallace University
  • Cornish College of the Arts
  • Florida State University
  • Fourth Wall College Consulting
  • Green Means Grow College Consulting
  • Institute for American Musical Theatre
  • Long Island University – Post
  • Missouri State University
  • Oklahoma City University
  • Slippery Rock University
  • Southern Methodist University
  • Syracuse University
  • Texas Christian University
  • Texas State University
  • Texas Woman’s University
  • University of Oklahoma
  • Webster Conservatory
Submit an Audition Form


When and Where

Saturdays, 1:00-2:00 PM
June 8 – July 27, 2024
at Willow Bend Center of the Arts (Plano)

About the Class

This class is designed to help students work with basic vocal technique and musicianship. Every class will begin with some vocal warmups, and then students will learn a number of songs from broadway shows that they might not have heard before! Most songs are performed as a group, but some students will have the opportunity to sing as a soloist if they desire. During the last class, students will present what they have learned to friends and family!

Open to all ages. This class is designed for individuals with various disabilities.


$60 (incudes 8 classes)

Sign Up Today!

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When and Where

June 10-14, 9:00 am-4:00 pm
Willow Bend Center of the Arts,
6121 W. Park Blvd. B216, Plano, TX 75093

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About the Workshop

Have you ever dreamed of being in your own action-packed movie? Now’s your chance! Join us for an exhilarating Stunt Actor experience featuring special guest instructor Brett Copes, the mastermind behind Fight or Flight Entertainment!

Dive into the heart-pounding world of stunts, rigging, and fight choreography. At the NTPA Studios Stunt Actor Intensive, you’ll learn the ropes of Hollywood magic and end the week with the creation of a short film showing off your newfound action skills skills.

We will premiere the final action film on social media, showcasing the talent, dedication, and excitement of our students.

Sign up today and unleash your inner action star!

Sign Up Now

Meet the Instructor

Meet Brett Copes, the mastermind behind the magic at Fight or Flight Entertainment. With a wealth of expertise as an Acrobatic Rigger, Stunt Rigger, and Rigging Consultant, Brett holds certifications from top industry bodies. With an illustrious career spanning nearly three  decades, Brett has left his mark on global stages, rigging performers for iconic shows like Cirkus Smirkus, Cavalia, and Cirque du Soleil. From the magical realms of Peter Pan 360 to the adrenaline-fueled Marvel Universe Live, Brett’s rigging prowess knows no bounds. Dive deeper into his world on Instagram @fightorflightent for insights into his training, credits, and rigging design portfolio. Discover the magic of safety and innovation at www.fightorflightent.com

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About Deaf Theatre Summer Camps

Join us for a theatre summer camp designed for Deaf and hard of hearing youth and their siblings. Students will explore the performing arts through a series of activities and will perform a short showcase for friends and family on the last day of camp.

Campers need to bring a sack lunch/snacks, water bottle, and their hearing technology. Please wear closed toed shoes and clothes that are easy to move in!

Communication during the camp will be conducted using both oral and sign modalities.

Full or partial scholarships are available. Tuition for this program is pre-discounted and is not eligible for additional promotions included but not limited to NTPA Member discounts or summer camp flash sales.

Upcoming Camps

June 17-21, 9:00 AM-4:00 PM – at Willow Bend Center of the Arts (Plano)
June 24-28, 9:00 AM-4:00 PM – at NTPA Southlake

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