How music and theatre can help your child

January 8, 2010 12:00:00 AM PST
Find out how music and the arts can build your child's confidence and self esteem. Nick Smith and performers from Star Struck Musical Theatre in Fremont, preview their newest production, "Music Man."

"Music Man" opens Saturday, Jan. 9 at Ohlone College in Fremont. Tickets range from $15 to $30 and are on sale now at

About Star Struck Theatre:
Star Struck is a non-profit youth theatre that provides training and performances for the entire community. We are dedicated to quality performances while emphasizing teamwork, responsibility and a greater sense of self in each of our students.

Star Struck mixes a professional environment and training with the relaxed fun and enthusiasm of a kid's community theater. It is this combination that attracts both the youngest, most inexperienced performer and the theatrical veteran alike, so that all can share in the magic that comes from creating a musical. All cast members receive intensive training in singing, dancing and acting, while learning about other aspects of theater as well.

Star Struck prides itself on the fact that it is the only year-round non-profit all-kids theater company in the Tri-city area. Actors cast in the Main stage productions are carefully selected through auditions that attract actors, singers and dancers from all over the tri-city area.

Star Struck's young performers have continued their involvement with the performing arts - through other community theatres, colleges, and even professional theatre. Wherever Star Struck kids go, they carry with them not only the memories of the enormous fun they had together, but also the irreplaceable social and professional skills they acquired during their time with Star Struck.