Spotlight Theater Summer 2023

Spotlight Theater for students entering 7th grade in fall 2023 through high school graduating class of 2021

Rehearsals and performance will take place at Mountain View High School: 3535 Truman Avenue, Mountain View. See below for complete schedule and dates. Performances are June 30th and July 1st.

DISNEY’S NEWSIES is presented through special arrangement with Music Theater International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI.

This production is sponsored by MVHS Choir Department. The Music School is an outreach program of Sunnyvale Presbyterian Church.

Students must be fully vaccinated in order to enroll and audition. Proof of vaccination will be required.

Meets Monday – Friday 9:30am – 3:30pm, June 9 – July 2, 2023

TEACHERS: Chantelle Urbina, Nick Patton


REGISTRATION FEE: $20 ($0 for active class students: Enroll through our office staff and we will waive the reg fee for you. If you register online, you will receive a credit to your account.)



@ The Music School

SA Jan 14 10:00-12:00 Dance Intensive 1
SA Jan 28 10:00-12:00 Dance Intensive 2
SA Feb 11 10:00-12:00 Dance Intensive 3
SA March 4 10:00-12:00 Dance Intensive 4
SA March 25 10:00-12:00 Dance Intensive 5
SA April 8 10:00-12:00 Dance Intensive 6

W May 3 6:00-9:00 pm Auditions
F May 5 6:00-9:00 pm Callbacks

Parts will be announced via email by May 15th.

T June 6 TBD Small Group Rehearsals
W June 7 TBD Small Group Rehearsals
TH June 8 TBD Small Group Rehearsals
F June 9 9:30-3:30 Rehearsal

@ Mountain View High School Theatre
M June 12 9:30-3:30 Rehearsal
T June 13 9:30-3:30 Rehearsal
W June 14 9:30-3:30 Rehearsal
TH June 15 9:30-3:30 Rehearsal
F June 16 9:30-3:30 Rehearsal

M June 19 9:30-3:30 Rehearsal
T June 20 9:30-3:30 Rehearsal
W June 21 9:30-3:30 Rehearsal
TH June 22 9:30-3:30 Rehearsal
F June 23 9:30-5:30 Extended Rehearsal

M June 26 9:30-3:30 Rehearsal, 6:00-9:00 pm Sitz Probe
T June 27 9:30-3:30 Rehearsal, 6:00-9:00 pm Dress Rehearsal
W June 28 9:30-12:30 Rehearsal, 6:00-9:00 pm Dress Rehearsal
TH June 29 9:30-12:30 Rehearsal, 6:00-9:00 pm Dress Rehearsal
F June 30 5:30 pm Call, 7:00 pm SHOW
SA July 1 12:30 pm Call, 2:00 pm SHOW, 7:00 pm SHOW*

SU July 2 Cast Party* – TBD

*updated 3/17/2023


How do I register?

Register online at or contact The Music School office.  Proof of COVID vaccination is required to enroll and audition. Tuition $500, Registration Fee $20 ($0 Reg Fee for active students)

When do I need to register?

Registration opens January 2nd and is required on or before the May 3rd auditions. Students who register early will be invited to participate in Dance Intensives prior to the auditions. All registered students will be cast in the show. Students who register after auditions will be cast in the ensemble.

Do I need to register before auditioning?

Yes. You will not be cast in the show without having completed registration with The Music School office. Tuition and registration fees are non-refundable.

What is the age range for the cast?

Students entering 7th grade through graduating seniors are eligible. Students who graduated high school in 2021 and 2022 are welcome to participate but will not likely be cast in lead roles. 

What should I be prepared to do at the auditions?

1.Sing a solo of your choice, unaccompanied, up to 1 minute long.

2.Learn and perform a group dance sequence.

3.Learn and perform a reading excerpt from the script.

Do I need to prepare a monologue?

No.  We will provide materials for use at the auditions.

If I miss the Auditions, can I still be in the show?

Yes. Late registrations will be accepted until June 1st and students will be cast in the ensemble.     

If I cannot attend all the rehearsals, can I still be in the show?

Because the preparation time is so condensed, we are depending on all participants in attendance at all rehearsals. Any conflicts need to be discussed with the directors before casting and will affect your role.  Conflicts pertaining to your last days of middle or high school will be accommodated.  Attendance at all dress rehearsals and performances are required, no exceptions.