WELCOME TO LCT's STAR ACADEMY!

Young artists step into the spotlight with LCT’s Star Academy. Designed for both new and experienced youth performers, this program builds confidence, cultivates empathy, and expands creativity through theatrical training. With an array of exploratory exercises and scene work, students will devise new worlds, develop diverse characters, and bond as an ensemble. Watch them shine in a showcase performance at the end of each session.

Star Academy: School Year Edition!

LCT's Star Academy: School Year Edition provides children with diverse and meaningful theatre experiences throughout the 2022-2023 school year on inservice days*. These different day camps are designed for children to explore theatre's art, magic, and creation. Our classes provide participants with ways to learn excellent skills, make new friends, and have a lot of fun. 

2022-2023 SCHEDULE

OCT 14 & 20 - “A World of Pure Imagination”: Where Theatre & Film Collide 
OCT 21 - The Art of Technical Theatre: Behind the Scenes with Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
OCT 28 & NOV 7 - Page to Stage: Transforming Children’s Literature to Short Plays
NOV 4 - Holidays on the Horizon: Playwriting and performing Readers Theatre

JAN 16 - The Power of Theatre: Discovering Theatre’s Impact on Society
JAN 23 - Theatre’s Building Blocks: Learning How to Audition, Rehearse, & Perform
FEB 9 -  The Art of Technical Theatre: Behind the Scenes Magic
FEB 10, 13, 17 - Musical Theatre: Singing, Acting, & Dancing Workshops
FEB 20 & MAR 3 - Page to Stage: Transforming Children’s Literature to Short Plays
MAR 10, 17, 27, & April 11  - Slice of Summer: An Abridged Day at LCT’s Summer Camp featuring, Acting, Singing, & Dancing Workshops

*Day camp themes are offered on multiple dates to correspond with the professional development and in-service days for the surrounding school districts, including: La Crosse, Onalaska, La Crescent-Hokah, West Salem, Holmen, Bangor, and Sparta. Check your local district’s calendar to register for the appropriate camps!

To register your child for Star Academy: School Year Edition, call the box office or click here.


YoungStars: Ages 5-7

YoungStars delve into imaginary worlds and whimsical characters with this guided theatrical experience. Each session incorporates different stories and sources of inspiration for the YoungStars to explore and create a story of their own. Camp runs from 9am-4pm. Drop-off can be as early as 8:45am; pick-up can be as late as 4:15pm. Every camper must bring a lunch, two snacks, and a water bottle. Each camp session concludes with a performance on Friday at 4pm.

To register your child for YoungStars camp, call the box office or click here.

Star Players: Ages 8-12

This class focuses on collaboration and re-imagination. Players work together to create a story of their very own that may offer a different narrative than previously known. Each session offers a new way to play. Camp runs from 9am-4pm. Drop-off can be as early as 8:45am; pick-up can be as late as 4:15pm. Every camper must bring a lunch, two snacks, and a water bottle. Each camp session concludes with a performance on Friday at 4pm.

To register your child for Star Players camps, call the box office or click here.

Teen Star Studio: Ages 13-18

The Teen Star Studio welcomes artists with a passion for performance. In this session, the Stars rehearse for a full-length musical, refining their skills in acting, singing, dancing, ensemble work, improvisation, and auditioning. Camp Runs from 9 AM to 4 PM. Drop-off can be as early as 8:45 AM; pick-up can be as late as 4:15 PM. Every camper must bring a lunch, two snacks, and a water bottle.

To register your child for Teen Star Studio camps, call the box office or click here.


Summer Scholarship Information

Theatre has a home for everyone, and our goal is to reach as many young artists as possible. La Crosse Community Theatre believes everyone should have access to experience the magic of theatre, regardless of financial circumstances. LCT’s Star Academy offers an opportunity for financial assistance on a sliding scale. Applications are limited to one session per student. You are not able combine scholarship discounts with other offered discounts.

Scholarships to the Summer Star Academy are competitive. Completing an application does not guarantee a scholarship award. Families who do not qualify for a scholarship can still set up a payment plan by calling the box office at 608-784-9292.


How do I apply?
To ensure your child’s spot in class is reserved, first register your child for your desired class session(s). During checkout, you will have an option to pay for only the scholarship registration fee ($10). Please note you will have to pay a registration fee for each child applying for a scholarship in your household. We will apply your registration fee towards your child’s tuition. If you are awarded a full scholarship or are denied a scholarship and cannot attend the class, we will refund your registration fee.

Next, click here to complete the online application. You must complete an application for each child seeking a scholarship in your household. Incomplete applications will not be processed. To be considered for a scholarship, your child must be registered with a completed application by 11:59 pm on June 5, 2022. 

How much will I Pay?
Awards are given based on your household income from the previous year and your household size. 

Scholarship ChartFor example, let’s say you have a family of 3 and your household income is $40,500. According to the chart, your family will be required to pay 40% of the tuition cost. Tuition is $150 for one week of camp.

Tuition of Class ($150) x Tuition Commitment Percentage (0.4) = Total Tuition ($60)

Total Tuition ($60) – Scholarship Registration Fee ($10) = Total Due ($50)

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