AuditionsHere are some things you should know before auditioning for Spotlight Acting School.

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EVERY CHILD IS CAST IN MOST SCHOOL PRODUCTIONS.

Don’t worry about whether or not your child will be accepted.

(Occasionally we cast a traveling show, bonus show, players show, or one that simply cannot accommodate everyone,
but it will be listed on the audition. Unless stated otherwise, you can safely assume every child gets cast.)

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AUDITION DETAILS: Each production will have a detailed description of the audition process.

To enroll, show up at one of the audition/registration events listed below or come by the
Playhouse for a tour. Call 859-661-0600 or email [email protected] for more information.

*In the case of inclement weather, illness, and technical issues, schedules are subject to change. We do not prorate any tuition. Tuition is based on 4 hours of instruction per month. We purposefully do not include Dress Week in our tuition calculations. This gives Spotlight as much as 10 hours of bonus instructional time that can more than make up for missed regular rehearsals.

*Holidays and Breaks – Spotlight shuts down for several Holidays and breaks. Spotlight does not budget the 5th Saturday in any 5 week month for tuition to allow for Holidays.  Additionally, we purposefully do not include Dress Week in our tuition calculations to make up for any extra time missed in regular rehearsals.

THE OUTCASTS
RUDY GRUNCH – Kai K.
MILLS – Theo M.

WHOOVER DRAMA CLUB
HARPER – Gannon S.
JAYDEN – Josi A.
LESLIE – Addyson F.
CHRIS – Lauren W.
COLLIN – Chase C.
RACHEL – Adalynn C.
ROBYN – Emery A.
JAVIER – Sydney R.
JAMIE – Anaeity M.
ALLEN – Landon S.
ISADORA – Paelyn M.
ALEX – Theo D.

WHOOVER ACADEMY STAFF
PRINCIPAL AUGUSTUS – Olivia K.
MRS. WOODS – Allison W.

THEATRE CRITICS
NEW YORK TIMES (Mrs. Grunch)- Avery B.
NY MAGAZINE- Robyn N.
REPORTER/BACKSTAGE MAGAZINE- Kyla M.
NY POST/ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY- Adrian M.
VARIETY- Tiffany R.

JUNIOR STARS (FLOWERS)
PIP, APPLE, TOT, RIBBON – lines to be divided by Gillian G., McKinley L., Ellie K., Phoenix M., Sophie G. and Nora M.

Annie Jr. Cast List   
 RED CASTBLUE CASTPURPLE CAST
 9:00-10:0010:00-11:0011:00-12:00
AnnieMcKinley L.Ellie D.Paelyn M.
HanniganTiffany R.Sydney R.Phoebe W.
GraceLillian C.Brooklyn P.Jhentri R.
WarbucksRyder N.Paxton D.Sam D.
MollyAdie A.Maddie H.Clara D.
PepperSienna P.Lauren W.Gillian G.
DuffyEva H.Ellie K.Ellie L.
KateMadison B.Abigail C.Hazel C.
TessieAlaina H.Alyssa P.Sophie G.
JulyColbie B.Kyla M.Nora M.
Star To BeAdalynn Co.Lauren W.Hazel C.
Lt. Ward/PolicemanBaylee T.Melonie T.Lauren O.
Drake/SandyAlyssa A.Elizabeth T.Avery B.
RoosterAdrian M.MJ C.Logan P.
LilyAdalynn Co.Emma S.Ellie T.
Appleseller/OrphanNatalie B.Josie L.River M.
 Saoirse P.Adelynn Cr.Phoenix M.
 Xanthe P. Addison K.

