STARS – Spotlight Theatrical Arts Repertoire School


To identify students that are candidates for a career in the performing arts. These students will be challenged to continually improve their skills by learning every possible aspect of the theater to a professional level.

The audition process is set in accordance with American Association of Comunity Theater (AACT), Kentucky Theater Association (KTA), and Governor’s School for the Arts (GSA) standards and may change slightly on an annual basis to remain relevant. Students may choose from two different audition tracts: DRAMA or MUSICAL THEATER. Continue reading STARS – Spotlight Theatrical Arts Repertoire School

Upcoming Auditions / Enrollment

AuditionsHere are some things you should know before auditioning for Spotlight Acting School.

Never worry about whether or not your child will be accepted.

AUDITION DETAILS: Each production will have a detailed description of the audition process.

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.

STARS Schedule Spring 2019

January – May 2019

Private lesson time slots
(STARS includes a private lesson twice a month)

  • 3:00pm – 3:30pm
  • 3:30pm – 4:00pm
  • 4:00pm – 4:30pm
  • 5:00pm – 5:30pm

5:30pm – 7:30pm

Once a month on a Tuesday there will be an Improv/Cabaret evening open the public from 7:00 pm until 8:00 pm. Any Spotlight student may be selected participate in this STARS hosted event.

Additional private lesson time slots

  • 3:00pm – 3:30pm
  • 3:30pm – 4:00pm
  • 4:00pm – 4:30pm
  • 5:00pm – 5:30pm

STARS Breakfast Jury
7:30 am – 8:30 am
(Donuts or other light breakfast will be provided. This class is used for audition improvement and progress assessment.)

No competitions or traveling shows have been scheduled at this point.

An Old Time Christmas Radio Show Auditions (All Ages)

Friday, December 14, 2018 7 – 9pm
Saturday, December 15, 2018 7 – 9pm

Once Upon a Merry Murder Dinner Show (Dec 21 & 22)

Join us for a Christmas Cruise that goes drastically wrong as our madcap characters try to make sense of a seemingly random murder before they are next. Highly interactive and over the top comedy.

Dinner:  Roast Beef, Mashed Potatoes, Brown Gravy, Green Beans, Macaroni and Cheese, Roll, Cranberry Salad, and Pecan Pie

Child’s Meal – Chicken Nuggets, Macaroni and Cheese, Roll, Pecan Pie

December 21 & 22
Advanced reservations are required.


Twelfth Night Auditions – Age 18+

January 2019 – Date and time TBA

Twelfth Night is a tale of unrequited love – hilarious and heartbreaking. Twins are separated in a shipwreck and forced to fend for themselves in a strange land. The first twin, Viola, falls in love with Orsino, who dotes on Olivia, who falls for Viola but is idolized by Malvolio. Enter Sebastian, who is the spitting image of his twin sister…

(Current Spotlight Acting School Students may request an age waiver)

Disney’s My Son Pinocchio JR. (Jan 11-13)

In Disney’s My Son Pinocchio JR., the classic tale of toymaker, Geppetto’s, little wooden puppet is given new life. This new musical, which retells the classic Disney story from Geppetto’s perspective, features the beloved classic songs, “When You Wish upon a Star” and “I’ve Got No Strings,” alongside a host of new songs by Oscar winner and Grammy Award winner, Stephen Schwartz.

Join the Blue Fairy, Stromboli and a lively cast of characters as Geppetto journeys beyond the toyshop to discover the meaning of family. When the Blue Fairy grants Geppetto’s wish to bring his beloved puppet to life, the new father quickly learns that being a parent is full of challenges. He struggles to make his son “the perfect boy,” only to lose him to a gang of Roustabouts. It is only when faced with the thought of never seeing Pinocchio again that Geppetto truly learns the joys of being a father and loving his child unconditionally.


January 11 – 13
Fri-Sat 7:00pm
Sun 2:00pm

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

All Ages

Evening rehearsals.

Performances April 19-28

Callbacks may be required for casting.

Actors will act out scenes and cold read.