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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.

Winnie the Pooh Kids Auditions Ages 4-9 (May 25 – 8:30am)

Presented by the Spotlight Acting School.

Performed by Students age 4-9

Welcome to the Hundred Acre Wood, where Winnie the Pooh is once again in search of honey. Along the way, he meets his pals, Tigger, Piglet, Rabbit and Owl, but soon discovers that Christopher Robin has been captured by the mysterious Backson! As they prepare for a rescue operation, the animals learn about teamwork, friendship and, of course… sharing snacks.

Audition:  May 25 – 8:30am

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.)

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.

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

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.

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.)

Dracula Auditions (Aug 20 – 7pm & 24 – 5pm)

Presented by The Bluegrass Players

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

Back by popular demand for the fourth year in a row, this retelling of Bram Stoker’s classic story brings a whole new twist to Dracula. Set in the Appalachian foothills not far from the Spotlight Playhouse, Dracula escaped London and has fled to the new world for a fresh start away from those who pursue him. This fast-paced high-intensity thriller is an audience favorite and has become a regular each season. Written and directed by Chad Hembree, Dracula: The New World stirs all the senses with an original soundtrack and loads of special effects in an engaging atmosphere.

Actors will be expected to:
1. Read a scene
2. Move about the stage in various styles
3. Showcase any unique and relevant other talents.

Rehearsals:
3 SEP 2019, TUE 8 – 9pm 
5 SEP 2019, THU 8 – 9pm 
10 SEP 2019, TUE 8 – 9pm 
12 SEP 2019, THU 8 – 9pm 
17 SEP 2019, TUE 7:30 – 8:30pm 
19 SEP 2019, THU 7:30 – 8:30pm 
24 SEP 2019, TUE 7:30 – 8:30pm 
26 SEP 2019, THU 7:30 – 8:30pm 
8 OCT 2019, TUE 7 – 8pm 
10 OCT 2019, THU 7 – 8pm 
15 OCT 2019, TUE 7:30 – 8:30pm 
17 OCT 2019, THU 7:30 – 8:30pm 
20 OCT 2019, SUN 7:30 – 10pm 
21 OCT 2019, MON 7:30 – 10pm 
22 OCT 2019, TUE 7:30 – 10pm 
23 OCT 2019, WED 7:30 – 10pm 
24 OCT 2019, THU 7:30 – 10pm 
27 OCT 2019, SUN 7:30 – 10pm 

Performances:
28 OCT 2019, MON 8 – 10:30pm 
29 OCT 2019, TUE 8 – 10:30pm 
30 OCT 2019, WED 8 – 10:30pm 
1 NOV 2019, FRI 8 – 10:30pm 
2 NOV 2019, SAT 8 – 10:30pm

The Best Christmas Pageant Ever Auditions (Sept 28 – 3:00pm)

Presented by the Spotlight Players

Adults and Children Ages 4+

In this hilarious Christmas classic, a couple struggling to put on a church Christmas pageant is faced with casting the Herdman kids–probably the most inventively awful kids in history. You won’t believe the mayhem – and the fun – when the Herdmans collide with the Christmas story head on!

Actors are expected to

1. Read (or Repeat) lines from a scene
2. Act in a scenario
3. Sing an optional solo

Rehearsal Schedule:
7 OCT 2019, MON 7 – 8pm 
9 OCT 2019, WED 7 – 8pm 
14 OCT 2019, MON 7:30 – 8:30pm 
16 OCT 2019, WED 7:30 – 8:30pm 
28 OCT 2019, MON 6 – 7pm 
30 OCT 2019, WED 6 – 7pm 
4 NOV 2019, MON 7:30 – 9pm 
6 NOV 2019, WED 7:30 – 9pm 
11 NOV 2019, MON 7:30 – 8:30pm 
13 NOV 2019, WED 7:30 – 8:30pm 
17 NOV 2019, SUN 6 – 7:30pm 
18 NOV 2019, MON 6 – 7:30pm 
19 NOV 2019, TUE 6 – 7:30pm 
20 NOV 2019, WED 6 – 7:30pm 
21 NOV 2019, THU 6 – 7:30pm 

Performances:
22 NOV 2019, FRI 7 – 9:30pm 
23 NOV 2019, SAT 7 – 9:30pm 
24 NOV 2019, SUN 2 – 4:30pm 
29 NOV 2019, FRI 7 – 9:30pm 
30 NOV 2019, SAT 7 – 9:30pm 
1 DEC 2019, SUN 2 – 4:30pm