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Brightest Star School Of Performing Arts

Brightest Star School of Performing Arts provides comprehensive learning environments in which to study, rehearse and perform all aspects of singing, dancing, acting, public speaking, piano, guitar and various band and string instruments. Additionally, complete productions of Musical Theatre shows are produced, in and for other schools, by our outstanding production staff of directors, musical directors, choreographers and producers.

Our philosophy brings the strategies required in the learning of the arts to be applied to everyday life. Improvisation helps us think on our feet. Rigorous practice aids us in understanding what is necessary to achieve the highest level of any goal.  Memorization massages the brain and keeps us alert. Dance works our bodies, giving us exercise, spacial awareness and coordination. All of this is done in an environment of successful accomplishment, creating true satisfaction.



2020 Summer Musical Theatre Workshop Intensives!


What to expect…

Instruction in vocal, dance, AND acting technique
Individual work on 2-4 specific songs chosen for each student
Daily "Yoga for Actors" class that develops acting technique through yoga
Outstanding faculty-- all are working professional performing artists, most with NJ Teacher Certification,
& over a hundred of years of combined experience!
Lunch may be brought or purchased for a nominal fee each day
Free spring water provided or bring your own water bottle
Each student will receive a video recording of events of the week

Please see below for health and tuition related notices.

Workshop for the ELEMENTARY & MIDDLE School Beginner

Monday, July 6th - Friday, July 10th

10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Incoming grades 2-8
In-person & outdoors-- even on rainy days!
at the Cedar Knolls Vocal Studio

This is an entry-level program designed to workshop skills for the beginner performer.
Please apply if you have taken "no-to-minimal" instruction in voice, acting or dance.
All you need is the desire to learn and create!

Workshop for the "Somewhat Experienced" Teen


Monday, July 13th - Friday, July 17th

10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Incoming grades 6-12
In-person & outdoor, even on rainy days,
at the Cedar Knolls Vocal Studio

This is an intensive program designed to workshop skills for the somewhat experienced performer.
Please apply if you have previously taken some instruction in voice, acting or dance.
You need not be one step away from Broadway, however!

What to wear/bring to your workshop. . .

• Comfortable clothing
• Sneakers ONLY for foot covering (no sandals, flip flops), dance shoes not required, as we will be outdoors. 
• Feel free to bring towel, yoga mat, and little spray fan!



Voice Lessons - Saturday Programs - Musical Theater - Summer Camp - Auditioned Chorus

Currently, venues include Randolph Performing Arts Center, Brightest Star Vocal Studio in Cedar Knolls, The Red Oaks School, Bickford Theatre, and, for our Sleep Away Performing Arts Camps in 2017-See below!  Also, we will be producing Broadway style shows, complete with costumes and sets, in several area middle and high schools, as well.

Brightest Star has been evolving since 1977, when we began as Newark Academy Summer Musical Theatre and later had schools under the names of Vecchio School of Performing Arts, Morristown-Beard Summer Musical Theatre and Brightest Star School of Performing Arts, located at Bickford Theatre at The Morris Museum. We are an expanding independent school of performing arts, encouraging all students to “learn arts for life”.


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