The STARS Foundation, an organization focused on providing area students with experience in the fine arts of music, theatre, dance and art, has announced three upcoming events during the holiday season. They are:
•A musical version of “A Christmas Carol” will be produced and presented Dec. 5, 6, 12, 13 and 14 at the Star Theatre in Willow Springs. Each performance begins at 7 p.m. There will be also a matinee performance at 2 p.m. on Dec. 14. Ticket information is available at 417-254-3168. Advance purchase is recommended, though tickets can be purchased at the theatre before each performance.
•Two musical recitals will be held Dec. 15 at the new STARS location in Cabool. The orchestral recital is at 1 p.m., followed by piano students at 3 p.m. The musical repertoire will include seasonal and traditional concert music and performances by individual students. The public is invited, though space may be limited.
•A special musical program is noon Dec. 20 at the Cabool Senior Center.
The STARS program is open to all area students and citizens. Currently, 300 students participate in the STARS program from six surrounding counties. The STARS Foundation is supported by donations from community businesses and citizens. For more information, visit www.thestarsfoundation.org.