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A Midsummer Night’s Dream (June 7 – 16)

Presented by The Spotlight Acting School

Performed by students ages 11-18

Four Athenians run away to the forest only to have Puck the fairy make both of the boys fall in love with the same girl. The four run through the forest pursuing each other while Puck helps his master play a trick on the fairy queen. In the end, Puck reverses the magic, and the two couples reconcile and marry.

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Beauty and the Beast Jr. Ages 9-14 Auditions (June 8 – 12:00pm)

Presented by the Spotlight Acting School

All students age 9-14 will be cast. (An age waiver may be requested for younger students and will be approved on a case by case basis.)

The classic story tells of Belle, a young woman in a provincial town, and the Beast who is really a young prince trapped under the spell of an enchantress. If the Beast can learn to love and be loved, the curse will end, and he will be transformed to his former self. But time is running out. If the Beast does not learn his lesson soon, he and his household will be doomed for all eternity.

Auditions: June 8 – 12:00pm

Participants should expect to:

1. Sing part of a song (Preferably a show tune)
2. Move or dance as instructed
3. Possibly read from the script.
4. Optional monologues will be accepted at the end of the group auditions.

Salem’s Daughter (A Witch’s Tale) Ages 14-18 Auditions (June 15 – 12:00pm)

Presented by the Spotlight Acting School

All students age 14-18 will be cast. (An age waiver may be requested for younger students and will be approved on a case by case basis.)

This gripping drama opens in 1691, where Sarah Brooks, who has been tried as a witch, is sentenced to hang, cursing those who would disturb her rest. Now jump to the present: six high school seniors have a graduation party at Heather’s house, which is built on the hill where the condemned witches were buried. Heather goads the others into inviting a new girl, Sarah, to their party. Sarah is the perfect example of the ’trash’ Heather thinks is moving in and ruining the town. Heather insists that Sarah drink a glass of ’Initiation Punch,’ and when Sarah collapses and dies, the joke suddenly stops. To protect their post-graduation dreams, the others decide to throw Sarah’s body down the backyard well and vow never to tell anyone what happened. Eight years later, the group must once again come together. Construction near the well has revealed… nothing. A police detective has told Heather that a woman in a long dress has been seen on her property. Is it Sarah? A chilling tale of suspense with excellent roles for women, this play draws your audience in and doesn’t let go until the unforgettable climax.

Auditions: June 15 – 12:00pm

Participants should expect to:
1. Read from the script.
2. Act out an improv scene
3. Optional monologues will be accepted at the end of the group auditions.

Oklahoma (June 21 – 29)

Presented by the Spotlight Players and the Spotlight Sound Machine Band

Rodgers & Hammerstein’s first collaboration remains, in many ways, their most innovative, having set the standards and established the rules of musical theatre still being followed today. Set in a Western Indian territory just after the turn of the century, the high-spirited rivalry between the local farmers and cowboys provides the colorful background against which Curly, a handsome cowboy, and Laurey, a winsome farm girl, play out their love story. Although the road to true love never runs smooth, with these two headstrong romantics holding the reins, love’s journey is as bumpy as a surrey ride down a country road. That they will succeed in making a new life together we have no doubt, and that this new life will begin in a brand-new state provides the ultimate climax to the triumphant OKLAHOMA!

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Frog and Toad Auditions (Touring Show) Jun 25 – 6:00pm & Jun 29 – 5:00pm

Presented by the Spotlight Players

Part of Spotlight’s Theater for Young Audiences Series

Actors under the age of 18 must get permission from the director to audition.

Performers are required to be available for all Performances Dates

Waking from hibernation in the Spring, Frog and Toad plant gardens, swim, rake leaves, go sledding and learn life lessons along the way. The two best friends celebrate and rejoice in the differences that make them unique and special. Part vaudeville, part make believe… all charm, Frog and Toad tells the story of a friendship that endures throughout the seasons.

The jazzy, upbeat score of Frog and Toad bubbles with melody and wit, making it an inventive, exuberant and enchanting musical, perfect for introducing theatre to youngsters while keeping adults entertained, as well.

Actors are expected to :

1. Sing a song
2. Read a scene
3. Learn a short dance (Very basic stuff)

Rehearsal Schedule:
16 JUL 2019, TUE 8 – 9pm 
18 JUL 2019, THU 8 – 9pm 
23 JUL 2019, TUE 8 – 9pm 
25 JUL 2019, THU 8 – 9pm 
30 JUL 2019, TUE 8 – 9pm 
1 AUG 2019, THU 8 – 9pm 
6 AUG 2019, TUE 9 – 10pm 
8 AUG 2019, THU 9 – 10pm 
13 AUG 2019, TUE 8 – 9pm 
15 AUG 2019, THU 8 – 9pm 
20 AUG 2019, TUE 8 – 9pm 
22 AUG 2019, THU 8 – 9pm 
25 AUG 2019, SUN 6 – 8pm 
26 AUG 2019, MON 6 – 8pm 
27 AUG 2019, TUE 6 – 8pm 
28 AUG 2019, WED 6 – 8pm 
29 AUG 2019, THU 6 – 8pm 

Performance Dates:
30 AUG 2019, FRI 6:30 – 8pm 
31 AUG 2019, SAT 6:30 – 8pm 
3 SEP 2019, TUE 8am – 4pm (Traveling)
4 SEP 2019, WED 8am – 4pm (Traveling)
5 SEP 2019, THU 8am – 4pm (Traveling)
10 SEP 2019, TUE 8am – 4pm (Traveling)
11 SEP 2019, WED 8am – 4pm (Traveling)
12 SEP 2019, THU 8am – 4pm (Traveling)

Tuned in for Murder Dinner Show Auditions (July 30 – 7pm & Aug 3 5pm)

Presented by the Bluegrass Players

Students under the age of 18 must get special permission from the director to audition.

