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Spotlight: Musical Theatre

Spotlight: Musical Theatre (formerly Jesters) is a theater group comprised of older teens (ages 16 and up) and adults with special needs.  This troupe of actors works with professional directors to write and perform a musical performance. The 2016-2017 season marks the seventh year of the Jesters program at HPUMC. Spotlight: Musical Theatre (formerly Jesters) rehearse in Wesley Hall every Saturday morning beginning in September leading up to its performances in early February.

Past original productions include Dave’s Circle of Friends (2009-2010 season), Movin’ On: A Family Tale of Squirrels, Police, and Magic (2010-2011 season), Slim Chance in Boot Heel (2012-13 season), Paradise Island (2013-2014 season), Invasion from the Stars (2014-15 season) Time Will Tell (2015-2016 season), City of Heroes (2016-17 season), It's A Great Big World (2017-2018 season), and Flight of Fantasy (2018-2019 season).

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Spotlight: Short Film

A cast of 12 works with a professional artistic team and volunteers to create, shoot, and premiere an original short film. 

Watch past short films here:

For more information, contact Stephanie Newland at  or 214-523-2293.