Everyone loves a good villain, and in Villain School, your entire cast gets the fun of playing the bad guy… or girl! The Villains’ Institute for Learning Evil (V.I.L.E.) is where all the famous storybook villains go to learn their wicked ways. Like any school, V.I.L.E. has its own social groups: The Monsters, who are always hungry and love to scare people; the Witches, who make a mean brew; the Convicts, who are expert thieves and con-artists; and the Misfits, who just don’t fit in. There are also the Evil Geniuses, who rule the school and are at the top of the food chain. But everything is turned upside down when the smart and talented new student, Frank Stein, shows up and challenges the status quo. Things get even worse when he falls head over heels in love… because love is strictly forbidden at Villain School. That’s why Heidi Jekyll, the object of Frank’s desire, wants nothing to do with him. That is, until the potion she concocts for the science fair goes awry, transforming her into a sugary sweet princess. Faced with potential expulsion and certain embarrassment, will the forces of evil ultimately tear them apart, or will true love prevail?

Auditions May 28 at 1:30 pm – The Spotlight Playhouse – Berea

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

All Students age 9-14 will be cast. (Adults may be used for a few guest roles)

Age waivers to older students are being granted. Students in the designated age range will be cast first where applicable.

Students will be expected to cold read and follow directions.

Monologues are not required but will be accepted and considered in the casting process.

Directed by Chad Hembree, and Jazzlyn Threlkeld

Rehearsals – Saturdays, 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm until Aug 6th (Frozen audition day)
Saturdays, 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm until performance dates.

Performances – November 4, 5, and 6

Should a 2nd cast be required to accommodate all the students we will most likely add a 2nd rehearsal time at 4:30pm -5:30pm on Saturdays. The 2nd cast would perform the same weekend.

The student will be enrolled at the audition. No pre-registration is required. Standard tuition to Spotlight Acting School is $85 per month before any discounts or financial aid. Adults filling guest roles do not have to enroll. For more information contact Mr. Chad at 859-661-0600 or email [email protected]

You’ll love this fanciful and heartwarming stage adaptation of the celebrated animated film. Join Anna, Elsa, Olaf, Sven, and all of your favorite characters as they embark on an epic, ice-filled journey of self-discovery, camaraderie, and the real meaning of true love. Adapted for young performers, this musical includes favorite Frozen songs such as “Love Is an Open Door,” “Do You Want to Build a Snowman?,” and “Let It Go,” as well as wonderful new songs from the Broadway production. This production of Frozen KIDS is sure to prove that “some people are worth melting for.”

Auditions August 6 at 2:00 pm – The Spotlight Playhouse – Berea

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

All Students age 4-9 will be cast.

Age waivers to older students are being granted.  Students in the designated age range will be cast first where applicable.

Students will be expected to sing a song and repeat a dance routine.

Monologues are not required but will be accepted and considered in the casting process. 

Directed by Daesha Miller, Chad Hembree, and Letha Hembree

Rehearsals – Saturdays, 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm (1st Cast) and 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm (2nd Cast)

Performances – November 11-13 (1st Cast) and November 18-20 (2nd Cast)

Standard tuition to Spotlight Acting School is $85 per month before any discounts or financial aid.  For more information contact Mr. Chad at 859-661-0600 or email [email protected] 

Based on one of Roald Dahl’s most poignantly quirky stories, Roald Dahl’s James and the Giant Peach JR. is a brand new take on this “masterpeach” of a tale. Featuring a wickedly tuneful score and a witty and charming book, this adventurous musical about courage and self-discovery is destined to be a classic.

When James is sent by his conniving aunts to chop down their old fruit tree, he discovers a magic potion that grows a tremendous peach, rolls into the ocean and launches a journey of enormous proportions. James befriends a collection of singing insects that ride the giant piece of fruit across the ocean, facing hunger, sharks and plenty of disagreements along the way.

AUDITIONS – August 27 at 10:00 am – The Spotlight Playhouse – Berea, KY

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

All Students age 14-18 will be cast.

Age waivers to younger students may be granted.  Students in the designated age range will be cast first. Please ask for age waivers early and know that you may not be cast in the show if all the roles are filled by the designated age range students. 

