“Dear Spotlight, Thank you so much for putting on this play and running a summer camp.  I loved this so much.  Being a Silly Girl was awesome!  Thanks again…

“I just got back from the play.  I am in AWE, … tears in my eyes…those children are AMAZING…I could not believe how talented they are.  It makes an old lady feel really good to see their passion, and being so professional in such a small time.  Unreal!

“Congratulations to all of Spotlight for a very nice show last night.  I enjoyed it as did my 5 year old grandson.  I could understand them, not just hear them, understand them.  I saw some nice character development throughout the cast.  I thought every one on stage held their character and composure like pros when the curtain malfunctioned.  Sign of a well disciplined cast and crew.  Good Show!

“Thank you for such a great workshop.  The performance was outstanding!

You have NO idea how happy this email made us! So excited that you are doing another show this summer.

“I just want you to know that I think the performance last night was GREAT.  Also, others have told me how excited they are about having Spotlight in our community.

“We are truly loving having a local community theatre.  ALL of the actors without exception were fabulous!  We loved how they stayed in character and drew us into the story line.  Can’t wait for the next production.

“We just wanted to let you know that we enjoyed the performance on Friday night at the Barn.  Everyone in the cast was outstanding and it was so well done.  We are looking forward to more evenings like this in the future. Thanks for all your hard work and energy you put in to making it a special evening for everyone.

thank you for letting me be a part of your production. Watching the kids put themselves out there makes me so happy. I was one of them once! I made my stage debut in the Mikado when I was twelve!

The production was great! The kids did a wonderful job and I had no idea you had such a good voice! I loved you solo!!!! It was a fun evening – I thoroughly enjoyed it! You should feel very good!!!!

“I just wanted to thank you for such a wonderful evening on Saturday night.  It was nice to sit back, relax and enjoy the music.  The group was wonderful!  What we loved the most… was the various play performances. Each one was brim full of personality. Many, many thanks for all the time, hard work, and thoughtfulness you  put into every scene.”

“Just a note to thank you for two really great plays… Great job!  Really a pleasure to have the local theatre, it creates a great evening out, and good community.

“We sure enjoyed this workshop and show!  Looking forward to the next show.”

“…he says this has been the best drama class he’s attended since we moved here, and he’s tried a few!  So convenient, too!

“This experience has changed my life – truly!  I had so much fun and met wonderful people.  Thanks for letting me take part!

“I had a lot of fun, and I’m brave now!  Thanks for your faith and thanks for the show!

“I truly feel blessed that I was able to be a part of the show!


“Spotlight a Welcome Addition to Theatre Community     By twallinger

On Saturday, I saw Spotlight Community Theatre’s first adult production, “Any Number Can Die”, a 1965 mystery spoof that director George Raabe first directed when he was the drama teacher at Mitchell High School. It was performed at the Woodmoor Barn, in Monument, an intimate venue if there ever was one.  There was no stage – just an open space in the middle of the seating area – and the actors were often no more than two feet from the front row…the story offered lots of interesting twists and turns and the charming cast earned plenty of laughs from the enthusiastic audience.  They also managed to sell out all three performances. ”        Colorado Springs Gazette, May 11, 2009.


“This experience really gave me a lot of confidence.”

“Thanks! You really made me feel special!”

“Thanks! I had so much fun doing this.”

“Thank you for being such a great director!”

“I just want to take a moment to again say thank you for all your work to enable the children to learn about theater and explore their talents. I feel very thankful that we have come across your children’s community theater.”

“We sure enjoyed the workshop and show. Looking forward to the next show.”

“This is my 2nd production with Spotlight Community Theatre. I am excited to continue being in musicals. I love to sing and I love musical theatre!”

“We all enjoyed the play, Wednesday. It was very well performed. Congratulations to Lynn and you for doing such an excellent job in preparing the children and producing such an entertaining event.”

“Isabelle, our granddaughter, was excited from the moment that we picked her up in the morning. She wore her rose ear studs especially for the play and couldn’t stand it during our lunch out. She wanted it to be time to go to the play.  During the play she kept her attention on the stage, clapped at all of the scene changes, and tossed a rose onto the stage at the end.  Then, she really got excited when she spotted “Belle” in the lobby. She smiled the biggest smiles as she talked to Belle.  And of course she told her mom about it the moment she got home. It was a very exciting experience for us with our granddaughter.”


“White Rabbit and Mad Hatter come to Tri-Lakes     By Nicole Chillino

This summer, kids in northern El Paso County will have the opportunity to fall down a rabbit hole and become part of a magical adventure.  Spotlight Community Productions is presenting a summer theatre workshop on “Disney’s Alice in Wonderland, Jr.” for kids ages 8-18.  The workshop is for children with all levels of theatre experience.  The beauty of the production is that all the kids get to perform, whether they are playing Alice or a flower, said producer, musical director and Woodmoor resident Lynn Wheeler.  There are parts for kids who want solos and for those who prefer to sing as part of a group.

“I think it’s a great opportunity for kids to do something fun,” she said, adding kids will learn how to work as a team in addition to theatre skills.  The music in the production is based on Disney’s movie “Alice in Wonderland” with some added musical numbers and a few lyrics that were adapted to the stage version of the production, Wheeler said.  Spotlight Community Productions has an agreement with licensing agency Music Theatre International not to copy any music or scores, she said, so kids will also learn what copyright is and that peoples’ artistry is their property.  There will be an audition the first day to teach kids what the process is like, but those students who are signed up for the workshop will be in the show, Wheeler said.

“Hopefully it will teach kids things they have not learned at school,” she said.”

Tri-Lakes Tribune, June 4, 2008.

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