Shine Hires New Teaching Artist

Our Fast Growing Children’s Theatre and Performing Arts Studio Gains New Acting Instructor


Clayton Sackett

Plano, TX – We are proud to announce that Clayton Sackett has joined our team as an acting instructor. Clayton lived in Tulsa, Oklahoma for the majority of his life before moving to Allen, TX in 2014. He started in the Acting program at KD Conservatory but quickly switched to Musical Theatre because, in his words, “Musical Theatre students have to be better actors.” He graduated with his degree in Musical Theatre Performance from KD Conservatory of Film and Dramatic Arts and started teaching a year after. He comments, “I’m extremely excited to be at Shine and teach each student about the joys and depths of performing.”

Clayton has been heavily involved with the DFW theatre community since moving here. Some of his favorite roles have been: Tony (West Side Story), Billy Bigelow (Carousel), The Beast (Beauty and the Beast), Willy Wonka (Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory), Cinderella’s Prince (Into The Woods).

We’re thrilled to welcome Clayton to our growing studio. His passion for the performing arts and enthusiasm for teaching will be a blessing to our wonderful students. Welcome, Clayton!

Congratulations to the cast of Into the Woods at Shine! (Elite Production)

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Cinderella Juliet Schonhoff Emma Foughty
Jack Joshua Patterson Jonathan Rizzo
Jack’s Mother Layla Rorem Kendall Cousins
Baker Jack Schonhoff Geoffrey Choate
Baker’s Wife Lydia Long Sarah Jensen
Little Red Riding hood Lainey Gerard Christine Sullivan
Witch Maren Flechsig Arianna Sy
Cinderella’s Mother/Granny Hannah Patterson Phoebe Choate
Narrator/Mysterious Man Kevin Hyland A’myeh Fisher-Jeff
Rapunzel Skyler Gerard Olivia Smith
Steward William Choate Aidan Laird
Stepmother Juliet Eidson Darron Choate
Florinda Sabra Armstrong Olivia Yarbrough
Lucinda Avery McElya Allie Turner
Rapunzel’s Prince/Cinderella’s Father Isaiah Baumann Andrew Sullivan
Cinderella’s Prince/Wolf Noah Sowalskie Cade Sturgeon

Congratulations to The Main Stage Cast of The Lion King!

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The Lion King Runs November 4-6 at The Courtyard Theatre in Downtown Plano.

Rafiki – Olivia Smith

Young Simba – Jonathan Rizzo

Simba – Joshua Patterson

Young Nala – Keegan McAleer

Nala – Kendall Cousins

Mufasa – Cooper Ragle

Sarabi –Jillian Conaway

Scar – Katka Durcanska

Zazu – Shiloh Petersen

Timon – Aidan Laird

Pumbaa – Jace Tyson

Banzai – Kennedy Soffa

Shenzi – Sabra Armstrong

Ed – Claire Perlick

Sarafina – Megan Morris

Hyenas – Toby Laird, Kaleb Law, Cade Bergus

Lionesses – Sophia Quartaro, Christine Sullivan