STARS – Spotlight Theatrical Arts Repertoire School

Stars-Schedule-Spring-2019

MISSION:
To identify students that are candidates for a career in the performing arts. These students will be challenged to continually improve their skills by learning every possible aspect of the theater to a professional level.

AUDITION:
The audition process is set in accordance with American Association of Comunity Theater (AACT), Kentucky Theater Association (KTA), and Governor’s School for the Arts (GSA) standards and may change slightly on an annual basis to remain relevant. Students may choose from two different audition tracts: DRAMA or MUSICAL THEATER. Continue reading STARS – Spotlight Theatrical Arts Repertoire School

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.

Creative Arts Camp


Ages: Kindergarten- 8th Grade
Where: The Spotlight Playhouse
When: July 22nd-26th. 8am-4pm(Drop off will begin at 7:45)
Cost: $75
Space is Limited. Please call or text 859-625-4176(Sarah Jeck) to reserve your spot today!

Breakfast, lunch, and a snack will be provided to campers. We recommend that campers bring along a water bottle or two.

Students will take part in 6 classes each day. Classes will include musical theater dance, design(set/costumes), stage makeup, visual art, music, acting, etc. We have a full week of FUN prepared! At the end of the week(Friday) we will have a short performance to show parents/families what we have been working on.


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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

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Tuned in for Murder Dinner Show Auditions (July 30 – 7pm & Aug 3 5pm)

Presented by the Bluegrass Players

Students under the age of 18 must get special permission from the director to audition.

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. 

Actors will be expected to
1. Read a scene
2. Perform an improv scene
3. Answer questions

Rehearsals
12 AUG 2019, MON 8 – 9pm 
14 AUG 2019, WED 8 – 9pm 
19 AUG 2019, MON 8 – 9pm 
21 AUG 2019, WED 8 – 9pm 
26 AUG 2019, MON 8 – 9pm 
28 AUG 2019, WED 8 – 9pm 
2 SEP 2019, MON 8 – 9pm 
4 SEP 2019, WED 8 – 9pm 
9 SEP 2019, MON 8 – 9pm 
11 SEP 2019, WED 8 – 9pm 
16 SEP 2019, MON 7:30 – 8:30pm 
18 SEP 2019, WED 7:30 – 8:30pm 
23 SEP 2019, MON 7:30 – 8:30pm 
25 SEP 2019, WED 7:30 – 8:30pm 
29 SEP 2019, SUN 7 – 9pm 
30 SEP 2019, MON 7 – 9pm 
1 OCT 2019, TUE 7 – 9pm 
2 OCT 2019, WED 7 – 9pm 
3 OCT 2019, THU 7 – 9pm 

Performances
4 OCT 2019, FRI 8 – 10:30pm 
5 OCT 2019, SAT 8 – 10:30pm 
11 OCT 2019, FRI 8 – 10:30pm 
12 OCT 2019, SAT 8 – 10:30pm

Murder on the Orient Express Auditions (Aug 1 & 2 – 6:00pm)

Presented by the Bluegrass Players

Playwright, Ken Ludwig, hits right on the mark with his fantastic adaptation of Agatha Christie’s timeless thriller. Just after midnight, a snowdrift stops the Orient Express in its tracks. The luxurious train is surprisingly full for the time of the year, but by the morning it is one passenger fewer. An American tycoon lies dead in his compartment, stabbed a dozen times, his door locked from the inside. Isolated and with a killer in their midst, detective Hercule Poirot must identify the murderer – in case he or she decides to strike again. The Spotlight Playhouse is proud to announce the directorial debut of Alyssa Bustle.

Auditions Aug 1 & 2 – 6:00pm
Ages 18+
Auditions will consist of a cold read and optional monologues.
Performances:
Friday, Nov 8 – 8:00 pm
Saturday, Nov 9 – 8:00 pm
Sunday, Nov 10 – 3:30pm
Friday, Nov 15 – 8:00 pm
Saturday, Nov 16 – 8:00 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

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Fairy Tale Misfits Ages 9-14 Auditions (Aug 3 – 12:00pm)

All students age 9-14 will be cast. (An age waiver may be requested for younger students and will be approved on a case by case basis.) 

When a mysterious talking groundhog steals young Ellie’s homework, she takes off down a hole after it and finds herself in a place where nothing is as it seems — the Land of Rejected Fairy Tale Characters. Here, Ellie meets a crazy assortment of misfits who were cut from the fairy tales we all know and love. There’s her shadow-fearing sidekick, Groundhog; Mac, the eighth and world’s largest dwarf; Jacqueline, the great Giant Slayer armed with a magic polka-playing accordion; and more — Indecisive Goldilocks, Sleepless Beauty, Little Red Robin Hood, Fairy Godfather, and even Big Bad Platypus. Groundhog and the rest of the misfits make a deal to help Ellie find her way back home if, in return, she writes them into stories that can be shared with others. But Queen White-Out and her eraser minions, Pink Pearl and Big Mistake, have other plans. Will the misfits be erased forever, or will they find their own happily ever after?

Participants should expect to:
1. Read from the script. 
2. Act out an improv scene
3. Optional monologues will be accepted at the end of the group auditions.

Performances:Nov  8-10 & 15-17

Rehearsals on Saturdays

Twas the Week After Christmas Auditions Ages 4-9 (Aug 10 – 12:00pm)

Presented by the Spotlight Acting School.

Performed by Students age 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?

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.)

Performances: Dec. 13-15 and 20-22

Rehearsals on Saturdays

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

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