Disney’s Peter Pan Jr. – Musical

Peter Pan ShirtFly away to Neverland with Peter, Tinkerbell, Wendy and all the Darling children in Disney’s adaptation of their timeless animated classic.

 

This 60 minute journey to Neverland is based on the Disney film and the original play by J.M. Barrie. Disney’s Peter Pan JR. is a modern spin on the tale about a boy who wouldn’t grow up with new upbeat arrangements of “Following the Leader,” “You Can Fly,” “The Second Star to the Right” and “Yo Ho, A Pirate’s Life for Me.

 

Wendy loves to tell stories to her siblings, but when her father demands that she must move out of the nursery, Peter Pan comes to visit and sweeps them away to Neverland. This adventure introduces them to the Lost Boys, Mermaids, Indians and the evil pirate, Captain Hook.

 

April 24 & 25 / May 1 & 2 at 8pm
April 26 / May 3 at 2pm

Madison Middle Auditorium – Richmond,  KY

General Admission: $5.00
Children 5 and under free

Call 859/986-0423 for reserved tickets and details

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Shrek the Musical

Spotlight Acting School Presents Shrek the MusicalBased on the Oscar-winning DreamWorks film, Shrek The Musical is a TONY Award-winning fairy tale adventure featuring songs from Jeanine Tesori and a book by David Lindsay-Abaire. Shrek brings all the beloved characters you know from the film to life on stage.

This tale of an unlikely hero who finds himself on an adventurous journey with a wisecracking Donkey and a feisty princess is sure to entertain all audiences. Add in a short tempered bad guy, a cookie with an attitude, and over a dozen other fairy tale misfits, and you’ve got the kind of mess that calls for a real hero.

June 11, 12, 13 at 8pm

and 14 at 2pm

Madison Middle Auditorium – Richmond,  KY

General Admission: Adult – $8.00    Student – $5.00
Children 5 and under free

Call 859/986-0423 for reserved tickets and details
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Shrek the Musical – 2015 – Cast List

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CAST LIST

(in alphabetical order by first name)

Abby Traylor – Fairy

Aden Amburgey – Blind Mice #3

Allie Morris – Pied Piper, Guard, Happy People/Mob

Austin VanWinkle – Papa Ogre, Guard, Bishop

Beau Schneider – Guard (speaking), Happy People/Mob

Benjamin (Benji) Roush – Little Shrek, Guard, Happy People/Mob

Blair Soens – Happy People/Mob

Bonnie Fitzsimmons– Baby Bear, Duloc Performer

Caleb Rader – Pinocchio

Caraline Perkins – Young Fiona, Duloc Performer, Ugly Duckling

Carli Roush – Peter Pan

Celia Schaffer – Sugar Plum Fairy

Chelsea Tipton – Queen Lilian (Sat/Sun), Duloc Performer, Happy People/Mob

Christian Snyder – Greeter, Guard, Happy People/Mob

Critley King – Witch

Dylan Maynard – White Rabbit/Little Bunny

Elizabeth Vincent – Blind Mice #1, Tapper/Skeleton Dancing Knight

Elly Traylor – Fairy

Emerson Taulbee – Dwarf

Emily Fields – Queen Lilian (Thurs/Fri), Duloc Performer, Happy People/Mob

Emily Moren – Mama Ogre, Duloc Performer

Erin Schneider – Mama Bear

Gwen Schneider – Humpty Dumpty

Jeremy Grant – Shrek

Jessie Lawson – Fiona

Joey Roush – Captain of the Guard, Happy People/Mob

Jordan Roush – Thelonius, Happy People/Mob

Kayla Newland – Pig #2

Katie Upchurch – Pig #3

Katie Willis – Dragon, Duloc Performer

Kesha Hale – Gingy

Lucas Slagle – King Harold (Sat/Sun), Pig #1

Maria Soens – Duloc Performer, Happy People/Mob

Marissa Hatton – Duloc Performer, Happy People/Mob

Mark Fields – King Harold (Thurs/Fri), Guard, Happy People/Mob

Mary Harter – Mad Hatter

Matt Manning – Farquaad

Matthew Nassida – Donkey

Micheal Soens – Guard, Happy People/Mob

Mya Hunt – Teen Fiona, Duloc Performer, Elf

Neeley Traylor – Fairy Godmother

Rebekah Vincent – Blind Mice #2, Tapper/Dancing Skeleton Knight

Rusty Day – Wolf

Tristan Winstead – Papa Bear

Disney’s Peter Pan Jr.

