Sunriver Stars Community Theater Presents a Stars Kids Drama Camp production of Willy Wonka Jr. — A Musical Review

((L-R) Abel Lawson, Amanda Johnston and Spud Wright)

The Sunriver Stars Kids Drama Camp program is a student showcase which wraps up a ten-week program of education in the performing arts sponsored by The Sunriver-La Pine Rotary Club and The Door, A Church in Sunriver. This musical review introduces a few ‘firsts’ for the Sunriver Stars Community Theater (SSCT)! The scenes were filmed and made into a ‘movie’ which will be presented outdoors under the stars.

The Willy Wonka Jr. showcase will be presented on Saturday, June 19. The location of the outdoor theater and the start time of the showcase will soon be announced. Please check the website at for updates.

The show will be a magical production comprised of the wonderful music from Willy Wonka Jr., performed by local children and adults enrolled in the Sunriver Stars Kids Drama Camp program. Guests will have plenty of room to spread out wide (for social distancing) while enjoying the show in the safety of their own “Familly Bubbles.” And….. Admission is FREE! 

State mandated restrictions have made rehearsals challenging, but Program Director Michele Hans has put this entertaining show together with a focus on keeping everyone healthy while introducing the children to the magic of theater. The drama education program also included character development training; instructing students in the five tenants of the S.H.I.N.E. Character Development training curriculum. Almost 20 students have worked hard for the past weeks, coming to the program from Sunriver, Bend and La Pine area schools. Several students participating in the program also hail from homeschooling families from those same neighborhoods.

The musical review will begin just before sundown. Bring your blankets or low-seat beach chairs and enjoy the show! Please plan to join us in the open air theater and experience the Sunriver Stars Community Theater’s first-ever Showcase Under the Stars.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *