The Enchanted Bookshop Auditions Age 9-14 (Aug 28 – 1:30 pm)

During the day, A Likely Story may look like any other used bookstore. But at night, it’s a place where magic happens. That’s when the characters inside the books come alive. Six of those characters — Dorothy Gale, Robin Hood, Pollyanna, Sherlock Holmes, Heidi, and Tom Sawyer — long to help Margie, the scatterbrained owner, save her struggling store. But they’re not allowed to leave the building or be seen by human eyes. So when a pair of smugglers comes looking for a stolen necklace hidden inside one of the books, the characters are torn. Should they warn Margie and risk disappearing forever? Or can they find a way to defeat the crooks without being seen?

Featuring additional appearances by such beloved literary characters as the Queen of Hearts, Long John Silver, and Doctor Dolittle, this charming comedy celebrates the joy of reading in a fresh, fun-filled way.

You do not have to be currently enrolled in Spotlight Acting School to audition.

All children age 9-14 will be cast. Ages waivers will be granted without prior permission for auditions. Students not in the designated age range (9-14) are not guaranteed roles.

Students will be required to cold read a scene and follow the director’s instructions. Optional monologues will be accepted and will be considered for casting.

Spotlight is a tuition-based performing arts school. Standard tuition is $85 per month. Financial aid and work-study options are available and no student will be turned away.

We anticipate having two casts. We will call them Blue cast and Purple cast. The only difference is the rehearsal and performance times/dates. All rehearsals prior to dress week will be on Saturdays.

Rehearsals: (Beginning Sept 1st)
Blue Cast 10:00 am – 11:00 am (FYI: This overlaps We Are Monsters Blue and Seussical Purple)
Purple Cast 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Dress Rehearsals:
Blue Cast: Monday-Thursday Jan 17-20
Purple Cast: Monday-Thursday Jan 24-27

Blue Cast: Friday-Sunday Jan 21-23 (3 Performances)
Purple Cast: Friday-Sunday Jan 28-30 (3 performances)