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:
3 Month Enrollment $85.00 per month
6 Month Enrollment $75.00 per month
12 Month 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.

The Spotlight Festival of Short Plays 2019

ELIGIBILITY:

Short plays and musicals that are no more than 15 pages in length with an average runtime of less than 30 minutes.

Writers may submit only 1 play, this includes plays they have co-authored.

Each nominee must submit a separate application form.

Plays must be typed using the attached format guide.

Plays presented in previous Spotlight Festivals are not eligible for re-submission.

Poetry and short story readings will not be accepted.

The Spotlight Acting School, Inc. Festival Committee, in its sole and absolute discretion, shall select plays for participation in the 2019 Spotlight Festival from among all entries, and its decisions are final. Spotlight Acting School, Inc. reserves the right to remove any selected play from participation if the play, its producers, and/or its authors are not in compliance with the Application and/or the Competition Guidelines, and/or if the additional documents are not signed and returned by the required date. Production of selected plays shall be at the sole cost and expense of the Producer, and no royalties or other payments are or will be owed by Spotlight Acting School, Inc. or its partner acting troupes or organizations.

FACILITIES:

The theatre space will include a basic lighting plot with limited pre-set general light cues. Basic sound equipment will be provided.

A limited number of basic set pieces will be available at the theatre.

Additional props, set pieces, etc. may be brought by the producing companies; however, we strongly advise that productions be kept as simple as possible.

Spotlight Acting School, Inc. will further provide all front and back-of-house personnel, and a board operator if needed.

TO SUBMIT:

All submissions must be submitted by the Author[s] of the Play.

The author is responsible for co-producing the play in the event that the work is selected as a Festival participant. As a producer, the author agrees to perform his or her obligations under this application, all without the knowledge, consent or approval of any third party and without infringing the rights or damaging any third party. The responsibilities of the Producer include, but are not limited to, assisting in casting (our 2019 festival is a non-equity festival); working with the appointed director or self-directing the work, assisting technical personnel; attending rehearsals; and assisting with costumes.

Script submissions will be accepted in digital format only. Each submission should be submitted as a single PDF or Microsoft Word Compatible (.doc, .docx) document. Documents must be labeled as follows: PlayTitle_Author’s Last Name.pdf (or .doc/.docx). Email the completed document as an attachment to festival@spotlightactingschool.com .

All portions of the application must be complete.

Submission Form 2019

Spotlight Acting School, Inc.  will announce the plays chosen for presentation on January 26th, 2019 followed by posting the results on spotlightactingschool.com.

Honk Jr. (Oct. 19-21)

This delightful adaptation of the beloved fable and the award-winning musical is a heartwarming celebration of what makes us special.

Ugly looks quite a bit different from his darling duckling brothers and sisters. The other animals on the farm are quick to notice and point this out, despite his mother’s protective flapping. Feeling rather foul about himself, the little fowl finds himself on an adventure of self-discovery, all the while unknowingly outwitting a very hungry Cat. Along the way, Ugly meets a whole flock of unique characters and finds out being different is not a bad thing to be.

Performances:
October 19 – 21
Fri-Sat 7:00pm
Sun 2:00pm

Tickets

Dracula: The New World (Oct. 26-Nov. 3)

Presented by The Bluegrass Players

On the run, Dracula finds himself thousands of miles away from Europe as he looks for a fresh start away from those who pursue him. His own arrogance once again does him in. This fast-paced high-intensity thriller is an audience favorite and has become a regular each season.

Fri, Oct 26 2018, 7:00PM
Sat, Oct 27 2018, 7:00PM
Sun, Oct 28 2018, 2:00PM
Fri, Nov 2 2018, 7:00PM
Sat, Nov 3 2018, 7:00PM

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Shrek Jr. (Age 9-14) Auditions (Oct. 27)

Beauty is in the eye of the ogre in Shrek The Musical JR., based on the Oscar-winning DreamWorks Animation film and fantastic Broadway musical.  It’s a “big bright beautiful world” as everyone’s favorite ogre, Shrek, leads a cast of fairytale misfits on an adventure to rescue a princess and find true acceptance.  Part romance and part twisted fairy tale, Shrek JR. is an irreverently fun show with a powerful message for the whole family.

Once upon a time, in a far away swamp, there lived an ogre named Shrek.  One day, Shrek finds his swamp invaded by banished fairytale misfits who have been cast off by Lord Farquaad, a tiny terror with big ambitions. When Shrek sets off with a wisecracking donkey to confront Farquaad, he’s handed a task – if he rescues feisty princess Fiona, his swamp will be righted. Shrek tries to win Fiona’s love and vanquish Lord Farquaad, but a fairytale wouldn’t be complete without a few twists and turns along the way.

Ages: 9-14

Auditions: October 27, 11:00am

Rehearsals:
Saturdays Only
8:30am – 9:30am (Blue Cast)
9:30am – 10:30am (Purple Cast)

Performances:  February 8 – 10 (Blue Cast)
February 15-17 (Purple Cast)

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

High School Musical Auditions (Ages 11-18) Nov. 3

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.

Brigadoon (Nov. 9-11)

The mystery and beauty of the Scottish Highlands is the backdrop for Lerner and Loewe’s magical tale about following your heart and the power of love. Lerner and Loewe’s Brigadoon is the enchanting and beloved Broadway and West End musical that inspired the classic MGM film, and numerous productions all over the world. Featuring such standards as “Almost Like Being in Love,” “Come to Me, Bend To Me,” and “Heather on the Hill,” Brigadoon is a timeless, romantic classic which vividly brings the mystery and magic of the Scottish Highlands to life. New Yorker Tommy Albright unexpectedly arrives at the mysterious Scottish Highland village of Brigadoon, which only appears for one day every 100 years. When Tommy meets and falls in love with Fiona, a beautiful villager in this magical hamlet, he must decide whether to return to his old life or stay in Brigadoon — forever.

 

Performances:
November 9 – 11
Fri-Sat 7:00pm
Sun 2:00pm

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The Best Christmas Pageant Ever (Nov. 16-25)

Presented by the Spotlight Players

An American classic.” – McCall’s Magazine

“One of the best Christmas stories ever – and certainly one of the funniest.” – The Seattle Times

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!

This delightful comedy is adapted from the best-selling Young Adult book, and has become a holiday staple for groups across the United States!

Performances
Fri Nov 16, 2018 / 7 – 9pm
Sat Nov 17, 2018 / 7 – 9pm
Sun Nov 18, 2018 / 2 – 4pm

Fri Nov 23, 2018 / 7 – 9pm (Black Friday)
Sat Nov 24, 2018 / 7 – 9pm
Sun Nov 25, 2018 / 2 – 4pm