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Fly away to Neverland with Peter, Tinkerbell, Wendy and all the Darling children in Disney’s adaptation of their timeless animated classic.

This 60 minute journey to Neverland is based on the Disney film and the original play by J.M. Barrie. Disney’s Peter Pan JR. is a modern spin on the tale about a boy who wouldn’t grow up with new upbeat arrangements of “Following the Leader,” “You Can Fly,” “The Second Star to the Right” and “Yo Ho, A Pirate’s Life for Me.”

Wendy loves to tell stories to her siblings, but when her father demands that she must move out of the nursery, Peter Pan comes to visit and sweeps them away to Neverland. This adventure introduces them to the Lost Boys, Mermaids, Indians and the evil pirate, Captain Hook.

Full of adventure, music and a beloved characters, Disney’s Peter Pan JR. is a magical story any young performer will love to be a part of.

By Director Chad Hembree

Spotlight Acting School Performances:
2015 – Richmond (Madison Middle School)
April 24, 25, 26 (Blue Group) & May 1, 2, 3 (Purple Group)

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Peter Pan Jr. – 2015 – Cast List

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CAST LIST

BLUE GROUP           CHARACTER          PURPLE GROUP

BAILEY SMITH                         PETER PAN                    MICHAELA AGEE

The boy who would never grow up. He is a hotheaded, adventurous adolescent who is also very caring.

 

CARALINE PERKINS           TINKER BELL                   CELIA SHAFFER

Peter Pan’s fairy.

 

JAMIELEE SMITH                      IRIDESSA                        AVERY TUTTLE

The most cautious and sensible of the fairies.

 

KARA PETERS                           SILVERMIST                    BAILEY DAVIS

A sweet and supportive fairy.

 

LINDY FISCHER                         ROSETTA                CHARLEY HAMILTON

A fairy full of southern charm.

 

OLIVIA TUCK                                   FAWN                      BAILEY BULLOCK

A spunky and fun fairy.

 

MARIBETH WILSON                    VIDIA                          KAYA KELLEY

A fairy that can’t believe she has to put up with being in someone else’s story.

 

AUBREY CRABTREE                   WENDY                       MYA HUNT

The eldest Darling child, a gifted storyteller with a maternal sensibility. 

 

ANDERSON KURTTI                  MICHAEL                SETH BINGHAM

The youngest Darling child, baby brother to Wendy and John. He is sensitive and playful.

 

SPENCER ENZ                                     JOHN                     RYLAN STONE

The middle Darling child who acts quite mature for his age. He is a smart, analytic thinker who is a natural leader.

 

WILL HARTER                              MR. DARLING         GRANT SCHNEIDER

The Darling children’s father. He is a moody, pompous man who actually has an extremely caring heart underneath it all.

 

MALLORY HALE                       MRS. DARLING               JADE KELLEY

Wendy, John and Michael’s mother. She is wise and maternal, the calming opposite of Mr. Darling’s fussing.

 

BONNIE FITZSIMMONS   NANA/CROCODILE   KARLIE JOHNSON

The Darling children’s nursemaid and a dog. She cannot speak, but takes very good care of the Wendy, John and Michael. /  THE CROCODILE ate Captain Hook’s hand, and is now following him to eat the rest of him. 

 

JEANLUC GALLIEN             CAPTAIN HOOK          MASON HEMBREE

A dangerous villain who seeks revenge on Peter Pan for the loss of his hand. He is pompous, gaudy and without a conscience. 

 

DYLAN MAYNARD                         SMEE                           CALEB RADER

Captain Hook’s right-hand man, and the show’s comic relief.

 

JOHN – ESTEN HARRIS        JUKES/FLINT            MADDIE BREWER

One of Captain Hook’s roughhouse gang of Pirates. They are mean and gruff characters that do Captain Hook’s bidding.

