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
Presented by The Spotlight Players.
“‘Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house, not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse.” But wait! A mouse is stirring – because Santa missed his house last year. Before you can say “Merry Christmas!”, we’re off on the wild adventures of a mouse, an elf, and a spunky little girl who just won’t take no for an answer. Don’t miss this joyful tribute to the holiday season!
“Such a playful spirit romps through ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas, you might think the show itself was a product of Santa’s workshop.” – The Washington Post
It’s the day after Thanksgiving, and all Ellie and her new husband, Jackson, want is to celebrate their first holiday season at home together. But their holiday peace and quiet quickly turns into holiday chaos when they are summoned to the security office at the local mall. Seems Ellie’s backwoods relatives were planning to surprise her with a visit, but first stopped at the store to pick up some paper goods. That’s when the trouble began. What they thought was a big-box store turned out to be a shopping mall full of frenzied Black Friday shoppers, and, of course, the hillbilly family ended up causing all sorts of trouble.
The Spotlight Playhouse
Fri, Nov 24 2017, 7:00PM
Sat, Nov 25 2017, 7:00PM
Sun, Nov 26 2017, 2:00PM
Join the Bluegrass Players as they bring another Christmas Murder Mystery to a happy ending.
Thu, Dec 14 2017, 6:30PM
Fri, Dec 15 2017, 6:30PM
Sat, Dec 16 2017, 6:30PM
The end of another season is here, but instead of being sad it is gone, we are happy for having the experience. Join us as we celebrate our many successes and gather with our friends to look forward to the next exciting season.
Location: Berea Campus (The Spotlight Playhouse, Churchill’s)
Date: July 8th
We will have grills rolling with lots of food, so plan on lunch with us.
Activities for all ages.
Newcomers and guests are welcome. Shorts tours and informational sessions will be held on a rotating basis for all three hours.
We are looking for some very talkative and imaginative children ages 4-6 for our upcoming production of Kids Say the Darndest Things. Please contact Chad at 859-661-0600 to schedule an appointment for and interview before July 8th.
Performances will be Aug 25-27 and Sept 1-2. Only two rehearsals are required.
This show is a joint venture fundraiser by The Spotlight Players and Spotlight Acting School. There is no tuition, but we are asking for a suggested donation of $60 for registration. This registration will include a 1/8 page spot in the program to honor your father or another important role model in your life. Additional spots will also be available in the program for purchase.
You will also receive a parent shirt. Additional shirts are available to cast members for $20 each. To receive a collared Polo style shirt please add $10 to your registration or additional Polo shirts are available to cast members for $30. This fundraiser shirt will be available to non-cast members on our season closing day in July, but not at this reduced price. So save a few bucks and show them off weeks early.
Auditions: May 20th, 4:00pm
Performances: June 16 & 17
Rehearsals: Beginning May 24th (Not every cast member will attend every rehearsal) – A Broadway tribute to Fathers schedule or See calendar here
Call 859-986-0423 for assistance. No child will be turned away, regardless of ability to pay.
– Registration fee $60.00
Audition Details: Participants will be expected to sing a solo and (optional) dance routine.
Proceeds go to benefit the Spotlight Acting School and its goal to never turn a student away regardless of ability to pay.
The Bluegrass Players present a 1980’s Themed Murder Mystery Dinner Show with a host of crazy characters. You’re invited to the 50th Anniversary of WJRK and the owner has big news to share if he can live that long.
May 4-6 – 6:30pm
May 7 – 1:30pm
The Spotlight Playhouse – Churchill’s
You may request celebrity status at the time of booking. As a celebrity, you will be provided a small prop to wear and may be given a card containing a short paragraph to read at the appropriate time in the show.
Tickets: (meal included)
Standard Admission $30
Senior (60+) $25
Box Office 859-756-0011
or purchase online.
Meal: Baked Chicken or Vegetarian Quiche
Mixed Greens Salad
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