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Hennepin Theater Trust Spotlight Education Awards

Congrats to VISTA Productions, the joint theater department of Visitation School and Saint Thomas Academy, on earning several Hennepin Theatre Trust’s Spotlight Education Awards for the spring musical of The Sound of Music. 

  • Overall Production: Honorable Mention
  • Overall Performance: Honorable Mention
  • Ensemble Performance: Honorable Mention
  • Vocal Performance: Outstanding
  • Dance Performance: Honorable Mention
  • Costume Crew: Outstanding
  • Run Crew: Honorable Mention
  • Overall Technical Team: Honorable Mention

Individual Honors

  • Outstanding Performance in a Leading Role: Maura McMahon as Maria
  • Outstanding Performance in a Supporting Role: Ava Raiter as Liesl
  • Honorable Mention in a Leading Role: Charlie Treacy as Captain Von Trapp
  • Honorable Mention: in a Supporting Role: Caroline Schlehuber as Elsa
  • Outstanding in Technical Leadership: Katie Hess as Costumer
  • Honorable Mention in Technical Leadership: Thomas Lund as Board Operator


Hennepin Theatre Trust’s Spotlight Education program is an essential part of arts education in many Minnesota schools. Annually, they help nearly 8,000 students in more than 100 high schools build confidence, critical thinking, empathy, sense of community and knowledge of theater.

The program supplements and enhances arts curriculum through production assessments, masterclasses and community conversations, theater review writing, increasing equitable access to quality theater education.