Attention Parents and Kids!
Be a
Learn Theatre!  Do Theatre!

     The Capitol Theatre is happy to offer the popular Rising Stars Program for children and teens!
     Rising Stars is a fun experience that teaches basic stage skills through games, individual coaching, and actual performances.  The program focuses on developing the students' own creativity, building self-confidence, improving reading comprehension and speaking ability, accepting responsibility, and teamwork.
     Students will learn stage movement, character development, how to audition and a whole lot more!
Skills developed will better prepare students to compete for roles in school plays, the Capitol Theatre's SummerStage, and other local stage productions as well as interacting with confidence during pageant, college or job interviews and in everyday dealings with teachers and peers.
            All age levels will have the opportunity to learn age-appropriate technical arts, (props, costumes, stage management) in addition to acting skills. 

The program is designed for students in grades three through high school.

Class Times:

Grades 7-9, Saturday 10:00 AM-11:00 AM
Grades 10-12, Saturday 11:30 AM - 12:30 AM
Grades 3-6, Saturday 1:00 PM-2:00 PM
Additional rehearsal times will be required to prepare for the Spring and Fall Showcase on the Capitol stage.
Date of show is Sunday, October 16.  


The form, along with a check can be mailed to the Capitol Theatre or delivered in person during Capitol office hours (220 West Dominick Street open 10am-5pm Monday through Friday).  Credit card registration payment can be accomplished on the phone at 315-337-6277 and speaking to Jon.  If Jon is not in, please leave a message and he will return your call.

Registration forms along with payment must be completed, signed and returned prior to the first class.

All classes will be held at the Capitol Theater.  PLEASE ALLOW TIME TO DROP OFF AND TO PICK UP YOUR CHILD PROMPTLY.

Cost: $120 per student per ten week term (10, one hour classes).
A family discount is available.  The first student from a household pays $120 (per term), each additional student from the same household pays $100 for the same term.

Payment is due at time of registration by Credit card, cash or by check payable to Capitol Theatre. Your child is not considered registered until payment is received and forms are signed. We are unable to give refunds for missed classes.

Instructor: Classes will be taught by Janet Foote, professional actress, director and producer of Chatham Theatre Company, producers of professional theatre for adults and children for over 35 years. Mrs. Foote also taught Theatre Arts at the high school level and has conducted workshops for BOCES, Girl Scouts, and Staley Jr. High School. She and husband Rod Foote are inductees in the Rome Arts Hall of Fame.

Class Focus and Goals: Classes will be entertaining and fun for the students. Through learning basic stagecraft and performance, students will be physically active, develop their own creativity, improve reading and speaking skills, and build self confidence.

Please print, fill out and mail the registration form to: 

Rising Stars c/o Capitol Theatre, 220 W. Dominick St., Rome, NY 13440

Questions: Janet Foote can be reached to answer any further questions or concerns by emailing her at: