Our Mission

Copperstar Repertory Co. is dedicated to offering high quality productions, providing professional instruction and outreach in performing arts, and creating performance opportunities for community members of all ages. 

Our History

For the past six plus years, we have worked hard to bring high quality arts education, experiences and performances. At Copperstar we believe our community is enhanced through the Arts which exist to enrich our lives and the lives of our neighbors and friends. We encourage you to get involved in the Arts.
Unfortunately, at this time, due to a lack of funding, Copperstar will be cancelling all future performances, classes and workshops. We will be completing our upcoming production of YES VIRGINIA - The Musical, our Youth Production. We are seeking additional cast members for this super fun and festive musical. Please contact us at casting@www.copperstarrep.org ASAP if you are interested. We need students ages 8-18 for singing, dancing and acting roles.

We are selling all of our costumes, sets and props to cover expenses so please let us know if you are interested! We are also urgently seeking a group/individuals to take over our lease at Copperstar Studios and Scene Shops. Again, contact us if interested.

We are sincerely grateful to all who have helped us and participated with us on stage or in the audience for all these years. Please like us on facebook and twitter and we will keep you up to date on the future of Copperstar.

And support local arts organizations. They sincerely need it!

Founded in Gilbert, Arizona in 2008 by an entrepreneurial and spirited group of professionals, Copperstar Repertory Co. is building a reputation for artistic achievement that has attracted both local and national support. Copperstar prides itself on growing a highly recognizable brand that is becoming synonymous with quality, innovation, and dazzling musical theatre in the East Valley. Our goal is to bring the joy of live performance to thousands of people each season through our performances and education outreach programs.

Copperstar Repertory Co. presents a broad range of programming each season, including premiere mainstage Broadway musical performances, Copperstar Youth Productions, seasonal camps, weekly classes and lessons, workshops, visiting master performers and several outreach programs dedicated to enriching the educational experiences for community members of all ages such as Copperstar Class Act (our touring workshops and productions for K-12 schools).

Copperstar was born out of a within the community for more high quality live theatre productions and performance opportunities. Our productions are typically large scale and include dozens of cast members of all ages.

For their first five seasons, Copperstar was proud to be the resident theatre company and partner of Higley Center for the Performing Arts. At the HCPA, Copperstar established loyal patrons and a substantial audience base. Presenting 16 top-notch community-wide productions was a fantastic beginning for the East Valley Company.

Copperstar now presents the majority of their shows at the Mesa Arts Center. Their first production at the MAC was their critically acclaimed Les Miserables School Edition in 2013, winner of the National Youth Theatre Award for Best Musical Production. Since that time, Copperstar has presented several musicals and other performances at the Mesa Arts Center, where they hope to grow some roots.

In March 2015 Copperstar will present Peter Pan, their first mainstage production at Chandler Center for the Performing Arts. This production will perform at CCA from March 13 -15 and then will travel to the Mesa Arts Center where it will perform March 19 – 22.

At their new location, Copperstar Studios in Chandler, Arizona provide weekly classes, private lessons, semi-annual workshops, master classes and seasonal camps. Out teachers, instructors and directors are seasoned professionals who are dedicated to making a difference within the community and providing valuable experiences for performers and audiences alike.

There is nothing like live theatre. It is an art form that is special in that each performance is unique and special based on performer and audience interaction; a shared experience not available with movies or TV. However, live theatre can only thrive with community support. Copperstar presents family friendly productions with reasonable ticket prices, encouraging a new generation of theatre patrons and developing the audiences of tomorrow.

What We Do

Copperstar Repertory Company is a nonprofit arts organization whose mission is to educate, entertain and enrich community members of all ages by offering high quality productions, providing professional instruction in performing arts, and creating performance opportunities for Arizona’s youth and adults.