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Our Mission


Our philosophy brings the strategies required in the learning of the arts to be applied to everyday life. Improvisation helps us think on our feet. Rigorous practice aids us in understanding what is necessary to achieve the highest level of any goal. Memorization massages the brain and keeps us alert. Dance works our bodies, giving us exercise, spatial awareness, and coordination. All of this is done in an environment of successful accomplishment, creating true satisfaction.

Our History

Brightest Star has been evolving since 1977, when we began as Newark Academy Summer Musical Theatre and later became the Vecchio School of Performing Arts, Morristown-Beard Summer Musical Theatre, and finally, Brightest Star School of Performing Arts, formally housed at the Bickford Theatre at The Morris Museum. We are an expanding independent school of performing arts, encouraging all students to “learn arts for life”.

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