Spotlight Playhouse, situated at 214 Richmond Road, Berea, Kentucky, is excited to announce auditions for a captivating adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s timeless classic, “The Great Gatsby.” This version, meticulously adapted and directed by the talented Chad Hembree, promises to transport audiences to the Roaring Twenties, an era of jazz, glamour, and unbridled ambition. Brought to you by the Bluegrass Players community acting troupe, this production will delve deep into the opulent world of Jay Gatsby, Daisy Buchanan, and the intricate web of relationships and desires that define them.

We’re calling upon passionate performers of all ages to be a part of this mesmerizing tale. Here’s your chance to embody characters that have become literary legends:

  • Jay Gatsby: The enigmatic millionaire with a mysterious past.
  • Daisy Buchanan: The beautiful and shallow object of Gatsby’s obsession.
  • Tom Buchanan: Daisy’s wealthy and aggressive husband.
  • Nick Carraway: The story’s narrator and Gatsby’s neighbor.
  • Jordan Baker: A competitive golfer and Daisy’s friend.
  • Myrtle Wilson: Tom’s lover who dreams of a better life.
  • George Wilson: Myrtle’s husband and a struggling garage owner.

…and several other roles that capture the essence of the Jazz Age.

Important Notes:

  • Director & Adapter: Chad Hembree.
  • Produced by: The Bluegrass Players Community Acting Troupe.
  • Location: Spotlight Playhouse, 214 Richmond Road, Berea, Kentucky.
  • Audition Date: October 25th at 7:30 PM.
  • Rehearsal Schedule: Every Sunday and Wednesday evening.
  • Performance Dates: January 19th, 20th, 21st, 26th, and 27th.
  • Dress Week: January 14th through the 18th.

Step back in time to the glitz and glamour of the 1920s and be a part of a production that promises to be both poignant and spectacular. We look forward to seeing you at the auditions and witnessing the magic you’ll bring to our stage!


The Bluegrass Players is a community acting troupe partially funded by The Spotlight Playhouse, Spotlight Acting School, Spotlight Performing Arts, and Hembree Haus (Chad and Letha Hembree).

There is no cost to join The Bluegrass Players.

For more information about the Spotlight Playhouse or to get directions, visit The Spotlight Playhouse website. If you have any questions or need further details, please contact the Box Office at 859-756-0011 or email [email protected].