Time Again for Spotlight Showcase!
Hennepin Theatre Trust pioneered Spotlight, supporting and honoring Minnesota high school musical theatre students and schools that produce musicals. It is the only program of its kind in the state. It began in 2005 and has since served over 40,000 students and 100 schools.
The program helps students develop skills essential to success. Through performing and other creative experiences, students learn collaboration, problem solving, critical thinking, and self-expression. Both local and national theatre professionals offer hands-on training, advice, and workshops.
This June, the annual Spotlight Showcase will again be at the State Theatre. According to the Hennepin Theatre Trust website,
“This year’s Spotlight Showcase theme is “Rise Up,” meant to inspire and empower these young artists to use the life skills honed in musical theatre to lead in their communities around Minnesota and beyond.”
This year the showcase tickets are $25 – $100 with no ticket fees. Both shows start at 7 pm. Nearby parking is available for only $6 both nights. The Park and Shop ramps offer discounted parking all day Sundays and after 4 pm the rest of the week. They are both within walking distance of the venue.