The Spotlight Award is presented to an individual whom NC Theatre believes displays the outstanding talent, professionalism and other essential qualities necessary to succeed in reaching his or her goals as a performer. This award certifies that its recipient is considered by NC Theatre, and our famly sponsors like the Hammersla family, as the one to watch, on their way to becoming a premier artist in the world of musical theater. One artist from each NC Theatre production is selected to receive the honor.

Spotlight awardees personify the values and artistic vision of NC Theatre, which include:

NCT Values:

Pursuit of excellence and integrity of process

NCT Artistic Vision:

• To create a generous, supportive environment for actors and creative artists

•That we be known for our artistic quality first and foremost, but also for our hospitality

•Creating an artistic home that people look forward to returning to again and again, a place where they feel fully supported and equipped to do nothing less than their finest work

•And to be known as an organization that is fueled by passion and integrity

Spotlight Award Recipients, presented by the Hammersla Family

English Bernhardt
(Eponine), Les Miserables, February 11-23, 2014


Ian Parmenter (Prince Eric), Disney’s The Little Mermaid, July 29-Aug 3, 2014


Kelsey Walston (Bebe), A Chorus Line, October 14-19, 2014


"It is not the critic who counts;...

The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena."

--Theodore Roosevelt