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.

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. 


The Wind in the Willows

February 3 at 7:00pm - SHOWTIME CANCELLED
February 4 at 2:00 & 6:30pm
February 5 at 5:00pm

The Wind in the Willows is a wild and wonderful musical, based on the children's novel by Kenneth Grahame.  Follow the wonderful adventures of Mole, Ratty and Badger as they try to help Mr. Toad after he becomes obsessed with a motorcar and gets himself into big trouble! This rollicking musical adaption is a crowd pleaser and is sure to create new fans of the classic series.

Ticket update: Due to cast member illness, our Friday, February 3rd show has been cancelled. Ticket buyers will be contacted for the choice of moving their tickets to another performance time, or receiving a full refund.

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 Check out a sneak peek of the show from rehearsals:

Summer Theatre Camp

Featuring Disney's Descendants
June 12-22 | Performance on June 22nd at 7:00pm
Weekdays 9:00am-3:00pm | Ages 7-16 | Cost: $350
Young actors will spend two weeks rehearsing and learning the in's and out's of musical theatre as they sing, dance and act their way through these two weeks, culminating in a performance of Disney's Descendants for family and friends!

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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.

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.


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 .