A Fundraiser for Stages Theatre Company

Thursday, May 2, 2024

from 5:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Hopkins Center for the Arts, 1111 Mainstreet, Hopkins, MN 55343
Join us for the biggest Anniversary yet! Stages is celebrating its 40th Season at the Starlight Celebration and we want YOU to be there!



General Admission - $75 







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Join us for an evening of joyful connection!
The Starlight Celebration is a night for alumni, families, and friends to gather and celebrate STC’s legacy and its next generation. 

Your ticket supports STC’s mission to empower young people through theatre, helping them be a positive influence throughout their whole life.  

Don't miss out on the fun! Secure your tickets today to join the celebration that proves, without a doubt, that theatre kids really do run the world! 

This year’s Starlight Celebration is being curated for adults.



⭐ Hors d’oeuvres + Craft Drinks
⭐ Silent Auction
⭐ Games + Chances to Win
⭐ An Alumni + Cast Family Reunion

PLUS: Highlights and hits from the 40th Season and a special sneak peek of Roald Dahl's Matilda: The Musical, JR.


Proceeds from the Starlight Celebration will support STC's high quality theatre productions, education, and community outreach initiatives, including our Open Door Program, which provides free and reduced price tickets, tuition scholarships, and transportation subsidies to local families, social service agencies, and schools.

Thank you to our
Sponsoring Partners for this event:


Show your support for Stages Theatre Company today:

Become a Patron or a Sponsor today!

Contact Anna Stauber - Development Director

Contributions to the Starlight Celebration

fundraiser allow Stages Theatre Company to:

Focus on access and inclusion; keeping tickets, tuition, and educational programming affordable, and providing scholarships so anyone can experience the joy and wonder of theatre arts 


• Provide exceptional theatre arts training programs across the Twin Cities metro in inner-city, suburban, and rural communities 

• Contribute meaningful stories from new perspectives to the canon of Theatre for Young Audiences (TYA) 

• Serve more than 150,000 patrons annually, onstage, in the audience, in our programs, and in the Greater Minnesota community 

Your donation plays a critical role as Stages Theatre Company, a 501(c)(3), eliminates barriers restricting access to theatre arts, enriches lives, and educates young people in a space that allows their voices to be lifted and their stories to be heard.



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WHO WE ARE: Since our founding in 1984, we at Stages Theatre Company (STC) a 501(c)(3)have prioritized the well-being and growth of young people through theatre arts—on stage, backstage, in the audience, and in the classroom.

OUR MISSION: Stages Theatre Company is committed to the enrichment and education of children and youth in a professional theatre environment that stimulates artistic excellence and personal growth.

OUR INCLUSION PLEDGE: Stages Theatre Company is dedicated to creating a space where diverse opinions, courageous dialogue, and local, national, and international community engagement is not only valued but vital to our shared artistic and educational success. We make this pledge in the hope of curating a welcome home for all.

ACCESSIBILITY STATEMENT:Stages Theatre Company is committed to addressing barriers that can restrict participation to our performances and programming. We believe that every individual should be able to access the joy, wonder, and benefits of participation in the theatre arts. We are working towards a future beyond compliance- toward a fully inclusive environment where all programs and performances are accessible to all.

Tickets On Sale Now!Stay tuned for more details!


Starlight Committee

Kristin Spencer, Co-Chair
Elizabeth Plaetz Lori, Co-Chair
Jeannie Bross-Judge, Lisa Collins, Tenisha Hollie, Betsy Kumagai
Mauricio Loria, Victoria Mogilevsky, Christina Mosakowski, Sue Moulder, Susan Nielsen, Tom O’Brien, Tia Picard, Carrie Rimstad, Qadirrah Jenn Seltz, Beth Theobald. Staff: Anna Stauber, Brent Teclaw, Megan Torbert