In 2021, in-person educational programming will return to the VPAC.  For over 23 years, VPAC’s Support the Arts Reaching Students (STARS) program has provided youth from 15 Eagle County Schools with the opportunity to attend specially programmed daytime performances either in the theater or directly at their school. Now reaching over 8,000 students annually, with approximately 20 shows a year, STARS places an emphasis on providing an array of performing art genres from dance and theater to world music. The programming is educational, entertaining, often integrates with teachers’ lesson plans and sometimes provides a platform for discussion of pertinent childhood issues such as bullying, cultural awareness or how to deal with challenging homework. STARS provides the basis for a life of enjoyment and understanding of diverse performing art disciplines, often for youth who would not otherwise have the opportunity. All STARS performances and transportation are provided free of charge to Eagle County students in grades K-8. STARS is funded by individual contributors and a generous endowment from the Frechette Family Foundation.

2021-2022 STARS Series Lineup: 

David Gonzalez’s Cuentos: Tales of the LatinX World | Thursday, September 23rd | 10AM & 12:30PM | Age Range: 3rd – 6th Grade
Hot Peas ‘n Butter | Tuesday, September 28th | 10AM & 12:30PM | Age Range: Pre-K-2nd Grade
Schoolhouse Rock Live! | Friday, October 8th | 10AM & 12:30PM | Age Range: 1st-5th Grades  [SOLD OUT]
Jarabe Mexicano: Day of the Dead  | Wednesday, October 27th | 10AM | Age Range: 4th Grade & Up
DSQ Electric | Thursday, December 16th | 12:30PM | Age Range: 4th Grade & Up
The Whiffenpoofs | Friday, January 7th | 12:30PM | Age Range: 4th Grade & Up
The Queen’s Cartoonists | Thursday, February 10th | 12:30PM | Age Range: 4th Grade & Up
Goitse: Celebrates St. Patrick’s Day | Thursday, March 17th | 12:30PM | Age Range: 4th Grade & Up
Playing By Air | Thursday, April 7th | 10AM & 12:30PM | Age Range: K-5th Grade [SOLD OUT]

2021-2022 School Group Request Form

2021-2022 Bus Reimbursement Form

Questions on the STARS Educational Series? Please contact stars@vvf.org

2021-2022 STARS MASK POLICY: We are thrilled to welcome Eagle County students for the return of the ’21-’22 STARS series! For all STARS performances until further notice, facial coverings will be required for all attendees, including students and chaperones, school faculty, and venue staff, regardless of age and vaccination status. Proof of vaccination will not be required for STARS performances. We look forward to sharing a season of inspirational performances with Eagle County’s youth.

Upcoming Performances

STARS: Support The Arts Reaching Students

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