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.

TUITION:
Up to 5 Month Continuous Enrollment $85.00 per month
6 Month to 11 Month Continuous Enrollment $75.00 per month
12+ Month Continuous Enrollment $65.00 per month

DISCOUNTS: Multi-child discounts available and affordable.

FINANCIAL AID: Call 859-986-0423 for questions about assistance.

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 859-661-0600 for more information.

*In the case of inclement weather, schedules are subject to change.

The Best Christmas Pageant Ever (Nov 23-Dec 01)

A Christmas Double Feature presented by the Spotlight Players

The Best Christmas Pagent Ever

In this hilarious Christmas classic, a couple struggling to put on a church Christmas pageant is faced with casting the Herdman kids–probably the most inventively awful kids in history. You won’t believe the mayhem – and the fun – when the Herdmans collide with the Christmas story head on!

Black and Blue Friday

It’s the day after Thanksgiving, and all Ellie and her new husband, Jackson, want is to celebrate their first holiday season at home together. But their holiday peace and quiet quickly turns into holiday chaos when they are summoned to the security office at the local mall. Seems Ellie’s backwoods relatives were planning to surprise her with a visit, but first stopped at the store to pick up some paper goods. That’s when the trouble began. What they thought was a big-box store turned out to be a shopping mall full of frenzied Black Friday shoppers, and, of course, the hillbilly family ended up causing all sorts of trouble. As Ellie’s family unravels their hysterical stories — like Ellie’s brothers trying to take a ride on the fancy moving staircase only to find themselves sliding around on the ice rink and taking out Santa’s village — one simple truth is revealed. These country bumpkins might not know much about modern-day living, but they sure do understand what the holiday season is about… and it ain’t shopping.

Saturday, Nov 23  –  7:00 pm
Sunday, Nov 24 –  2:00 pm

Friday, Nov 29  –  7:00 pm
Saturday, Nov 30  –  7:00 pm
Sunday, Dec 01 –  2:00 pm


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Black and Blue Friday (Nov 23-Dec 01)

A Christmas Double Feature presented by the Spotlight Players

The Best Christmas Pagent Ever

In this hilarious Christmas classic, a couple struggling to put on a church Christmas pageant is faced with casting the Herdman kids–probably the most inventively awful kids in history. You won’t believe the mayhem – and the fun – when the Herdmans collide with the Christmas story head on!

Black and Blue Friday

It’s the day after Thanksgiving, and all Ellie and her new husband, Jackson, want is to celebrate their first holiday season at home together. But their holiday peace and quiet quickly turns into holiday chaos when they are summoned to the security office at the local mall. Seems Ellie’s backwoods relatives were planning to surprise her with a visit, but first stopped at the store to pick up some paper goods. That’s when the trouble began. What they thought was a big-box store turned out to be a shopping mall full of frenzied Black Friday shoppers, and, of course, the hillbilly family ended up causing all sorts of trouble. As Ellie’s family unravels their hysterical stories — like Ellie’s brothers trying to take a ride on the fancy moving staircase only to find themselves sliding around on the ice rink and taking out Santa’s village — one simple truth is revealed. These country bumpkins might not know much about modern-day living, but they sure do understand what the holiday season is about… and it ain’t shopping.

Saturday, Nov 23  –  7:00 pm
Sunday, Nov 24 –  2:00 pm

Friday, Nov 29  –  7:00 pm
Saturday, Nov 30  –  7:00 pm
Sunday, Dec 01 –  2:00 pm


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Christmas Vendor Fair and Open House (Nov. 30th)

Come join the 2nd Annual Christmas Vendor Fair and Open House Nov. 30th. Vendors of all sorts will be selling their seasonal appropriate goodies and gifts at the Playhouse from 9am until 7pm. Backstage tours of the Playhouse and informational talks will be given throughout the day. It’s a great way to get to know your local community theater and Acting School while doing some great shopping.
 
