New Star Childrens Theatre



Melanie ThompsonMelanie Thompson, New Star Children's Theatre, Playwright - Melanie Thompson got her start in musical theatre (and gained a wonderful second family!) as a high school student intern at New Star Children's Theatre in Ottawa, Canada. She is currently a freelance stage manager, writer and editor based in Vancouver, Canada. Recent theatre credits include The Sptifire Grill (Midnight Theatre Collective), Kutz & Dawgs (MISCELLANEOUS Productions/Vancouver International Children's Festival), The Exquisite Hour (Relephant Theatre), The Marvelous Wonderettes (Hey Look! It's A Co-op), Grease, The Wizard of Oz, The Sound of Music, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (Footlight Theatre), Beauty and the Beast (Broadway Edge), Christmas on the Air (Pacific Theatre/Midnight Theatre Collective), Fame, Cyberlife: The Musical, Cinderella, Aladdin, Grease, Hairspray (Musical Theatre at Mulgrave) and more. When not stage managing, Melanie writes and edits grant applications and other copy of all kinds for the Vancouver Inter-Cultural Orchestra, the International Centre of Art for Social Change, MISCELLANEOUS Productions and Creber Music Corporation, among others. She is the co-author/adapter of nine children's musicals for New Star Children's Theatre: Peter Pan: A New Musical, Snow White, Aladdin, The Totally True Story of Cinderella and the Prince, The Misadventures of Little Red & Goldilocks, That'll Be the Day, Curtain Up!, Spellbound, and Bedazzled.