We are delighted to announce that auditions will be held in January, at CAP21 Studios in Manhattan, for our spring musical production of Disney’s Beauty and the … [Read More...]
Do you have a child who wants to be in a musical? Polaris gives kids ages 10 through 18 the chance to perform in their own Broadway musicals. As … [Read More...]
LeCee’s summer camp was amazing. We did Willy Wonka Jr. I made friends. LeCee was a very very wonderful director. She helped us be good actors and actresses. We all knew our lines. The teachers were great. Nobody had any costumes or props, but I had a cap and a cane for my role of the Grandfather. After the last show I was both happy and sad. Happy on the outside, but sad inside, that I had to leave my friends, my teachers and my director, LeCee. And this is the story of how LeCee’s camp was for me and how much I loved it.
Nathaniel F., age 9
I saw the Friday matinee cast, and I have to second all of the rave reviews of my peers. The show is brilliant! Edd and I loved it. Of course with our upcoming adoption, I cried through the entire performance, but through my watering eyes I could also see all the hard work these kids and many parents put into this heart-warming show. The experience they all gained, through becoming a cast/crew together, and making magic happen onstage (really) will last them a lifetime. I especially loved the parent-child combination of Daddy Warbucks and Annie and hope they will revive their dance numbers yea…
My experience with Polaris Productions was when I was in Me and My Girl. They taught me how to work together and be productive with the whole team, and most importantly, have fun! Furthermore, they taught me how to visualize the text as a Story, and how to get into the mood and the character. What I loved about working with LeCee was when I got to see the wonderful costumes and settings they had for the cast. What I also loved was to dance and sing along. As I said, I love Polaris Productions. And I hope we do another play such as beauty and the beast! Thank you so much LeCee!!!!!!!!! Direc…
Liam C., age 9
I am so grateful to you for all you have done for months and months to make the experience of Annie such a massive success. I know you have poured your heart and soul into every aspect of this huge undertaking, because it showed, over and over and over again. I am thrilled that my daughter got to have the fabulous experience of being involved. You really championed her and she grew so much over the rehearsals and shows. You are exceptional and incredibly talented and I’m proud to know you.
Guys and Dolls was one of the most incredible artistic experiences I’ve had so far in my life. I played Sergeant Sarah Brown. LeCee Johnson is such an inspirational director and she put together such an incredibly talented and supportive cast. It was an absolutely outstanding experience!
Deychen, age 17
I’ve been doing Polaris Productions since I was five years old. The first show I did was Into the Woods. I played the cow, Milky White, and I had to be on my hands and knees during the whole show. Which really helped my stamina and made me stay in character. Later, I was in Annie. I played Annie and it was my first lead role. After that, I did a whole bunch of other shows. Polaris Productions taught me the theater skills I need to know to do anything I like and increase my confidence as a performer. Now, because of LeCee, who really saw my potential, I am auditioning for performing arts high…
Sarah L., age 13
I just wanted to thank you for making Emma feel so welcome and comfortable — she is having so much fun! If I can be of help in any way, musically or otherwise, please let me know. I am happy to help out as needed!
I just wanted to send you a quick note to tell you how grateful we are that we signed our son up to be in A Christmas Carol. It was truly a transformational experience for him. He is literally a changed person after the week of performances. He was in a state of mourning for a few days after the play, and has now taped the signed poster to the ceiling of his bunk bed. Will you be doing another production in the spring? Thank you again for all of your hard work. You are a marvel!
A Grateful Mom
I had a fantastic experience with Polaris Productions and really appreciated the dedication and professionalism of the adults involved. Working with a talented multi-age group of young actors really expanded my theatrical horizons, and I even won an award from National Youth Arts!
Patrick S., age 14
I’m almost done with my first semester as a drama major at LaGuardia Performing Arts High School. Over the past couple of years I’ve been fortunate to have many experiences that shaped me as an artist. The impact of my involvement with Polaris Productions cannot be overstated. Youth theater is so important. The learning that comes from involvement in these productions goes far beyond acting, singing and dancing. You also learn teamwork, partnership, patience and discipline.
Emma H., age 15