About Us

Limelight Productions is a theatrical company for youth ages 8-18 based in Hollister, California.
In our company, everyone who auditions has an opportunity to perform on stage!
Limelight Productions mission is to inspire, empower, and educate youth through teamwork and positive role modeling in the theater arts.

Our goal is to foster a love for theater and performing that will follow children and teens throughout their lives.

Our class and production philosophy is based in the
Theatre Code of Ethics
that we teach to all students.

Striving to teach not only performance skills but also real world lessons in teamwork, organization and commitment, Limelight programs prove that learning can be fun. The cameraderie of the theater is a lasting bond the young participants will carry into their adult lives. Creating priceless memories for students and their families, each production allows them to shine individually while bringing something larger than themselves to life.

Limelight was formed in 2008 by Sally Hail and Jessica Smiley.

Since then Limelight has produced:

3 week theater intensive summercamps -
a two act musical in 3 weeks!

Summercamp 2014: "Rock Around the Block"
Summercamp 2013: "Everything's Groovy"

Summercamp 2012: "Adventures of a Comic Book Hero"
Summercamp 2011: "A Pirates' Life for Me"
Summercamp 2010: "Nottingham"
Summercamp 2009: "Wipeout"


Teen Show 2014: "A Family Reunion to Die For"
Teen Show 2013: "Murder Most Fowl"

Teen Show 2012: "Murder at the House of Horrors"
"The Little Mermaid"
"The Jungle Book"
Teen Show 2011: "Murder at the Orient Express"
"A Christmas Carol"

The Drama Club
Monologues and scenes

Character workshop
Stage Fighting workshop

Live Performances
"Live from Mars Hill"
scenes and songs