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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.

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.

Elf the Musical

ElfPresented by Spotlight Acting School

Buddy, a young orphan, mistakenly crawls into Santa’s bag of gifts and is transported to the North Pole. The would-be elf is raised, unaware that he is actually a human, until his enormous size and poor toy-making abilities cause him to face the truth. With Santa’s permission, Buddy embarks on a journey to New York City to find his birth father and discover his true identity. Faced with the harsh realities that his father is on the naughty list and his half-brother doesn’t even believe in Santa, Buddy is determined to win over his new family and help New York remember the true meaning of Christmas.

The Spotlight Theatre
Thur, Dec 7 2017, 7:00PM
Fri, Dec 8 2017, 7:00PM
Sat, Dec 9 2017, 7:00PM
Sat, Dec 9 2017, 2:00PM
Sun, Dec 10 2017, 2:00PM
Sun, Dec 10 2017, 7:00PM

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Legally Blonde the Musical

legally blonde logoPresented by Spotlight Acting School

A fabulously fun international award-winning musical based on the adored movie, Legally Blonde The Musical, follows the transformation of Elle Woods as she tackles stereotypes, snobbery and scandal in pursuit of her dreams. This action-packed musical explodes on the stage with memorable songs and dynamic dances. Equal parts hilarious and heart-warming, this musical is so much fun, it should be illegal!

The Spotlight Theatre
Fri, Nov 17 2017, 7:00PM
Sat, Nov 18 2017, 7:00PM
Sun, Nov 19 2017, 2:00PM

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The Grunch

Presented by Spotlight Acting School

✩ WINNER! 2012 Children’s Musical Theatre Festival, NYC ✩

Inspired by “The Grinch Who Stole Christmas”, The Grunch tells the story of Rudy Grunch, a grumpy 6th grader who always feels like an outsider. When the entire school gets excited about the annual school musical, he comes up with a perfect plan to ruin it for everyone; he’ll steal the sets, costumes and lights the night before it opens. But will the spirit of theatre prevail?

The Spotlight Theatre
Fri, Nov 3 2017, 7:00PM
Sat, Nov 4 2017, 7:00PM
Sun, Nov 5 2017, 2:00PM

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We Are Monsters Auditions Ages 4-9

We Are Monsters is a hilarious new musical that follows human kids into a monster cabaret filled with quirky monster characters. The adventurous humans uncover vegetarian vampires and rock n’ roll werewolves, gradually realizing there may be more to these monsters than meets the eye! Most importantly these monsters and kids discover the importance of friendship and celebrating in the attributes that make each of us different and unique.

Open to all Spotlight Acting School Students Ages: 4-9

Auditions Aug 19th, 3:00pm

Campus: Richmond Mall

Audition Details: Participants will be expected to cold read,  sing a solo and learn a dance routine.

 

Enrollment Information  – click here.

The Grunch Auditions Ages 9-14

Inspired by “The Grinch Who Stole Christmas”, The Grunch tells the story of Rudy Grunch, a grumpy 6th grader who always feels like an outsider. When the entire school gets excited about the annual school musical, he comes up with a perfect plan to ruin it for everyone; he’ll steal the sets, costumes and lights the night before it opens. But will the spirit of theatre prevail?

Open to all Spotlight Acting School Students Ages: 9-14

Aug 19th, 5:00pm

Campus: Richmond Mall

Audition Details: Participants will be expected to cold read,  sing a solo and learn a dance routine.

Rehearsals: Saturdays  from 1:30pm – 3:00pm beginning August 26 (See exact calendar here)

Performances: Nov 3-5

Enrollment Information  – click here

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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