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.

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.

Little Shop of Horrors Cast List

Seymour- Brooks K.

Audrey- Tessa P.

Mr.Mushnik- Phoenix B.

Orin Scrivello- Tarrylton

Audrey ll- Mya H.

Puppeteers- Ali K. and Caleb K.

Crystal (Greek chorus)- Izzy B.

Ronnette (Greek chorus)- Aden A.

Chiffon (Greek chorus)- Laura C.

Street Urchin- Jazzlyn T.

Street Urchin- Caraline P.

Street Urchin- Celia S.

A Voice (Not Unlike God’s)- Micah Lee

The Customer- Cassidy J.

Old Chinese Guy- Zach P.

The Patient- Bailey B.

Radio Announcer-Silas C.

Mr.Bernstein- Will H.

Mrs.Luce- Tristan W.

Skip Snip- Brady S.

Patrick M.- Dylan M.

Ensemble- Haley, Elizabeth, Ty, Emily, Kyra, Kylie, Lydia, Hadley, Kenna, Dill, Gannon, and Catherine.  — 

The Rainbow Fish Cast Update 2019

We are extremely excited to announce that The Rainbow Fish Musical has enough cast members to make the show now.  We will be filling in a few minor roles with directors and adult players that will make this show extremely fun for the little ones.

We extended the auditions to help the show be possible to produce without bringing in older students. Summer is tough for many families and we were aware of this, but Spotlight is no longer shutting down in the summer.  We needed to offer options to the students that want more opportunities to perform. Due to the extension we will not post the cast list until after this weekend.

Every child that has auditioned will be part of the cast.  Many will have to fill multiple roles. All will have plenty to do and sing. Please come to rehearsal on Saturday at 2:00 pm for a music sing through, lesson, and games. We will use this time as directors to make sure we have cast the show appropriately for the students we have participating before releasing the cast list.

Thank you for joining or staying an active member of Spotlight Acting School.  Your student will be receiving a special surprise gift for participating in this production as the first cast of Spotlight’s 15th Season.

Do Something Creative Every Day,
Mr. Chad 

The Lion the Witch and The Wardrobe (April 18-28)

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.

Thursday, April 18 – 7:00pm
Friday, April 19 – 7:00pm
Saturday, April 20 – 7:00pm
Friday, April 26 – 7:00pm
Saturday, April 27 – 7:00pm
Sunday, April 28 – 2:00pm


Little Shop of Horrors Ages 14-18 Musical Auditions (April 20 – 11:30am)

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.)

A deviously delicious Broadway and Hollywood sci-fi smash musical, Little Shop Of Horrors has devoured the hearts of theatergoers for over 30 years. Howard Ashman and Alan Menken (Disney’s The Little Mermaid, Beauty And The Beast, and Aladdin) are the creative geniuses behind what has become one of the most popular shows in the world.

Audition:  April 20 – 11:30am

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.


Spamalot (May 3-5)

Presented by the Bluegrass Players

Lovingly ripped off from the classic film comedy Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Spamalot retells the legend of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table, and features a bevy of beautiful show girls, not to mention cows, killer rabbits, and French people. The 2005 Broadway production won three Tony Awards, including Best Musical, and was followed by two successful West End runs.

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Junie B. Jones JR. (May 10 – 26)

Presented by the Spotlight Acting School

performed by students age 4-11

Laugh yourself silly with Junie B. Jones in this hilarious Broadway Junior adaptation of Barbara Park’s beloved series.

Join Junie B. on her first day of first grade, where many changes are in store: Junie’s best friend Lucille has found new best friends – and Junie B. makes friends with Herb, the new kid at school. While in Mr. Scary’s class Junie has trouble reading the blackboard – and she may need glasses. Add in a friendly cafeteria lady, an intense kickball tournament, and a “Top-Secret Personal Beeswax Journal,” and first grade has never been more exciting.

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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.)

The Trail to Oregon (May 17 & 18)

Presented by the Bluegrass Players

Parental Advisory

The Trail to Oregon! is a musical with music and lyrics by Jeff Blim, and book by Jeff Blim, Matt Lang, and Nick Lang. The musical parodies the series The Oregon Trail. The characters’ names are picked from suggestions shouted from the audience, and at the end the audience chooses which character dies

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