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A Spotlight on Spotlight

We keep moving forward, opening new doors, and doing new things, because we’re curious and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths.

Alice in Wonderland Jr. Archival 4 (Rebecca Blackwell)

Let’s be honest, this past year has been different. And as a non-profit performing arts organization, it has been difficult to not be able to hold events with our community. But we quickly adapted, wanting to bring community and arts experiences together in whatever way we could. Education has been part of our roots at Elm Street even before we were known as Elm Street! A program that has developed and grown over the years is Spotlight – our student productions where the next generation of artists get to dive right in and experience what it takes to put on a theatrical endeavor (with the help of some talented adult mentors, of course!)

When we set out to do Alice in Wonderland Jr. in November, we had no idea just how much our 3rd-8th grade cast would learn. Sure you had blocking, choreography, character development, as well as teamwork, but our students got first-hand experience on how the world of theatre continues to change and adapt to the world around us. They rose to the task of a condensed rehearsal schedule, learning and reviewing material online, and following safety procedures to put on a wonderful musical about discovering who you are and your place in the world. We couldn’t be prouder, and we think the sentiment was shared by our dedicated Spotlight Parents too!

Our Spotlight students are the faces of the Collage Series and the caliber of Elm Street’s educational programming. Take a look at some upcoming opportunities for your child to get involved!

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