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. 


The Sound of Music

April 19th at 6:00pm
April 20th at 11:00am & 4:00pm
April 21st at 4:00pm

The hills are coming alive this spring at Shine Theatre Company as we perform one of the greatest broadway musicals of all time! Join Maria and the Von Trapp family as they learn about life, family and overcoming even the biggest of obstacles. Timeless songs like Do Re Mi, So Long Farewell, and Edelweiss provide the perfect soundtrack to this story for all ages.

Purchase tickets by selecting your date/time below:

April 19th at 6:00pm

April 20th at 11:00am

April 20th at 4:00pm

April 21st at 4:00pm

Theatre Camp
Featuring Disney's Finding Nemo Kids

June 3-8 | Performances June 8th
Open to ages 6-12 | Cost: $300

Kids ages 6-12 can join Shine Theatre this June for a week full of musical theatre fun! Each day from 8:00am-4:00pm we'll learn acting, singing and dance choreography as we produce the heartwarming story of a father overcoming every obstacle across the ocean to find his lost son. There are no auditions required for this camp, and it will be an amazing experience for both experienced kid actors as well as first-timers.

Campers will be assigned to a group with a group leader, and each day will start with a short devotional from the Bible. Then they'll make their rounds through acting, stage direction, singing, choreography and even crafty add-ons like making costume pieces and decorating parts of our set. At the end of camp, we'll put on a performance for family and friends with the full experience of sound, lights, sets, costumes and the excitement of live theatre!



Theatre Camp
Featuring Disney's High School Musical 2 Jr

June 10-29 | Performances June 29th
Open to ages 8-18 | Cost: $650

Spend part of your summer acting, singing and dancing with the East High Wildcats of High School Musical 2! The Shine Theatre camp experience brings all the fun of a musical theatre production into an action-packed three-week experience for students ages 8-18. Our production team of experienced directors, musicians and choreographers will guide participants through every aspect of musical theatre including stage direction, singing, dance choreography, learning songs and lines, ensemble pieces, costuming, working with set design and more.

Camp days are Monday through Friday from 8:00am-4:00pm. Each day starts with a devotional from the Bible, then students will make their way through activities with a small group and camp leader. Every camper who registers is guaranteed a spot in the cast, but this camp experience also features an opportunity for them to audition for lead roles if they choose to (more info about auditions and how to prepare will be sent with your registration confirmation - audition date is April 25th).


Guys & Dolls Jr

A musical production featuring teens & adults with disabilities
Auditions April 3rd
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. If cast, the cost to participate is $250 (full and partial scholarships are available - email  for details).

Register to Audition

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


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