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Shrek Jr. (Feb. 8-10)

Beauty is in the eye of the ogre in Shrek The Musical JR., based on the Oscar-winning DreamWorks Animation film and fantastic Broadway musical.  It’s a “big bright beautiful world” as everyone’s favorite ogre, Shrek, leads a cast of fairytale misfits on an adventure to rescue a princess and find true acceptance.  Part romance and part twisted fairy tale, Shrek JR. is an irreverently fun show with a powerful message for the whole family.

Once upon a time, in a far away swamp, there lived an ogre named Shrek.  One day, Shrek finds his swamp invaded by banished fairytale misfits who have been cast off by Lord Farquaad, a tiny terror with big ambitions. When Shrek sets off with a wisecracking donkey to confront Farquaad, he’s handed a task – if he rescues feisty princess Fiona, his swamp will be righted. Shrek tries to win Fiona’s love and vanquish Lord Farquaad, but a fairytale wouldn’t be complete without a few twists and turns along the way.

 

Performances:
February 8 – 10 (Blue Cast)
Fri-Sat 7:00pm
Sun 2:00pm

February 15-17 (Purple Cast)
Fri-Sat 7:00pm
Sun 2:00pm

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Singin’ in the Rain Auditions (Ages 9-14)

The “Greatest Movie Musical of All Time” is faithfully and lovingly adapted by Broadway legends Betty Comden and Adolph Green, from their original award-winning screenplay in Singin’ in the Rain JR. Hilarious situations, snappy dialogue and a hit-parade score of Hollywood standards make Singin’ in the Rain JR. a guaranteed good time for performers and audience members alike.

Singin’ in the Rain JR. has all the makings of a Tinseltown tabloid headline – the starlet, the leading man and a love affair that could change lives and make or break careers! In silent movies, Don Lockwood and Lina Lamont are a hot item, but behind the scenes, things aren’t always as they appear on the big screen! Meanwhile, Lina’s squeaky voice might be the end of her career in “talking pictures” without the help of a talented young actress to do the talking and singing for her.

Ages: 9-14

Auditions: February 16th, 9:00am

Rehearsals:
Saturdays Only
9:30am – 10:30am (Blue Cast)

Performances:  May 31, June 1, 2 (Blue Cast)

Audition Details: Participants will be expected to sing a solo and show expression while acting out directions.

Space Pirates! (Feb. 21-24)

Pirates! Aliens! Space Travel! Space Pirates tells the story of Gabby, a kid who gets picked on during a school trip to the museum. Everything quickly changes when an alien space ship accidentally beams Gabby and her classmates up to outer space. Things go from bad to worse when the alien space ship is suddenly attacked by SPACE PIRATES! It’s only after this whirlwind space adventure that Gabby becomes comfortable in her own skin, and her classmates appreciate her for who she is.

Performances:
February 22, 23, 24
Fri 7:00pm, Sat 7:00pm, Sun 2:00

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Junie B. Jones The Musical JR. Auditions (Ages 4-11)

From Marcy Heisler and Zina Goldrich, the creators who brought you Dear Edwina and Dear Edwina JR., comes Junie B. Jones The Musical JR. – a delightful adaptation of four of Barbara Park’s best-selling books, brought to life in a delightful adapatation created specifically for Broadway Junior performers. 

Join Junie B. on her first day of first grade, where many changes are in store: Junie’s best friend Lucille has found new best friends – and Junie B. makes friends with Herb, the new kid at school. While in Mr. Scary’s class Junie has trouble reading the blackboard – and she may need glasses. Add in a friendly cafeteria lady, an intense kickball tournament and a “Top-Secret Personal Beeswax Journal,” and first grade has never been more exciting.

Ages: 4-11

Auditions: February 23rd, 8:30am

Rehearsals:
Saturdays Only
8:30am9:30am (Blue Cast)
9:30am – 10:30am (Purple Cast)

Performances:  May 10, 11, 12 (Blue Cast)
May 17, 18, 19 (Purple Cast)

Audition Details: Participants will be expected to sing a solo and show expression while acting out directions.

High School Musical (Feb:28-Mar:3)

We’re all in this together in Disney Channel’s smash hit musical featuring the students of East High.

Disney Channel’s smash hit movie musical comes to life on your stage! Troy, Gabriella and the students of East High must deal with issues of first love, friends and family while balancing their classes and extracurricular activities.

It’s the first day after winter break at East High. The Jocks, Brainiacs, Thespians and Skater Dudes find their cliques, recount their vacations and look forward to the new year. Basketball team captain and resident jock, Troy, discovers that the brainy Gabriella, a girl he met singing karaoke on his ski trip, has just enrolled at East High. They cause an upheaval when they decide to audition for the high school musical that is being led by Ms. Darbus. Although many students resent the threat posed to the “status quo,” Troy and Gabriella’s alliance might just open the door for others to shine as well.