 

DEACON STONE                          MURPHY                     NATALIE WITT

One of Captain Hook’s roughhouse gang of Pirates. They are mean and gruff characters that do Captain Hook’s bidding.

 

TAYLOR HEMBREE                  NOODLER               LAUREN JOHNSON

One of Captain Hook’s roughhouse gang of Pirates. They are mean and gruff characters that do Captain Hook’s bidding.

 

MADISON DAY                          SKYLIGHTS                   ABBY MOORE

One of Captain Hook’s roughhouse gang of Pirates. They are mean and gruff characters that do Captain Hook’s bidding.

 

ADDYSON FISCHER                 CUBBY               SAYLOUR BURCHFIELD

A Lost Boy. They are fellow orphans like Peter Pan, and together form his gang of faithful friends in Never Land.

 

ANNA HARRIS                              SKUNK                   GWEN SCHNEIDER

A Lost Boy. They are fellow orphans like Peter Pan, and together form his gang of faithful friends in Never Land.

 

MILLA BINDER                            HOP                          KYLIE HAMMONDS

A Lost Boy. They are fellow orphans like Peter Pan, and together form his gang of faithful friends in Never Land.

 

COLBIE SHERRILL                     FOX                            ABIGAIL BROWN

A Lost Boy. They are fellow orphans like Peter Pan, and together form his gang of faithful friends in Never Land.

 

ROSE SNELL                             RACCOON 1              LYDIA AMBURGEY

A Lost Boy. They are fellow orphans like Peter Pan, and together form his gang of faithful friends in Never Land.

 

WILL SNELL                             RACCOON 2                 JUNE SCHNEIDER

A Lost Boy. They are fellow orphans like Peter Pan, and together form his gang of faithful friends in Never Land.

 

ALLIE MORRIS          CHIEF TIGER BAMBOO          CADENCE GOSS

The leader of the native Indian population on Never Land.

 

EMMY CUMMINGS            TIGER LILY                   SOPHIA WHITMORE

The Indian Chief’s daughter. She is a strong and proud young woman.

 

JACKSON MEADE                BRAVE PINE                       EMILY LONG

One of the native inhabitants in Never Land.

 

EILEEN VARAKIN                BRAVE OAK                       BAILEE SPARKS

One of the native inhabitants in Never Land.

 

CLARE WOOD                   BRAVE SHRUB                   BRYLEE BARRETT

One of the native inhabitants in Never Land.

 

NAOMI TRIPLETT                AQUATA                           AUBREY BARROW

A Mermaid. They very friendly to Peter, but resentful of Wendy when she arrives in Never Land.

 

SADIE OSBORNE               ANDRINA                             ELLY TRAYLOR

A Mermaid. They very friendly to Peter, but resentful of Wendy when she arrives in Never Land.

 

      ARISTA                                 ABBY TRAYLOR

A Mermaid. They very friendly to Peter, but resentful of Wendy when she arrives in Never Land.

 

*SOME OF THE FAIRIES WILL DOUBLE AS ADDITIONAL MERMAIDS

FAIRIES: TINKER BELL, IRIDESSA, SILVERMIST, ROSETTA, FAWN, VIDIA

MERMAIDS: AQUATA, ANDRINA, ARISTA

PIRATES: CAPTAIN HOOK, SMEE, JUKES/FLINT, MURPHY, NOODLER, SKYLIGHTS

LOST BOYS: PETER PAN, CUBBY, SKUNK, HOP, FOX, RACCOON 1, RACCOON 2

INDIANS: CHIEF TIGER BAMBOO, TIGER LILY, BRAVE PINE, BRAVE OAK, BRAVE SHRUB

DARLING FAMILY: MR. DARLING, MRS. DARLING, WENDY, MICHAEL, JOHN, NANA

Shelby Garner

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Shelby Garner
Shelby Garner

I started at Spotlight Acting School when I was 10yrs old. Spotlight inspired me to do shows with Madison Southern’s theater program once reaching high school. Spotlight made me who I am today; without it and the help of the wonderful Mrs. Kathie J.R Bettler, I would not have gone on and become the woman I am today. Today I am a sophomore at Eastern Kentucky University, majoring in elementary education hoping to graduate in 2017.
I advise any child interested in preforming to become a part of this amazing school. As a great director once told us, “Do something creative everyday.”

