Support the Arts Reaching Students

For over 25 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. 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.

2023-2024 STARS Series Lineup: 

How to Survive Middle School | Tuesday, September 12th | 10AM & 12:30PM | Age Range: 6th– 8th Grade
Mariachi Los Camperos | Friday, September 15th | 12:30PM | Age Range: 2nd Grade & Up
Tomás and the Library Lady | Thursday, October 5th | 10AM & 12:30PM | Age Range: Grades K-5th Grade
MOMIX: ALICE | Monday, January 29th |12:30PM | Age Range: 3rd Grade & Up
BODYTRAFFIC: Bolero by Fernando Hernando Magadan | Thursday, March 22nd | 12:30PM | Age Range: 3rd Grade & Up
Puppy Pals Live! | Thursday, April 4th |12:30PM | Age Range: Grades K-5th Grade
The Boy Who Cried Wolf | Tuesday, April 2nd |10AM & 12:30PM | Age Range: PreK-5th (Ages 4-10 years)
Frindle | Thursday, April 15th |10AM & 12:30PM | Age Range: Grades 3rd – 7th (Ages 8 – 13 years)

2023-2024 School Group Request Form


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The VPAC introduced a new community outreach initiative in its 2022-23 season called STARS For Families. New in 2022, VPAC will reach beyond the in-school format of STARS to bring local parents and children together to enjoy educational and entertaining performances as a family. The 2024 “STARS For Families,” lineup will be announced soon!

Upcoming Performances

STARS: Support The Arts Reaching Students

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