The Valley Youth Theater hosted its second annual Oscar viewing party Sunday night.
As you may know, that facility is home to Hollywood's own Oscar winner, Emma Stone. On Sunday, the night of the 90th Academy Awards, 12 News spoke to young aspiring star Tatum Dial, who’s learning the same skill set Stone did.
“It's really fun to be here and see it here live in action and the red carpet is super fun,” Dial said.
She’s just one of many theater students who remembers dreaming about acting as a little kid.
“Seeing movies and TV shows was always so interesting to me and knowing that Emma Stone came here and she learned and she won an Oscar last year just the excitement of it all is just really inspiring,” Dial added.
For more than 26 years, the theater has set the stage for kids and teens who look to be a part of a party like the Oscars.
“When you are in a show, it's such an incredible opportunity and you learn so much and you meet great people and it's just so fun!” Dial said.
Director Bobb Cooper said the viewing party is just one magical moment in a series of situations that allow the youth a chance to feel like winners.
“Valley Youth Theater is a very special place," he said. "It's more than just putting on a show -- our mission is to inspire young people to be the best that they can be."
The star-studded students sang, snacked and sat speechless as they watched their heroes hold down the fort in Hollywood while they learn the ropes.