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: Richmond

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

Chad & Letha Hembree Annual Christmas Open House

All friends and Spotlight supporters new and old are welcome to attend. We know it is a busy time of year, so come and go as you please. For over 15 years we have opened our home to family/friends, (and even friends of friends) for a joyous celebration of our favorite season. Come see the Christmas Village with over 200 structures now, sample delicious treats, and eat all the chocolate you can stand while sharing in great fellowship and conversation.

Dec. 22  –  6:00pm – 10:00pm

207 Elkin St.
Berea, KY

Disney’s Alice in Wonderland – Auditions – Ages 11-Adult

Presented by the Spotlight Players

AliceTravel down the rabbit hole and join Alice, one of literature’s most beloved heroines, in her madcap adventures featuring updated songs from Disney’s thrilling animated motion picture.

The ever-curious Alice’s journey begins innocently enough as she chases the White Rabbit.  Her adventures become increasingly more strange as she races the Dodo Bird, gets tied up with Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum, raps with a bubble-blowing Caterpillar and beats the Queen of Hearts at her own game!

Ages: 11-Adult

Auditions Dec 10th, 5:00pm & Dec 16th, 5:00pm

Rehearsals: Various evenings ranging from 6pm-10pm (Some absences are aceptable if predisclosed)

Campus: Richmond

Performances (Also see travel details below)
Fri Feb 9, 2018 7:00pm – 9:00pm
Sat Feb 10, 2018 7:00pm – 9:00pm
Sun Feb 11, 2018 2:00pm – 4:00pm
Thursday Feb 15 – Afternoon (1pm-5pm)
Friday Feb 16 – All day (8am – 5pm)
Thursday Feb 22 – Afternoon (1pm – 5pm)
Friday – Feb 23 – All day (8am-5pm)

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

THIS IS A TRAVELING PLAYERS SHOW PLEASE READ CAREFULLY BEFORE AUDITIONING.

  1. Casting in this show is not guaranteed.  Only the correct amount of cast needed to produce the show will be cast in this production.
  2. There is no cost to participate in this show, however, since this a charity promotional event for the school, we are asking all participants to voluntarily donate $30.00 toward the production to kick off the fundraiser.
  3. Anyone auditioning age 17 or younger must be enrolled in Spotlight Acting School.  If you are currently participating in another Spotlight Acting School show you are already enrolled.
  4. This show will travel on the following days with a goal to visit 6 area schools.  Attendance at all performances is mandatory. Alternative instruction detail sheets will be provided for students needing paperwork to turn in to schools for absences.
    Thursday Feb 15 – Afternoon (1pm-5pm)
    Friday Feb 16 – All day (8am – 5pm)
    Thursday Feb 22 – Afternoon (1pm – 5pm)
    Friday – Feb 23 – All day (8am-5pm)
  5. Rehearsals will be mostly in the evenings and will meet several times a week. Children will be released by 10pm at the latest.
  6. Costumes will be mostly provided, but any assistance will be appreciated.

School Enrollment Information  – click here.

Christmas Murder Mystery Dinner Show

Join the Bluegrass Players as they bring another Christmas Murder Mystery to a happy ending.

Tickets: $35, $20 Kids (Kids Meal), $30 Senior / Student (Full Meal)

Look on this event for a $5 coupon.

Full Meal – Chicken and Dumplings, Mashed Potatoes, Green Beans, Corn Bread, Salad, Apple Cobler w/ Ice Cream.

Kids Meal – Chicken Nuggets, Mashed Potatoes, Corn Bread, Apple Cobler w/ Ice Cream

Theme – The Redneck Comedy Barn Christmas Show is off to an already rocky start when the cast discovers someone is willing to kill to be the star of the show.

Thu, Dec 14 2017, 6:30PM
Fri, Dec 15 2017, 6:30PM
Sat, Dec 16 2017, 6:30PM

You Can’t Beat the House Cast 2018

Director – Chad Hembree
Assistant Director – Mary Harter
2nd Assistant – Alyssa Bustle
Manager – Misha Highland

Role Red Blue Purple
11:30am – 12:40pm 12:40pm – 1:50pm 1:50pm – 3:00pm
Merle Raighan Kelly Silas Durham Brady Sexton
Howie Will Harter Micheal Soens Caleb Kingston
Conrad Phoenix Bills Charles Banderman Ty Cain
Glenda Jessica Stone Kelsey McNeal Jenna Briggs
Courtney Alyssa Bustle Maria Soens Alyssa Bustle
Milo Ethan Hovermale Josh Arnold Nathaniel Kingston
Lillian Bailey Bullock Jayna Singleton Abbey Kingston
Zendoia Celia Shaffer Marie Banderman Celia Shaffer
Brittany Hadley O’Bryan Kylie Hammonds Kylie Hammonds
Fern Sydney Whitson Isabella Singleton Hermione Granger
Dress Rehearsal May 20-24 5:30pm May 6-9 5:30pm May 13-16 5:30pm
Perofmances May 26-28 May 10-13 May 17-20

First Rehearsal Dec. 16th – Scripts and updated parent sheets will be distributed. This is going to be an awesome experience for everyone involved.

You Can’t Beat the House – Auditions – Ages 11-18

2018 Cast List

“I’ve had trouble breaking into a house before but this is the first time I’ve had problems breaking OUT again!” So moans Merle to his partner, Howie. These two minor-league burglars have really met their match this time, it seems. They decided on a house only to find, after managing to get into the place, that it’s up for sale and before they can leave, Conrad and Glenda, prospective buyers, show up. Merle figures they have two choices – either pretend to be real estate agents or beat it, making the buyers suspect them and call in the police. Merle begins to show the house while Howie ducks out to get the car. Now the REAL real estate agent shows up and Merle has to juggle the couple and the agent. Finally, as Merle gets rid of the her and is about to show the door to Conrad and Glenda, Howie arrives with the news that their car has been towed away. Suddenly a cop shows up, saying the police are looking for two suspicious characters in the neighborhood. Next in the parade of oddball characters is Conrad’s secretary, then Glenda’s mother, then her medium, Madame Zenobia. Oh, yeah! The place, it turns out, is haunted! This screwball comedy is one wisecrack after another and proves once again that “You Can’t Beat the House.”

Ages: 11-18

Auditions Dec 2nd, 1:00pm

Campus: Berea

Rehearsals: 1:00pm – 2:15pm (Blue Cast)
2:15pm – 3:30pm (Purple Cast)
11:00am – 12:15PM (Red Cast)

Performances:  May 10 – 13 (Blue Cast)
May 17 – 20 (Purple Cast)
May 24 – 27 (Red Cast)

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

Enrollment Information  – click here.

Once Upon A Mattress Cast List 2018

Princess #12/Kitchen Wench Maria Soens
Wizard/Nightengale Tristan Winstead
Lady Larken Aden Amburgey
Queen Aggravain Cassidy Jones
Prince Dauntless Brooks Kidd
King Sextimus Caleb Rader
Jester Dylan Maynard
Sir Harry Will Black
Princess Winnifred Alyssa Wray
Sir Studley Micheal Soens
Lady Mabelle Izzy Barton
Lady Rowena Mya Hunt
Lady Merrill Tessa Pickle
Lady Lucille Bella Butler
Lady Helena Shayla Doll
Lady Sarah Kara Peters
Ensemble:

Lily Wickersham
Catherine Tait
Hana Elnahas
Sabrina Doll
Will Harter
Kenna Hale

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.