Spotlight Youth Theatre’s 2020-2021 season is a diverse mix of classic and new material to showcase our performers’ acting skills. Read about the six shows to expect through January!
SYT is trying new formats to keep performers and patrons safe. Artistic Director Kenny Grossman set up the first half of the season first, in order to learn the best approaches to take for the spring schedule.Read more
SYT artists won 31 National Youth Arts Awards from among 59 nominations for the 2019-2020 season.Read more
Oct. 30—Nov. 1: Creature or Creator: which one is the Monster? A new adaptation of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein. Written by Bobby Sample. Directed by Kenny Grossman and Bobby Sample.Read more
Spotlight’s annual celebration where we honor actors who helped make the 2019-2020 season memorable!Read more
Nov. 20–22: Kids confront racism in this world-premiere drama for teens and adults. Written by Brianna Fallon and Abbey Yee.
Directed by Brianna Fallon.
Dec. 20–22: Santa has been framed, and it’s up to his Elves and an angel to help save the true meaning of the holidays. Written by L. Henry Dowell. Directed by Jack Taylor.Read more
Kenny Grossman’s rock & roll version of “Cinderella” in a musical theatre camp!
Directed by Heather Walker.Read more
Feb. 5–7: This wacky satire about a theatre defending transgender rights redefines “potty humor”! Written and directed by Kenny Grossman.Read more
Apr. 9-11: Shakespeare has been found murdered, and most of his female lead characters have a motive! Written by Jim and Jane Jefferies. Directed by Brenda Goodenberger.Read more
Apr. 23-25: One show premiering three winning one-act plays by Rebecca Bain, Emily Benoit, and Katie Kloberdanz. Directed by Christian Bader, Charlie Rabago, and Callista Walker.Read more
May 21-30: It’s a night of mixed up lovers and magic spells in this beloved comedy-fantasy by William Shakespeare. Adapted & directed by Kenny Grossman.Read more
Jun. 18-27: A colorful history lesson reminding us that our differences are to be celebrated! By Melvin Tunstall III, Greb Borowsky, and Douglas Lyons. Directed by Adam Bei & Marley DeGroodt-Bei.Read more
Spotlight Youth Theatre won 15 “Zonis” from among its 45 nominations for ariZoni Theatre Awards of Excellence for the 2019-2020 season.Read more
See a season recap and links to all the shows in the 2017-2018 season.Read more
See a season recap and links to all the shows in the 2018-2019 season.Read more
See a season recap and links to all the shows in the 2019-2020 season.Read more
Spotlight Youth Theatre presents a 2020-2021 season designed around precautions for the Covid-19 pandemic, with a mix of limited live events and shows streamed online.Read more
Check out photo galleries of Spotlight shows from 2019-2020 and previous seasons!Read more
Bella Swope is the director of Spotlight Youth Theatre’s Sparkles performance troupe.Read more
Spotlight thanks Phoenix Conservatory of Music for generously donating lumber for future set building at SYT.Read more
Spotlight moved theatre outdoors for a night, with live performances and a showing of the The Wolves video production Aug 1.
Click heading for more photos and information.Read more
Three local playwrights will have their original one-act plays debut on the Spotlight stage in Spring 2021, as winners of SYT’s first Playfest competition.Read more
Presented online Saturday, July 25 at 7:00 p.m. (online) and Saturday, Aug. 1 at 8:00 p.m. as a drive-in movie at Spotlight Youth Theatre.Read more
In this crazy year of closed doors and physical distancing, we’re all working around shifting schedules and new concerns. Check this page for information on how Spotlight Youth Theatre is playing it safe during the 2020 pandemic.Read more
A collection of galleries of images from several Spotlight Youth Theatre seasons.Read more