Category Archives: Show

Oklahoma (June 21 – 29)

Presented by the Spotlight Players and the Spotlight Sound Machine Band

Rodgers & Hammerstein’s first collaboration remains, in many ways, their most innovative, having set the standards and established the rules of musical theatre still being followed today. Set in a Western Indian territory just after the turn of the century, the high-spirited rivalry between the local farmers and cowboys provides the colorful background against which Curly, a handsome cowboy, and Laurey, a winsome farm girl, play out their love story. Although the road to true love never runs smooth, with these two headstrong romantics holding the reins, love’s journey is as bumpy as a surrey ride down a country road. That they will succeed in making a new life together we have no doubt, and that this new life will begin in a brand-new state provides the ultimate climax to the triumphant OKLAHOMA!

Friday, June 21  –  7 pm
Saturday, June 22  –  7 pm
Sunday, June 23  –  2 pm

Friday, June 28  –  7 pm
Saturday, June 29  –  7 pm

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THE MERCHANT OF VENICE (AUG 2-10)

Presented by The Spotlight Players

Shylock asks for a pound of flesh as part of a loan contract (weird), Bassanio agrees to it (weirder), and Portia saves the day by cross-dressing and pretending to practice the law (perfectly normal).

Friday, Aug 2  –  8pm
Saturday, Aug 3  –  8 pm
Sunday, Aug 4  –  2:00 pm

Friday, Aug 8  –  8 pm
Saturday, Aug 10  –  8 pm

The Rainbow Fish Musical (Aug 9 – 11)

Presented by the Spotlight Acting School.

Performed by students age 4-9.

Everybody loves the international bestseller and award-winning book, The Rainbow Fish, with its wonderful message of friendship and belonging. Now the magical, colorful world of the deep blue sea comes to life on stage! This large-cast musical features a variety of charming school and sea-creature characters who admire the famous Rainbow Fish, the most beautiful fish in all the ocean. With a bubbly, energetic score and a script that invites wonderful creativity and flexibility, the universal message at the heart of this one-of-a-kind musical becomes much more than just a simple children’s story.

Friday, Aug 9  –  6:30 pm
Saturday, Aug 10  –  6:30 pm
Sunday, Aug 11  –  2:00 pm

Little Shop of Horrors (Aug 16 – 24)

Presented by the Spotlight Acting School

Performed by advanced students Age 14-18

A deviously delicious Broadway and Hollywood sci-fi smash musical, Little Shop Of Horrors has devoured the hearts of theatergoers for over 30 years. Howard Ashman and Alan Menken (Disney’s The Little Mermaid, Beauty And The Beast, and Aladdin) are the creative geniuses behind what has become one of the most popular shows in the world.

Friday, Aug 16  –  8 pm
Saturday, Aug 17  –  8 pm
Sunday, Aug 18 –  2 pm

Friday, Aug 23 –  8 pm
Saturday, Aug 24  –  8 pm

FROG AND TOAD THEATER FOR YOUNG AUDIENCES (AUG 30-31)

Presented by the Spotlight Players

Waking from hibernation in the Spring, Frog and Toad plant gardens, swim, rake leaves, go sledding and learn life lessons along the way. The two best friends celebrate and rejoice in the differences that make them unique and special. Part vaudeville, part make believe… all charm, Frog and Toad tells the story of a friendship that endures throughout the seasons.

The jazzy, upbeat score of Frog and Toad bubbles with melody and wit, making it an inventive, exuberant and enchanting musical, perfect for introducing theatre to youngsters while keeping adults entertained, as well.

Friday,  Aug 30  –  6:30 pm
Saturday,  Aug 31  –  6:30 pm

Travel Dates: Sept. 3,4,5,10,11,12



The Drowsy Chaperone (Sept 6 – 14)

Presented by the Bluegrass Players

Winner of five Tony Awards, including Best Book and Best Original Score, The Drowsy Chaperone features one show-stopping song and dance number after another.

With the houselights down, a man in a chair appears on stage and puts on his favorite record: the cast recording of a fictitious 1928 musical. The recording comes to life and The Drowsy Chaperone begins as the man in the chair looks on. Mix in two lovers on the eve of their wedding, a bumbling best man, a desperate theatre producer, a not-so-bright hostess, two gangsters posing as pastry chefs, a misguided Don Juan and an intoxicated chaperone, and you have the ingredients for an evening of madcap delight.

Friday, Sept 6  –  8 pm
Saturday, Sept 7  –  8 pm
Sunday, Sept 8  –  2 pm

Friday, Sept 13  –  8 pm
Saturday, Sept 14  –  8 pm

Beauty and the Beast Jr. (Sept 20 – 29)

Presented by the Spotlight Acting School

Performed by students ages 9-14

The classic story tells of Belle, a young woman in a provincial town, and the Beast who is really a young prince trapped under the spell of an enchantress. If the Beast can learn to love and be loved, the curse will end, and he will be transformed to his former self. But time is running out. If the Beast does not learn his lesson soon, he and his household will be doomed for all eternity.

Friday, Sept 20  –  6:30 pm
Saturday, Sept 21  –  6:30 pm
Sunday, Sept 22  –  2:00 pm

Friday, Sept 27  –  6:30 pm
Saturday, Sept 28  –  6:30 pm
Sunday, Sept 29 –  2:00 pm

Finally: A Broadway Revue (SEPT 20-28)

Presented by the Spotlight Players

Finally, many of our Spotlight Players are getting to perform songs from their most beloved musicals. That is the premise for this fun-filled evening of musical storytelling, as our very own Spotlight Players present songs they have always wanted to perform on stage but never had the chance to sing before. Created and directed by veteran Spotlight Player and Morehead State University Theater Graduate Kyrsten Daugherty, this show will kick off the Spotlight 2019/2020 season with a new experience for the audience and performers alike.

Friday, Sept 20  –  8 pm
Saturday, Sept 21  –  8 pm
Sunday, Sept 22  –  3:30 pm

Friday, Sept 27  –  8 pm
Saturday, Sept 28  –  8 pm

Winnie the Pooh Kids (Oct 4-13)

Presented by the Spotlight Acting School.

Performed by students ages 4-9.

Welcome to the Hundred Acre Wood, where Winnie the Pooh is once again in search of honey. Along the way, he meets his pals, Tigger, Piglet, Rabbit, and Owl, but soon discovers that Christopher Robin has been captured by the mysterious Backson! As they prepare for a rescue operation, the animals learn about teamwork, friendship and, of course… sharing snacks.

Friday, Oct 4  –  6:30 pm
Saturday, Oct 5  –  6:30 pm
Sunday, Oct 6  –  2:00 pm

Friday, Oct 11  –  6:30 pm
Saturday, Oct 12  –  6:30 pm
Sunday, Oct 13  –  2:00 pm

Tuned in for Murder Dinner Show (Oct 4-12)

Presented by the Bluegrass Players

Completely revamped for this season, Tuned in for Murder is a fan favorite 1980’s Themed Murder Mystery Dinner Show. Written by local playwright and director Chad Hembree, this zany mystery delights audiences with a host of crazy characters. You’re invited to the 50th Anniversary of WJRK, and the owner has big news to share-if he can live that long.

You may request celebrity status at the time of booking. As a celebrity, you will be provided a small prop to wear and may be given a card containing a short paragraph to read at the appropriate time in the show. Celebrity roles are limited.

Friday, Oct 4  –  8 pm
Saturday, Oct 5  –  8 pm

Friday, Oct 11  –  8 pm
Saturday, Oct 12  –  8 pm