The Staff

Lori Stokes, Founder and Artistic Director

lori.starstruck@gmail.com

Lori Stokes started StarStruck (formerly known as Kids on Broadway) in 1995. She is a San Diego State University graduate, receiving her B.A. Degree in Theatre Arts. Through her 25 plus years at StarStruck she has directed over 45 productions and has received numerous awards including the Alameda County Arts Commission Special Recognition Award for her “Leadership in the Arts”. Some of her favorite shows at StarStruck include A Little Princess, Les Miserables, Beauty and the Beast, Peter Pan and most recently Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Footloose, and Newsies. She has been married for over 35 years and has three children. All of her children have been involved in StarStruck, and her two daughters have moved on to enjoy professional careers in theatre as well. She is proud of all her “kids” who have participated at StarStruck and feels very honored to have played a role in their lives.

Courtney Stokes, Digital Marketing and Programming Director

cstokes.starstruck@gmail.com, Education.StarStruck@gmail.com

Courtney Stokes graduated with honors from University of California, Irvine with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Musical Theatre. She is a proud member of Actor’s Equity that has helped to create several new musicals with composers such as Stephen Schwartz, Adam Gwon, and Andrew Lippa. As a performer, Courtney has toured Japan with the Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra in Disney On Classic, studied improv with The Upright Citizen’s Brigade NYC, and sailed around the world as a Guest Vocalist for Princess Cruises. She has played leading roles with Florida Studio Theatre, Mason Street Warehouse, Kansas City Starlight, The York Theatre Company, TheatreWorks, and can even be found singing “Popular” on the original cast recording of Stephen Schwartz’s new magical review: Magic to Do. After 6 years of traveling and living in NYC, Courtney is so thankful to be back home at StarStruck Theatre and to once again be part of the incredible place where she first started performing at the age of six.

Anthony Wickizer, Production Manager

anthony.starstruck@gmail.com

Anthony Wickizer found his love for theatre shortly after leaving High School. From there he has worked with several companies around the Bay Area and has received an A.A. in Live Event Management from Ohlone College. He is fortunate enough to have found a home at StarStruck where he has worked primarily as their Production Stage Manager since 2007. Working behind the scenes, Anthony enjoys that he has been able to help bring the StarStruck Directors’ visions to the stage.

Irina Tselikova, Box Office Manager

starstruckoffice@gmail.com

Irina Tselikova joined StarStruck staff in 2011, first as an Administrative Assistant, and then becoming Box Office Manager in 2015. She was a faithful StarStruck audience member starting in 2005, and then a parent volunteer when both her children got involved in StarStruck.

Irina graduated from Russian State Medical University in Moscow, Russia with an MD degree, and immigrated to the US soon thereafter. She was a stay-at-home mom and a volunteer for public schools and after-school organizations her children have been a part of. Before joining StarStruck staff, she worked as a contractor for Google Ads Quality Rating Team.

Molly Anderson, Education Coordinator and Office Administration

molly.starstruck@gmail.com, education.starstruck@gmail.com

Molly Anderson first started working with StarStruck Theatre in 2019. She has been involved with music her whole life, starting as a pianist when she was little and has never stopped! She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Music Education, with an emphasis in choral music from Azusa Pacific University. Molly has supervised music on productions such as “Disney’s A Little Mermaid: Junior” (Stage 1 Theatre), “The Addams Family” (Surflight Theatre), and “Legally Blonde” (Washington High School). As a teacher, Molly enjoys seeing students grow into talented, confident performers.

Teaching Artists

Nancy Godfrey, Music Director

pianogurl26@gmail.com

Nancy Bitar Godfrey has had the pleasure of serving as musical director for StarStruck Theatre since 2003. Piano is her first love; she has played and studied since she was six, and has accompanied for many theatrical and choral performances. She sang and toured with Heinz Chapel Choir in college, and has directed her church choir for many years. The music of Broadway gives her a special thrill, and there are no moments more treasured for her than when the house lights go to half, and she strikes up the band for Star Struck. Nancy received her Bachelors of Science in Biology from her hometown University of Pittsburgh, where she also continued piano, choral, and music theory studies. She earned her Medical Degree from University of Pennsylvania and completed her surgical residency training at Tulane University in New Orleans, where she met her husband Richard and moved to California. They had busy surgical practices for many years and raised two wonderful children here in Fremont, not to mention numerous pets. Her daughter Juliane is one of many StarStruck alumni who have continued on into professional performing careers. Nancy is now retired from surgical practice, so she has even more time to devote to music directing and teaching classes at StarStruck, her second home.

Francesca Cipponeri, Teaching Artist and MainStage Choreographer

francesca.starstruck@gmail.com

Francesca Cipponeri started choreographing & teaching for StarStruck in 2022. A dancer and choreographer in the San Francisco Bay Area, she has always loved teaching and has spent her dance career studying Jazz, Modern, Tap, Ballet, Contemporary, and Aerial Silks. She received her Masters in Fine Arts in choreography from Mills College in Oakland, CA with an emphasis in modern dance and is currently a performer both in the dance and theatre worlds of San Francisco and San Jose, CA. Francesca has performed with the Buglisi Dance Theatre at Lincoln Center in New York, NY and with the SF MOMA. She strives to encourage her students to dream big and challenge themselves as a performer. She is thankful for her students as they inspire and remind her each day to dance with wonder and with joy.

