Spotlight Showcase

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Spotlight Showcase

Spotlight Showcase is a professionally produced, two-night event taking place at the Historic State Theatre. It highlights the hard work and talent of the students, teachers, families and community members that are part of the vibrant high school musical theatre community in Minnesota. Over 1,600 students participated on and offstage at our 2018 showcase.

Meet the 2019 Triple Threat finalists.

Presented by Hennepin Theatre Trust

Friends of Spotlight Tickets – with no ticket fees! Each ticket price provides increasing levels of support for Spotlight Education. Each price below is inclusive of the $18 ticket price. $25 – This ticket includes a $7 donation to help support…

The following schools will perform at the 2019 Spotlight Showcase:

Monday, June 10

Bemidji High School
Benilde-St. Margaret’s School
Blaine High School
Buffalo High School
Cambridge-Isanti High School
Centennial High School
Champlin Park High School
Chanhassen High School
Concordia Academy
Coon Rapids High School
Cristo Rey Jesuit High School
DeLaSalle High School
Detroit Lakes High School
Eagan High School
East Ridge High School
Fridley High School
Glencoe-Silver Lake High School
Henry Sibley High School
Hill Murray School
Hinkley-Finlayson High School
The International School
Hutchinson High School
Irondale High School
Little Falls Community High School
Mankato East High School
Minneapolis Fair School
Minnehaha Academy
Moorhead High School
Mound Westonka High School
New Life Academy
North Branch Area High School
North High School
Orono High School
Owatonna High School
Park Rapids Area High School &
Menahga High School Theater Co-op
Pierz Healy High School
Rosemount High School
Sauk Rapids-Rice High School
Shakopee High School
South St. Paul Secondary School
Southwest Christian High School
Spring Lake Park High School
St. Paul Academy and Summit School
St. Cloud Tech High School
Thomas Jefferson High School
Watertown Mayer High School
Wayzata High School
Woodbury High School

Tuesday, June 11

Alexandria Area High School
Andover High School
Big Lake Schools
Burnsville High School
Chaska High School
Chisago Lakes High School
Columbia Heights High School
Creative Arts Secondary School
Cretin-Derham Hall High School
Duluth East High School
Eastview High School
Edina High School
Elk River High School
Farmington High School
Forest Lake Area High School
Great River School
Hermantown High School
Kennedy High School
Lakeville North High School
Lakeville South High School
Legacy Christian Academy
Mahtomedi High School
Maple Grove Senior High School
Mayo High School
Minnetonka High School
Mora High School
Osseo Senior High
Paladin Career and Technical High School
Park Center High School
Park High School
PiM Arts High School (formerly
Main Street School of Performing Arts)
Princeton High School
Prior Lake High School
Rogers High School
Roseville Area High School
Saint John’s Preparatory School
Sartell High School
Simley High School Theatre
South High School
Southwest High School
Spectrum High School
St. Croix Preparatory Academy
St. Francis High School
St. Louis Park High School
St. Michael Albertville High School
Stillwater Area High School
Tartan High School
Totino-Grace High School
Triton High School
VISTA Productions/Theatre Department of Visitation School
and Saint Thomas Academy
Waconia High School
White Bear Lake Area High School
Zimmerman High School
Washburn High School

Visit our restaurant partners before Spotlight Showcase for great deals!

Receive a complimentary appetizer with the purchase of an entree on June 10 or 11 with your ticket or if you are a student wearing your Spotlight Showcase T-shirt.
Receive $5 off $25 at The Bird for breakfast or lunch on June 10 or 11 with your ticket or if you are a student wearing your Spotlight Showcase T-shirt.
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Any individual student receiving an Honorable Mention or Outstanding Honor is invited to perform in the inter-school group numbers led by the Spotlight Showcase artistic staff.

All schools receiving an Outstanding Achievement in Musical Theatre honor are invited to present medleys with their entire cast or a small group at Spotlight Showcase. The medleys are the responsibility of the school and its creative staff.

The following medleys are arranged and choreographed by the Spotlight Showcase Artistic Staff:

  • Outstanding (Individual Honors)
  • Honorable Mention (Individual Honors)
  • Outstanding Student Orchestra Students
  • Seniors
  • Triple Threat Top 10

If you have any questions regarding showcase participation, please email us at spotlighteducation@hennepintheatretrust.org.

A detailed rehearsal schedule, sign-ups and additional Spotlight Showcase information will be sent to your primary contact in early 2019. The following dates are being held for Spotlight Showcase events:

  • Rehearsals for Spotlight Showcase: June 3-9, 2019
  • Spotlight Showcase: Monday, June 10 and Tuesday, June 11 at 7:00 p.m. at the State Theatre

Performers on stage holding up and reaching toward umbrella

Students participating in the 2019 Spotlight Showcase can find sheet music, rehearsal videos and other important information for each number they are participating in using the links below.

Click here for Featured Dancer materials.

Click here for Outstanding Orchestra materials.

Click here for Senior Number materials.