Karen Hilderbrand

Karen Hilderbrand

Owner & Executive Producer

Karen has been a resident of Mt. Airy since 1999 and is thrilled to bring performing arts to her town. Happily married with 3 grown children, her goals have always been to enrich the lives of our future generations, both here and in the surrounding areas. In her spare time, you can also find Karen working for CCPS. She is a theatre and football mom, loves boating, going to the beach and all things Disney!

Christian Ryder

Christian Ryder

Assistant Director & Lead Camp Counselor

Christian is enthused to be returning to the Spotlight Musical Theatre team. Teaching children about theatre means so much to him especially since he was once in their exact shoes and is now continuing to learn about theatre in his early adulthood. He has participated in multiple shows as an actor, and co-directed the last show at Spotlight. Christian  graduated from South Carroll High School in 2022 and is currently enrolled as a student at The Institue for American Muciscal Theatre in Manhattan. He can not wait to continue this journey with the rest of the Spotlight team.

Alli Hilderbrand

Alli Hilderbrand

Production Assistant & Stage Manager

Born and raised in Mt. Airy, Alli is no stranger to the theater community. As a production assistant and stage manager, she has participated in over 25 different plays and musicals throughout middle and high school, along with all of the productions at Spotlight. She is a member of the International Thespian Society, and a 2021 graduate from South Carroll High School. She now attends Frostburg State University as a Mass Communications major and a Film minor.