Category Archives: Audition

Madagascar A Musical Adventure JR. – Auditions – Ages 4-11

Join Alex the Lion, Marty the Zebra, Melman the Giraffe, Gloria the hip hip Hippo and, of course, those hilarious, plotting penguins as they bound onto your stage in the musical adventure of a lifetime.  Based on the smash DreamWorks animated motion picture, Madagascar – A Musical Adventure JR. follows all of your favorite crack-a-lackin’ friends as they escape from their home in New York’s Central Park Zoo and find themselves on an unexpected journey to the madcap world of King Julien’s Madagascar.

Alex the lion is the king of the urban jungle, the main attraction at New York’s Central Park Zoo. He and his best friends – Marty the zebra, Melman the giraffe and Gloria the hippo – have spent their whole lives in blissful captivity before an admiring public and with regular meals provided for them. Not content to leave well enough alone, Marty lets his curiosity get the better of him and makes his escape – with the help of some prodigious penguins – to explore the world.

Ages: 4-11

Auditions: Feb 17th, 9:00am

Campus: Berea

Rehearsals: 8:30am – 9:45am (Blue Cast)
9:45am – 11:00am (Purple Cast)

Performances:  June 14 – 17 (Blue Cast)
June 21 – 24 (Purple Cast)

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

Enrollment Information  – click here.

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum – Auditions

The Bluegrass Players (Ages 16+/Mature Content)

Broadway’s greatest farce is light, fast-paced, witty, irreverent and one of the funniest musicals ever written. A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum takes comedy back to its roots, combining situations from time-tested, 2000-year-old comedies of Roman playwright, Plautus, with the infectious energy of classic vaudeville.

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum is a non-stop laugh-fest in which Pseudolus, a crafty slave, struggles to win the hand of a beautiful, but slow-witted, courtesan named Philia for his young master, Hero, in exchange for freedom. The plot twists and turns with cases of mistaken identity, slamming doors and a showgirl or two.

This unforgettable, hysterical musical allows a terrific ensemble of comedic actors to shine – “something for everyone, a comedy tonight!”

Participants will be expected to sing a solo, read, and learn a dance.

The Spotlight Playhouse – Berea
Feb 17th
4:00pm

Magic Tree House: The Knight at Dawn KIDS – Auditions – Ages 4-9

Magic Tree House: The Knight at Dawn KIDS is an adaptation of the second of Mary Pope Osborne’s award-winning fantasy adventure books from the Magic Tree House book series, which has sold more than 100 million copies and is available in more than 100 countries around the world.  This time around, Jack and Annie’s tree house takes them to an age of knights in shining armor, where the two discover the power of hope and the true meaning of gallantry.

The two siblings, Jack and Annie, return to visit the magic tree house.  As they read a book about knights and the middle ages, Annie is intrigued by the Black Knight and the mysterious quest one must successfully complete before becoming a knight.  When she wishes to visit the castle in the book, the siblings are whisked away to medieval times.  They set off to learn more about the Black Knight and his quest, experiencing a grand medieval feast, escaping through secret tunnels and dancing with enchanted suits of armor, all in an effort to find their way back home.

Ages: 4-9

Auditions: March 3rd, 1:00pm

Campus: Richmond

Rehearsals: 1:00pm – 2:00pm (Blue Cast)
2:00pm – 3:00pm (Purple Cast)

Performances:  June 1 – 3 (Blue Cast)
June 8 – 10 (Purple Cast)

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

Enrollment Information  – click here.

Into the Woods JR – Auditions – Ages 9-14

Be careful what you wish for as Stephen Sondheim’s and James Lapine’s cockeyed fairytale comes to life in this adaptation of their groundbreaking, Tony Award-winning musical.  Into the Woods JR. features all of your favorite characters – Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Jack (and his beanstalk) and the Witch in this lyrically rich retelling of classic Brothers Grimm fables.

The musical centers on a baker and his wife, who wish to have a child; Cinderella, who wishes to attend the King’s festival; and Jack, who wishes his cow would give milk. When the baker and his wife learn that they cannot have a child because of a witch’s curse, the two set off on a journey to break the curse and wind up changed forever.

