Shine On

We are so excited for the first all-school Catholic elementary school talent competition! Students in grades 4-8 will compete in auditions for the chance to perform on the big stage and win fabulous prizes. We are excited to see the talent brought to the areas of dance, vocal, instrumental and performance.

PRIZE FOR FINAL PERFORMANCE: The 20 acts selected from the regional auditions will receive professional coaching lessons from Lundstrum Performing Arts premier training program from voice, dance and drama. The instructors are Broadway veterans and industry professionals with the expertise to guide students to launch professional careers.

GRAND PRIZE: The winner of the overall competition will receive a trip for four to New York City that includes tickets to a mutually agreed upon Broadway performance and a few other surprises!

FOR PARENTS: Click here for the Parent FAQs. Signups for auditions are now closed. Auditions will be held at:

  • January 19, 2019 – St. Odilia Catholic School: 3495 Victoria St. N, Shoreview, MN 55126
  • January 19, 2019 – St. Vincent de Paul Catholic School: 9050 93rd Ave. N, Brooklyn Park, MN 55445
  • January 20, 2019 – St. John the Baptist Catholic School: 12508 Lynn Ave. S, Savage, MN 55378
  • January 20, 2019 – St. Therese Catholic School: 18325 Minnetonka Blvd., Wayzata, MN 55391

FINAL PERFORMANCE: Sunday, March 17, 2019, from 3:00 – 5:30 pm at Providence Academy Performing Arts Center. 15100 Schmidt Lake Rd., Plymouth, MN 55446. Stop back soon to purchase tickets!

ABOUT US: Shine On is a partnership between Lundstrum Performing Arts and the Catholic Schools Center of Excellence.

Located in North Minneapolis, the mission of Lundstrum Performing Arts is to cultivate a love and knowledge of the performing arts so that young people will discover their unique gifts, develop their depth of character and imagine new possibilities for their lives. Lundstrum is led by a group of seasoned music theater professionals committed to inspiring young artists through their craft. The studio was founded in the 1920s when Dorothy Lundstrum took over the Ascension Catholic School of Dance with her sisters Lorraine and Marion. To learn more about this exceptional organization visit

The Catholic Schools Center of Excellence was founded to support the 79 Catholic elementary schools in the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis. Our unique mission is to enhance excellence and increase enrollment in our schools.

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