About StarStruck

OUR MISSION

StarStruck is dedicated to maintaining the highest quality theatre on the Treasure Coast. Founded in 2000 by Jennifer and Peter Jones, StarStruck Academy & Theatre promotes artistic excellence and molds creative, well-rounded performing artists. The combination of school and theatre enhances the cultural landscape of our community as StarStruck is poised to educate, support and nurture innovative and artistic opportunities for all ages and all people.

AWARDS & RECOGNITION

  • BEST RESIDENT PROFESSIONAL THEATRE: Hometown News/Readers’ Choice - 2012-2016
  • Voted BEST DRAMA & THEATRE LESSONS in Martin County: Macaroni Kid 2014
  • Broadway World Award Winner Jennifer Jones for Best Direction of a Play, 2013
  • Broadway World Award Winner for Best Ensemble, ALTAR BOYZ, 2013
  • Jennifer Jones (Artistic Director): Recipient of the 2012 mARTie Award for Best Performing Artist

  • Nominee for Soroptomist International of Stuart’s 2012 Woman of Distinction

  • Prestigious “pilot school” for Music Theatre International 

  • Stuart Top Business Buzz Award 2010 

  • Music Theatre International Best Overall Production 2009 & 2007 

  • Music Theatre International Outstanding Technical Achievement 2009 & 2007 

  • Channel 25 Outstanding Performing Arts Business 2009

  • Peter Jones (President): Recipient of the 2007 MARTIE Award for Best Performer

The Founders

Jennifer Jones

StarStruck Theatre Co-Founder

Artistic Director/Instructor


Jennifer, the Co-founder and Producing Artistic Director of StarStruck Academy & Theatre, caught the acting bug in 3rd grade as Lafcadio the Lion at PS 114 in New York. At 11, she played Grace Farrell in ANNIE, and she never looked back! She and her husband, Peter Jones, created StarStruck in the year 2000 when they saw a need for young people to spread their wings and enhance their confidence through the art of musical theatre. She most recently directed the sold out smash hits FIDDLER ON THE ROOF, LEGALLY BLONDE, A CHORUS LINE and PIPPIN. Other favorite directing moments: INTO THE WOODS, 13 THE MUSICAL, NEXT FALL, LA CAGE aux FOLLES, THE LAST 5 YEARS and CABARET. She won the Broadway World’s Best Director Award for the play NEXT FALL and is a recipient of the Martin County Arts Council “mARTie Award” for Outstanding Performing Artist. Jennifer was awarded Best Direction for ANNIE Jr. and ONCE ON THIS ISLAND Jr. at the Music Theatre International Junior Festival in Atlanta and directed the Florida State premiere of the musical, SUMMER of ’42. She has had the incredible opportunity to work with legendary composer, Stephen Schwartz, creating student versions of his musicals, MY SON, PINNOCHIO and CHILDREN OF EDEN and has produced and directed the world premiere Junior and School Editions of many musicals including RENT, SWEENEY TODD and HAIRSPRAY. Jennifer’s favorite onstage roles include Velma Kelly in CHICAGO, Sally Bowles in CABARET, Sandy in GREASE, Tessie Tura in GYPSY and Golde in FIDDLER ON THE ROOF. Jennifer’s life not only revolves around her StarStruck family, but also, the loves of her life, her husband and partner in ALL things, Peter Jones, and her two incredibly wonderful children; Amanda, a businesswoman in NYC and Kevin, a senior at Carnegie Mellon.  “Understanding the impact I have on my student’s lives inspires my energy, and focuses my goals, each and every day.” 