Ages: 9-14

Auditions: March 24th, 10:30am

Campus: Richmond

Rehearsals: 10:00am – 11:15am (Blue Cast)
11:15am – 12:30pm (Purple Cast)

Performances:  June 29 – July 1 (Blue Cast)
July 6 – 8 (Purple Cast)

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

Enrollment Information  – click here.

Auditions – The Addams Family

THE ADDAMS FAMILY features an original story, and it’s every father’s nightmare. Wednesday Addams, the ultimate princess of darkness, has grown up and fallen in love with a sweet, smart young man from a respectable family – a man her parents have never met. And if that weren’t upsetting enough, Wednesday confides in her father and begs him not to tell her mother. Now, Gomez Addams must do something he’s never done before – keep a secret from his beloved wife, Morticia. Everything will change for the whole family on the fateful night they host a dinner for Wednesday’s ‘normal’ boyfriend and his parents.

Spotlight Acting School and the Spotlight Players are holding auditions for actors ages 11-Adult.

The Spotlight Playhouse Berea
March 24th
3:30pm-5:00pm

Rehearsals
Saturdays 3:30pm-5:00pm

Directed by Sarah Bucknam & Chad Hembree
Assitant Director Amy Winn

Performances:
The Spotlight Playhouse Berea

July 13 – 7:00pm
July 14 – 7:00pm
July 15 – 2:00pm

Auditions – Valentine’s Murder Mystery Dinner Show

Open Auditions – January 6th – 6pm – Ages 18+
Presented by The Bluegrass Players
The Spotlight Playhouse – Berea
See more details below

We are putting together a somewhat child-friendly (PG) show to offer everyone a great time this Valentine’s Day. The focus will be on love, mystery, and deceit. The comedy this time will be derived from the over-seriousness of the characters in completely absurd situations.  Some songs may be added, but it will not be billed as a complete musical. The Film Noir style is very fun to act out and what better place than Italy.  Of course, our caterer will get in on the theme to complete the experience properly.

Join the cast of this next dinner show and have a great time raising funds for a great cause.  All proceeds go to benefit the Spotlight Acting School and its mission to never turn a student away regardless of their available financial resources.

Proposed Rehearsal Schedule

The Spotlight Theatre – Richmond
Tue Jan 9 / 8 – 9:30pm
Thu Jan 11 / 8 – 9:30pm
Sun Jan 14 / 8 – 9:30pm
Tue Jan 16 / 8 – 9:30pm
Thu Jan 18 / 8 – 9:30pm

The Spotlight Playhouse – Berea
Mon Jan 22 / 8:30 – 10pm
Wed Jan 24 / 8:30 – 10pm
Mon Jan 29 / 8:30 – 10pm
Wed Jan 31 / 8:30 – 10pm
Sun Feb 4 / 8:30 – 10pm
Tue Feb 6 / 8:30 – 10pm
Sun Feb 11 / 6 – 8pm
Mon Feb 12 / 6 – 8pm
Tue Feb 13 / 6 – 8pm

Performance – Berea
Wed Feb 14 / 6:30 – 9pm
Fri Feb 16 / 6:30 – 9pm
Sat Feb 17 / 6:30 – 9pm

Auditions – Agatha Christie’s – And Then There Were None

Open Auditions – January 8th – 6pm – Ages 16+
Presented by The Bluegrass Players
Students Age 16-17 must be enrolled in Spotlight Acting School.
The Spotlight Theatre at Richmond Mall 
See more details below

“A perfect combination of thriller and detective story, this much-copied plot is Christie’s greatest technical achievement.” – John Curran, The Guardian

Ten strangers are summoned to a remote island. All that the guests have in common is a wicked past they’re unwilling to reveal and a secret that will seal their fate. For each has been marked for murder. As the weather turns and the group is cut off from the mainland, the bloodbath begins and one by one they are brutally murdered in accordance with the lines of a sinister nursery rhyme.

One of Christie’s darkest tales and a masterpiece of dramatic construction, its growing sense of dread and unfaltering tension will keep you guessing to the very end.

