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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

Our Team!

Shine! is so grateful to have such a strong creative team that feels like family. Some of them even have their own teaching studios. Check them out!


Founder / Artistic Director

tony sanders

Studio: The Acting Lab

Guided by award-winning actor tony sanders who says "You must know yourself to know your character. The way in is through you."


Managing Director

Jenny Nicholson Myers


Hospitality / Ticketing Director

Cindy Sterling


Technical Assistant

Rebecca Oliver


Technical Director

Alexander Brush


John Singh

Studio: Singh Music Studio

"developing students' love of music through piano, singing, and dance so they may find enjoyment in whatever they do."

Lessons: piano, voice, Latin dance

Services: Weddings, Funerals, gigs, accompaniment


Where: First Presbyterian Church

415 N. Redington St, 

Hanford, CA 93230

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