About us and how to contact us
Aumsville Community Theatre is now doing business as Spotlight Community Theatre. We provide a live theatre experience for Stayton, Aumsville, Sublimity, and the surrounding areas. We work hard to support a community of creative people who love to participate in the joy of live theatre (stage plays, murder mysteries, and staged radio shows) as actors, crew, and audience. We involve all ages; in the past few years, we had cast members ranging from 6 to 85 years old. In a time when the arts are struggling, we feel it is important to continue to provide this much-needed service to our community.
Spotlight Community Theatre usually has three main stage productions throughout the year. A Spotlight main stage production consists of straight plays and musicals (comedy, drama, children’s) produced from a written book or script. The main stage production consists of planning, rehearsal, and presentation to a live or virtual audience.
Spotlight Community Theatre usually has four main stage productions throughout the year. Each season we present either a straight play or a musical. A straight play is a piece of theatre that relies on spoken dialogue and stage action. These productions require dedicated actors, stagehands, directors, and many others to create a beautiful piece of art the community can enjoy. Each straight play takes approximately eight weeks to rehearse and 2-3 weekends to perform.
Spotlight Community Theatre usually has four main stage productions throughout the year. Each season we present either a straight play or a musical. A musical is a piece of theatre that relies on spoken dialogue, singing, dancing, and stage action to explain the story and move the play along. These productions require dedicated actors, stagehands, directors, and many others to create a beautiful piece of art the community can enjoy. Each musical takes approximately 10-12 weeks to rehearse and 2-3 weekends to perform.
Act on Radio - Staged Radio Drama
Our Staged Radio Dramas are live staged performances that are recorded and then played on Local Radio Stations KMUZ 100.7 FM and/or 88.5 FM both and KYAC 94.9 FM. Actors don't need to memorize their lines and instead read from a script. These shows are smaller productions but make a big impact on keeping the theatre running.
Staged Audio Dramas
These aren't your normal audiobooks. These are Staged Audio Dramas!
Spotlight Community Theatre needed to find a way to survive through the pandemic and these audio dramas are what was found.
Directors build an exceptional cast of characters and that cast uses voice acting to bring the words in a book alive. Each CD is narrated and artfully acted.
Playwright Spotlight allows local playwrights to see their works performed. This is a way for Spotlight Community Theatre to give back to artists that have been so diligent in their pursuit.
Summer Youth Drama Camp
2023 marked the first year that Spotlight offered a youth drama camp. The Beverly Wilson Summer Youth Drama Camp offered children ages 7-17 the opportunity to learn several basic elements of theatre including auditioning, theatre terms, blocking rehearsals, prop and costume building, and character development. On top of that the campers participated in skill and ensemble-building theatre games and improv all while creating the Shakespeare production of Julius Caesar. Spotlight hopes to continue The Beverly Wilson Summer Youth Drama Camp for years to come.