Upcoming Auditions / Enrollment

AuditionsHere are some things you should know before auditioning for Spotlight Acting School.

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.

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 859-756-0011 for more information.

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

Music Man Jr Cast List 2020

Rehearsal Time: 10:30-12:00
1 1/2 hour rehearsal each Saturday

Performance Weekend: May 8-10

Harold Hill – Dylan M.

Marcellus – Ty C.

Charlie Cowell – Gannon S.

Mayor Shinn – Silas C.

Eulalie Shinn – Catherine T.

Marian – Kylie H.

Mrs. Paroo – Callie H.

Amaryllis – Grace G.

Winthrop – Carter B.

Tommy – Theo M.

Zaneeta – Bella C.

Alma – Hannah P.

Ethel – Kara P.

Constable Locke/Wan Tan Ye/Towns – Embry S.

Gracie Shinn – Sienna P.

Maud – Larkin M.

Conductor – Kenna H.

Mrs. Squires – Shelby L.

Salesman #1/Towns – Sarah A.

Salesman #2/Towns – Leah A.

Salesman #3/Towns – Gabby W.

Salesman #4/Towns – Briley D.

Salesman #5/Towns – Arabella H.

Boy’s Band/Towns – Dillan D.

Boy’s Band/Towns – Daegan B.

Boy’s Band/Towns – Noah H.

Wan Tan Ye/Towns – Lydia A.

Wan Tan Ye/Towns – Tiffany R.

Wan Tan Ye/Towns – Lily R.

Wan Tan Ye/Towns – Paxton D.

Carol Burnett Casts and Skits 2020

Presented by the Spotlight Players

Carol Skits and Roles

  1. Dentist – Darrell (Tim), John (Harvey) – (directed by Darrell)
  2. Flight 13 to Nowhere – Zoe (Carol), Duane (Harvey), Sally (Nan), John (Ken), Gary Bowling (Lyle), Nathanial (Bob), Caleb (Don), Macy (Vicki) – (Directed by John)
  3. As the Stomach Turns #2 – Charla (Carol), Darrell (Tim), Maria (Vicki), John (Ken), Gary Burchfield (Lyle), Paula (Bonnie) – (Directed by Chad)
  4. Most Happy Stella – John (Harvey), Duane (Lyle), Maria (Carol), Gary Burchfield (Don), Caleb (Carl), Sally (Minister), Farmhands (Charla, Gary Bowling, Nathanial, Macy) – (Directed by Chad)
  5. Bonnie and Clod – Sally (Carol), Darrell (Harvey) – (Directed by Sally)
  6. The Coffee Commercial – Paula (Carol), Zoe (Debbie), Duane (Harvey) (Directed by Paula)
  7. Hospital Nudge – Charla (Carol), Gary Bowling (Harvey), Gary Burchfield (Lyle) – (Directed by Charla)
  8. Gone with the Breeze – Sally (Carol), Darrell (Harvey), John (Dick) – (Directed by Chad)
  9. Old Folks – Maria (Carol), Duane (Harvey) – (Directed by Chad)
  10. Truck Stop Nudge – Paula (Carol), Darrell (Harvey), Gary Burchfield (Lyle), Macy (Vicki) (directed by Chad)
  11. Rent-A-Car – Maria (Lucy), Paula (Carol), Darrell (Harvey), Zoe (Girl), John (Tim) – (Directed by Chad)
  12. The Show Must Go On – Charla (Carol), John (Harvey), Darrell (Tim), Duane (Don) (directed by Chad)

Extra actors will be added to scenes on dress week as needed.

