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.

 

Descendants: The Musical (Oct 1-3)

Performed by Spotlight Acting School Students age 14-18

Based on the popular Disney Channel Original Movies, Disney’s Descendants: The Musical is a brand-new musical comedy featuring beloved characters and hit songs from the films! It is present-day, and in the kingdom of Auradon, all of Disney’s beloved heroes and royalty are living happily ever after, safe from the terrifying villains and troublesome sidekicks they have banished to the magic-free Isle of the Lost. That is until Ben, the benevolent teenage son of Belle and King Adam (The Beast), offers a chance of redemption for the troublemaking offspring of the evilest villains. Mal, Evie, Jay, and Carlos – the children of Maleficent, the Evil Queen, Cruella De Vil, and Jafar – are welcomed to Auradon Prep to attend school with the children of their parents’ sworn enemies. Now entering a completely foreign world and way of life, the four Villain Kids have a difficult choice to make: should they follow in their parents’ wicked footsteps or learn to be good?

Performances:
Oct. 1, 2, 3


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High School Musical 2 Auditions Ages 14-18 (Oct. 9 – 12:00pm)

Spotlight Acting School 

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 will 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.  

On the last day of junior year, the East High gang can’t wait to get the summer started – they’re ready for summer jobs, money for college and to have fun. To that end, Troy gets them all jobs at Lava Springs Country Club, which happens to be owned by popular girl, Sharpay’s, father! While Sharpay schemes to steal Troy’s heart from Gabriella, her brother, Ryan, hopes to win the Star Dazzle Award. Everything comes to a head at the talent show, where the group has to remember their motto: “All for one, and one for all.”

Rehearsals – Saturdays, 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Performances – February 25-27

Standard tuition to Spotlight Acting School is $85 per month before any discounts or financial aid.  For more information call 859-756-0011 or email [email protected]  

101 Dalmatians Auditions Ages 4-9 (Nov 6 – 11:30am)

Please note this audition was moved until after Fall Break/Halloween. The original date was Sept 25. 

Spotlight Acting School

You do not have to be currently enrolled in Spotlight Acting School to audition.

Students Age 4-9

All Students age 4-9 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. Based on the classic animated film, Disney’s 101 Dalmatians KIDS is a fur-raising adventure featuring Cruella De Vil, Disney’s most outrageous villain, and 101 of the most adorable heroes to set their paws onstage. With a high-spirited score and lovable characters, this stage adaptation is certain to charm and delight all audiences.

Pet owners, Roger and Anita, live happily in London with their Dalmatians, Pongo, and Perdita, stalwart dogs devoted to raising their puppies. Everything is quiet until Anita’s former classmate, the monstrous Cruella De Vil, plots to steal the puppies for her new fur coat. The Dalmatians rally all the dogs of London for a daring rescue of the puppies from Cruella and her bumbling henchmen.

Ages waivers will be granted with permission. Students not in the designated age range (4-9) are not guaranteed roles.

Standard tuition to Spotlight Acting School is $85 per month before any discounts or financial aid.  For more information call 859-756-0011 or email [email protected]  

We anticipate having two casts. We will call them Blue cast and Purple cast. The only difference is the rehearsal and performance times/dates. All rehearsals prior to dress week will be on Saturdays.

Rehearsals – Saturdays
9:00 am – 10:00 am Blue Cast
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Purple Cast

Both performance weeks should be just before any Spring Breaks, but please double-check to avoid travel conflicts with performances. Madison County School’s Spring Break is April 2-10.

Performances
March 18-20 Blue Cast
March  25-27 Purple Cast

Moana Jr. Auditions – Ages 9-14 (Dec. 4 – 10:30am)

All Students age 9-14 will be cast.

Age waivers to younger students will 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.  

This thrilling and heartwarming coming-of-age story follows the strong-willed Moana as she sets sail across the Pacific to save her village and discover the truth about her heritage. Moana and the legendary demigod Maui embark on an epic journey of self-discovery and camaraderie as both learn to harness the power that lies within. With empowering messages of bravery and selflessness, Moana JR. is sure to bring out the hero within each of us.

Rehearsals – Saturdays, 8:30 am – 10:00 am (Blue) and 10:00 am – 11:30 am (Purple)

Please check your school’s Spring Break dates for travel conflicts before auditions. Madison County School’s Spring Break does not affect either performance.  Also, note that the 1st Cast (Blue) performs Easter Sunday and the 2nd Cast (Purple) starts dress rehearsals. Arrangements may be made for the dress rehearsal, but you cannot miss a performance.  Many families like Easter performances for something the family can do together.

