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DeCeased Disaster – An Online Murder Mystery

All the STARS students will be participating in on last entirely online project before returning to class on July 11th.

This online murder mystery is being shot as a detective-style drama with each STARS student playing the role of a suspect.

STARS must create a character background, name, and any other details by June 11.  Send it to Mr. Chad chad@spotlightactingschool.com. Mr. Chad will inform the murderer who they are and only they will know.  Everyone else will need to come up with an alibi and the character’s stories will be blended together at the next STARS Lab June 15.

The recording will take place online with each individual student then edited together.

The scenario is:

Mr. DeCeased is hosting his annual Halloween costume party. About halfway through the party Mr. DeCecease disappears.  The costumed patrons slowly say their goodbyes and leave. The last patron looks for Mr DeCeased and does not find him, so they assume he may be in the bathroom and lock the door behind them when they leave.  The next morning the maid finds Mr. DeCeased’s body and calls the police.  Each suspect is interviewed by the detective, but only one of them is guilty. Who is it? Why did they do it? Only Mr. DeCeased and the murder know the answer.

 

Upcoming Auditions / Enrollment

AuditionsHere 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.

Spotlight Summer Arts Camps 2020

WEEK CAMPS DAY CAMP
WEEK CAMPS

June 8-12  and/or  July  6-10
(Each week will be a different experience.)

  • Ages: Kindergarten- 8th Grade
  • Where: The Spotlight Playhouse
  • When:  8am-4pm(Drop off will begin at 7:45)
  • Cost: $100
  • Space is Limited.
  • Reserve your spot online today!
  • Breakfast, lunch, and a snack will be provided to campers.
  • We recommend that campers bring along a water bottle or two.
  • Students will take part in 6 classes each day.
  • Classes will include musical theater dance, design(set/costumes), stage makeup, visual art, music, acting, etc.
  • We have a full week of FUN prepared!
  • At the end of the week(Friday) we will have a short performance to show parents/families what we have been working on.

Week(s)
Students Name
Student’s Age



DAY CAMP

June 22

    • Ages: Kindergarten- 8th Grade
    • Where: The Spotlight Playhouse
    • When:  8am-4pm(Drop off will begin at 7:45)
    • Cost: $30
    • Space is Limited.
    • Reserve your spot online today!
    • Breakfast, lunch, and a snack will be provided to campers.
    • We recommend that campers bring along a water bottle or two.
    • Students will take part in a full day of classes.
    • Classes will include musical theater dance, visual art, music, acting, etc.
    • We have a full day of FUN prepared!

Students Name
Student’s Age


The Hound of the Baskervilles: A Comic Thriller Starring Shirley Holmes and Jennie Watson

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!

All performances have been postponed until further notice.

Magic Tree House: Dinosaurs Before Dark

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.

All performances have been postponed until further notice.

Harvey

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.

All performances have been postponed until further notice.

Frozen

Presented by the Spotlight Acting School

Performed by students ages 14-18

A story of true love and acceptance between sisters, Frozen Jr. expands upon the emotional relationship and journey between Princesses Anna and Elsa. When faced with danger, the two discover their hidden potential and the powerful bond of sisterhood. With a cast of beloved characters and loaded with magic, adventure, and plenty of humor, Frozen is sure to thaw even the coldest heart!

All performances have been postponed until further notice.

Music Man Jr.

Presented by the Spotlight Acting School

Performed by students ages 9-14

Master showman Harold Hill is in town and he’s got “seventy-six trombones” in tow. Can upright, uptight Marian, the town librarian, resist his powerful allure? The story follows fast-talking traveling salesman, Harold Hill, as he cons the people of River City, Iowa, into buying instruments and uniforms for a boys’ band he vows to organize. The catch? He doesn’t know a trombone from a treble clef. His plans to skip town with the cash are foiled when he falls for Marian, whose belief in Harold’s power just might help him succeed in the end in spite of himself.

All performances have been postponed until further notice.

Giants in the Sky Cast 2020

Giants in the Sky
Saturdays at 9:30
Heeshee Ava M.
Bert Landon S.
Finn Adalyn C.
Yorg Barrick G.
Mel Jackson L.
Vin Nadia M.
Olin Maya C.
Row Sienna P.
Sye Madison K.
Abe Paelyn M.
Jordan Tiffany R.
Phlem Elizabeth T.
Ike Adrian M.
Jed Theo D.
Allie Clara D.
Quale/Student Robyn N.
Cal/Student Jackson H.
Sven/Student Evan H.
Pat/Student Xanthe P.
Bev/Gamer Adie A.
Zeek/Gamer McKinley L.
Ernst/Gamer Macy M.
Gene/Gamer Maddie M.

Music Man Jr Cast List 2020

Rehearsal Time: 10:30-12:00
1 1/2 hour rehearsal each Saturday

Performance Weekend: May 8-10

Harold Hill – Dylan M.


Marcellus – Ty C.


Charlie Cowell – Gannon S.


Mayor Shinn – Silas C.


Eulalie Shinn – Catherine T.


Marian – Kylie H.


Mrs. Paroo – Callie H.


Amaryllis – Grace G.


Winthrop – Carter B.


Tommy – Theo M.


Zaneeta – Bella C.


Alma – Hannah P.


Ethel – Kara P.


Constable Locke/Wan Tan Ye/Towns – Embry S.


Gracie Shinn – Sienna P.


Maud – Larkin M.


Conductor – Kenna H.


Mrs. Squires – Shelby L.


Salesman #1/Towns – Sarah A.


Salesman #2/Towns – Leah A.


Salesman #3/Towns – Gabby W.


Salesman #4/Towns – Briley D.


Salesman #5/Towns – Arabella H.


Boy’s Band/Towns – Dillan D.


Boy’s Band/Towns – Daegan B.


Boy’s Band/Towns – Noah H.


Wan Tan Ye/Towns – Lydia A.


Wan Tan Ye/Towns – Tiffany R.


Wan Tan Ye/Towns – Lily R.


Wan Tan Ye/Towns – Paxton D.