Cast of Frozen Jr. 2020

Frozen Jr.
Young Anna / Ensemble Hannah P.
Middle Anna / Ensemble Emily. F
Anna Jazzlyn T.
Young Elsa / Ensemble Kinzley B.
Middle Elsa / Ensemble Lily Brooke P.
Elsa Linda  C.
King Agnarr / Ensemble Will H.
Queen Iduna / Ensemble Amelie T.
Pabbie / Ensemble Bella
Bulda / Ensemble Bonnie F.
Bishop / Ensemble Anna J.
Kristoff Pheonix B.
Sven Sydney G.
Hans Micah L.
Weselton / Ensemble Hadley O.
Olaf Brady S.
Oaken / Ensemble Tristan W.
Ensemble Delani R.
Jenna B.
Ty C.
Silas C.
Dylan M.
Maya D.
Kylie H.
Kenna H.

Rehearsals begin Jan 11.  2:00pm.

(There were some actors who listed The History od Dating as a conflict.  This is not true.  Please look at your History of Dating rehearsal times starting in January. Blue Group 10:30 am / Purple Group 11:30 am.   This was also provided on the parent sheet at 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

Book now

Music Man Jr. Age 9-14 Auditions (Jan. 11, 11:30am)

Presented by the Spotlight Acting School

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.)

Master showman Harold Hill is in town and he’s got “seventy-six trombones” in tow. Can upright, uptight Marian, the town librarian, resist his powerful allure? The story follows fast-talking traveling salesman, Harold Hill, as he cons the people of River City, Iowa, into buying instruments and uniforms for a boys’ band he vows to organize. The catch? He doesn’t know a trombone from a treble clef. His plans to skip town with the cash are foiled when he falls for Marian, whose belief in Harold’s power just might help him succeed in the end in spite of himself.

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.

The Spotlight Festival of Short Plays 2020 Submissions (Jan 11)

Submission Form 2020


Short plays and musicals that are no more than 15 pages in length with an average runtime of less than 30 minutes.

Writers may submit only 1 play, this includes plays they have co-authored.

Each nominee must submit a separate application form.

Plays must be typed using the attached format guide.

*New  – Plays presented in previous Spotlight Festivals are eligible for re-submission.

*New – Poetry and short story readings will be accepted as monologues.

The Spotlight Acting School, Inc. Festival Committee, in its sole and absolute discretion, shall select plays for participation in the 2020 Spotlight Festival from among all entries, and its decisions are final. Spotlight Acting School, Inc. reserves the right to remove any selected play from participation if the play, its producers, and/or its authors are not in compliance with the Application and/or the Competition Guidelines, and/or if the additional documents are not signed and returned by the required date.  Production of selected plays shall be at the sole cost and expense of the Producer, and no royalties or other payments are or will be owed by Spotlight Acting School, Inc. or its partner acting troupes or organizations.



The theatre space will include a basic lighting plot with limited pre-set general light cues. Basic sound equipment will be provided.

A limited number of basic set pieces will be available at the theatre.  Additional props, set pieces, etc. may be brought by the producing companies; however, we strongly advise that productions be kept as simple as possible.

Spotlight Acting School, Inc. will further provide all front-and back-of-house personnel and a board operator if needed.



All submissions must be submitted by the Author[s] of the Play.

The author is responsible for co-producing the play in the event that the work is selected as a Festival participant. As a producer, the author agrees to perform his or her obligations under this application, all without the knowledge, consent or approval of any third party and without infringing the rights or damaging any third party. The responsibilities of the Producer include, but are not limited to, assisting in casting (our 2020 festival is a non-equity festival); working with the appointed director or possibly self-directing the work, assisting technical personnel; attending rehearsals; and assisting with costumes.

Script submissions will be accepted in digital format only. Each submission should be submitted as a single PDF, or Microsoft Word compatible document (.doc,.docx). Documents must be labeled as follows:  PlayTitle_Author’s Last Name.pdf (or .doc/.docx). Email the completed document as an attachment to chad@spotlightactingschool.com

All portions of the application below must be completed.

Spotlight Acting School, Inc. will announce the plays chosen for presentation on January 25th, 2020 at the Carol Burnett Show followed by posting the results on spotlightactingschool.com.  Playwrights attending the performance will be recognized on stage and via live streaming.

Submission Form 2020