Completely revamped for this season, Tuned in for Murder is a fan favorite 1980’s Themed Murder Mystery Dinner Show. Written by local playwright and director Chad Hembree, this zany mystery delights audiences with a host of crazy characters. You’re invited to the 50th Anniversary of WJRK, and the owner has big news to share-if he can live that long. 

Actors will be expected to
1. Read a scene
2. Perform an improv scene
3. Answer questions

Rehearsals
12 AUG 2019, MON 8 – 9pm 
14 AUG 2019, WED 8 – 9pm 
19 AUG 2019, MON 8 – 9pm 
21 AUG 2019, WED 8 – 9pm 
26 AUG 2019, MON 8 – 9pm 
28 AUG 2019, WED 8 – 9pm 
2 SEP 2019, MON 8 – 9pm 
4 SEP 2019, WED 8 – 9pm 
9 SEP 2019, MON 8 – 9pm 
11 SEP 2019, WED 8 – 9pm 
16 SEP 2019, MON 7:30 – 8:30pm 
18 SEP 2019, WED 7:30 – 8:30pm 
23 SEP 2019, MON 7:30 – 8:30pm 
25 SEP 2019, WED 7:30 – 8:30pm 
29 SEP 2019, SUN 7 – 9pm 
30 SEP 2019, MON 7 – 9pm 
1 OCT 2019, TUE 7 – 9pm 
2 OCT 2019, WED 7 – 9pm 
3 OCT 2019, THU 7 – 9pm 

Performances
4 OCT 2019, FRI 8 – 10:30pm 
5 OCT 2019, SAT 8 – 10:30pm 
11 OCT 2019, FRI 8 – 10:30pm 
12 OCT 2019, SAT 8 – 10:30pm

The Rainbow Fish Musical (Aug 2 – 11)

Presented by the Spotlight Acting School.

Performed by students age 4-9.

Everybody loves the international bestseller and award-winning book, The Rainbow Fish, with its wonderful message of friendship and belonging. Now the magical, colorful world of the deep blue sea comes to life on stage! This large-cast musical features a variety of charming school and sea-creature characters who admire the famous Rainbow Fish, the most beautiful fish in all the ocean. With a bubbly, energetic score and a script that invites wonderful creativity and flexibility, the universal message at the heart of this one-of-a-kind musical becomes much more than just a simple children’s story.

Fairy Tale Misfits Ages 9-14 Auditions (Aug 3 – 12:00pm)

All students age 9-14 will be cast. (An age waiver may be requested for younger students and will be approved on a case by case basis.) 

When a mysterious talking groundhog steals young Ellie’s homework, she takes off down a hole after it and finds herself in a place where nothing is as it seems — the Land of Rejected Fairy Tale Characters. Here, Ellie meets a crazy assortment of misfits who were cut from the fairy tales we all know and love. There’s her shadow-fearing sidekick, Groundhog; Mac, the eighth and world’s largest dwarf; Jacqueline, the great Giant Slayer armed with a magic polka-playing accordion; and more — Indecisive Goldilocks, Sleepless Beauty, Little Red Robin Hood, Fairy Godfather, and even Big Bad Platypus. Groundhog and the rest of the misfits make a deal to help Ellie find her way back home if, in return, she writes them into stories that can be shared with others. But Queen White-Out and her eraser minions, Pink Pearl and Big Mistake, have other plans. Will the misfits be erased forever, or will they find their own happily ever after?

Participants should expect to:
1. Read from the script. 
2. Act out an improv scene
3. Optional monologues will be accepted at the end of the group auditions.

Finally: A Broadway Revue (Aug 9-10)

Presented by the Spotlight Players

Finally, many of our Spotlight Players are getting to perform songs from their most beloved musicals. That is the premise for this fun-filled evening of musical storytelling, as our very own Spotlight Players present songs they have always wanted to perform on stage but never had the chance to sing before. Created and directed by veteran Spotlight Player and Morehead State University Theater Graduate Kyrsten Daugherty, this show will kick off the Spotlight 2019/2020 season with a new experience for the audience and performers alike.

Twas the Week After Christmas Auditions Ages 4-9 (Aug 10 – 12:00pm)

Presented by the Spotlight Acting School.

Performed by Students age 4-9

A hilarious and heartwarming story about what happens when the North Pole loses the Christmas Spirit. It’s been years since the Elves and Reindeer have gotten along. The Reindeer egos are high and Elves’ productivity is low. Will a week of vacation help remind the Elves and Reindeer what Christmas is all about?

No audition is required for guaranteed participation.

Leading roles will be assigned to students with good auditions.

To audition the student will be asked to…

1. Sing part of a song (Happy Birthday, Twinkle Twinkle, and Jesus Loves Me, are fine choices)
2. Show facial expressions (Happy, Sad, Angry, etc.)
3. Move or dance as instructed
4. Possibly read from the script. (Non-readers will be given assistance.)