Kaleidoscope Youth Theater was imagined in the summer of 2000 by Stacy Hostetter after years working with drama programs in Bozeman schools. A parent on the board of the Sweet Pea Festival approached Hostetter to organize a group of students to perform at the festival. Thus, Kaleidoscope Youth Theater was born.
Offering its school-year classes, summer camps, and full-scale auditioned stage productions for students in kindergarten through high school.
Over the past 20 years, Kaleidoscope Youth Theater has served thousands of students and performed over 250 original shows with over 900 pieces of music written by Hostetter.
Kaleidoscope's Beginnings Sweet Pea 2000
Players take the stage Winter 2017 in
No Where To Go But UP!
Stacy grew up in Bozeman participating in the exceptional opportunities in music, art, and performance the Bozeman School system. She earned degrees in Art Education and English Literature where she graduated with honors from MSU and claimed the 'Bronze Pencil' award for Outstanding Art Educator. She has been writing, teaching, and directing theater in the Bozeman community and schools since 1995, beginning her career as the drama coach for Hawthorne Elementary after school theater program, as well as being a classroom theater and art teacher and drama coach at Chief Joseph Middle School for many years.
Hostetter also stays active in the larger Bozeman theater scene, having worked with Montana Shakespeare in the Parks, Montana Shakespeare in the Schools, and Montana SHAKES for over 17years in various capacities- Stage Manager, Costume Designer, Assistant Costume Designer, Seamstress, Head Craftsman, and Properties Designer. Hostetter has also written over 65 musical plays and directed and produced over 250, with over 800 pieces of music for school performances, Club Kaleidoscope After School Classes, Kaleidoscope Youth Theater Summer Camps, and KYT Players' Productions.