Where Stories Come Alive!

In December of 1973 when the curtains went up on the first Humboldt Light Opera production of Amahl and the Night Visitors, the company founders probably had no idea how successful the organization would become.

Although community is not in our name, it has always been at the heart of our organization. Our goal since 1973 has been to bring musical theatre to the people of our community – not just as a viewing experience, but also as a performing experience for those who have dreamed of taking the stage themselves.

Musical Theatre Summer Camps with HLO KidCo

Three 2 week sessions run MondayFriday 10:30am1pm

Each camper will participate in a condensed version of a famous, family friendly musicals! For students 5 to 15 years old.

Session 1 // June 20—July 1

Let Your Freak Flag Fly

Be part of a band of fairytale misfits and a green ogre on their quest to rescue a princess who might just rescue them! Don’t miss out on this adventure with a singing donkey, manic royal lord, and soulful dragon.


Session 2 // July 11—July 22

Step in Time

Go fly a kite, swig a spoonful of sugar, and take a romp across the rooftops with everyone’s favorite nanny and her charges.


Session 3 // August 1—August 12

Chocolate Paradise

Get your golden ticket to a silly candy factory of chocolate rivers, everlasting gobstoppers, and fizzy lifting drinks! With its maze of mysteries and busy oompa-loompas, there is never a dull moment.


Company Call!

Our summer show this year, to celebrate being almost 50, is a broadway revue. We would love for members of the company interested in performing or volunteering to reach out to us. The performances are scheduled for August 13th and 14th at the Van Duzer theatre  with a company rehearsal on August 12th.

Whether it is building a dragon, sewing a blue gingham dress for Dorothy, singing and dancing on stage, or ushering for KidCo performances, the success of HLOC is based on the unending support and dedication of our countless volunteers. Our volunteers vary by age, ability, availability and backgrounds which makes for a wonderful mix of talent and enthusiasm for everything they do. We are always looking for folks who want to make a difference and be part of our community. Interested in volunteering? Please fill out our volunteer interest form.

If you don’t have time, perhaps you would like to help HLOC continue to thrive with a donation to help us bring musical theatre productions and education to our community.

Humboldt Light Opera Company

92 Sunny Brae Center, Arcata, CA 95521
707.630.5013 | info@hloc.org