"We can't picture being anything but show people, civilians find the whole thing quite bizarre,
but that hop in our hearts when the overture starts helps us know how lucky we are."

- "Show People" Lyrics, Curtains (Musical)


About Shooting Star Theatrics

Founded in September 2007, Shooting Star Theatrics, Inc. (formerly Shooting Star Theatre Company) is a non-profit Hamilton theatre production company that brings Broadway musicals to our community at an affordable ticket price, making quality theatre accessible to all audiences.

Shooting Star's shows have included everything from much-loved musical classics, to interactive murder mysteries, to hidden Broadway gems that have been embraced by audiences of all ages.

Shooting Star's ensemble is comprised entirely of local theatrical talent. For two years in a row, the Ontario Arts Review has chosen one of Shooting Star's productions as one of the Top 10 Theatrical Productions in Ontario (Annie Get Your Gun in 2012, The Pajama Game in 2013). Shooting Star's actors have also been featured on the Cable14 "Haunted Hamilton" Television Series.

Shooting Star operates primarily out of their own theatrical space -- Dreamlight Studio -- located on the East Hamilton Mountain. Occasionally, Shooting Star Theatrics will also mount productions in other Hamilton theatre venues. Shooting Star also offers a dinner theatre option for select productions.

In 2016, Shooting Star Theatrics merged with its venue Dreamlight Studio, and now produces theatre under the name of "Dreamlight Studio" directly. All of the latest production information and updates can now be found in the theatre section of on our new website: www.dreamlightstudio.ca

Shooting Star Theatrics continuously strives to raise the bar for community theatres everywhere, and we look forward to bringing entertainment to the Hamilton area for years to come!

How did Shooting Star come to be?

On September 25, 2007, 17 year old Elisa Sorbara decided to pursue her passion and create her own theatre company. Despite having a physical disability and being a full time high school student, she could not resist the urge to begin producing full-scale musicals in a community setting. She chose the musical "The Boy Friend" by Sandy Wilson and, against all odds, in August of 2008 Shooting Star's first musical successfully hit the stage.

Audience satisfaction and media attention for the production greatly succeeded all expectations. Elisa found that producing the musical was a great distraction from the pain caused by her medical condition, as well as a wonderful way to work doing what she is most passionate about. Now, with the company in its seventh season, Elisa is still Shooting Star's artistic director and producer, and couldn't be happier about how far the organization has come. She is very grateful to the Hamilton community for their abundant support in helping her transform Shooting Star from just a dream into a successful theatre company with a future that's as bright as the brightest star!

Cast of CURTAINS, 2010. Photo by Madison Rose Photography.

Banner photos by (from top to bottom): Madison Rose Photography, Kyle Johnson, Luke Fillion

Producing quality musical theatre for Hamilton audiences since 2007.