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ABOUT US

Hello, We Are All Star Theatre

All Star Theatre (All South Texas Artists Reunited) is a non-profit theatre company in the Upper- Rio Grande Valley. We seek to not only reflect the diverse culture of the Valley, but also provide a unique artistic experience for the audience. As the character transforms on stage before the audience member’s eyes, we hope the transformation extends to the individual, encouraging them to personally transform on any level. Our passion is not only to tell the stories we hold dear, but also to present the tremendous talent fostered within the Rio Grande Valley. 
 
Furthermore, All Star Theatre provides an outlet for artists who hold unique ideas hidden or repressed within. After all, these are the ideas that develop into amazing projects, and lead to future All Star artists.

All Star Theatre is committed to producing quality productions

by utilizing the distinct talent found within the Rio Grande Valley.

OUR MISSION

Our mission is to engage our audience to think and feel, and our artists to grow and share.

 

All Star Theatre is committed to producing quality productions by utilizing the distinct talent found within the Rio Grande Valley.

 

We extend theatrical education beyond the boundaries of a classroom by providing a professional theatre experience for everyone, regardless of circumstance.

 

OUR STORY

All Star Theatre began in the summer of 2012 with a dream to harvest and present the theatrical talent of our South Texas region. Joel A. Garza, founder of All Star Theatre, was getting his masters in Theatre in the University of Texas - Pan American, where he decided to write his thesis about the 2007 Tony Award winner for Best Musical

Spring Awakening. With the help of Carlos Perez, Marketing Director of All Star Theatre, both started working together to bring this musical to the audiences in the Rio Grande Valley, this will help Joel to get a better understanding of Spring Awakening, and study more the characters and the music from the show.  But it was since our production of Chicago, where All Star Theatre's audience grew up really fast, thanks to this famous musical that is really well known in our region. Since then we have produced eight shows with local talent, from little kids to actors to crew members and designers, we have helped our artists to grow and share, and have engaged our audience to think and feel.

OUR TEAM

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JOEL A. GARZA

EXECUTIVE ARTISTIC DIRECTOR

Joel is the Founder and Executive Artistic Director for All Star Theatre and the All Star Kids Club while concurrently a lecturer in Communication Studies at The University of Texas- Rio Grande Valley. He holds both a bachelor's and master's degree in communication studies, and a master's degree in theatre. Joel also serves as a University Interscholastic League One Act Play adjudicator and critic across the state of Texas, has performed in over fifty musicals and plays, and directed more than 10 theatrical productions.

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CARLOS PÉREZ

ART DIRECTOR

Carlos is the Co-Founder and Graphic Designer of All Star Theatre. he graduated from the University of Texas Pan American with a Bachelors in Fine Arts with a degree in graphic design.  He is currently working on getting a Masters degree in Communication at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley.He is in charge of pictures, social media, and promotion for All Star Theatre productions since 2012. Recently, he got promoted to Assistant Store Manager at Fossil. 

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SOPHIE ROMERO

VOCAL DIRECTOR

Sophie has been teaching elementary music for the past 11 years. Sophie earned a Bachelor of Arts in Music with an emphasis on education from UTPA. She was the principal flute and piccolo player for 2 years. In the summer of 2019, Sophie spent a month in Oxford and Falmouth, England studying voice with the Cornish-American Song Institute. For the past 7 years, Sophie has been employed with McAllen ISD at Ben Milam Elementary. 

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ILLIANA CANTU

DANCE INSTRUCTOR

llliana is a senior at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley where she plans on graduating with a Bachelors of Fine Arts in Dance Performance. She teaches dance at Dancentre of Edinburg, where she has been a student for more than 15 years. She has studied and participated in numerous prestigious dance organizations including, Ballet Austin and Hubbard Street Dance. This is her fourth year working with All Star Theatre as a choreographer.

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DANIELA RODRIGUEZ

ASSISTANT DIRECTOR

Daniela, also known as Dani, received her Bachelor’s in Fine Arts emphasizing in Performance and Production. Dani has been affiliated with All Star Theatre since 2012 in Spring Awakening. She was part of the first All Star Kids Club production of Annie in 2013 and is excited to be back instilling arts with All Star Kids. Outside of All Star, she works at STC Cooper Center Theatre as the Box Office Manager. Her craft revolves on and off-stage from acting, singing, and dancing, directing, painting, and designing scenery. 

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PRISCILLA VALENCIA

VOCAL ASSISTANT

Priscilla attends UTRGV, and is working for a Bachelor of Arts in Music, with an emphasis on Education (K-12). Her music major concentration is voice and she will be graduating with a minor in theatre as well. Priscilla has been in choir for 8 years and was the first in her high school’s history to make the TMEA All-State Mixed Choir.  She has also been part of many musical theatre and theatre productions.

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DANIEL GARZA

PRODUCTION ASSISTANT

Daniel recently graduated from UTRGV with a Bachelor of Fine Arts concentrated towards Theatre Performance. Daniel also works as an instructional tutor for the Edinburg North High School theatre department and has previously worked with other theatre organizations in the RGV including Thirteen O’Clock Theatre and Pharr Community Theatre. This is the second season that Daniel is working with All Star Kids Club.

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CHRISTINA LUERA

COMPANY MANAGER

Christina has been teaching Technology with McAllen ISD for the past 15years. In addition she is one of the McAllen High School Cheer coaches. She is thrilled to be working with such talented group of kids! Christina has been dancing and performing since she was six years old, and hopes the kids enjoy performing as much as she did when she was performing on stage. This is the second season that Christina has worked with The All Star Kids Club and has enjoyed every minute of it.