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Upcoming Auditions / Enrollment Information

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

Accepted

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. Spotlight has a goal to never turn a student away with its Financial Aid, Work-Study, and Trade programs.

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.

STARS

The STARS program was created in 2018 as Spotlight Acting School’s way to target students that wanted a fully developed curriculum beyond what rehearsing a show could provide. We teach a lot of great skills in our regular shows and rehearsals, but there is simply not enough time to include everything we have to offer in one hour a week rehearsals. The STARS program challenges students to the next level with skill-building exercises, targeted classes, script readings, creative writing, broadcasting experiences, film experiences, and of course lots more live stage time than one show can allow.

To learn more or enroll in this exciting program  click here .

STARS – Spotlight Theatrical Arts Repertoire School

 


STARS (Ages 13-18)

STARS JR (Ages 6-12)

PRIVATE LESSONS

CABARETS

 


 STARS (Ages 13-18)

MISSION | AUDITION | TUITION

MISSION:
To challenge students to continually improve their skills by learning every possible aspect of the performing arts and to identify students that will excel in an arts-based college program or career.

AUDITION:

A simple audition process is required of all students seeking admission to the STARS program.  The audition will consist of a question and answer session aimed to assess the student’s maturity, focus ability, and attitude, followed by at least one or multiple of the following options.

  1. Perform a pre-approved monologue
  2. Perform a song from a contemporary or classic Broadway Musical
  3. Perform a solo dance routine. 

ACCEPTANCE or DENIAL

After the Audition process, the student can expect an accepted or denied notice within one hour. If accepted the Student will be immediately enrolled. If denied, the student will be invited to have a work session with a STARS director to discuss the problem areas and receive recommendations on how to correct them. A second audition may be scheduled upon the director’s approval that all the previous issues have been addressed.


STARS JR (Ages 6-12)

MISSION | AUDITION | TUITION

MISSION:
To introduce young students to every possible aspect of the performing arts and to identify students that will excel in the STARS program.

AUDITION:

A simple audition interview aimed to assess the student’s maturity, focus ability, and attitude is required of all students seeking admission to the STARS JR program.  Students not quite ready for STARS JR will be directed on what areas they need to work on and may request another interview when ready. 

ADVANCEMENT TO STARS

Students ages 11 and 12 may request an early advancement to the STARS Program by audition. The audition will consist of a question and answer session aimed to assess the student’s maturity, focus ability, and attitude, followed by at least one or multiple of the following options.

  1. Perform a pre-approved monologue
  2. Perform a song from a contemporary or classic Broadway Musical
  3. Perform a solo dance routine. 

At age 13 students enrolled in the STARS JR program will automatically advance to STARS with any audition required. 

ACCEPTANCE or DENIAL

After the Audition process, the student can expect an accepted or denied notice within one hour. If accepted the Student will be immediately enrolled. If denied, the student will be invited to have a work session with a STARS director to discuss the problem areas and receive recommendations on how to correct them. A second audition may be scheduled upon the director’s approval that all the previous issues have been addressed.


 

PRIVATE LESSONS

Private lessons are available for students seeking to further their skills in singing, acting, and writing. All private lessons are offered bi-weekly (Every other week) and are included in the Premium and Studio enrollment levels.  Students taking private lessons will be offered opportunities to perform in student recitals throughout the year.  Lessons missed due to the Director not being available or a student’s absence will be offered time slots for a make-up session for up to one week (7 days). After the week expires the lesson will be skipped if not completed. Only lessons skipped due to a director’s absence are eligible for a bill credit.  The bill credit is $15 per lesson as of 7/1/2021. 


 

CABARETS

Cabarets are the main performing outlet for the STARS students.  Preformed throughout the year, Cabarets are loosely themed variety shows that feature mostly group performances, but sometimes include solos or smaller acts.  All STARS and STARS JR students will perform in Cabarets, but smaller acts and solos must complete an audition process in front of the directors before being included.  Occasionally the directors or guests from the adult players will participate.  Cabaret Acts are held to the highest performance standards.