Peter Jones

StarStruck Theatre Co-Founder

Executive Director/Instructor


Peter has been a music educator and music director for more than 25 years. He has performed in theaters throughout New York and Florida either onstage as a character or accompanying the show behind a piano. Memorable onstage performances include the Emcee in CABARET, Billy Flynn in CHICAGO, Mozart in AMADEUS, Nathan Detroit in GUYS AND DOLLS, and many others. Peter had the privilege of accompanying the late Broadway legend, John Raitt (OKLAHOMA, CAROUSEL) for Mr. Raitt’s one-man show in Stuart. Peter also collaborated with Broadway composers Stephen Schwartz (MY SON, PINNOCHIO and CHILDREN OF EDEN) and Stephen Sondheim (SWEENEY TODD) to help create student versions of their musicals. Peter is the recipient of a “mARTie Award” from the Martin County Arts Council for Outstanding Performing Artist. He has been featured in numerous local and national magazines and newspapers for his work as a performer and as a musical theatre educator. During the week, Peter enjoys teaching private lessons in music theory, chord chart piano improvisation, advanced piano (classical, pop, rag) vocal coaching and musical theatre audition prep. Peter and his wife, Jennifer, are excited to be celebrating 16 years of musical theatre education on the Treasure Coast. 

StarStruck Show History

2000

Guys & Dolls Junior

Broadway Kids



2001

Broadway's Best

Cabaret

Bye Bye Birdie

Annie Junior



2002

Chicago

Duets

Oklahoma Student Edition

Broadway Kids



2003

Guys & Dolls

Peter Jones & Friends

Peter Pan

West Side Story

Broadway Kids

ShowCase

I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change



2004

Grease

Lion Queen

Fiddler On The Roof Junior

Annie

ShowCase



2005

Oklahoma

Broadway Kids

I Remember You - Songs of WW2

Les Miserables School Edition 

Cinderella Kids

Snow White & The 10 Dwarves

Beauty & The Beast

ShowCase



2006

Hello, Dolly!

Summer of '42 (Florida Premiere)

ShowCase

Grease School Version

Disney's 101 Dalmatians

The Little Mermaid

Once On This Island Junior



2007

The Pajama Game

High School Musical

Seussical The Musical Junior

Aristocats Kids

Camp Cabaret

ShowCase

RENT School Edition (world premiere)

Sweeney Todd School Edition (world premiere)



2008

I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change

Company

Flat Stanley Junior (world premiere)

A Chorus Line

One Flew Over The Cuckoos Nest

Royal Revue

Beauty & The Beast Junior

Cabaret

Annie Junior

ShowCase



2009

Sound Of Music

Bye Bye Birdie

Death Of A Salesman

The Producers

My Son, Pinnochio (world premiere)

Dr. Dolittle Junior (world premiere)

ShowCase



2010

Gypsy

Mr. Corbin's 30th Anniversary Show

13 The Musical

Avenue Q School Edition (world premiere)

The Who's TOMMY

Hair

You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown

ShowCase



2011

Chicago

Elton John's AIDA

Guys & Dolls Junior

The Wedding Singer

Thoroughly Modern Millie Junior

The Little Mermaid

Les Miserables School Edition

The Wiz

ShowCase


2012

Nunsense

Annie

Forever Plaid

Little Shop Of Horrors

RENT School Edition

Grease

Bugsy Junior



2013

Next Fall

Altar Boyz

The Drowsy Chaperone

Peter Pan

Mulan Junior

Disney's Aladdin Junior

Shrek The Musical

9 to 5: The Musical 



2014 

Cabaret

Once On This Island

Last 5 Years

Camp Frozen

Willie Wonka Junior

Spring Awakening

Hello, Dolly!



2015

La Cage aux folles

GOLF The Musical

13 The Musical

ShowCase

Katie At The Carlyle

Camp Annie

Into The Woods

Children Of Eden Junior (world premiere)



2016

Gypsy

GALA: Vanessa Williams

Pippin

Beauty & The Beast Junior

Camp Cats

Camp Disney

Camp Dreamworks

A Chorus Line

Legally Blonde Junior



2017

Fiddler On The Roof

ShowCase

Seussical The Musical

Leaves

Beatrice The Butterfly

Last Night In London

Dance Sensation

Bye Bye Birdie

Camp Oz

Camp Disney

Camp NeverLand

CATS

Annie

World Class Training