The Junior Stars is Gulfport Community Players' NEW young performers workshop program!  Rising stars 7-14 years old, of any experience level, are invited to learn basic theater skills and participate in full musicals and plays (with writers’ workshop). Each session meets for Saturday morning rehearsals from 9am-12pm for approximately 10 weeks. Detailed schedules will be given to each registered performer. Each session culminates with two evening performances on stage at the Players' Back Door Theater.  Winter and Spring sessions are registering now! Cost of each 10 week session is $350.00. A minimum $50 deposit that goes towards the cost of the session is required to hold your spot.

Register Online Right Here!  

This Fall There WILL be Drama…and dancing…and singing…and applause!!

Katie Calahan is the director of the Junior Stars. Born and raised in St. Petersburg, she received conservatory training and her BFA in Theatre from Boston University.  Katie has over 10 years teaching experience. She taught theater to elementary school children in Cambridge, MA as well as locally. Katie has worked as an actress in New York, Los Angeles and here in Florida, and recently directed Shrek!  The Musical, Junior at St. Pete City Theatre.

Katie is passionate about the local theater scene and working with the next generation of performers! 

Contact Katie Calahan at

Want to volunteer?  

The Junior Stars Program is looking for adult volunteers. You can help from your home, on Saturdays or with performances. We are seeking volunteers to help with everything from clerical to crowd control. If you have time or talent we'd be happy to put them to use!

SPRING SESSION: Starts March 3rd, 2018

Performances May 18-19, 2018

Rehearsals are underway!

Performances November 10th and 11th at 7PM

WINTER SESSION: Starts December 2, 2017

Performances February 23-24, 2018

Look at the exciting musicals and plays planned for our Junior Stars!