Affordable

TUITION

STARS is funded through tuition. STARS tuition is not eligible for financial aid; however, in keeping with Spotlight Acting School’s mission to make the arts accessible to every child the portion of Premium and Standard tuition used for Spotlight Shows may be eligible for assistance (Currently up to $85 per month). Contact Mr. Chad for more information about Financial Aid for STARS.  Additionally, every student and/or parent may work up to 8 hours a month to further offset tuition costs.  If fundraising does not cover travel expenses or other unusual costs then additional funding may be required. 

Premium Enrollment
(6-month commitment required)
$200 per month
($280 per month without 8 hours labor)  
Includes STARS Classes and Lab, Private Lessons, Multiple Overlapping Spotlight Acting School Shows.

Standard Enrollment
(6-month commitment required, upgrade anytime)
$140 per month
($220 per month without 8 hours labor)
Includes STARS Classes and Lab, and (1) One Spotlight Acting School Show.
(Overlapping shows will be billed at $40 each per month.)

Studio Enrollment
(6-month commitment required, upgrade anytime)
$100 per month
($180 per month without 8 hours labor)
Includes STARS Classes and Lab, and Private Lessons.

 

Arsenic and Old Lace Performances (June 11-20)

Performed by Spotlight Acting School students age 14-18

One of the greatest plays of all time.

Meet the Brewster sisters, the charming and innocent ladies who just happen to populate their cellar with the remains of socially and religiously “acceptable” roomers. Murderers? Say it isn’t so in this topsy turvy comedy that offers a laugh a minute. Combined with the antics of their nephew who thinks he is Teddy Roosevelt, and the activities of the other nephew—this show proves decade after decade that good humor is eternal.


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OH Those Summer Nights Summer Intensive Ages 9-Adult (June 14-26)

Announcing Spotlight’s Summer Intensive program, hosted by the STARS program.

Enrollment is open to any student ages 9-Adult.
Parents are highly encouraged to participate with their students.

A tribute to the ’50s and ’60s with all the fun you can stand!

We will rehearse over the span of two weeks in the afternoons with performances on June 25 and 26.   

Participants should sing and/or dance. You do not have to do both although we encourage all skill levels to at least try and let us make you a shining star on the stage.

We will learn several numbers to perform.  Some featuring dancing, some just featuring fun vocals. 

Rehearsals will be

June 14 / 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm
June 16 / 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm
June 17 / 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm
June 21 / 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm (This rehearsal will be at a park followed by the Spotlight Family Picnic EventTBA)
June 23 / 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm
June 24 / 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Performances

June 25, 7:00 pm and June 26, 7:00 pm
(These will be the anchor shows for our full weekend of fun including live bands, karaoke, car show, motorcycles, games, food, community dancing, and more all paying tribute to the 50s and 60s.)

Tuition

$90 — Students age 9-18 not currently enrolled in any Spotlight Program
$75 — Actively enrolled Spotlight Acting School Students 
$60 — STARS Program Students
No Extra Cost — STARS students who are enrolled in private lessons

Adults 19+ — No charge, donation accepted.

New Students, Spotlight Students, and STARS Students may use the convenient form below to register and pay.  Private lesson students, and adults please send an email to Mr. Chad if you want to participate.   –  [email protected]


Oh Those Summer Nights Enrollment
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We Are Monsters Enrollment Ages 4-9 (June 19)

Spotlight Acting School

Students Age 4-9

All Students age 4-9 will be cast.

Early enrollment all-day June 19 – (Get a free show shirt for early enrollment, Audition for parts July 17)

Enrollment and Audition: July 17 – 10:00am (Ages 4-9, All students will be cast)

Students will be expected to sing a song (Happy Birthday is fine) and follow instructions (Act like an animal, Show us a sad face, Etc.) Optional monologues will be accepted after the regular audition process.

We Are Monsters is a hilarious new musical that follows human kids into a monster cabaret filled with quirky monster characters. The adventurous humans uncover vegetarian vampires and rock n’ roll werewolves, gradually realizing there may be more to these monsters than meets the eye! Most importantly these monsters and kids discover the importance of friendship and celebrating in the attributes that make each of us different and unique. 

Age waivers to older 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. 

Tuition – Spotlight tuition is $85 per month before discounts or financial aid. 

Rehearsals – Saturdays 
9:00am – 10:00am Blue Cast 
10:00am – 11:00am Purple Cast

Performances – October 22-24 Blue Cast and October 29-31 Purple Cast