For vendors:
-Spaces are 8′ x 8′
-Tables are not provided.
-We have plenty of chairs.
-Basic electric for computers, printers, chargers is available.
-Spaces are $30 each for the day
-Only one vendor per company (31, Avon, Mary Kay, etc.)
-First come first serve.
-Please plan to stay the entire event (9:00am to 7:00pm)
-Setup is Friday afternoon from 5pm-7pm or Saturday 8am-9am
-Vendors may tear down quietly at 7pm Saturday evening during the show or may optionally tear down Sunday afternoon 1pm-2pm or 4pm-5pm.
-Call Mr. Chad at 859-661-0600 to reserve a space or for more info

The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged) Auditions Age 14+ (Dec. 5, 6pm)

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.

Twas the Week After Christmas (Dec 13-22)

Presented by Spotlight Acting School

Performed by students ages 4-9

A hilarious and heartwarming story about what happens when the North Pole loses the Christmas Spirit. It’s been years since the Elves and Reindeer have gotten along. The Reindeer egos are high, and Elves’ productivity is low. Will a week of vacation help remind the Elves and Reindeer what Christmas is all about?

Friday, Dec 13  –  6:30 pm
Saturday, Dec 14  –  6:30 pm
Sunday, Dec 15  –  2:00 pm

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


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A Christmas Carol: Dinner Show (Dec. 13-21)

With an all-new script written by Jeremy Grant, Director Chad Hembree, and Mr. Grant team up again this winter to delight audiences. This time the duo brings to life Dickens’ Masterpiece,  A Christmas Carol in an extravagant 2-hour dinner show filled with Christmas splendor, seasonal magic, and heartwarming music.

Join Scrooge on his life journey from a penny-pinching miser to a generous and caring philanthropist in The Spotlight Playhouse’s Dinner Show production of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol.  Enjoy a full feast of seasonal favorites while experiencing one of the season’s most beloved tales.

Seating is limited. Advanced reservations are required.

A Traditional Christmas Feast of
Turkey, Ham, Cornbread Dressing, Gravy, Mashed Potatoes, Green Beans, Roll, Cranberry Salad, Pecan Pie.
Vegetarian or other dietary needs may be addressed with the Box Office.

DEC 13, 2019, FRIDAY    8pm
DEC 14, 2019, SATURDAY    8pm

DEC 20, 2019, FRIDAY    8pm
DEC 21, 2019, SATURDAY    8pm

Adult $35
Senior $30 (55+)
Student $25 (Any School or College)
Child $20 (age 10 and under)


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Magic Tree House: Dinosaurs Before Dark KIDS Auditions Ages 4-9 Auditions (Dec. 14, 3:00pm)

Presented by the Spotlight Acting School.

Performed by students age 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.

No audition is required for guaranteed participation.

Leading roles will be assigned to students with good auditions.

To audition the student will be asked to…

1. Sing part of a song (Happy Birthday, Twinkle Twinkle, and Jesus Loves Me, are fine choices)
2. Show facial expressions (Happy, Sad, Angry, etc.)
3. Move or dance as instructed
4. Possibly read from the script. (Non-readers will be given assistance.)

Frozen Jr Ages 14-18 Auditions (Dec. 21, 3:00pm)

Presented by the Spotlight Acting School

All students age 14-18 will be cast. (An age waiver may be requested for younger students and will be approved on a case by case basis.)

A story of true love and acceptance between sisters, Frozen 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!

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.

Growing Up: A Broadway Revue (Jan 10-18)

Presented by the Spotlight Acting School

Performed by students ages 9-18

Come experience this delightful evening of Broadway magic as students share the wonder of growing up through song. Created by Spotlight Director Sarah Jeck, this one of a kind Broadway experience will entertain all audiences and have them singing along.

Friday, Jan 10 – 8:00 pm
Saturday, Jan 11 – 8:00 pm
Sunday, Jan 12 – 2:00 pm

Friday, Jan 17 – 8:00 pm
Saturday, Jan 18 – 8:00 pm


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