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“NEW! Spotlight Scholastic Tour Audition Announcement”

 “Come be a part of a brand new venture for Spotlight! We are seeking three females and three males, aged 19-30 to play youthful middle school students, as well as some of history’s favorite folklore Characters for a  brand new telling of Great American Tall Tales. The Spotlight Scholastic Tour is looking for extremely talented actors and singers, with good comedic timing, to join us in performing for schools and community centers across the Chicagoland area.”  For full information, click here .

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Welcome to our New Director of Education, Laura Peete

Laura attended Millikin University for Vocal Performance and received her Bachelor's degree in Music. She is currently pursuing a Masters degree in Educational Leadership. Her previous work experience includes Director for Leadership in Community for the Episcopal Diocese of Chicago, Camp Chicago summer camp working with youth ages 8-18 years old. She has worked with Millikin University in their programming department implementing wellness initiative programs, and has served as an Associate Residents Director for Eastern Illinois University. Laura's theatrical experience includes performing with the Chicago Lyric Opera (Matrimonio Segreto) (Schicchi) touring Florence, Urbana, and San Marino, Italy. She has worked with award winning music legend Burt Bacharach and Spring Awakenings' Steven Sater (Some Lovers, Old Globe Theatre) in San Diego, CA and has taught private voice lessons, classes and vocal directed for Spotlight Youth Theater. Laura is very excited to further her work in ministry, specifically through the love of arts, and to continue to grow the educational development and value for this organization to greater heights. All in which to glorify Him.

Help Wanted!

Spotlight is seeking a full time customer service / clerical administrator  to work at our home office in Cary.  Applicant must have knowledge of the Spotlight programs, be proficient in Word & Excel; be a self-starter and work well independently on a variety of tasks.  Our office is fast paced, creative, and lots of FUN.   Office hours are Monday-Friday, 8:00 am - 4:00 pm.

Please send resumes to Shari Ledermann, Executive Program Director: 

Help Wanted!

Spotlight is seeking a set builder / carpenter to work at our Warehouse in Cary.  Ideal candidate will execute new builds and rehab existing inventory.  Please submit resumes or letters of interest to Shari Ledermann, Executive Program Director -

Spotlight Welcomes a New Board Member!

Spotlight Youth Theater is very excited to welcome Chris Tlapek,  our newest member on the Board of Directors.  Chris has been a part of CYT/Spotlight since 2003, and had the pleasure of watching all five of his children participate in classes and shows.  Since then, several  have graduated from the program and have begun contributing to Spotlight as instructors!  Throughout the years, Chris remained passionate about the impact Spotlight makes in families and the community,  and he’s  looking forward to how his contributions on the board can further God's work through this company.  Please join us in welcoming Chris and praying God will use him in a big way as he serves on the Spotlight Board of Directors.

Click on Graphic to apply to be considered for a spot on a Directing Team in the 2015/2016 Season for Spotlight!

Everyone who wants to be considered to be on a Directing Team needs to fill out this application!

The application process will be ongoing, so there isn't a solid deadline.
However we recommend filling it out sooner rather than later so your application can be submitted for review right away!