Rising Stars Awards Winners 2024 – Most Improved Members

Rising Stars held their annual awards ceremony after the last performance of Peter Pan – a Musical Adventure on Saturday 23rd March 2024.
The first two awards were for the Most Improved Members.

It was very obvious to us right from the start that being in Rising Stars was more than just singing, dancing and putting on a show. We noticed that members grew in confidence, made new friends and developed all sorts of essential life skills, such as teamwork, interpersonal skills and management.

The Most Improved Member award is not given to the most talented cast member – although many of our previous winners have developed into great performers and taken principal roles. The award is given to the member who has shown the most improvement in some aspect of their performance skills or personality in the previous 12 months as a direct result of their involvement with Rising Stars.

There are two awards in this category – Under 13 Years & 13 years and over.

Most Improved Member – Under 13 years


Zara, winner of the most improved member 2024 in the Under 13 category.

When Zara first joined Rising Stars for ‘The Addams Family’, she only wanted to part of the ensemble. She sang as part of a small group in That’s Life, but then went on to audition for (and get) the role of Tootles in Peter Pan – a role that required great characterisation and solo singing.

Over the last 12 months, we have had great pleasure in watching her improve in confidence and performance. Well done, Zara!

Most Improved Member – 13 years and over


Kai first joined us for School’s Out but was initially very shy and kept very much to themselves during rehearsals. Over the last 12 months, Kai has not only performed two comedy character roles brilliantly, but has become a fully integrated and popular member of the group.

We have watched him grow in confidence and ability throughout the last 12 months and the production team particularly like the way he is the first member of the cast to learn all of his lines.

Congratulations to you both. We look forward to seeing you perform in many more shows with us.