Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati knows how to turn a kid into a STAR. That’s the name of the theater company’s summer program providing an intense four weeks of musical theater training for talented kids ages 9 to 18. Their efforts culminate in a production on Thursday, Friday and Saturday of The Legend of Pocahontas
at Northern Kentucky University’s Corbett Theatre
. The show will use 89 kids, directed by Roderick Justice, the Children’s Theatre’s associate artistic director. Angela Powell-Walker, the company’s artistic director, is serving as musical director. Jon Lorenz wrote the show, which uses Rock-styled orchestrations by three-time Grammy nominee Hank Feldman. Making this all the more interesting in terms of who’s involved, it’s a co-production of NKU’s Commonwealth Theatre Company within their summer theater season. It’s a two-hour production, geared for kids ages 8 and older. $15. Northern Kentucky University Corbett Theatre, Highland Heights. 513-569-8080, x10.