Farewell to Sarah Portz….
After many years of service to Spotlight Youth Theater as the Director of Education, Sarah Portz will be moving on to a new position outside of Spotlight. The great work that she has done for Spotlight is evident in every aspect of our company. We are eternally grateful for the time she has shared with us and will continue to benefit from her contributions and loving care for years to come. We pray that God’s light shines bright on the new path she will follow in life. Sarah will continue to be involved with Spotlight through productions, so please wish her well the next time you see her!
Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. – Phil. 4:6
Farewell to Don Balasa….
Don Balasa will be resigning as the Chair of the Board of Directors for Spotlight Youth Theater. Don’s wisdom and steady guidance has been a huge asset to the Spotlight community and will be greatly missed. We’d like to thank him for his many years of service on the board. We will continue to pray for Don as he moves on from his time with Spotlight. Don’s wise counsel over the years has helped to build a solid foundation of truth and professionalism that Spotlight will stand firm on for years to come.
Do not neglect to do good and to share what you have, for such sacrifices are pleasing to God. – Hebrews 13:16
Welcome back to Linda Mitroff….
Linda Mitroff will be returning to the Spotlight Board of Directors as the Chair this fall. Linda held this position previously and resigned when she moved Michigan. However, as God’s perfect plan is always surprising us… She felt the call to return to the Board as Chair despite the distance. We are welcoming her back with open arms and are anxious to see how God moves through Linda and the Board of Directors. We ask that you continue to pray for our leadership as we seek God’s guidance for Spotlight Youth Theater.
And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose. – Romans 8:28
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Welcome to our Newest Area Coordinators
Spotlight is thrilled to welcome Martha Connelly to the position of Production Coordinator/Milwaukee and Christy Dayton to the position of Area Coodinator/Rockford.
The Spotlight Youth Theater Board of Directors is pleased to announce the hiring of David Fiorello as our new Production Director (formerly known as Artistic Director)! David comes to us with a vast array of talents and experience. After receiving a degree in Musical Theater from Shenandoah University, he went into their Masters of Music Program, has worked on Broadway, Off-Broadway, and toured internationally with several productions, including John Doyle’s famed Broadway revival of SWEENEY TODD. David has worked as a Performer, Director, Musical Director, Artistic Director, Teacher, Composer, Mentor and Writer with theatrical companies across the US, and comes to us from recently teaching and Music Directing at Northwestern University in their Musical Theatre Certificate program. His Love for the Lord, his students, and musical theater experience make him a perfect match for Spotlight Youth Theater! Please welcome David Fiorello! He can be reached at:.
MORE EXCITING NEWS
As the Spotlight program continues to be Blessed in growth, the Board of Directors was inspired to create a new staff leadership position to oversee and establish vision for the various programs. We are excited to announce as Spotlight’s Executive Program Director, Teri Leman!
Teri holds a BM-Vocal Performance Emphasis/Choral Music Education degree and has been a teacher of excellence in vocal training for the past 27 years through her own private studio business. She has also been both a Music Director and Show Director in Spotlight for the past 7 years. Her attention to detail, business savvy, training and most importantly her love for The Lord and children will bring powerful leadership to our organization.
Help us to welcome her to the staff! Send a note to