Shelby Garner

If you are interested in being next months spotlighted alumni please contact Sarah Bucknam
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Lauren Dolen

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My name is Lauren Dolen and I am so grateful to have the opportunity to share my stories and beautiful memories about the talented friends and forever family I have made through being apart of Spotlight Acting School. It has been a true blessing to share that part of my life with each and everyone one of you. I love you all and I hope you live Mrs. Bettler’s dream to “do something creative everyday!”

Lauren Dolen
Lauren Dolen

Aside from my acting, I have always been a bit of a perfectionist. A lot of my perfectionistic characteristics were associated with school. I remember at a young age being afraid of not being able to open my milk cartons at lunch or not being able to learn to tie my shoes. Over time, this anxiety manifested itself into fears of not making perfect grades or not being seen as a good student by my teachers. When I was 8 years old, I was diagnosed with Generalized Anxiety Disorder. This was a very difficult time in my life and I did not understand why this was happening to me. I remember having Continue reading Lauren Dolen

Spotlight to add Frozen to its Christmas Showcase lineup

Disney's Frozen
Disney’s Frozen

Spotlight Acting School is proud to announce that scenes and songs from Disney’s smash hit film, FROZEN, will be added to its growing Christmas Showcase 2014. FROZEN will join the already extensive list from hit films like THE POLAR EXPRESS, and ELF to the timeless classics like WHITE CHRISTMAS, and ITS A WONDERFUL LIFE to cult favorites like THE GRINCH WHO STOLE CHRISTMAS, and NATIONAL LAMPOON’S: CHRSTMAS VACATION.  Spotlight is are working to include as many of the greatest, funniest, and most spectacular Christmas scenes ever created.

Auditions will be held October 4 at 2:00 PM in the Madison Middle School Auditorium, 100 Summit St. –  Richmond, KY. For more information call 859/986-0423 or visit spotlightactingschool.com.

Spoonbread and Spotlight

The Spoonbread Festival
The Spoonbread Festival

This weekend come to Berea and experience one of the best festivals in the state. Spotlight Acting School is excited to be part of the 18th annual Spoonbread Festival and we are rolling out the red carpet to prove it. Stop by our booth this weekend and be treated like a celebrity as you walk our red carpet while our paparazzi are more than eager to take your picture. We will also have accessories to make your pictures fabulous and memorable. While there, learn about all the exciting programs coming up this next season and see how you can be more involved in Spotlight Acting School.

The Spotlight Sound Machine
The Spotlight Sound Machine

Another exciting thing happening this weekend is the premier of The Spotlight Sound Machine. This musical group, formed by the staff of Spotlight Acting School, will be performing some of today’s latest hits with their own spin and style on Sunday, September 21 at 2:00 PM. The goal of this group is to eventually open auditions to the community and students to join once we are nicely situated in our new Berea campus. This musical group will add to the offerings of the Spotlight Acting School as another avenue to teach performing, stage presence and musicianship. The group will also perform regularly to promote Spotlight Acting School and The Spotlight Foundation.

Please come out and say hello to us this weekend and enjoy the festival. If you get lost in the crowd or cannot find our booth, go to the main entertainment tent and look for Mr. Chad. Spotlight director Chad Hembree is honored to be a Master of Ceremonies for the festival again this year and will be more than happy to see you and point you in the right direction.

Visit the Spoonbread page for more information about the festival.

Introducing the Spotlight Sound Machine

The Spotlight Sound Machine
The Spotlight Sound Machine

The goal of this group is to eventually open auditions to the community and students to join once we are nicely situated in our new Berea campus.

This musical group will add to the offerings of the Spotlight Acting School as another avenue to teach performing, stage presence and musicianship. The group will also perform regularly to promote Spotlight Acting School and The Spotlight Foundation.

Currently this musical group is formed from staff members of the Spotlight Acting School and will be performing some of today’s latest hits with their own spin and style on Sunday, September 21 at 2:00 PM at the 18th annual Spoonbread Festival.

Don’t miss this debut performance and support the premiere of this musical group.