About Us

Star Players was started in 1977 when a group of people interested in live theater got together. Ralph Young was elected the first president. During the first ten years, most of the tech work was done by Jim Schoenberger. The first dimmer board that was used was built by Jim himself. He also built many of the lights for the stage out of tin cans.

In the early 1980s, Star Kids was started by Ruth Bacon. She started getting many young kids interested in theater. Star Kids has been one of our most popular programs. In 1987, the theater was remodeled, and the old seats were replaced with the current ones.

In 1992, a new light board was purchased, and we went from 6 channels to 18 channels. Also, in the early 1990’s, the Star Players were able to purchase the theater from Jeff and Joy Roth, with the help of a donation from Katherine Artz.

In 2008, we purchased the original theater entrance off Wyandot Avenue, with the plans to restore it as it was in the past.

In 2009, the thrust was rebuilt and improved to be safer and accommodate larger casts and sets. Also, the roof of the theater was replaced.

In 2012, the lobby and restroom areas were given a facelift.

In 2015 a new digital projector was purchased along with a new movie screen. With this upgrade the theater maintained its ability to show movies to the public.

In 2021 we installed a new stage bar for backdrops and completely remodeled the basement dressing area.  Plans are currently underway to begin a fundraising campaign to refurbish the 186 theatre seats.

Over the years, many changes have taken place. We started showing movies on a regular basis during the fall, winter, and spring months. We paid off the building, replaced the furnace, remodeled the basement, and replaced the Grand Curtain. There have been many people who have made The Star what it is today. We thank all of you!




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