the world is
Our Stage!

Spotlight performers have the opportunity to participate in traditional, contemporary and original works. We participate in corporate, community, and family events, festivals and school shows. We have performed in Fringe Theatre Festivals and host The VIP Children’s Theatre Festival. We are supported through fundraising, The Ontario Trillium Foundation, and have been a recipient of 2010 and 2012 Newmarket Celebrates the Arts grant.

Benefits Of Theatre

SCRIPT READING AND MEMORIZATION improve reading, concentration and develops speech and articulation. ROLE PLAY provides the opportunity for performance, overcoming shyness and fears as well as developing confidence. THEATRE GAMES encourage fun, character exploration, critical thinking, an outlet for overcoming anxiety and fear of public speaking. SPEECH and LANGUAGE assist with speech impediments, ESL, articulation and enunciation.

award winning

2013 Miss Access Broadway 20+
2012 Junior Mr Access Broadway 9 to 12
2012 Miss Access Broadway 20+
2013 Best Debut School and 2013 Best Directors

Janice Said

My daughter, Mara, is enjoying her 4th session at Spotlight theatre summer camp and each week has been filled with fun and new friendships.

My husband and I look forward to the Friday ‘galas’ and I continue to be amazed at how much the children learn in such a short span of time. The songs and accompanying choreography as well as the scene performances put a smile on everyone’s face, as the collective pride exudes from both parents and kids. During one performance, I sat beside a fellow parent whose daughter had been bullied at school and struggles with low self-esteem. ...



For 27 years, Arts Spotlight Theatre Company in Newmarket has been providing hands on performance experience in the arts. At Spotlight, we educate children, teens and adults in musical theatre, drama, scriptwriting workshops and in television and film acting. Our focus is to teach young enthusiasts to increase their knowledge of the arts and literature while improving memorization, leadership, public speaking, presentation skills and self-confidence.

Board of Directors

Win Combaluzier, Denise Egan, Jacquie Moro

Merlene Samuel-Cephas: Founder & Studio Director
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Kathy Solluch: Vocal Coach & Musical Director
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Gloria Griffin (For Private Piano Instruction)