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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.

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 – 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.

American Horror Stories – The Headless Horseman / Ghost Hunt

american horror featured2Presented by Spotlight Acting School

Spend an evening of suspense as the teenage troupe of Spotlight Acting School shares the Headless Horseman and Ghost Hunt.

The Headless Horseman is a new twist on The Legend of Sleepy Hollow while Ghost Hunt is based on a Civil War legend. Both are great shows and each last a little over an hour for a full evening of fun.

The Spotlight Playhouse
Thu, Nov 9 2017, 7:00PM
Fri, Nov 10 2017, 7:00PM
Sat, Nov 11 2017, 7:00PM
Sun, Nov 12 2017, 2:00PM

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The Carol Burnett Show / Kids Say the Darndest Things

Carol BurnettCarol Burnett is known as one of the most brilliant comedians of all times, and her Carol Burnett Show ran for 11 years, garnering 25 prime-time Emmy awards and was ranked number 16 on TV Guide’s 50 Greatest TV Shows of All Time and was listed as one of Time magazine’s 100 Best TV Shows of All Time.  The show originally ran on CBS from September 11, 1967, to March 29, 1978, for 279 episodes. Not a word in these scripts has been changed.

Kids SayA special presentation of Kids Say the Darndest Things will also be included with each performance.

The Spotlight Playhouse – Churchill’s
August – 25 & 26 – 7:00pm
August 27 – 2:00pm
September 1 & 2 – 7:00pm

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Presented by The Bluegrass Players, this hilarious show will be the perfect kick-off to The Spotlight Playhouse’s fantastic 2017/2018 season.  

Charlotte’s Web

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The Children’s Literature Association named this “the best American children’s book of the past two hundred years,” and Joseph Robinette, working with the advice of E.B. White, has created a play that captures this work in a thrilling and utterly practical theatrical presentation.

The Spotlight Players present this spectacular show as part of the 2017/2018 Theatre for Young Audiences series. As part of the series, the show will be traveled to local elementary schools after performing at the Playhouse. Adults and children alike will enjoy this tale of friendship, love, and loss.

The Spotlight Playhouse
September 8 – 7:00pm
September 9 – 7:00pm
September 10 – 2:00pm

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Disney’s Cinderella Kids

4047cinderellaPresented by the Spotlight Acting School.

Poor Cinderella is endlessly mistreated by her wicked stepmother and stepsisters and denied a chance to go to the royal ball. With a little help from her mice friends – and a lot of help from her Fairy Godmother – Cinderella’s dreams come true. She goes to the ball, meets the Prince and falls in love!

The Spotlight Playhouse
Thu, Sep 28 2017, 7:00PM
Fri, Sep 29 2017, 7:00PM
Sat, Sep 30 2017, 7:00PM
Sun, Oct 1 2017, 2:00PM
Thu, Oct 5 2017, 7:00PM
Fri, Oct 6 2017, 7:00PM
Sat, Oct 7 2017, 7:00PM
Sun, Oct 8 2017, 2:00PM

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Dracula: The New World 2017

Presented by the Bluegrass Players

On the run, Dracula finds himself thousands of miles away from Europe as he looks for a fresh start away from those who pursue him. His own arrogance once again does him in. This fast paced high-intensity thriller is an audience favorite and has become a regular each season.

The Spotlight Playhouse
Thu, Oct 26 2017, 7:00PM
Fri, Oct 27 2017, 7:00PM
Sat, Oct 28 2017, 7:00PM
Sun, Oct 29 2017, 2:00PM
Mon, Oct 30 2017, 7:00PM

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