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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 – 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.

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.

Three Tall Women

Winner of the 1994 Pulitzer Prize. This engaging examination of the life of one woman is one of the biggest hits to grace the stage.

“One of America’s finest playwrights. Edward Albee offers a new play so good it can only exist on the stage. A perfect illustration of why theater is an indispensable art.” —NY Times.

“A dazzler…Worthy of mention in the same breath as Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? and A Delicate Balance. THREE TALL WOMEN blazes as bright as a midsummer day. Electrifying and heartrending, each of Albee’s women is memorable…” —Wall Street Journal.

The Spotlight Playhouse
Fri, Jan 19 2018, 8:00PM
Sat, Jan 20 2018, 8:00PM
Sun, Jan 21 2018, 2:00PM

Tickets – $10 / Seniors $8 / Students $5
(On sale Jan. 5th)

The Aristocats Kids

Presented by Spotlight Acting School Ages 4-11

In the heart of Paris, a kind and eccentric millionairess wills her entire estate to Duchess, her high-society cat, and her three little kittens. Laughs and adventure ensue as the greedy, bumbling butler pulls off the ultimate catnap caper. Now it’s up to the rough-and-tumble alley cat, Thomas O’Malley, and his band of swingin’ jazz cats to save the day.

The Spotlight Playhouse
January 25-27  7:00pm
January 28  2:00pm
February 1-3  7:00pm
February 4  2:00pm

Tickets on Sale 1/12/2018

Madagascar A Musical Adventure JR. – Auditions – Ages 4-11

Join Alex the Lion, Marty the Zebra, Melman the Giraffe, Gloria the hip hip Hippo and, of course, those hilarious, plotting penguins as they bound onto your stage in the musical adventure of a lifetime.  Based on the smash DreamWorks animated motion picture, Madagascar – A Musical Adventure JR. follows all of your favorite crack-a-lackin’ friends as they escape from their home in New York’s Central Park Zoo and find themselves on an unexpected journey to the madcap world of King Julien’s Madagascar.

Alex the lion is the king of the urban jungle, the main attraction at New York’s Central Park Zoo. He and his best friends – Marty the zebra, Melman the giraffe and Gloria the hippo – have spent their whole lives in blissful captivity before an admiring public and with regular meals provided for them. Not content to leave well enough alone, Marty lets his curiosity get the better of him and makes his escape – with the help of some prodigious penguins – to explore the world.

Ages: 4-11

Auditions: Feb 17th, 9:00am

Campus: Berea

Rehearsals: 8:30am – 9:45am (Blue Cast)
9:45am – 11:00am (Purple Cast)

Performances:  June 14 – 17 (Blue Cast)
June 21 – 24 (Purple Cast)

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

Enrollment Information  – click here.

Magic Tree House: The Knight at Dawn KIDS – Auditions – Ages 4-9

Magic Tree House: The Knight at Dawn KIDS is an adaptation of the second of Mary Pope Osborne’s award-winning fantasy adventure books from the Magic Tree House book series, which has sold more than 100 million copies and is available in more than 100 countries around the world.  This time around, Jack and Annie’s tree house takes them to an age of knights in shining armor, where the two discover the power of hope and the true meaning of gallantry.

The two siblings, Jack and Annie, return to visit the magic tree house.  As they read a book about knights and the middle ages, Annie is intrigued by the Black Knight and the mysterious quest one must successfully complete before becoming a knight.  When she wishes to visit the castle in the book, the siblings are whisked away to medieval times.  They set off to learn more about the Black Knight and his quest, experiencing a grand medieval feast, escaping through secret tunnels and dancing with enchanted suits of armor, all in an effort to find their way back home.

Ages: 4-9

Auditions: March 3rd, 1:00pm

Campus: Richmond

Rehearsals: 1:00pm – 2:00pm (Blue Cast)
2:00pm – 3:00pm (Purple Cast)

Performances:  June 1 – 3 (Blue Cast)
June 8 – 10 (Purple Cast)

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

Enrollment Information  – click here.