Arts Alive presents a once-in-a-lifetime musical in Trenton

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The Shining Light Players, a Christian theater group from Pensacola, Florida, is coming to Trenton for a special performance. They’ll be presenting “The Hiding Place: The Musical” at the Trenton High School Performing Arts Center on June 6. The doors open at 6 p.m., and the show starts at 7 p.m.

Arts Alive is putting this event together. One of their board members, Ann Plumb, told us that the musical is about Corrie ten Boom, a Christian woman who fought against the Nazis by joining the Dutch Resistance during World War II.



Plumb mentioned that Corrie ten Boom and her family saved about 800 Jewish people. Even after Corrie was caught and sent to a concentration camp, her faith didn’t waver. Her family managed to smuggle in a Bible, which comforted them.

The story is based on Corrie ten Boom’s book “The Hiding Place,” which was released in the 1970s.

The musical was written by Stephen Joseph Burke, who’s not just the artistic director of the Shining Light Players but is also recognized as a musical genius by those who know him.



Since 2013, when Burke and his wife started the Shining Light Players, the group has toured with professional actors who are passionate about sharing stories that matter.

Dan Maxey, the president of Arts Alive, mentioned that they were fortunate to get the Shining Light Players to come to Trenton. They’ll be touring all over the country, and it’s a big deal that they’re making a stop here.

He’s expecting a full house at the 521-seat Performing Arts Center and suggests that this show is a must-see, possibly a once-in-a-lifetime chance.

Tickets go on sale on April 15 at the Trenton Hy-Vee customer service counter. They’re $10 for adults and $5 for students. Maxey added that while there’s no reserved seating, they’re making exceptions for large groups or those with special needs and offering special rates.

Maxey also wanted to “shout out” to the local community for their support. Thanks to generous donations from businesses and individuals, they’ve managed to cover a lot of the costs. The ticket sales will help too.



For more info on “The Hiding Place: The Musical” happening in Trenton on June 6, contact Arts Alive.



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