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 following shows are school productions intended for the listed age range. Each show includes enrollment in the Spotlight Acting School. You do not have to be currently enrolled to audition. Here are some highlights.

  1. Every child is cast in school productions. 
  2. The audition process is completely guided.
  3. School productions follow school rules. A student handbook will be provided.
  4. School productions include skill-building lessons and are run by our trained staff.
  5. School rehearsals are typically on Saturdays only until dress week.
  6. Tuition for enrollment starts at $85.00 per month
  7. Financial assistance is available.
  8. We strive to engage every child in each rehearsal.
  9. Age ranges are protected to provide leading opportunities for young actors.

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] 

AUDITIONS – August 13 at 1:30 pm – 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 are being 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 cold read and follow directions.

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

We are not returning to dinner shows with the Spotlight Players just yet since the COVID shutdown, so instead of skipping this fantastic Christmas tradition we are handing over the reins to the Spotlight Acting School students age 14-18 to once again bring Dicken’s timeless tale to life. This version of A Christmas Carol is adapted by Director Chad Hembree from our original dinner show script adapted by Jeremy Grant and is entertaining for all ages.

Directed by Chad Hembree and Jazzlyn Threlkeld

Rehearsals – Saturdays, 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Performances – December 2-4

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] 

Spotlight Acting School is proud to facilitate Community Theater opportunities for the region in cooperation with The Spotlight Playhouse, The Spotlight Players, and the Bluegrass Players.

  1. Community theater auditions are open to everyone.
  2. There is no cost to participate in a community production.
  3. You may be asked to help fundraise for your production.
  4. Community theater directors are volunteers.
  5. The community rehearsals do not follow all Spotlight Acting School rules or safety protocols.
  6. Parents of young children are encouraged to stay if a child is cast. We do not provide child care.
  7. Casting is not guaranteed and we will only keep the actors we need for the production.
  8. A rehearsal schedule for each show is usually available in the audition post.

 

The Spotlight Players – Community Theater Open Auditions

Auditions July 30 – 2:30 pm

Ages 11-adult

Expect to cold read and act out a scene.

An original adaptation that takes a deep dive into the darker side of the Alice story, but remains true to Carroll’s whimsical tale of fantasy and magical characters.

(Note *Spotlight Acting School Students- This is not a school production. Casting is not guaranteed.) 

Director Chad Hembree.

Alice in Wonderland Rehearsals

2 AUG 2022, TUE
7:30 – 8:30pm

4 AUG 2022, THU
7:30 – 8:30pm

9 AUG 2022, TUE
7:30 – 8:30pm

11 AUG 2022, THU
7:30 – 8:30pm

16 AUG 2022, TUE
7 – 8pm

18 AUG 2022, THU
7 – 8pm

23 AUG 2022, TUE
7:30 – 8:30pm

25 AUG 2022, THU
7:30 – 8:30pm

30 AUG 2022, TUE
7:30 – 8:30pm

1 SEP 2022, THU
7:30 – 8:30pm

6 SEP 2022, TUE
7:30 – 8:30pm

8 SEP 2022, THU
7:30 – 8:30pm

Alice in Wonderland Dress Rehearsals

11 SEP 2022, SUN
7:30 – 9:30pm

12 SEP 2022, MON
7:30 – 9:30pm

13 SEP 2022, TUE
7:30 – 9:30pm

14 SEP 2022, WED
7:30 – 9:30pm

15 SEP 2022, THU
7:30 – 9:30pm

Alice in Wonderland Performances

16 SEP 2022, FRI
8 – 10pm

17 SEP 2022, SAT
8 – 10pm

18 SEP 2022, SUN
2 – 4pm

23 SEP 2022, FRI
8 – 10pm

24 SEP 2022, SAT
8 – 10pm

The Spotlight Players – Community Theater Open Auditions

Ages 9-adult.

Auditions: Aug 20,  5:30 pm

Join all the characters you would expect in this musical adaptation of the Brothers Grimm Snow White. With lots of roles to fill, fun dances for all skill levels, and memorable songs, this sing-song version of Snow white is delightful for both performers and audience members alike. 

Expect to sing a song, cold read, and act out a scene.

(Note *Spotlight Acting School Students- This is not a school production. Casting is not guaranteed.) 

Director Chad Hembree.

Rehearsals
28 AUG 2022, SUN
4 – 5:30pm

4 SEP 2022, SUN
4 – 5:30pm

11 SEP 2022, SUN
4 – 6pm

18 SEP 2022, SUN
4 – 6pm

25 SEP 2022, SUN
4 – 5:30pm

2 OCT 2022, SUN
4 – 6pm

9 OCT 2022, SUN
4 – 6pm

Dress Rehearsals
16 OCT 2022, SUN
6 – 8pm

17 OCT 2022, MON
6 – 8pm

18 OCT 2022, TUE
6 – 8pm

19 OCT 2022, WED
6 – 8pm

20 OCT 2022, THU
6 – 8pm

Performances
21 OCT 2022, FRI
7 – 9pm

22 OCT 2022, SAT
7 – 9pm

23 OCT 2022, SUN
2 – 4pm

The Spotlight Players – Community Theater Open Auditions

Ages 11-adult.

Auditions: Aug 13,  5:30 pm

This is an original script written by Playwright and Director Chad Hembree in 2019. Originally intended for the stage the script was adapted as a radio play in 2020 when live performances were not happening. The Playhouse is thrilled to bring this adaptation of Washington Irving’s timeless classic to live audiences this fall. 

Join the timid and conniving Icabod Crane as he moves to Sleepy Hollow as the new schoolmaster where he soon learns he is not wanted by both the living and dead residents of the area.

Expect to cold read and act out a scene.

(Note *Spotlight Acting School Students- This is not a school production. Casting is not guaranteed.) 

Director Chad Hembree.

Rehearsals

22 AUG 2022, MON
7:30 – 8:30pm

24 AUG 2022, WED
7:30 – 8:30pm

29 AUG 2022, MON
7:30 – 8:30pm

31 AUG 2022, WED
7:30 – 8:30pm

7 SEP 2022, WED
7:30 – 8:30pm

12 SEP 2022, MON
6:30 – 7:30pm

14 SEP 2022, WED
6:30 – 7:30pm

19 SEP 2022, MON
7:30 – 8:30pm

21 SEP 2022, WED
7:30 – 8:30pm

26 SEP 2022, MON
7:30 – 8:30pm

28 SEP 2022, WED
7:30 – 8:30pm

Dress Week

2 OCT 2022, SUN
6 – 8pm

3 OCT 2022, MON
6 – 8pm

4 OCT 2022, TUE
6 – 8pm

5 OCT 2022, WED
6 – 8pm

6 OCT 2022, THU
6 – 8pm

Performances

7 OCT 2022, FRI
7 – 9pm

8 OCT 2022, SAT
7 – 9pm

15 OCT 2022, SAT
7 – 9pm

16 OCT 2022, SUN
2 – 4pm