If your school is looking for a professional children’s production, without incurring large production costs, we believe that we have created a plan that is both cost efficient for the parents and community and fun for the students.
With funding for the arts dwindling, we wanted all children to experience the thrill of being in the spotlight so, in the spring of 2013 Spotlight Children's Theater was born. Our mission gives students in all schools, even those that don't have the resources or funding, the opportunity to perform in a school musical production. We bring everything you need for a full production. All of the costumes, set, props, sound, scenery etc. All you have to provide are the students! This 6 week process starts with open auditions and culminates into 4 or more spectacular performances. There is no limit on the number of students that participate (everyone gets a part that wants one), and only those who want speaking roles have to audition.
We Put Your Students in the Spotlight
We provide everything, scripts, costumes, set, sound equipment, scenery and music. With 4-6 weeks from first rehearsal to performance.
You provide, students, volunteers, rehearsal and performance space.
When children perform in a “Spotlight” show, they gain self esteem, demonstrate creativity and imagination, spend fewer hours watching television, and are better able to complete a task from start to finish.
The school pays a nominal fee for a show with Spotlight, based on a sliding scale. Each child pays a registration fee to help cover the production costs.
Spotlight Children’s Theater incurs all production costs except the venue of the show. The production time will be 4-6 weeks depending on the show. Rehearsals are 3 times per week, 1.5 hours per rehearsal either before or after school.
The show is single or double cast depending on the number of children that participate.
The productions usually consist of 3-6th graders. Everyone that wants to be in the production is welcome. Even though we have auditions, everyone that wants to, is part of the show! Auditions are not necessary, but only those who audition will be considered for lead roles. Participants will get to perform 2 or more times per cast.
Parents can provide volunteer time in exchange for a reduced registration fee. 6 hours of volunteer time equals 25% off the registration fee.
One of the questions that we get most often is, "Why the registration fee for students?". This is a great question. Productions are very costly which is why many schools don't have their own programs. The registration fee helps to offset the expense of a production. Namely, costumes, set, sound, royalties, staffing, etc. Tickets, concession sales and registration fees only fund about 75% of the production cost. The rest is generously donated by parents, community and private donors. The registration fee also provides students an opportunity to participate in an environment where they get to learn great life skills such as, teamwork, discipline, overcoming fears, confidence, problem solving and much more.
At Spotlight we have two guiding principles:
1. Every child deserves a chance to shine. Because every child deserves a chance to shine, we plan each of our shows around giving all participants the most opportunities to grow their talents and shine for the audience. This means double-casting most of our shows to offer more children speaking parts, and including the chorus in as many numbers as possible. We want all your kids to have a good experience.
2. For children to be proud of their performance, we need to provide a quality show. Most people are amazed when they see their first Spotlight show. This is not your typical youth production. The level of costumes, sound equipment, scenery, and attention to detail make for a fabulous show. The cast works really hard. We want them to be proud to invite their family and friends to their show.
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