Spotlight Variety Show


An Evening of Magic, Comedy, and Circus

Featuring the talents of Will Oltman, Aerial Ashley, and The Magic of Trino

Join the Forest Roberts Theatre for a delightful evening that's fun for the whole family! Watch as Will Oltman wows you with his incredible juggling skills, Aerial Ashley dances gracefully on the silks, and The Magic of Trino dazzles with his fun take on the art of illusion. Be prepared to be amazed and amused at this one-weekend-only variety show sponsored by Bald Eagle Harley-Davidson!

Friday, February 1st at 7:30 PM

Saturday, February 2nd at 7:30 PM


Tickets are $15 for the general public, $10 for students, and $5 for NMU students.

Located in the Forest Roberts Theatre.


Featuring the Talents of:


Will Oltman


Starting at age 8, he began honing his skills with a burning inner desire to become an entertainer, which, only later, turned out to be an ulcer. By age 10, he was performing professionally, impressing crowds as his mother chauffeured him around the suburbs of Chicago. He has opened for the Presidents of the United States of America, charmed hordes of Harley riders, enchanted Taekwondo students, and entertained children at birthday parties. His relentless devotion to his craft has left him with amazing skills and very few friends. You will laugh at his unique brand of humor, and become filled with awestruck wonderment at his impressive award-winning beard.


Aerial Ashley


High-flying contemporary circus performer Aerial Ashley will leave you mesmerized by her shear strength and grace on the silks. With a 14 year background in dance, Aerial Ashley’s modern take on this acrobatic spectacle will have audiences of all ages on their feet.


The Magic of Trino


The Magic of Trino commingles comedy and theatrical feats alongside a backdrop of popular music, presenting an energetic and thoroughly modern take on the ancient art of illusion. At once cheeky and charming, the finely coiffed Trino creatively interweaves audience participation with stand alone stunts that wow and woo audiences of all ages. As seen on Fox, The Verge, CW Network, and ABC, as well as a guest act on the Masters of Illusion tour, Trino is a versatile entertainer who has had his hands in wide ranging productions from the college circuit and corporate events to private soirées and company parties.


Special thanks to our sponsor, Bald Eagle Harley-Davidson!



Forest Roberts Theatre Staff

Costume Shop Supervisor Ann Juidici
Costume Shop Crew Alyssa Bjork, Erin Culp†, Hannah Danforth, Megan Leach, Erin Perry, Sabrina Nelson, Joel Shinavier, Esther Teng
Scene Shop Foreman Steve McClain
Carpenters, Electricians and Painters Emily Baker, Hannah Carey, Keegan Downey, Emily Kendall, Regan McKay, Audree Stephens, Jacob Stipe, Esther Teng, Justin Van't Hof, Taylor Venegas, Taylor Wilcox
Lighting and Sound Supervisor Dan Zini
Box Office Manager Lilith Kontos
Assistant Box Office Manager Emily Kendall
Box Office Staff Kendra Anderson, Leah Danielson, Jacob Laitinen, Abby Macek, Micah Munts, Nick Salin, Sophie Sam
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† indicates membership in Alpha Psi Omega, the National Theatre Honor Society.