2019–2020 Spotlight Education school registration
Spotlight Education is now accepting school registration for the 2019–2020 school year. If you are new school interested in joining the program, please fill out this blank registration form and contact Spotlight Education at SpotlightEducation@HennepinTheatreTrust.org for any questions. If you are a returning school, please email Spotlight Education for your registration form.
Please note: To ensure that Spotlight Education can continue to serve high school musical theater programs and students across the state of Minnesota, Spotlight will be offering a tiered system of participation. As of fall 2019, Spotlight schools will have the opportunity to choose their level of involvement in the program at the time of registration. There are two different tracks — the production assessment track and the non-assessment track. Learn more about this change.
Spotlight Education honors and supports Minnesota high school musical theater students and programs.
Spotlight honors high school musicals and students by formally recognizing the extraordinary achievements and process of developing the young artists, onstage and offstage, in our state’s high school musical theater programs.
We support participating programs and artists by providing high-quality learning, performing and creative experiences for students, thereby developing and empowering the next generation of innovative leaders.
Through Spotlight Education, we advocate for the importance of high school musical theater education. Through this advocacy, we reinforce the statewide community that inspires high school musical theater artists, teachers and families to participate in and celebrate high school musical theater.
Spotlight Spokesperson Laura Osnes
We’re thrilled and honored that Minnesota native and Broadway actress Laura Osnes is Hennepin Theatre Trust’s Spotlight Education spokesperson! She starred on Broadway in Rodgers+ Hammerstein’s Cinderella and credits her Broadway success to the amazing support and training she received during her high school years doing musicals in Eagan, Minnesota.
“Participating in the Trust’s Spotlight Education Program inspired and equipped me for a successful career as an actress,” said Osnes of her experience while she was a student at Eagan High School performing in high school musicals.
“I am truly honored to serve as the spokesperson and to help encourage the next generation of theater enthusiasts to learn from friends and professionals and to work hard to achieve their dreams.”
Spotlight Education spring 2020 shows
|Owatonna High School||Once Upon a Mattress||2/20/2020|
|Eagan High School||South Pacific||2/21/2020|
|St. Croix Preparatory Academy||Once Upon a Mattress||2/21/2020|
|PiM Arts High School||Matilda||2/28/2020|
|Concordia Academy||The Sound of Music||3/6/2020|
|DeLaSalle High School||Catch Me If You Can||3/13/2020|
|Spectrum High School||Seussical||3/13/2020|
|Saint John’s Preparatory School||Fiddler on the Roof||3/20/2020|
|Stillwater Area High School||Disney’s Beauty and the Beast||3/27/2020|
|Elk River High School||Disney’s The Little Mermaid||3/27/2020|
|Triton High School||The Wizard of Oz||3/31/2020|
|Mora High School||9 to 5: The Musical||4/2/2020|
|Centennial High School||The Addams Family||4/15/2020|
|Minnehaha Academy||The Wizard of Oz||4/16/2020|
|The International School of Minnesota||Disney’s Beauty and the Beast||4/16/2020|
|Columbia Heights High School||Rogers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella||4/16/2020|
|Mankato East High School||Bye Bye Birdie||4/16/2020|
|Park High School||Roald Dahl’s Matilda the Musical||4/17/2020|
|Thomas Jefferson High School||Fiddler of the Roof||4/17/2020|
|Spring Lake Park High School||Seussical||4/17/2020|
|Tartan High School||Footloose||4/17/2020|
|Henry Sibley High School||The Addams Family||4/17/2020|
|Lakeville North High School||Little Shop of Horrors||4/23/2020|
|Mounds Park Academy||Into the Woods||4/23/2020|
|Lakeville South High School||TBA||4/23/2020|
|Cretin-Derham Hall High School||Holiday Inn||4/24/2020|
|VISTA Productions/Theatre Department of Visitation School and Saint Thomas Academy||Newsies||4/24/2020|
|Coon Rapids High School||Hairspray||4/24/2020|
|Minnetonka High School||Fiddler on the Roof||4/25/2020|
|Mahtomedi High School||Mamma Mia!||4/30/2020|
|Benilde-St. Margaret’s School||Freaky Friday||4/30/2020|
|Washburn High School||Mamma Mia!||4/30/2020|
|North Branch Area High School||Big Fish the Musical||4/30/2020|
|St. Francis High School||Newsies||4/30/2020|
|Little Falls Community High School||Little Women||4/30/2020|
|Rosemount High School||Urinetown the Musical||4/30/2020|
|Champlin Park High School||Disney’s The Little Mermaid||5/1/2020|
|Blaine High School||The Wizard of Oz||5/1/2020|
|Andover High School||Little Women||5/1/2020|
|Southwest Christian High School||Disney’s Beauty and the Beast||5/1/2020|
|PiM Arts High School||Peter and the Starcatcher||5/7/2020|
|St. Paul Academy and Summit School||Chicago||5/15/2020|
|Simley High School||The Drowsy Chaperone||5/20/2020|
|Edina High School||Theatre for All – Disney’s The Lion King, Jr.||5/28/2020|