It’s my personal goal to find a way to reach each of my actors and help them to blossom and grow in self-confidence, ability and maturity. —LeCee Johnson, Artistic Director
About Our Program
Polaris Productions provides a learn-by-doing theater experience for kids. It begins with the audition and ends with the final curtain. The most direct way for kids to learn about theater is by taking part in it. Classes and workshops are limited in what they can teach. There’s no substitute for the experience of performing live theater, and that’s what Polaris offers.
If a musical theater kid wants more opportunities to perform, we can help them do more of what they love.
Polaris Productions creates a kind and supportive theater community in which kids can grow and learn. It’s a great way for kids to experience the joy and satisfaction of performing great musical theater. The kids also learn valuable life skills that they will take with them, no matter where their star leads them.
Video: What the Kids & Parents Say
Our shows are made possible by the dedication and enthusiasm of a growing community of parents, friends, volunteers, donors and theater professionals. It’s a safe, kind and non-competitive fellowship which allows children to grow and learn. Most of all, Polaris is a place where kids can develop their creativity to its fullest potential.
By giving kids the opportunity to perform, Polaris is nurturing the theater artists, supporters, and patrons of tomorrow.
The kids work together to tell a story in words, dance and song. Our young actors develop self-confidence, artistic ability and emotional maturity. The kids learn to appreciate each other and respect each other. They create lasting bonds of camaraderie and friendship, and have tons of fun!
About shyness. Being in a show works miracles in the life of a shy person. We’ve seen it, again and again. Taking part in theater can transform the lives of shy kids. There are many theater professionals who were shy as kids — and still are. But they’re no longer defined and limited by it.
Taking part in a Polaris musical is a wonderful, life-changing experience. Youth theater
- helps young people grow in self-confidence, ability and maturity
- teaches creative problem solving skills
- develops critical thinking
- encourages cooperation
- fosters peer acceptance, mutual respect
- teaches self-worth
- is rewarding and fun
- builds inner confidence
- encourages responsibility and self-organization
- teaches self esteem
- helps to connect with others
- creates a sense of community
- teaches empathy and understanding for others
A Polaris Productions musical is also a great way to meet other kids and make new friends.
Our young performers create lasting memories. They learn important, practical skills that they need as they begin to find their place in the world.
To learn more about our teaching artists and staff, please refer to our Staff page.