Performing for two packed houses, the students of Bright Lights Institute shown brightly during their Spring 2017 show. With a cast of over 30 K-8th graders, Bright Lights Institute took audiences into the world of Dr. Seuss, as the Cat and the Hat presided over an adventure that journeyed from the Jungle of Nool to the Planet of Who to a courtroom that placed Horton the Elephant on trial.
A.J. and Jacob Valle, Bright Lights' Performing Arts Directors were thrilled at the students' achievements. "It was so great to see how the kids grew and matured over the semester." said A.J. "Over the half the cast was performing in their very first musical, but each and every student gave a 110% and worked together to present an amazing show."
The performances on April 28 and 29 at Summit Park Church in Lee's Summit, Missouri attracted over 700 audience members. "We were so impressed with the turnout," replied Jacob Valle. "It's great that this community is so supportive of both these students and the performing arts."
Thanks to the support of a variety of local partners, including the Lee's Summit Arts Council and performance lighting company Let There Be Light, students had the opportunity to be part of a production with professional caliber lighting and production value. "We are so thankful for all the organizations that supported this performance," said Renae Kitchin, Bright Lights Program Director. "We look forward to our continued partnership with local organizations as we work to provide creative outlets for area students."