Performances:
Feb:28 – 7:00pm (Blue Cast)
Mar:1 – 7:00pm (Purple Cast)
Mar:2 – 3:00pm (Purple Cast)
Mar:2 – 7:00pm (Blue Cast)
Mar:3 – 2:00pm (Purple Cast)
Mar: 3 – 6:00pm (Blue Cast)

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A Midsummer Night’s Dream AUDITIONS (AGES 11-18) Mar. 2

A Midsummer Night’s Dream is a comedy written by William Shakespeare in 1596. It portrays the events surrounding the marriage of Theseus, the Duke of Athens, to Hippolyta, the Queen of the Amazons. The adventures include four young Athenian lovers and a group of six amateur actors who are controlled and manipulated by fairies who inhabit the forest. The play is one of Shakespeare’s most famous works and is widely performed around the world.

Ages: 11-18

Auditions March 2, 12:30pm

Rehearsals:
Saturdays Only
1:00pm – 2:00pm (Blue Group)
2:00pm – 3:00pm (Purple Group)

Performances:
June 7-9 (Blue Group)
June 14-16 (Purple Group)

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

The Importance of Being Earnest (Mar 8-10)

Oscar Wilde’s brilliantly clever comedic masterpiece, The Importance of Being Earnest, was once called by critic W.H. Auden, “the only pure verbal opera in English.” Earnest tells the story of two young gentlemen in London, who each live a double-life, creating elaborate deceptions to find some balance in their lives.  Oscar Wilde’s brilliant comedy captures audiences with both wit and charm while capturing the struggle of four passionate lovers trying to conform to expectations.

March 8 7:00pm
March  9 7:00pm
March 10 2:00pm

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OKLAHOMA! Auditions (All Ages) Mar 23

The Great American Musical!

Rodgers & Hammerstein’s first collaboration remains, in many ways, their most innovative, having set the standards and established the rules of musical theatre still being followed today.

Set in a Western Indian territory just after the turn of the century, the high-spirited rivalry between the local farmers and cowboys provides the colorful background against which Curly, a handsome cowboy, and Laurey, a winsome farm girl, play out their love story. Although the road to true love never runs smooth, with these two headstrong romantics holding the reins, love’s journey is as bumpy as a surrey ride down a country road. That they will succeed in making a new life together we have no doubt, and that this new life will begin in a brand-new state provides the ultimate climax to the triumphant OKLAHOMA!

Directed by Chad Hembree

AGES: Adults and Children of all ages

Audition Date: March 23, 3:00pm

Rehearsals:
Saturdays Full Cast
Some Weekday Evenings (Leads)

Performances:
June 21-29 (5 Performances – Fri/Sat/Sun then Fri/Sat)

Auditions:
Those auditioning for leads will need to sing a solo and/or read for non-singing roles.
Dancers will need to learn a short routine and repeat it.
Those seeking to be members of the ensemble/chorus are not required to audition, but are encourage to try.

The 2019 Spotlight Festival of Short Plays (Mar. 24-31)

March 24- 31
Get a pass to see all performances for the entire week for only $12.00.  Pass Link

Purchase before March 16th and save $2.00.

The Spotlight Festival of Short Plays has grown into a week-long event featuring some of the most talented writers and actors in the region.

Meet the Playwrights Reception March 24 – 4:00pm

  1. The Billards – Ty Cain (March 25 – 6:30pm)
  2. The Wall – Edwin Tait (March 25 – 7:30pm)
  3. My Little Eyes and Ears – Saylour Burchfield  (March 26 – 6:30pm)
  4. Sheltered Secrets – Patricia Watkins (March 26 – 7:30pm)
  5. Rewritten – Bonnie Fitzsimmons (March 27 – 6:30pm)
  6. Locks – Catherine Tait (March 27 – 7:30pm)
  7. Over Due Books – Hadley O’Bryan (March 28 – 6:30pm)
  8. Princess Hold’em – Ali King (March 28 – 7:30pm)
  9. Mean Spirited – Cassidy Jones (March 29 – 6:30pm)
  10.  Beasts of the Bluegrass – Marie Mitchell and Mason Smith (March 29 – 7:30pm)
  11. Revenge – Bethany Johnson (March 29 – 8:30pm)
  12. Ugh, Dad – By Arabella and John Huff (March 30 – 6:30pm)
  13. There’s No Wrigley Field – William McCann Jr.
    (March 30 – 7:30pm)

How to Succeed in Business without Really Trying (Apr. 12-14)

Performed by Spotlight Acting School students age 11-18

A satire of big business and all it holds sacred, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying follows the rise of J. Pierrepont Finch, who uses a little handbook called How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying to climb the corporate ladder from lowly window washer to high-powered executive, tackling such familiar but potent dangers as the aggressively compliant “company man,” the office party, backstabbing co-workers, caffeine addiction and, of course, true love.

Friday, April 12 – 7:00pm
Saturday, April 13 – 7:00pm
Sunday, April 14 – 2:00pm

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