Thursday, August 31, 2017

Thank you

I wanted to say thank you to so many of you who reached out to our family and showered us with, love, cards, gifts, meals and service. We were truly blessed. Thank you for your patience and giving us time. We look forward to seeing you soon.

Love, the Peterson family💕

ANNIE cast

I am sorry for the delay. This is not an easy task. There were many prepared and wonderful auditions.
Thank you for coming, I hope you will enjoy your experience participating and trust that we can work together to make a spectacular show while allowing everyone to grow and learn.
Our first rehearsal will be Monday Evening at 8:30 at the Dance Studio at 519 Main for Cast A & B Only- but NOT any orphans. Stay tuned for the Schedule. I will do my best to accommodate.
Scripts will be available at the first rehearsal for a $20 deposit that is refundable when it is returned.
THIS IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE at the discretion of the Director
(Perform Friday & Saturday Evenings)
Annie: Gianna Westlund 
Miss Hannigan: Andrea Williams
Pepper      Kaylie W.
July           Sarah Grace
Molly         Addison S.
Duffy        Ali L.
Tessie       Alley G.
Kate          Abby P.
Grace:    Jennifer Harrison
Warbucks: John Bailey
Rooster: James Lange 
Lily:  Hannah Peterson
CAST B (Perform Thursday Evenings & Saturday Matinees)
Annie: Bailey Gilkeson
Miss Hannigan: Kiera Ryan (Jennifer Harrison-understudy)
Pepper      Lydia S.
July           Zoey
Molly        Addison S. 
                 (Bella -understudy)
Duffy        Ali L.
Tessie      Alley G.
Kate         Abby P.
Grace:    Courtney Burnes
Warbucks: John Bailey
Rooster: Joel Harrison 
Lily:  Honor Harrison
Orphans, Servants, Hooverville, NYC, ect…
Each will have 4-5 scenes with singing, dancing, and lines.

Elizabeth G.
Caleb G
Rebecca G.
Briley G.
Kyleigh P.
Tom M.
Carmen M.
Hanna M.
Meadow M.
Alex. F.
Cheyenne L.
Gavin R.
Lissy P.
Matt P.
Corbin A.
Ty M.
Colin C.
Sophie M.
Quincy C.
Jaeda A.
Mariah M
Deserah M.
Mindy D.
Sam D.
David A.
Brody A.
Amanda L.
Lauren L.
Konnor W.
......and more
*with the exception of “Annie” ALL Cast A & B are welcome to join the ensemble on the evenings off if you would like. Let me know before the first rehearsal.

If your name is not listed, please contact me at 417-254-3168 so as to not leave anyone out that registered.

Thank you

Monday, August 28, 2017


Annie Audition Results

Thank you for coming and participating in this exciting event. We had a wonderful turn out. If there are any of you who did not have the opportunity to register, you are still welcome to do so until September 8. Everyone who auditioned and registered will be a part of the production.
Each person is given a number to prevent Bias from the Judges
Scores are given during auditions. This is the following breakdown:
o   60% Vocals (pitch, phrasing, annunciation, rhythms)
o   30% Stage Presence (memory, audience engaged, choreo, acting)
o   10% appearance (How well you dressed for the character)
Scores are added and averaged to decide the final call backs: they are posted in order of scores
Tuesday,  August  29 at 7:00 pm at 519 Main Street will be the Call Backs
Here we will determine chemistry and how well the character voices blend
Please prepare the following for each character call back:
Go to: 
Annie:   Zoey, Gianna, Bailey, and Abby
Orphans: Ali L, Alley G., Bella, Addison, Sarah Grace, Hazel, Kaylie
Hannigan: Jennifer, Andrea, Kierra
Be familiar and know dialogue and music for All of Scene 1 #2  thru #4
Annie:   Zoey, Gianna, Bailey and Abby
Grace:  Courtney, Carmen, Elizabeth, Alex
Warbucks: John
Be familiar and know dialogue and music for All of page 47-53 and NYC song
Hannigan: Jennifer, Andrea, Kierra
Lily/ Rooster:  Hannah & James , Joel & Honor
Be familiar and know the Dialogue and music for all of page 63 starting with Rooster to pg 69 with Easy Street song
Good Luck. At this point scores will start over again based on call back performance. Everyone who did not have a call back has parts- there are 33 roles to fill- these were just the ones that needed to come back to make final decisions.
Stay tuned for rehearsal schedule

Monday, August 14, 2017


As some of you may already know, STARS Executive Director Rebecca Peterson and husband Matt's oldest daughter, Tessa Peterson, passed away unexpectedly due to complications from diabetes on August 12. In light of this tragedy, the beginning of the fall semester at STARS has been rescheduled from August 21 to Monday, September 4, 2017.

Private music lesson schedules will be complete and posted sometime during the week of August 21. If you have scheduling or registration related questions, please contact Katie Montgomery at 417-252-4290 or If you have payment or billing related questions, please contact Cindy Lundberg at 406-781-9754 or

Funeral arrangements are as follows:

Viewing will be at 10:00 am Saturday, August 19 at the LDS Chapel, 8507 Highway E in Houston, Missouri. The memorial service will follow at 11:00 am, with burial immediately after in the Cabool Cemetery. All are welcome to attend.

For service information please contact Elliott-Gentry-Carder Funeral Home, 417-962-3123. Memorial contributions can be made to the family through Elliott-Gentry-Carder.

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Cinderella final day

Cinderella -
August 12th, Saturday

WOW- first time actors, you did a great job- that was a lot of "firsts" yesterday and I think you will find it easier today.

