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The 25 year Spotlight Celebration show went great!

October 27 , 2008

Thank you for your support for the show.  We had a fabulous time, reconnecting with some of our most talented people who grew up in our Spotlight on Talent competition. 

Special thanks to:

Ralph Evans - sound

David Groomes - video and sound set-up

Michael Roberts, assistant plant manager of the school - help with facility set-up

Judy Groomes - selling videos

David Friedman - assisting backstage

Spotlight Alumni - participation in the show - superb job!

All the board members who volunteered their time before, during and after the show.

Now our focus will turn to Moonlight and Ivory on Feb. 7, 2009 and then Spotlight on Talent '09 on March 28, 2009.  Watch for details to follow.

25 year Spotlight Celebration show press release

September 24, 2008

We've collected a great sample of Spotlight contestants to have a super Reunion show!

The participants in the show will be -

Becky Lane (vocal)

Alicia Polk Guanio (dance)

Erica Hayden (piano)

Laurel Frye (dance)

Kyle McCann (vocal)

Jade Green Schuler (dance)

Marlo Hilton Chambers (dance)

Brant Barthle (vocal)

Laurel Weightman (dance group)

Weston Johnson (vocal)

Kayla Pate (baton)

Stacey Enyart (dance)

Becky Friedman Groomes (piano)

Careena Cornette (vocal & dance)

The show will take place at the Pasco Middle School Auditorium on Saturday, October 25, 2008 at 7:00 pm.  Tickets will be $15 per person / $5 for students.  Tickets will be available at the door and at the Dade City and Zephyrhills Chambers of Commerce.

Press Release #2 for Spotlight on Talent 25 year Celebration Show

Press Release announcing 25 year Spotlight Celebration show

June 30 , 2008

Information is going out now to newspapers, announcing the search for any alum finalist from the past 25 years of Spotlight on Talent.  Please contact the producers with your info, including email, mailing address, and a brief bio about your life. We'd love to hear from you!

Press Release for Spotlight on Talent 25 year Celebration Show

Calling all Spotlight Alums!  Dust your dance shoes off and warm up your fingers!

May 13, 2008

The HACA board is announcing a new event this year - Spotlight on Talent 25-year Celebration show.  We will be inviting any former finalist from the 25 years to attend and perform again. We look forward to enjoying a fabulous night, celebrating the successes and talents of those who participated in our show throughout the years.  Any alum out there, please contact HACA with your mailing address so that we can send you all the details - hacaspotlight@yahoo.com. 

Act I and Act II finalists are announced

March 8 , 2008

This year's competition was as fabuous as ever, and it was so difficult to develop our finalists list.  Click here to check out the results.

Act I and Act II details are announced

February 24 , 2008

For this year's finals, there will be two competitions, each about 3 hours in length.  Act I at 12:00 pm will be 3 solo categories for grades K-8.  Act II at 7:00 pm will be 2 solo categories for grades 9-12 and 1 group category.  Enjoy one or both of the shows and get a taste of the best talent in the area!

The Preliminary schedule is done

February 24 , 2008

The applications were collected, and a schedule has been prepared for the Spotlight on Talent 2008.  107 acts and over 200 students will help to make this year better than ever!  Click here for your own copy of the schedule.

Changes for 2008 Spotlight on Talent final competition

January 3, 2008

This 25th SILVER anniversary competition will be very special, because of a new expanded format. The last few years have been record-breaking for “Spotlight on Talent”. Several hundred students participate each year, with judges evaluating up to 126 different acts.  This year to allow even more stars their chance to shine on stage, we have expanded to TWO final shows.  “ACT I” for younger competitors will be at noon and “ACT II” at 7 pm for older students and groups.  Both shows will be on Saturday, March 29, at the Theater at Wesley Chapel High School. 

Tickets will be available for individual shows, or a combo tickets can instead be purchased. 

Individual show tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for children under 13, under 2 free. 

The combo ticket is $15 for adults.