Students will be expected to sing a song and repeat a dance routine. 

Monologues are not required but will be accepted and considered in the casting process.  

Directed by Sarah Jeck, Jazzlyn Threlkeld, and Letha Hembree

Rehearsals – Saturdays, 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Performances – February 3-5, 2023

Standard tuition to Spotlight Acting School is $85 per month before any discounts or financial aid.  For more information contact Mr. Chad at 859-661-0600 or email [email protected]  

Enter into the world of make-believe, a place where toys learn to be good toys… at Toy Camp. Ted E. Bear, Princess Ann, Glow Toy, and others have come to Toy Camp to hopefully graduate and earn their price tags to be sold at toy stores. Not graduating from Toy Camp means certain doom at the Toy Dump! During their week at camp, our friends learn lessons in paying attention and practicing, overcoming both their fears and their weaknesses. With a subtle moral about liking yourself and having confidence if you want to be loved by others, each toy realizes that it is good at something. This award-winning, lighthearted show will have your audiences tapping their toes to a variety of easily produced songs, including the love ballad “I Go To Pieces” (sung by puzzle pieces Jig and Saw!), Cool Cat’s hip rap song, and “Things Are Ruff All Over, Rover,” sung by an Elvis-like hound dog.

Winner of the Shubert Fendrich Memorial Playwriting Contest

Auditions September 10 at 10:00 am – The Spotlight Playhouse – Berea

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

All Students age 4-11 will be cast.

Age waivers to older students are being granted.  Students in the designated age range will be cast first where applicable.

Students will be expected to sing a song and repeat a dance routine.

Monologues are not required but will be accepted and considered in the casting process. 

Directed by Daesha Miller, Chad Hembree, and Letha Hembree

Rehearsals – Saturdays, 9:00 am – 10:00 am (1st Cast) and 10:00 am – 11:00 am (2nd Cast)

Performances – January 13-15 (1st Cast) and January 20-22 (2nd Cast)

Standard tuition to Spotlight Acting School is $85 per month before any discounts or financial aid.  For more information contact Mr. Chad at 859-661-0600 or email [email protected] 

Legally Blonde Jr. Cast List

Elle Woods- Sydney H.
Margot/Ensemble- Kylie H.
Serena/Ensemble- Jade B.
Pilar/Ensemble- Callie H.
Kate/Ensemble- Kara P.
Warner Huntington III- Dylan M.
Winthrop/Ensemble- Jackson L.
Lowell/Ensemble- Lee E.
Pforzheimer/Judge/Ensemble- Reagan L.
Emmett Forrest- Brady S.
Aaron Scultz/Ensemble- Elliot H.
Sundeep Padamadan/Ensemble- Cerra M.
Enid Hoopes/Ensemble- Jasmine S.
Vivienne Kensington/Ensemble- Maddy R.
Whitney/Ensemble- Kylah C.
Kiki/Ensemble- Emery A.
Professor Callahan/Ensemble- Gannon S.
Paulette- Caraline P.
Brooke Wyndam/Ensemble- MacKenzie A.
Dewey- TBA
Chutney Wyndham/Ensemble- Emily F.
Garlen/Ensemble- Jenna F.
Kyle/Ensemble- Jonah H.
Saleswoman/Ensemble- Ellie T.
Store Manager/Ensemble- Addyson F.
Jet Blue Pilot/Ensemble- Kennedy L.
Grandmaster Chad/Ensemble- Chase C.
Prison Guard/Ensemble- Elise A.
Sabrina/Ensemble- Savannah D.
The ensemble roles consist of Waiters, Delta Nus, Frat Boys, Greek Chorus, Students, and Inmates. No role is small, especially in the world of Legally Blonde JR., where actors change hats quickly from character to character.
Assistant Director: Jazzlyn Threlkeld
Musical Director: Letha Hembree
Guest Choreographer: Kelly Alsip Fischer