Shine Theatre Company

Shine Theatre Company is a youth focused community theatre program that seeks to teach theatre arts at all levels to kids of 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.

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.

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.

Matilda the Musical

Auditions June 13-14 - open to ages 8-19*
Callbacks June 21-22

Performing October 21-23
*some adult roles are available for audition as well
Shine Theatre Company is excited to present its first musical: Matilda - a musical adaptation of the book by Roald Dahl. In production from July through October, kids will have amazing opportunities to grow their talents in acting, singing and choreography through this madcap story of courage, friendship and heart. Join Matilda as she faces her circumstances, discovers unexpected gifts, and unleashes her full potential.

Auditions will be open to kids ages 8-19 with some additional adult roles available. You can view a list of cast roles here.  Auditionees will need to bring a headshot photo (just any simple picture of your fabulous face will do!) and come prepared with a one-minute monologue, as well as a 32-count music selection from any musical of your choice (please no music from Matilda). Please also familiarize yourself with the script excerpts that will be sent to you after registering for auditions.

Sign Up To Audition

Theatre Classes

Theatre classes are designed to develop specific skills related to acting and stage presence over the course of a 6-week period. All classes will be limited in size in order to be able to give each student the attention, instruction and feedback they need to grow and develop their talent. At the end of each class, students will have an opportunity to demonstrate what they’ve learned for friends and family at a showcase.

Theatre Camp: 101 DalmatiAns

June 27-30 | 9:00am-12:00pm Daily | Cost: $250 | Open to ages 7-13
Young actors will spend a week rehearsing and learning the ins-and-outs of musical theatre as they sing, dance and act their way through this classic “tail”, 101 Dalmatians. This performance-based camp is a wonderful way to introduce new aspiring young actors to the world of musical theatre, and for seasoned young actors to hone their talents. This fun-filled week culminates in a performance of 101 Dalmatians- and we can guarantee it will be a doggone crowd favorite furr-sure!


Improv Workshop

Saturday, July 9th  | 3:30-8:30pm | Cost: $45 (dinner included)
Have you ever watched "Whose Line is it anyway?" and thought, "I could do that!" Do you want to gain more confidence speaking in front of people? Have you always wanted to try improv and never had the chance? This is your chance to explore this hilarious theatrical artform in a wholesome, family-friendly environment! We'll welcome a professional improv team to provide fun instruction, share dinner together, and then enjoy an evening performance full of hilarious fun.

Registration coming soon...

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.


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 .