STARS Foundation 

Cabool-based STARS Foundation will present the full Broadway musical “Annie” in November at the Cabool High School auditorium.

Shows are set for 7 p.m. Nov. 2, 3, 9, and 10 and 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. Nov. 4 and 11. Tickets are $6 in advance and $8 at the door. To purchase tickets, visit or call 417-252-4290.

The production includes actors and dancers of all ages plus a full live orchestra. Cabool School music students will also be selling tickets. The STARS Foundation has donated 100 tickets per show to the school, which will keep the proceeds from the sales.

The STARS Foundation is also hosting a 5K Fun Run this Saturday (Oct. 28) at Montgomery Lake Park in Cabool. Registration begins at 6:30 p.m., with race start time at 7 p.m. Cost per runner is $25 for ages 11 and up and $15 for ages 10 and under. For more information visit

On Nov. 8, 10 dancers from The STARS Foundation will appear with the internationally renowned Moscow Ballet in the Great Russian Nutcracker at 7 p.m. at the Gillioz Theatre in Springfield. Through their unique “Dance with Us” program, Moscow Ballet gives area children the opportunity to audition, rehearse and perform with a professional ballet company. Tickets are available at

The fall semester at STARS will conclude with the annual Christmas orchestra concert, featuring Handel’s “Messiah” and other traditional Christmas favorites, at 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 10, at the Cabool High School Auditorium. The concert will include a full orchestra and choir composed of area community members.

The STARS Foundation is a fine arts school in Cabool and encompasses six counties within a 120-mile radius. The school fosters individual growth by offering music, dance, theater, art and languages, while at the same time cultivating self-confidence through hard work and dedication. Visit the organization’s website at and “like” its Facebook page to keep up with classes and events.

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