Hi All! When I was asked to pick my favorite captured moments in 2013 I thought wow, how do I pick 50 moments from the 28 shows I had the pleasure of shooting? That is over 90,000 images to choose from!
I can’t take all the credit for the images. I can only work with what I am given, and man, do you guys give your all!!! It takes a team to create each moment on the stage. Directing teams, lighting and set designers, make-up, hair and costume designers. Not to mention the actors themselves working together to construct a work of art that I am lucky enough to capture
Emilie was recently seen in Oak Park’s production of Tall Tales directed by Ben Olson. Here is her story about how Spotlight has affected her life!
Spotlight/CYT has been involved in my life for as long as I can remember, although I didn’t realize it until recently. When I was 5 my mom started homeschooling my sister and me, and signed us up to join a co-op. In that co-op they always had field trips to NW Cook shows, since quite a few of the kids in the co-op went there. The first show my family saw was a school day show of The Little Princess. Even though I don’t remember any of it, it began the journey I’m now on. We saw almost every show in NW Cook after that, and I loved every one.
Lake County officially opens Shrek the Musical tomorrow, February 7th. While the actors have only been in rehearsals for 9 weeks, the Spotlight Production Team has been hard at work since last Spring working on pulling together all the details of premiering a show for the first time with our organization! We thought it would be fun to give you a little Behind the Scenes insight on what goes into putting on a new show…..
Getting the rights….
Getting the rights to a show can be tricky. There are many factors that go into getting approval. As many of you know, we weren’t able to get the rights to Shrek until our 2013-2014 season of shows had already been announced. However, once we got the “okay” in late Summer, we knew that it was the right show for Lake County!
|Click here for the cast list for Kenosha's production of "Disney's Beauty and the Beast, Jr."|
|Click here for the cast list for Lake County's production of "Hairspray"|
|Click here for the cast list for McHenry County's production of "Into the Woods, Jr."|
We wish to continue Christian's legacy through providing college scholarships to Spotlight graduates and provide students future opportunities for leadership development. Spotlight Youth Theater (formerly CYT), was an integral part of Christian's growing up years. Christian was in over 25 theater shows, many of them with CYT. They continue to provide families a safe place for children with a passion for theater to develop their skills as well as grow in their faith. Christian was also a dynamic leader at Dundee Crown High School and Willow Creek Community Church during his 17 years of life.