2021-2022 Season

Peace, Love, and Cupcakes

An anti-bullying musical about “socially invisible” girls who find empowerment in a cupcake club, performed Dec. 3–19, 2021.

Book, Music, & Lyrics by Rick Hip-Flores
Based on the book by Sheryl Berk & Carrie Berk

About This Production

Kylie Carson has a big problem: she’s different. And different isn’t necessarily a good thing in seventh grade. Kylie loves vampires, zombies, and all things pertaining to monster movies—one of the many reasons why kids at her new school avoid her like the Creature from the Black Lagoon. To sweeten up her image—and find a place where she belongs—Kylie organizes the club “Peace, Love & Cupcakes,” attended by three other socially invisible girls. But, they have to face up to Meredith Mitchell, Blakely Middle School’s resident Queen Bee, who tries to sabotage their efforts!

This is a musical that celebrates kid power, friendship, and standing up for who you are and what you believe in.

Director’s Note

From the playbill

From someone who grew up here at Spotlight, thank you so much for supporting youth theatre!
Your patronage is what allows us to continue sharing the joys of performing with youth all over
the Valley.

This cast is incredibly talented and it was a privilege to work with all of them. Peace, Love, and Cupcakes speaks to the important notion that we should embrace our own differences, as well
as the differences of those around us. Achieving peace is only possible when we understand and
respect others. Doing this is nearly impossible until you respect yourself. Until we recognize the
“monsters” inside ourselves, we can’t share a world of acceptance with our neighbors.

Heather Walker, Bella Swope, and I sincerely hope you enjoy the show.

Callista Walker


KylieTaya Burman
MeredithBaylee Horvath
JeremyOwen Morris
SamGriffin Raia
Ms. Shotlan/Mr. LudwigSophia Mengel
Emily/Mrs. LudwigMadison Fulmer
JoyClaire Calihan
HeatherBrenna Eagmin
BrookeJaxyn Damasco
JennaValerie Winch
LexiSariah Riddle
SadieSienna Stoll
Rugby Girls, Scientists, StudentsLillyBelle Lange
Zara Sego

Production Team

RoleTeam Member
DirectorsCallista Walker
Heather Walker
Musical DirectorHeather Walker
ChoreographerBella Swope
Scenic DesignBobby Sample
Costume DesignBriana Thompson
Lighting & Sound DesignAnthony Rozzen
Hair & Makeup DesignVicki Jensen
Properties DesignVicki Grossman
Kenny Grossman
Dance CaptainMadison Fulmer
TechniciansCalvin Corey
Audrey Palacios

Awards & Recognitions for This Production

2021-2022 ariZoni Theatre Awards of Excellence

  • Scenic Design – Youth Theatre (Nominated): Bobby Sample
  • Hair and Makeup Design – Youth Theatre (Nominated): Vicki Jenson
  • Property Design – Youth Theatre (Nominated): Vicki Grossman, Kenny Grossman, Sariah Riddle