Spotlight Muscial Theatre

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Jessica Shaffer (Director / Choreographer)

Jessica started in Theatre at the age of 5 and has starred in or been a part of over 35 productions. As a child, she began her journey in children’s theatre in Illinois as well as participated in an improvisation competitive team and vocal classes. She was also actively involved in community theatre and school productions. Jessica auditioned and was accepted by her talent agency to attend IMTA (International Model and Talent Association) where she received numerous awards and multiple offers for New York talent representation but, at that time, decided to further her training and education. After graduating high school she was accepted into The School For Film and Television, now known as The New York Conservatory For Dramatic Arts, where she had a film and theatre focus. After completion she attended Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, majoring in Communications and theatre. Jessica has lived in Maryland for the past 7 years, with 5 of those years in Mt. Airy. She is married and has two children, a 4 year old son and 1 year old daughter. Jessica’s experience as a choreographer, stage manager, acting coach and director has brought a veteran direction to our theatre company. She is thrilled to be apart of this company to share her passion and knowledge.





Karen Hilderbrand (Executive Producer) Karen Hilderbrand Spotlight Musical Theatre

Karen has been a resident of Mt. Airy since 1999 and is thrilled to bring performing arts to her town. She has one grown child that majored in Film at Full Sail University and 2 younger children still within the Mt. Airy school system. Her Business and Accounting background will help to manage the daily ins and outs, however Karen was an active part of her high school drama program. She is very hopeful that Spotlight Musical Theatre will help to enrich the lives of our children as the town grows.








Zack Callis
Just four short years ago, Zack joined the theatre community. He has participated in over 16 shows, some of his favorites include Aladdin, Jr. with Spotlight Musical Theatre as the intern to the director. Not only has he been on stage, Into the Woods, Jr. (Damascus Theatre Company), The Little Mermaid, Jr. (DTC), Mary Poppins (Damascus High School) and more, but he has also been in the technical aspect of theatre. He is the current student technical director of Baker Middle School and helps out with a lot of Damascus Theatre Company’s adult shows. Zack is currently a junior at Damascus High School. Zack believes that being in theatre helps with lifelong skills. Not only does it help with self confidence, but it helps with speaking in front of large audiences and helps with interviews. Zack hopes that your child grows in theatre and enjoys the experiences as much as he has.


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Mt Airy welcomes Spotlight Musical Theatre for children and teens. Register today for our next production!

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Where are rehearsals?

Rehearsals will be at the beautiful Hiya Karate Studio located at 1311 S Main St, Mt Airy, MD 21771

When are rehearsals?

Rehearsals are Sundays.
Jr’s 1:45-2:45 & Sr’s 3-6

When are the shows for Into the Woods Jr?

The shows will be January 12 & 13, (2019) at Carroll Arts Theatre at 91 W Main St, Westminster, MD 21157

How do I sign up?

Click Here to Register for Mary Poppins JR

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Spotlight is the perfect choice for children's theatre and musical theatre lessons. We service areas all over Maryland including Damascus, Green Valley, Eldersburg, Frederick, Montgomery Village, Germantown, Redland, Olney, Westminster, Gaithersburg, Reisterstown, Randallstown, Columbia, Rockville, or Owings Mills.

Our Next Production

Join us for our upcoming productions in Mt Airy where we integrate musical theatre, acting, singing, dance, sound, lights, costumes, props, stage management, and performing into a well rounded Musical Theatre Program.

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Our Goal

Spotlight Musical Theatre was created to grow artists to their fullest potentials; providing them a well-rounded musical theater education, educating them on the industry, and supplying the necessary exposure to foster their talents.

Refund Policy (EFFECTIVE 8/9/18)

Unfortunately, Spotlight Musical Theatre does not offer refunds. We would be happy to give you a credit towards a future production or summer camp program if you cancel, with written notice, a minimum of 2 weeks prior to the first day of program enrolled.

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