From LoftPAC president Pari Cariaga:

As we enter November and the musical starts to come together, SpotLight will be mentioned a lot.  So what is Spotlight and how does it affect you?  From the program’s website:

The SpotLight Musical Theatre Program is the flagship educational initiative of Hennepin Theatre Trust and a key educational element in our work that supports, honors and advocates for high school musical theatre programs and students.

SpotLight will play an important part in White Christmas, sending out adjudicators during the show to evaluate our actors, technicians, and musicians.   After they have seen the performance, they will give us constructive criticism so we can continue to improve our musicals.  The adjudicators also have the opportunity to recognize the entire show or individuals for special awards that will be given out in the spring at the SpotLight Showcase.  On opening night, the program also will be sending two representatives to talk to the audience before the musical about how the Loft Stage is excelling in educational theater.

To learn more about SpotLight and how to get involved, go to:

Or their Facebook page at


Actually I can’t tell you what the show is going to be because I don’t even know what it is, but auditions will be the week of December 3rd through the 7th —Yes, that is in between the weekends of White Christmas.