The Northern Suburban Special Recreation Association (NSSRA) produces this theatre program for teens with special needs. Participants are joined by volunteer Creative Companions (CCs) and Northbrook Park District Theatre staff to help facilitate a professional production.

This program meets weekly from September to April. The experience combines theatre games, movement exercises and musical training with rehearsals for a fully-mounted musical production. The culmination of the program is a spring performance for friends and family at the Northbrook Theatre. Actors and companions register for the program through NSSRA.

Bright Star participants group photo