Lakeville North’s ‘The Music Man’ receives SpotLight honors

Lakeville North High School’s production of “The Music Man” is among the fall 2013 honorees recognized in the Hennepin Theatre Trust’s SpotLight Musical Theatre Program.

SpotLight is the Trust’s educational initiative that honors and supports Minnesota high school musical theater programs and students. Eagan native, Broadway star and two-time Tony Award nominee Laura Osnes is the new SpotLight spokesperson.

“The Music Man” received Honorable Mention Vocal Performance by a Chorus/Ensemble.

The following students were recognized for their performances:

Honorable Mention Performance in a Leading Role: Daniel Redfield as Harold Hill, Sarah Mason as Marian Paroo.

Honorable Mention Performance in a Supporting Role: Nick Furlong as Marcellus, Cole Spanovich as Winthrop.

Honorable Mention Performance in a Featured Role: Sami Peick as Mama Paroo, Amanda Knutsen as Amaryllis, Laura Carr as Amaryllis.

Schools and participating students will be honored at SpotLight’s culminating event, the ninth annual SpotLight Showcase, held 7 p.m. Sunday, June 8, and Monday, June 9, at the Orpheum Theatre.

Tickets for the SpotLight Showcase go on sale at 10 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 14, and may be purchased in person at the State Theatre box office, 805 Hennepin Ave.; at the New Century Theatre box office, 615 Hennepin Ave.; online at; by calling 800-982-2787; or visiting a Ticketmaster Center.