Two reminders from the directors:
-Please remember NOT to put your back to the audience
- speak clearly and keep the dialogue going. If the audience doesn't hear you, they cannot follow the story.

Everyone did a much better job on expression last night I was very pleased. And notice how the audience laughed when you were getting into your character and being expressive. That is your goal for this next performance is to keep the audience
Engaged at all times.

We have a performance at 3:00
Call time is 2:00- an hour before to prepare and get dressed. If main characters (except mice) could be there at 1:30 I would like to help show them a couple things, and also try something different with the Mics because they don't fit their ears.

The tiny children do not need to be there until closer to 3 o'clock.

After the 3 o'clock show please STAY on the stage we are going to have a cast picture.

Again thank your parents, yesterday was a very difficult time that we have never experienced. Everyone pulled together and helped to get this show on. You and your children are Awesome. See you soon.

Friday, August 11, 2017

Cinderella it's today!

Cinderella Cast

Friday,  August  11


Due to new venue; We will have to change our schedule for the day:

Please allow the students to REST and RELAX


I need the following Characters to come to the dance studio at 12:00 pm

Prince Charming





Step Mother

Step Sisters

Fairy Godmother

Mice: Jaq, Luke, Perla, Gus, Kendal, Kenadi, Hannah M., Eliza 


Regardless of what the students might say or think because sometimes I think out loud nothing is final until it is posted.-ALL the costumes previously posted ARE correct. If you do not know exactly what parts your students play- here is the list:


Adeline F.-Pumpkin/Mouse

Alley G.-Narrator

Amanda L- Royal Court/ Ensemble

Anna L- Royal court/ Ensemble

Bailey G- Royal court/ Ensemble

Brittany C- Royal Court/Ensemble

Caleb B- Prince Charming

Caseyn M- Herald

Clay F.- Town Crier

Darcy B- Anastasia

Eliza- Mouse

Farad T- Narrator

Hanna M- mouse

Hannah E- Narrator

Hannah Rose- Ensemble/ Royal court

Hazel- Cinderella

Isabella H- Pumpkin/ Mouse

Jacina- Royal Court/ Ensemble

James- Royal Court/ Ensemble

Jonas- Grand Duke

Kaeleb M- Town Crier

Karabella- Mouse/ Pumpkin

Kalie W- Royal Court/ Ensemble

Keegan- Town Crier

Kenda Johnson- Perla

Kyndall & Kynnadi- Mice

Max- Jaq

Meadow- royalcourt/ ensemble

Megan- Fairy Godmother

Mia- Pumpkin/ Mouse

Paige- Royal court/ ensemble

Quincy- Royal court/ ensemble

Rachel R- Town Crier

Sarah T- Royal court/ ensemble

Sophie- Step Mother

Tanner- Luke

Tobie- Drizella

Zachary B- Town Crier

Hannah P- Royal court/ ensemble

Kyleigh- Royal court/ ensemble

Weston- King

Jackson- Royal court/ ensemble




****If your name did not appear in the list: YOU are ensemble



The rest of the cast will come around 3:30TO THE CABOOL HIGH SCHOOL Auditorium to get dressed in costume and be prepared to run through the play on stage for the first time with the mics and props. If we have time I need to run through it again, but we will end by 6:00 pm for the audience to come in.


During the rehearsal and waiting time for the performance at 7:00, I would like the students to eat light snacks to prevent sleepiness. Grapes, crackers, cheese, carrots, or lunch like foods would be best for them and ONLY water.


We are at the countdown. The SHOW is less than 24 hours away!


Thank you for your patience

Thursday, August 10, 2017


Cinderella Cast:

Thursday, August 10, 2017


Rehearsal will entail live microphone usage, Completing costume fittings, Stage Blocking, and Choreography. This is a very large amount of work. I really need parents that can help students to stay busy and attentive to what we are teaching by providing them with something to do.


After students are picked up, be sure they are practicing lines, songs, and getting a good night’s sleep to prevent exhaustion and illness.


This is not easy to do and cannot be done without cooperation from everyone. It takes a team. If you are available, we will need help with certain things for the show. Katie Montgomery will have a sign up sheet for those things.


Costume responsibilities for each character as follows:


Ensemble (In front the whole time) : Black pants, black socks or shoes, hair anyway you would like, but neatly done, with light make-up for girls (mascara, black eyeliner, and clear lip gloss ONLY please)


Narrators & Town Criers: Black pants, black socks or shoes, hair anyway you would like, but neatly done, with light make-up for girls (mascara, black eyeliner, and clear lip gloss ONLY please)


Anastasia, Cinderella, Step Mother, Drizella: Need  white Tights and Black dress shoe ( make-up will be done there)


Grand Duke, Herald, King, Prince: Black Dress Pants (I have some if you need it) and black socks and dress shoes


Royal Court: White Tights and black dress shoes(girls) Black socks & dress shoes,hair anyway you would like, but neatly done, with light make-up for girls (mascara, black eyeliner, and clear lip gloss ONLY please)


All Mice & Pumpkins:

Gus, Jaq, and Luke need white socks

Perla: White Tights and Ballet slippers

Suzy: Black tights, Black short sleeve Leo

Xtra:need white tights and Ballet slippers  (if you have them)

Mia: Black tights, Black leo for mouse, and white tights ballet slippers for pumpkin

Please do not to go out and buy anything expensive check with us first we may have things you may borrow😉but I need to know tomorrow at the latest.


If you have questions or I have missed something feel free to text me at 417-254-3168


Please help us get the word out so we have an audience so the kids will do well. Share our events on facebook, sell tickets, call family and friends, or hang flyers. It is very helpful.


Special thanks to Katie, Stacey, and Miranda for our crafts and snacks!