Category Archives: Audition

High School Musical Auditions (Ages 11-18)

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.

Ages: 11-18

Auditions November 3, 12:30pm

Rehearsals:
Saturdays Only
12:30pm – 2:00pm

Performances:
March 1 – 3

Audition Details: Participants will be expected to cold read and learn a dance routine.

How to Succeed in Business without Really Trying Auditions (Ages 11-18)

A satire of big business and all it holds sacred, How to Succeed in Business without Really Trying follows the rise of J. Pierrepont Finch, who uses a little handbook called How to Succeed in Business without Really Trying to climb the corporate ladder from lowly window washer to high-powered executive, tackling such familiar but potent dangers as the aggressively compliant “company man,” the office party, backstabbing co-workers, caffeine addiction and, of course, true love.

An irreverent and tuneful romp, jam-packed with sly, swift and sharp jabs to the funny bone, How to Succeed in Business without Really Trying is a surefire hit!

Ages: 11-18

Auditions Dec 1, 10:30am

Rehearsals:
Saturdays Only
10:30am – 12:00pm

Performances:
March 15-17

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

The Tomb – A Mystery Dinner Show (Ages 18+) Auditions

Presented by The Bluegrass Players as a fundraiser for the Spotlight Acting School

Join our expedition as we uncover the mysteries of The Tomb in this hilarious and mind-boggling tale.

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.

The audition consists of cold reading and improv scenarios.

Auditions June 2 – 5:00pm

Proposed Rehearsal Schedule
(22 Rehearsals including dress week)
Sun Jun 10  8 – 9:30pm
Thu Jun 14  8 – 9:30pm
Sun Jun 17  8 – 9:30pm
Thu Jun 21  8 – 9:30pm
Sun Jun 24  8 – 9:30pm
Thu Jun 28  8 – 9:30pm
Sun Jul 1  8 – 9:30pm
Thu Jul 5  8 – 9:30pm
Sun Jul 15  8 – 9:30pm
Thu Jul 19  8 – 9:30pm
Sun Jul 22  8 – 9:30pm
Thu Jul 26  8 – 9:30pm
Sun Jul 29  8 – 9:30pm
Thu Aug 2  8 – 9:30pm
Sun Aug 5  8 – 9:30pm
Thu Aug 9  8 – 9:30pm

Dress Rehearsal
Sat Aug 11  8 – 9:30pm
Sun Aug 12  8 – 9:30pm
Mon Aug 13  8 – 9:30pm
Tue Aug 14  8 – 9:30pm
Wed Aug 15  8 – 9:30pm
Thu Aug 16  8 – 9:30pm

Performances
Fri Aug 17 6:30pm
Sat Aug 18 6:30pm

A Spectacular Season Preview Auditions (Inter-generational / Age 11-Adult)

Join us for an all-out fun time as we share songs, scenes, and information from the 33 shows scheduled next season. The show will be presented in the form of a Broadway revue with solos and groups numbers to participate in. This is a joint production of the Spotlight Players and Spotlight Acting School. Everyone who auditions will be cast in at least one number or scene.

Ages: 11+

Auditions: June 2nd, 1:00pm

Rehearsals:
Saturdays Only
2:00pm – 3:00pm

Performances:  August 24 – 26

Audition Details: Participants will be expected to sing a solo and/or learn a short dance.

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

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: Berea

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 – 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

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.