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About Us

Founded in 2005, Shine! Theatre creates quality theatrical experiences for all, instilling an early appreciation of literature and the fine arts in tomorrow's artists and citizens and providing outstanding educational opportunities and training in the theatre arts. Based in Fresno, the company has repeatedly been recognized by national theatre associations as the top professional theatre for young audiences in the United States and is now looking to push boundaries and make art by adding more mature titles to the mix.

The West Hollywood City Council presented a Proclamation that "commends Shine! for creating an environment in which to entertain, engage and enrich the lives of area youth".

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Congresswoman Diane Watson recognized Shine! on the floor of Congress with a Certificate of Special Congressional Recognition for "outstanding and invaluable service to the community."
"Keep doing your thing! Fresno is lucky to have you here."
- Linda Dryden | Prof. Fine Arts, Fresno State

"Artistic director tony sanders seemingly pulls theater magic out of a budgetary hat so small you'd need a nuclear microscope to see it."   - Donald Munro

"I cannot overstate my appreciation for Shine! Theatre's production of IN THE NEXT ROOM (OR THE VIBRATOR PLAY)...exquisitely directed and performed. Good things happen in small spaces."
- Brad Myers
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