Charla Gilbert – Truvy Jones
Alyssa Bustle – Annelle Dupuy-DeSoto
Sally Shepherd – Clairee Belcher
Kyrsten Daugherty – Shelby Eatenton-Latcherie
Paula Davis – M’Lynn Eatenton
Letha Hembree – Ouiser Boudreaux
All who are not in both casts are invited and welcome to be the technicians and backstage help for the opposite cast. That way, you can be part of both groups and gain as much experience
Updated 2/20/20 – 10:30pm
||Witch of the North/Glinda
||Wicked Witch of the West
||Wizard of Oz/Winkie #2
||Munchkin #1/Winkie #1
||Munchkin #2/Master Winkie
||Soldier with the Green Whiskers
Here are some things you should know before auditioning for Spotlight Acting School.
EVERY CHILD IS CAST IN SCHOOL PRODUCTIONS.
Never worry about whether or not your child will be accepted.
AUDITION DETAILS: Each production will have a detailed description of the audition process.
For TUITION RATES, DISCOUNTS, or FINANCIAL AID information click here.
CLOSED REHEARSALS: Rehearsals are closed to visitors and parents. Please inform anyone that may be providing transportation to your child that they will need to wait outside or go somewhere else during rehearsal.
To enroll, show up at one of the audition/registration events listed below or come by the Playhouse any day for a tour. Call 859-756-0011 for more information.
*In the case of inclement weather, schedules are subject to change.
Open to all Ages (Students age 4-18 must enroll (Can be completed the day of audition) or already be enrolled in Spotlight Acting School – This is a bonus show for students currently enrolled. Contact the office for more information.)
Told entirely through song with the help of a main character Narrator, the musical follows the life of preferred son Joseph. After being sold into slavery by his brothers, he ingratiates himself with Egyptian noble Potiphar, but ends up in jail after refusing the amorous advances of Potiphar’s wife. While imprisoned, Joseph discovers his ability to interpret dreams, and he soon finds himself in front of the mighty but troubled, Elvis-inspired, Pharaoh. Joseph’s solution to Egypt’s famine elevates him to Pharaoh’s right-hand man and reunites him with his family.
This incredible musical experience features a live band, riveting storytelling, exciting dances, and beautiful melodies. Co-directed by Chad Hembree and Sarah Jeck with Musical Director Letha Hembree this show will be the biggest of the season.
Participants should expect to:
1. Sing part of a song (Preferably a show tune)
2. Move or dance as instructed
3. Possibly read from the script.
4. Optional monologues will be accepted at the end of the group auditions.
Present by the Bluegrass Players
Director Jeremy Grant brings us the show that was created by three inspired, charismatic comics that honed their pass-the-hat act at Renaissance fairs. The show premiered their preposterous masterwork at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in 1987. It quickly became a worldwide phenomenon, earning the title of London’s longest-running comedy after a decade at the Criterion Theatre. Featured are all 37 of Shakespeare’s plays, meant to be performed in 97 minutes. Fast-paced, witty, and physical, it’s full of laughter for Shakespeare lovers and haters alike.
Friday, Feb 21 – 8:00 pm
Saturday, Feb 22 – 8:00 pm
Sunday, Feb 23 – 2:00 pm
Friday, Feb 28 – 8:00 pm
Saturday, Feb 29 – 8:00 pm
Presented by the Bluegrass Players
Three gods come to a poor village in search of one good person. They find one in a prostitute. She is hospitable to them, and in return they give her 100 pieces of money. With this she buys a tobacco store and liberally gives board and room to the needy and to parasites as well. Director Tony Crachiolo brings this incredible and entertaining story to life featuring an intergenerational cast.
Friday, Mar 6 – 8:00 pm
Saturday, Mar 7 – 8:00 pm
Sunday, Mar 8 – 2:00 pm
Friday, Mar 13 – 8:00 pm
Saturday, Mar 14 – 8:00 pm
Presented by the Spotlight Acting School
Performed by students ages 9-14
Sherlock Holmes and his faithful sidekick, Dr. John Watson, have left on an extended holiday throughout Europe, leaving their nieces—Shirley Holmes and Jennie Watson—to keep an eye on the famous flat at 221B Baker Street. Shirley, studying logic, and Jennie, studying medicine, are busy preparing for upcoming exams when there’s a knock on the door. It’s Dr. Maxine Mortimer and Sir Henry Baskerville, who’ve come to seek the assistance of the famous Sherlock Holmes. Sir Charles Baskerville has died a mysterious death. Is he the most recent victim of the Curse of the Baskervilles—a curse linked to the nightmarish tales of a supernatural hound that haunts the murky moors of Devonshire? There’s no time to recall Holmes and Watson from their trip. In this fast-paced adaptation, full of wailing hounds, thundering hooves, and the slithering mists of the moor, Shirley and Jennie follow the trail of evidence and intrigue until, at last, they are confronted by the ravenous Hound itself!
Friday, Mar 20 – 6:30 pm
Saturday, Mar 21 – 6:30 pm
Sunday, Mar 22 – 2:00 pm
Friday, Mar 27 – 6:30 pm
Saturday, Mar 28 – 6:30 pm
Sunday, Mar 29 – 2:00 pm
Presented by Spotlight Acting School
Performed by students ages 4-9
Magic Tree House: Dinosaurs Before Dark KIDS is an adaptation of the first of Mary Pope Osborne’s award-winning fantasy adventure books from the Magic Tree House book series, which has sold more than 100 million copies and is available in more than 100 countries around the world. Jack and Annie’s tree house transports them back in time to the age of the dinosaurs, where the siblings courageously learn that things are not always what they seem.
Siblings, Jack and Annie, discover a tree house full of books while exploring one afternoon. Jack looks through a book about dinosaurs and wishes he could see a real one. Suddenly, the wind begins to blow and the tree house starts to spin wildly. When it finally stops, Jack and Annie open their eyes to find they have been transported back to the time of the dinosaurs. Jack and Annie have a harrowing adventure, befriending some dinosaurs along the way as they try to make their way back home.
Friday, April 3 – 6:30 pm
Saturday, April 4 – 6:30 pm
Sunday, April 5 – 2:00 pm
Thursday, April 9 – 6:30 pm
Friday, April 10 – 6:30 pm
Saturday, April 11 – 6:30 pm
Presented by the Spotlight Players
Director Chad Hembree brings this timeless classic to the Playhouse stage. When Elwood P. Dowd starts to introduce his imaginary friend, Harvey, a six-and-a-half-foot rabbit, to guests at a society party, his sister, Veta, has seen as much of his eccentric behavior as she can tolerate. She decides to have him committed to a sanitarium to spare her daughter, Myrtle Mae, and their family from future embarrassment. Problems arise, however, when Veta herself is mistakenly assumed to be on the verge of lunacy when she explains to doctors that years of living with Elwood’s hallucination have caused her to see Harvey also! The doctors commit Veta instead of Elwood, but when the truth comes out, the search is on for Elwood and his invisible companion.
Friday, April 3 – 8:00 pm
Saturday, April 4 – 8:00 pm
Sunday, April 5 – 2:00 pm
Friday, April 10 – 8:00 pm
Saturday, April 11 – 8:00 pm