Courtney Stokes, Teaching Artist

cstokes.starstruck@gmail.com, education.starstruck@gmail.com

Courtney Stokes graduated with honors from University of California, Irvine with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Musical Theatre. She is a proud member of Actor’s Equity that has helped to create several new musicals with composers such as Stephen Schwartz, Adam Gwon, and Andrew Lippa. As a performer, Courtney has toured Japan with the Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra in Disney On Classic, studied improv with The Upright Citizen’s Brigade NYC, and sailed around the world as a Guest Vocalist for Princess Cruises. She has played leading roles with Florida Studio Theatre, Mason Street Warehouse, Kansas City Starlight, The York Theatre Company, TheatreWorks, and can even be found singing “Popular” on the original cast recording of Stephen Schwartz’s new magical review: Magic to Do. After 6 years of traveling and living in NYC, Courtney is so thankful to be back home at StarStruck Theatre and to once again be part of the incredible place where she first started performing at the age of six.

Molly Anderson, Teaching Artist

molly.starstruck@gmail.com, education.starstruck@gmail.com

Molly Anderson first started working with StarStruck Theatre in 2019. She has been involved with music her whole life, starting as a pianist when she was little and has never stopped! She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Music Education, with an emphasis in choral music from Azusa Pacific University. Molly has supervised music on productions such as “Disney’s A Little Mermaid: Junior” (Stage 1 Theatre), “The Addams Family” (Surflight Theatre), and “Legally Blonde” (Washington High School). As a teacher, Molly enjoys seeing students grow into talented, confident performers.

Board of Directors

Tami Golobic is a small business owner, wife and mother of three. In her role as co-owner/secretary at Golobic Construction, she is responsible for accounting, marketing, payroll and sales. Tami has been a volunteer and board member at her children’s schools for 25 years, as well as on the Board of Directors for Little League and Baylands Raceway Club. She enjoys spending time with kids and helping them grow, and loves theatre, racing, dogs and family time. Tami has been on the StarStruck Board since 2017.
Jennifer Toy Harrison has been a resident of Fremont since 1977, and is an active community member. With a Bachelor's degree in Environmental Science and Geography, she currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Union Sanitary District and is a Commissioner on the East Bay Dischargers Authority. In addition, Jennifer serves on the Ohlone College Foundation. She is a mother to two teenage boys, and has been actively involved with StarStruck Theatre as a parent volunteer from 2010-2018, and board member from 2018-present. Jennifer is happy that her son has found a supportive, talented, and nurturing environment that has allowed him to express his creative side, while making some cherished friends at StarStruck Theatre.
Joe Lee, a Fremont resident since 1985, has been an active StarStruck parent for ten years and on StarStruck's Board of Directors since 2017. Prior to joining StarStruck's Board, he was an active volunteer at his children's school and was the President of Gomes Elementary PTA, a non-profit organization under the National PTA. Professionally, Joe is the Director of Sales at SK Hynix focusing on automotive business and strategy. He holds both BS and MS in Engineering from Purdue, an MBA from Cornell, and an MS Law degree from Northwestern Law School.
Lori Stokes started StarStruck (formerly known as Kids on Broadway) in 1995. She is a San Diego State University graduate, receiving her B.A. Degree in Theatre Arts. Through her 25 plus years at StarStruck she has directed over 45 productions and has received numerous awards including the Alameda County Arts Commission Special Recognition Award for her “Leadership in the Arts”. Some of her favorite shows at StarStruck include A Little Princess, Les Miserables, Beauty and the Beast, Peter Pan and most recently Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Footloose, and Newsies. She has been married for over 35 years and has three children. All of her children have been involved in StarStruck, and her two daughters have moved on to enjoy professional careers in theatre as well. She is proud of all her “kids” who have participated at StarStruck and feels very honored to have played a role in their lives.

Brian Lee [bio coming soon]

Jason Freeman [bio coming soon]

Past Guest Teaching Artists Include...

Juliane Godfrey, Teaching Artist

Juliane Godfrey grew up on the StarStruck stage. After graduating from UCLA, Juliane moved to New York where she has had great success in SpongeBob Squarepants the Broadway Musical (Dance Captain, Original Cast) 1st National Tour: Something Rotten (US Bea/Ensemble), Revival Tour: My Fair Lady (Ensemble). Pre-Broadway: The SpongeBob Musical (DC/Swing). NY/Regional: Workshops of Disney's Frozen; Irving Berlin's Top Hat; Holiday Inn (Goodspeed/Muny); Volleygirls (Katie, NYMF "Best of Fest"); and many more at Goodspeed, Arena Stage, Paper Mill.

Camden Gonzalez, Teaching Artist

Camden Gonzales is an actress, singer, dancer, and choreographer based in New York City. She holds a BA in Musical Theater from UCLA and has been the Dance Captain and Swing for Groundhog Day (Broadway, Original Cast), Matilda the Musical (1st National Tour) and the And Peggy Company of Hamilton in her hometown of San Francisco.

Kristin Stokes, Teaching Artist

Kristin Stokes is a StarStruck alumni! She takes great pride in making her Broadway debut as Annabeth in The Lightning Thief, having been with the show since its first workshop, both off-Broadway runs (Lortel nomination, original cast recording) and the national tour. Other credits include The Battle of Little Jo (Kate) at Two River Theatre, Agent 355 (Anna/Simco) at the Musical Theatre Factory, Fly By Night (Miriam) at the Dallas Theatre Center and most recently Miller and Tysen's Revival (Lena Hanson) at TheatreWorks Silicon Valley. https://www.kristinstokes.com/

Additional Broadway Masterclass instructors have included James Monroe Iglehart (Disney's Aladdin, Hamilton), Megan McGinnis (Little Women, Beauty and the Beast, Side Show), Jane Bruce (Jagged Little Pill), Christine Bunuan (Miss Saigon National Tour), Anthony Chatmon II (Be More Chill, Hadestown), Jeffrey Lo, Charlie Murphy, Sara King, Dawn Troupe Masi and more!