Shine Theatre Company

Shine Theatre Company is a youth focused community theatre program that seeks to teach theatre arts at all levels to all ages. The heart of this program is to help students grow and develop their talents as they grow in confidence and ability, while creating and connecting communities that become family.

All of Shine's productions and programs are open to anyone in the community - you don't need to be a member or attendee of Highlands Church to participate. 


Guys & Dolls Jr

A musical production featuring teens & adults with disabilities
Performances August 16-17

Shine Theatre presents a musical comedy classic about rolling the dice and falling in love under the lights of Broadway! This production will feature a cast made up of teens and adults with disabilities, facilitated by a talented team of staff and personal coaches.

Tickets go on sale later this summer!

Interested in volunteering to be one of our assistant coaches? Coaches help our actors through scene changes, moving on and off stage, and other tasks as needed for support. 

Register to be a Coach

Anastasia: The Musical

Auditions July 26-27
Performances October 25-27

Shine Theatre is excited to present the mystery, excitement and adventure of Anastasia. Based on the animated film, this musical transports us from the twilight of the Russian Empire to the bustling Paris in the 1920s, as a brave young woman sets out to discover the mystery of her past. Pursued by a Soviet officer determined to silence her, Anya enlists the help of a dashing conman and a lovable ex-aristocrat. Together, they embark on an epic adventure to help her find home, love, and family.

Roles will be available for ages 8 - 18 as well as some adult roles and an ensemble cast for the large production songs full of singing and choreography. There's something for everyone!

Register to Audition


Support Shine Theatre

Financial support is essential to any arts organization. Help provide opportunities for youth, teens, individuals with special needs, and the greater Valley community to experience the excitement of theatre arts. Donations made to Shine go towards scholarships, licensing fees, sets, props and costumes.


Shine Theatre Company Values

  • Honor and encourage one another with words and conduct at all times.
  • Create a safe environment for students to explore and create as they take chances to develop and grow in their roles.
  • Students are expected to be teachable and to continually strive to work to grow and grow to work.

People were designed to be in community with one another. As our culture becomes more disconnected and hidden behind screens, theatre provides an opportunity for students to form real, in-person friendships and experience community as they explore stories, express emotion, and encourage one another toward a common purpose.


Serve at Shine

Shine Theatre productions build a bridge to our community in amazing ways, and we have lots of opportunities to serve! We're always looking for people to help with costumes, hair and makeup, set-building, video, sound, lighting, concessions, ushering and more. Whatever interest you have, Shine Theatre is a place where you can get involved as we work together to create something special that inspires audiences at Highlands and beyond.

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Laura McGinnis, Director

Laura McGinnis is an experienced youth theatre director who has overseen the creation of school and community theatre programs in the Pacific Northwest. Her passion is to work with students of all ages, help them grow in confidence and ability as they discover the value of theatre, developing their gifts and talents and discovering who they were meant to be. Laura has also directed drama ministries within the church, participating at all levels from writing to acting, directing and beyond.

Off the stage, Laura’s theatre programs have brought communities together as she builds partnerships with local schools and businesses.

Questions about Shine Theatre Company? Contact Laura at .


Holden Hanna - Music Director/Assistant Director
Kinsey Baumann - Assistant Music Director
Kimberly Sarmento - Production Manager
Gina Hanna & Claudia Cadena - Choreography
Nancy Ngo - Costume Designer