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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.

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.

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.

OKLAHOMA! Auditions (All Ages) Mar 23

The Great American Musical!

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!

Directed by Chad Hembree

AGES: Adults and Children of all ages

Audition Date: March 23, 3:00pm

Rehearsals:
Saturdays Full Cast
Some Weekday Evenings (Leads)

Performances:
June 21-29 (5 Performances – Fri/Sat/Sun then Fri/Sat)

Auditions:
Those auditioning for leads will need to sing a solo and/or read for non-singing roles.
Dancers will need to learn a short routine and repeat it.
Those seeking to be members of the ensemble/chorus are not required to audition, but are encourage to try.

The Rainbow Fish Musical Auditions Ages 4-9 (April 13)

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.

Audition:  April 13, 12:30pm

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.)

The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe Auditions

Presented by the Spotlight Players (Community Theatre)

This new dramatization of C.S. Lewis’ classic, set in the land of Narnia, faithfully recreates the magic and mystery of Aslan, the great lion, his struggle with the White Witch, and the adventures of four children who inadvertently wander from an old wardrobe into the exciting, never-to-be-forgotten Narnia. The intense action features chases, duels, and escapes as the witch is determined to keep Narnia in her possession and to end the reign of Aslan. All the memorable episodes from the story are represented in this exciting dramatization: the temptation of Edmund by the witch, the slaying of the evil wolf by Peter, the witnessing of Aslan’s resurrection by Susan and Lucy, the crowing of the four new rulers of Narnia, and more. The supporting characters are also here: the unicorn, the centaur, and other forest animals, along with Father Christmas, Mr. and Mrs. Beaver and Tumnus the Faun. This story of love, faith, courage, and giving, with its triumph of good over evil, is a true celebration of life.

Auditions: January 19, 4:00pm

Adults & Children of All Ages

Evening rehearsals.

Performances April 19-28

Callbacks may be required for casting.

Actors will act out scenes and cold read.

Musicville Auditions (Ages 4-11)

MUSICVILLE takes you on an adventure with Maiden Melody and Radical Rhythm as they attempt to save their town from the Sorcerer of Silence. On their quest to the Castle of Composition, they pass through the Desert of Doo-wop, the Ocean of Opera, and the Terrible Terrain of Tango meeting musical friends and foes along the way. Their journey teaches them about new kinds of music, overcoming obstacles, and the importance of working together!

Ages: 4-11

Auditions: January 19th, 2:00pm

Rehearsals:
Saturdays Only
2:00pm – 3:00pm (Blue Cast)

Performances:  April 4, 5, 6 (Blue Cast)

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