CASTING
8m, 3f

ROGERS
MRS. ROGERS
FRED NARRACOTT
VERA CLAYTHORNE
PHILIP LOMBARD
ANTHONY MARSTON
WILLIAM BLORE
GENERAL MACKENZIE
EMILY BRENT
SIR LAWRENCE WARGRAVE
DR. ARMSTRONG

Participants will be expected to cold read and act out a scene.  Monologues are welcome, but not required.

Proposed Rehearsal Schedule
Wed Jan 10 / 6 – 7:30pm
Mon Jan 15 / 6 – 7:30pm
Wed Jan 17 / 6 – 7:30pm
Mon Jan 22 / 7 – 8:30pm
Wed Jan 24 / 7 – 8:30pm
Mon Jan 29 / 7 – 8:30pm
Wed Jan 31 / 7 – 8:30pm
Mon Feb 5 / 8:30 – 10pm
Wed Feb 7 / 8:30 – 10pm
Mon Feb 12 / 8 – 9:30pm
Mon Feb 19 / 7 – 8:30pm
Wed Feb 21 / 7 – 8:30pm
Sun Feb 25 / 7 – 9pm
Mon Feb 26 / 7 – 9pm
Tue Feb 27 / 7 – 9pm
Wed Feb 28 / 7 – 9pm
Thu Mar 1 / 7 – 9pm

Performances
Fri Mar 2 / 7 – 9pm
Sat Mar 3 / 7 – 9pm
Sun Mar 4 / 2 – 4pm
Fri Mar 9 / 7 – 9pm
Sat Mar 10 / 7 – 9pm

You Can’t Beat the House – Auditions – Ages 11-18

2018 Cast List

“I’ve had trouble breaking into a house before but this is the first time I’ve had problems breaking OUT again!” So moans Merle to his partner, Howie. These two minor-league burglars have really met their match this time, it seems. They decided on a house only to find, after managing to get into the place, that it’s up for sale and before they can leave, Conrad and Glenda, prospective buyers, show up. Merle figures they have two choices – either pretend to be real estate agents or beat it, making the buyers suspect them and call in the police. Merle begins to show the house while Howie ducks out to get the car. Now the REAL real estate agent shows up and Merle has to juggle the couple and the agent. Finally, as Merle gets rid of the her and is about to show the door to Conrad and Glenda, Howie arrives with the news that their car has been towed away. Suddenly a cop shows up, saying the police are looking for two suspicious characters in the neighborhood. Next in the parade of oddball characters is Conrad’s secretary, then Glenda’s mother, then her medium, Madame Zenobia. Oh, yeah! The place, it turns out, is haunted! This screwball comedy is one wisecrack after another and proves once again that “You Can’t Beat the House.”

Ages: 11-18

Auditions Dec 2nd, 1:00pm

Campus: Berea

Rehearsals: 1:00pm – 2:15pm (Blue Cast)
2:15pm – 3:30pm (Purple Cast)
11:00am – 12:15PM (Red Cast)

Performances:  May 10 – 13 (Blue Cast)
May 17 – 20 (Purple Cast)
May 24 – 27 (Red Cast)

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

Enrollment Information  – click here.

Once Upon A Mattress – Auditions – Ages 11-18

Cast List 2018

If you thought you knew the story of ‘The Princess and The Pea,’ you may be in for a walloping surprise! Did you know, for instance, that Princess Winnifred actually swam the moat to reach Prince Dauntless the Drab? Or that Lady Larken’s love for Sir Harry provided a rather compelling reason that she reach the bridal altar post haste? Or that, in fact, it wasn’t the pea at all that caused the princess a sleepless night? Carried on a wave of wonderful songs, by turns hilarious and raucous, romantic and melodic, this rollicking spin on the familiar classic of royal courtship and comeuppance provides for some side-splitting shenanigans. Chances are you’ll never look at fairy tales quite the same way again.

Ages: 11-18

Auditions Dec 9th, 4:30pm

Campus: Richmond Mall

Rehearsals: Saturdays 8:30am – 10:00am

Performances: April 20-22

Audition Details: Participants will be expected to cold read, sing a solo, and learn a short dance.

Enrollment Information  – click here.