Spotlight Playhouse, located at 214 Richmond Road, Berea, Kentucky, is thrilled to announce auditions for the iconic “High School Musical.” Directed by the accomplished Chad Hembree, this production promises to be a vibrant and energetic rendition of the beloved musical that has captured the hearts of millions worldwide.

We’re on the lookout for enthusiastic performers aged 12 and above to bring the dynamic world of East High to life. While younger students are welcome to audition, they may primarily be considered for ensemble roles. Teens and young adults are encouraged to audition for the central roles of Troy, Gabriella, Sharpay, and the rest of the Wildcats. Additionally, we’re seeking adults to portray the school staff and other pivotal characters, ensuring a well-rounded and authentic representation of high school life.

Character Opportunities:

  • Teens: Troy Bolton, Gabriella Montez, Sharpay Evans, Ryan Evans, Chad Danforth, Taylor McKessie, and more.
  • Adults: Ms. Darbus, Coach Bolton, and other faculty members.

Important Notes:

  • Director: Chad Hembree.
  • Location: Spotlight Playhouse, 214 Richmond Road, Berea, Kentucky.
  • Audition Date: October 28th at 2:30 PM.
  • Rehearsal Schedule: Primarily on Sunday afternoons as part of our Sunday musical series.
  • Performance Dates: February 16, 17 and 18 (Optional 2nd cast February 9, 10 and 11) (updated 9/24/23)
  • Age Recommendation: 12+ for speaking roles. