About Rising Stars Theater Arts

Who We Are

We are an after school fee-based program that teaches students how to sing, dance, and act through quality classes taught by professionals in the theatre industry. We also offer the opportunity to put on a full musical theater production that includes sets, costumes, props, and much more. We focus on building confidence and working as a team as well as production value in our shows and classes. We want to offer excellent training to our students and help them grow in their musical theatre skills. 


Staff Members

Danielle Broyles (Levas) – Founder & Artistic Director

      Danielle Broyles is the founder and artistic director of Rising Stars Theater Arts.  Danielle is a musical theater professional and has performed all over San Diego in musicals with Moonlight Stage Productions, Lawrence Welk, San Diego Musical Theatre, Starlight, Temecula Valley Players, New Village Arts, and has worked as a performer at both Sea World and Disneyland.  While she loves to perform, her passion is bringing the theatre arts to the youth. She has worked all over San Diego for the past 18 years teaching, choreographing and directing with Christian Youth Theatre, North County School of the Arts, Cathedral Catholic High School, Maranatha Christian School, Carlsbad Community Theatre, Christian Community Theatre, The Star Theater, and CYT New York. She started San Elijo Middle School's Rising Stars program 5 years ago and has become the Program Director of the Starz2B program at Carrillo Elementary.  She is a NYA award winning director and two-time winning choreographer. She has choreographed and directed over 40 productions in the San Diego and New York area. She currently is the drama teacher at San Elijo Elementary School and taught music at Carrillo Elementary for four years. Whether it is music, singing, dancing or acting, she loves to teach and inspire kids to grow in the theatre arts. She is extremely thrilled to be starting her own program and bring the theater arts to more schools and students. 

"I can't wait to see what the future holds for our Rising Stars " 

Susie Dycus- Instructor & Production Manager

   Susie has served as producer and director for multiple shows internationally in Asia as well as several cruise lines including, Cunard, Norwegian, and Royal Caribbean.  She spent five years touring as dance captain for the National Touring Company Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, worked as a Production and Entertainment Manager at Walt Disney World's Animal Kingdom and Disney’s Hollywood Studios, and spent years performing in regional theatre roles (Grease, Evita, How to Succeed in Business, Can Can, Hello Dolly, Bye, Bye, Birdie) and more. Susie has also appeared in Las Vegas with Siegfried and Roy at the Mirage.  Trained in ballet, modern, jazz, tap, Polynesian, and Flamenco dance, she has studied and worked in both New York and Los Angeles, and taught extensively in arts schools in California and Nevada as well as her own studio in Orlando, FL. She has served on the production team at San Elijo Middle School with the Rising Stars program for the last 4 years and is heading up their new theater arts workshops this year.  Currently Susie resides in San Elijo Hills, CA with her husband and three children where she also works with special needs children in the San Marcos Unified School District.



Due to Covid 19 we are offering free theater classes to help you and your family get through this season of life. Please see section below.


Our current season has been canceled until further notice. 

Online Classes

Lesson One

Basic Musical Theater Dance Steps:  https://youtu.be/fOo_U88kX7w

Lesson Two

Workout Wednesday The Charleston:   https://youtu.be/QhDgdkpWbGw

Tongue Twister Tuesday:

Lesson Three

Workout Wednesady Jazz with Ms. Andrea: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C5g3Q5G5O_I

Tongue Twister Tuesday:

Lesson Four

Coming Soon!

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Upcoming Shows

Junie B Jones has been Canceled

Who can participate?

Any 3rd 4th or 5th grader

What is the cost to participate?

Our registration fee is $200. This fee helps offset the cost of costumes, sets, microphones and all the little details of putting on a high quality show.  The registration fee includes a show t-shirt!

What days will I need to commit to the program?

We will meet on Mondays from 3:15-5:00 and Wednesdays from 2:15-4:30 with one Friday rehearsal on May 22nd and one Saturday rehearsal on May 16th.

Auditions will be Wednesday, March 11th 

Our first rehearsal starts on Monday, March 16th and we rehearsal every week until May 29th. 

Dress Rehearsal Week is Tuesday-Thursday May 26th-28th. 

Our show dates are May 29th, 30th, & 31st. 

You must be available for all the show dates and dress rehearsal week. We only allow 2 conflicts during our rehearsal time. 

Please see our reherasal schedule below

Please note that students may not be called to every rehearsal. 

How do I register?

Please click on the green button below titled: 


How do I audition?

Each student who is registered will need to prepare a one minute audition song from Junie B Jones. You will receive a link to all the music so you can practice! After each student sings, we will ask you to read one of our character lines. The character lines will be included in the audition packet. The audition packet will be emailed to you after you register for an audition time. Each student will need to print it out and bring to your scheduled audition time. It is that simple. Remember to be big and have lots of character as we cast the whole show off of the student's auditions!

Audition Workshop

We will also be offering a one time audition workshop class on Friday, March 6th from 3:15-4:15. This is a perfect class to take if you have never auditioned for a musical before or would like some important tips on how to improve your audition. The cost of the audition workshop class is $20. 


Due to Covid 19 our summer camps dates are not available until further notice.

 Our week long summer camps are a fun filled way for any level student to improve on their theater skills. Our camps are centered around a theme where we will learn music, challenging choreography, and dramatic scenes while giving every child an opportunity to have a solo or speaking line. Our camps run Monday-Friday from 9am-2pm. 

Anyone who is between the ages of 9 years old and 16 years old may apply. No experience necessary!

Dates for our 2020 summer camps: TBD

To register:

We will have sign up links available soon.

Be sure you register for the correct dates. You will also need to print the correct registration packet which is provided below under Summer Camp Registration Packets and mail it to Rising Star Theater Arts (address provided in the packet) along with payment. 

Hope to see you out there!

Summer Camp Registration Packets

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