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Spotlight Variety Show

September 8-9
A Celebration of NMU's Brightest Stars
We’re back, Wildcats! Enjoy a beginning-of-the-year showcase of our theatre and dance students featuring a collection of scenes, songs, monologues, and dance pieces.

Thursday, September 8th at 7:30pm - Opening Night Party
Friday, September 9th at 7:30pm

Location: Forest Roberts Theatre

Tickets are $17 for General Public, $12 for NMU Faculty/Staff, Seniors, and Military, $10 for Students, and $5 for NMU Students.


Lineup and Cast List


Me and Mr. Popularity

From In Pieces: A New Musical
Music and Lyrics by Joey Contreras
Performed by Ryan Zepp



From Beetlejuice
Music and Lyrics by Eddie Perfect
Performed by Amarae' Robinson


Empty Promises

An Original Song
Music and Lyrics by Austin Graham
Performed by Austin Graham


With You

From Ghost: The Musical
Music by Dave Stewart and Glen Ballard, Lyrics by Dave Stewart, Glen Ballard, and Bruce Joel Rubin
Performed by Kendyl Dahlstrom


Show Off

From The Drowsy Chaperone
Music and Lyrics by Lisa Lambert and Greg Morrison
Performed by Sallie Taubitz


Black Summer

By Red Hot Chili Peppers
Music and Lyrics by Flea, John Frusciante, Anthony Kiedis, and Chad Smith
Performed by John Fuller


How Far I'll Go

From Moana
Music and Lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda
Performed by Lexi Reese


I'm a Star

From Still... Dreaming Wide Awake: The Music of Scott Alan
Music and Lyrics by Scott Alan
Performed by Maya Moreau


I Believe

From The Book of Mormon
Music and Lyrics by Trey Parker, Robert Lopez, and Matt Stone
Performed by Dashawn Mitchell


I'm Not Afraid

From Songs for a New World
Music and Lyrics by Jason Robert Brown
Performed by Rhiannyn McCauley


Journey to the Past

From Anastasia 
Music by Stephen Flaherty, Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens
Performed by Emily Bonneville


A Moment with Bryson

Performed by Bryson Krieger


Hush Hush

By The Pussycat Dolls
Music and Lyrics by Andreas Romdhane, Josef Larossi, Ina Wroldsen, and Nicole Scherzinger
Performed by Riley Zerby


The Man Inside the Clues

From Catch Me If You Can
Music by Marc Shaiman, Lyrics by Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman
Performed by Samuel McKnight


Lost in the Forest

From Children of Eden
Music and Lyrics by Stephen Schwartz
Performed by Ryan Boos


You Don't Know This Man

From Parade
Music and Lyrics by Jason Robert Brown
Performed by Beck Piepszak


Maybe This Time

From Cabaret
Music by John Kander, Lyrics by Fred Ebb
Performed by Lia Hielkema


The Long and Winding Road

By The Beatles
Music and Lyrics by John Lennon and Paul McCartney
Performed by Dawson Del Preto



From Catch Me If You Can
Music by Marc Shaiman, Lyrics by Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman
Performed by Asa Naigus



From Tick, Tick... Boom!
Music and Lyrics by Jonathan Larson
Performed by Quinn Skelly and Maya Moreau


One Perfect Moment

From Bring It On: The Musical
Music by Tom Kitt and Lin-Manuel Miranda, Lyrics by Amanda Green and Lin-Manuel Miranda
Performed by Helen Fortin


You Gotta Die Sometime

From Falsettos
Music and Lyrics by William Finn
Performed by Liam Fisher


Moving Too Fast

From The Last Five Years
Music and Lyrics by Jason Robert Brown
Performed by Phillip Smith


Gimme Gimme

From Thoroughly Modern Millie
Music by Jeanine Tesori, Lyrics by Dick Scanlan
Performed by Madalyn Hasyn

Creative Team


Directors Jimmy Ludwig and Paul Truckey
Scenic Coordinator Erin Hope
Lighting Designer Marla Alden
Sound Designer Dan Zini
Properties Coordinator Erin Hope
Production Stage Manager Sam Wardisiani
Technical Director Braeden Ingersoll


† Indicates membership in Alpha Psi Omega, the National Theatre Honor Society.

Additional Artistic Staff


Assistant Sound Designer Sebastian DeWitt
Assistant Stage Manager Sylvia Bednarczyk


† Indicates membership in Alpha Psi Omega, the National Theatre Honor Society.

Forest Roberts Theatre Professional Staff


Director of Theatre Jill Grundstrom
Production Manager David Pierce
Technical Director and Scene Shop Supervisor Braeden Ingersoll
Properties Artisan/Supervisor Keli Crawford-Truckey
Scenic/Paint Supervisor Lex van Blommestein
Master Carpenter Emily Kendall
Costume Shop Supervisor Ann Juidici
Lighting Supervisor David Pierce
Sound and Media Supervisor Dan Zini

Forest Roberts Theatre Staff


Scene Shop Technicians Sylvia Bednarczyk, Lance Bowler, Tyler Crowley, Emily Iszler, Bryson Krieger, Noah Proctor, Ethan Rickert, Carl Swanson, Sam Wardisiani
Costume Shop Staff Gianna Bratke, Rhiannyn McCauley, Amelia Rhinerson, Suzanne Shahbazi, Elise Wilcox
Electrics Student Supervisor Marla Alden
Sound/Media Student Supervisor Ryan Harvey
Electrics/Sound Technicians Sebastian DeWitt, Cassie Dupras, Erin Hope, Dane Krusick
Marketing/Box Office Staff Erin Hope†, Keely-Shaye Hanson


† Indicates membership in Alpha Psi Omega, the National Theatre Honor Society.

Cast Bios

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Creative Team Bios

Coming Soon!