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STARS – Spotlight Theatrical Arts Repertoire School

Stars-Schedule-Spring-2019

MISSION:
To identify students that are candidates for a career in the performing arts. These students will be challenged to continually improve their skills by learning every possible aspect of the theater to a professional level.

AUDITION:
The audition process is set in accordance with American Association of Comunity Theater (AACT), Kentucky Theater Association (KTA), and Governor’s School for the Arts (GSA) standards and may change slightly on an annual basis to remain relevant. Students may choose from two different audition tracts: DRAMA or MUSICAL THEATER. Continue reading STARS – Spotlight Theatrical Arts Repertoire School

Upcoming Auditions / Enrollment

AuditionsHere are some things you should know before auditioning for Spotlight Acting School.

EVERY CHILD IS CAST IN SCHOOL PRODUCTIONS.
Never worry about whether or not your child will be accepted.

AUDITION DETAILS: Each production will have a detailed description of the audition process.

TUITION:
Up to 5 Month Continuous Enrollment $85.00 per month
6 Month to 11 Month Continuous Enrollment $75.00 per month
12+ Month Continuous Enrollment $65.00 per month

DISCOUNTS: Multi-child discounts available and affordable.

FINANCIAL AID: Call 859-986-0423 for questions about assistance.

CLOSED REHEARSALS: Rehearsals are closed to visitors and parents. Please inform anyone that may be providing transportation to your child that they will need to wait outside or go somewhere else during rehearsal.

To enroll, show up at one of the audition/registration events listed below or come by the Playhouse any day for a tour. Call 859-661-0600 for more information.

*In the case of inclement weather, schedules are subject to change.

Shrek Jr. (Feb. 8-10)

Beauty is in the eye of the ogre in Shrek The Musical JR., based on the Oscar-winning DreamWorks Animation film and fantastic Broadway musical.  It’s a “big bright beautiful world” as everyone’s favorite ogre, Shrek, leads a cast of fairytale misfits on an adventure to rescue a princess and find true acceptance.  Part romance and part twisted fairy tale, Shrek JR. is an irreverently fun show with a powerful message for the whole family.

Once upon a time, in a far away swamp, there lived an ogre named Shrek.  One day, Shrek finds his swamp invaded by banished fairytale misfits who have been cast off by Lord Farquaad, a tiny terror with big ambitions. When Shrek sets off with a wisecracking donkey to confront Farquaad, he’s handed a task – if he rescues feisty princess Fiona, his swamp will be righted. Shrek tries to win Fiona’s love and vanquish Lord Farquaad, but a fairytale wouldn’t be complete without a few twists and turns along the way.

 

Performances:
February 8 – 10 (Blue Cast)
Fri-Sat 7:00pm
Sun 2:00pm

February 15-17 (Purple Cast)
Fri-Sat 7:00pm
Sun 2:00pm

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Singin’ in the Rain Auditions (Ages 9-14)

The “Greatest Movie Musical of All Time” is faithfully and lovingly adapted by Broadway legends Betty Comden and Adolph Green, from their original award-winning screenplay in Singin’ in the Rain JR. Hilarious situations, snappy dialogue and a hit-parade score of Hollywood standards make Singin’ in the Rain JR. a guaranteed good time for performers and audience members alike.

Singin’ in the Rain JR. has all the makings of a Tinseltown tabloid headline – the starlet, the leading man and a love affair that could change lives and make or break careers! In silent movies, Don Lockwood and Lina Lamont are a hot item, but behind the scenes, things aren’t always as they appear on the big screen! Meanwhile, Lina’s squeaky voice might be the end of her career in “talking pictures” without the help of a talented young actress to do the talking and singing for her.

Ages: 9-14

Auditions: February 16th, 9:00am

Rehearsals:
Saturdays Only
9:30am – 10:30am (Blue Cast)

Performances:  May 31, June 1, 2 (Blue Cast)

Audition Details: Participants will be expected to sing a solo and show expression while acting out directions.

Space Pirates! (Feb. 21-24)

Pirates! Aliens! Space Travel! Space Pirates tells the story of Gabby, a kid who gets picked on during a school trip to the museum. Everything quickly changes when an alien space ship accidentally beams Gabby and her classmates up to outer space. Things go from bad to worse when the alien space ship is suddenly attacked by SPACE PIRATES! It’s only after this whirlwind space adventure that Gabby becomes comfortable in her own skin, and her classmates appreciate her for who she is.

Performances:
February 22, 23, 24
Fri 7:00pm, Sat 7:00pm, Sun 2:00

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Junie B. Jones The Musical JR. Auditions (Ages 4-11)

From Marcy Heisler and Zina Goldrich, the creators who brought you Dear Edwina and Dear Edwina JR., comes Junie B. Jones The Musical JR. – a delightful adaptation of four of Barbara Park’s best-selling books, brought to life in a delightful adapatation created specifically for Broadway Junior performers. 

Join Junie B. on her first day of first grade, where many changes are in store: Junie’s best friend Lucille has found new best friends – and Junie B. makes friends with Herb, the new kid at school. While in Mr. Scary’s class Junie has trouble reading the blackboard – and she may need glasses. Add in a friendly cafeteria lady, an intense kickball tournament and a “Top-Secret Personal Beeswax Journal,” and first grade has never been more exciting.

Ages: 4-11

Auditions: February 23rd, 8:30am

Rehearsals:
Saturdays Only
8:30am9:30am (Blue Cast)
9:30am – 10:30am (Purple Cast)

Performances:  May 10, 11, 12 (Blue Cast)
May 17, 18, 19 (Purple Cast)

Audition Details: Participants will be expected to sing a solo and show expression while acting out directions.

High School Musical (Feb:28-Mar:3)

We’re all in this together in Disney Channel’s smash hit musical featuring the students of East High.

Disney Channel’s smash hit movie musical comes to life on your stage! Troy, Gabriella and the students of East High must deal with issues of first love, friends and family while balancing their classes and extracurricular activities.

It’s the first day after winter break at East High. The Jocks, Brainiacs, Thespians and Skater Dudes find their cliques, recount their vacations and look forward to the new year. Basketball team captain and resident jock, Troy, discovers that the brainy Gabriella, a girl he met singing karaoke on his ski trip, has just enrolled at East High. They cause an upheaval when they decide to audition for the high school musical that is being led by Ms. Darbus. Although many students resent the threat posed to the “status quo,” Troy and Gabriella’s alliance might just open the door for others to shine as well.

Performances:
Feb:28 – 7:00pm (Blue Cast)
Mar:1 – 7:00pm (Purple Cast)
Mar:2 – 3:00pm (Purple Cast)
Mar:2 – 7:00pm (Blue Cast)
Mar:3 – 2:00pm (Purple Cast)
Mar: 3 – 6:00pm (Blue Cast)

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A Midsummer Night’s Dream AUDITIONS (AGES 11-18) Mar. 2

A Midsummer Night’s Dream is a comedy written by William Shakespeare in 1596. It portrays the events surrounding the marriage of Theseus, the Duke of Athens, to Hippolyta, the Queen of the Amazons. The adventures include four young Athenian lovers and a group of six amateur actors who are controlled and manipulated by fairies who inhabit the forest. The play is one of Shakespeare’s most famous works and is widely performed around the world.

Ages: 11-18

Auditions March 2, 12:30pm

Rehearsals:
Saturdays Only
1:00pm – 2:00pm (Blue Group)
2:00pm – 3:00pm (Purple Group)

Performances:
June 7-9 (Blue Group)
June 14-16 (Purple Group)

Audition Details: Participants will be expected to cold read and act out a scene.