Performances April 15-18 (1st Cast) & 22-24 (2nd Cast)

Standard tuition to Spotlight Acting School is $85 per month before any discounts or financial aid.  For more information call 859-756-0011 or email [email protected]  

The Cast of American Legendary Haunted Tales 2021

 

Legend of Sleepy Hollow Cast
  
Woman in WhiteChasity VanWinkle
Indian ChiefUncast
PirateRick Reed
Mrs. TrenklerRenee Tevis
Farmer StuyvesantJonathan VanWinkle
Mrs. Van TasselAndrea Bruhn
Widow Van DoornRobin Ray
Mrs. Van HudsonBrandy Owens
HildaSydney Tevis
GretaSummer Smith
KatrinaHadley O’Bryan
Brom BonesBraden Mills
YostDylan Maynard
Ichabod CraneSilas Cornette
WalterZackery Tevis
WildaTiffany Reed
JohannaSydney Ray
HendrickCody Tevis
The Headless Horseman   –  Ty Cain /  Sayer Kobersmith
ExtrasLogan Bruhn
 Catherine Tait
 Kylie Hammonds
  
  
Bayou Cast 
LolaKylie Hammonds
LydiaSydney Ray
TooneyTy Cain
BugLogan Bruhn
BoudreauxSayer Kobersmith
Mama BoudreauxCatherine Tait
GirlTiffany Reed
Chorus 1Andrea Bruhn
Chorus 2Robin Ray
Chorus 3Dylan Maynard
Chorus 4Rick Reed

5 SEP 2021, SUN
7:30 – 10pm Legend of Sleepy Hollow Rehearsal

8 SEP 2021, WED
7:30 – 9pm Bayou Rehearsal

9 SEP 2021, THU
7:30 – 10pm Legend of Sleepy Hollow Rehearsal

12 SEP 2021, SUN
7:30 – 10pm Legend of Sleepy Hollow Rehearsal

15 SEP 2021, WED
7:30 – 9pm Bayou Rehearsal

16 SEP 2021, THU
7:30 – 10pm Legend of Sleepy Hollow Rehearsal

19 SEP 2021, SUN
5 – 7pm Bayou Rehearsal
7 – 10pm Legend of Sleepy Hollow Rehearsal

22 SEP 2021, WED
6:30 – 8pm Bayou Rehearsal
8 – 10pm Legend of Sleepy Hollow Rehearsal

23 SEP 2021, THU
7 – 10pm Legend of Sleepy Hollow Rehearsal

26 SEP 2021, SUN
1 – 3pm Bayou Rehearsal
7 – 10pm Legend of Sleepy Hollow Rehearsal

29 SEP 2021, WED
6:30 – 8pm Bayou Rehearsal
8 – 10pm Legend of Sleepy Hollow Rehearsal

30 SEP 2021, THU
6:30 – 8pm Bayou Rehearsal
8 – 10pm Legend of Sleepy Hollow Rehearsal

3 – 7 OCT 2021, SUN – THU
6 – 10pm
Legendary Haunted Tales Dress Rehearsal

Enchanted Bookshop Cast 2022

Rehearsals begin 9/4/2021

BLUECharacterPURPLE
10-11:00 am(in order of appearance)1:30-2:30 pm
   
Olivia KingstonMargieJosi Anderson
Phoebe WilliamsBombalurinaElizabeth Tait
Avery BoggsMomAlyssa Wilson
McKinley LuekerTimmyLandon Seale
Teagan RichardsonRobin HoodChase Christopher
Braydon WardTom SawyerSydney Ray
Gannon StearnsSherlock HolmesTheo McPherson
Leah AshcraftDorothyPaelyn Miller
Kennedy LuekerHeidiTiffany Reed
Lilly CummingsPollyannaEva Hendren
Adalynn ColemanBook FairyMJ Nutter
Sarah AshcraftLady in RedMaeven Owens
Leo KottkampFaginBarrick Gubler
Coen (Bugs) BinghamLong JohnDavid Wills
Sophia (Max) WilsonOfficer KetchumAnaeity McPherson
Lee EstesFingersSilas Cornette
Jackson LuekerThumbs 
Reagan LuekerEddieCallie Harris
Dillan DiltsDr. DoolittleSienna Pratt
Aubrey RowlettQueen of HeartsLauren Wills
Dillan Dilts #2FrankensteinBarrick Gubler #2
Sarah AshcraftWicked Witch of the WestRobyn Nutter
Bastian KottkampHopalong CassidySophie Tatum

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