Rising Stars Youth Acting Group


The Capitol’s Youth Theatre Program.

Students in Grades 2 through College Accepted

4,10 week sessions per year are offered.

Any questions about the Rising Stars program may be addressed to Janet Foote at [email protected]

Rising Stars is a fun learning experience that teaches stage and life skills through games and activities, individual coaching, and actual performances on the Capitol Stage. The program focuses on developing the students’ own creativity, building self-confidence, improving reading comprehension and speaking ability, accepting responsibility, and teamwork.

Students will learn stage movement, character development, how to audition, making good choices, and a whole lot more! Skills developed will better prepare students to compete for roles in school plays and other local stage productions, as well as interacting with confidence during pageants, interviews for college or jobs, and in everyday dealings with teachers and peers.

Classes are taught by professional actor and director Janet Foote.  Mrs. Foote also taught theatre arts at the high school level and has conducted seminars and workshops for Fibonacci STEAM, BOCES, local theater groups, Girl Scouts, and at area schools.

All students in grades 2 through post graduates are welcome.  No audition necessary!

2024 TUITION: $150 per student per 10-week session

FAMILY DISCOUNT: 1st Student: $150.  Each additional student from same household: $130

                                      2024 SATURDAY Class Times will be as follows:

10:00 AM-11:00 AM Grades 7-9

11:30 AM-12:30 PM: Grades 10-12, post graduates & college students

1:00 PM-2:00 PM: Grades 5 & 6

2:30 PM-3:30 PM : Grades 2, 3 & 4

Each Session includes a special project or show performance.

WINTER SESSION: Starts January 13        SPRING SESSION: Starts March 23 (Show Date:  May 26 )

SUMMER SESSION: Starts June 1             FALL SESSION: Starts September 7 (Show Date: Oct. 27) 


SPRING AND FALL SESSIONS REQUIRE ADDITIONAL REHEARSAL Saturdays, Sundays, and at least one night per week.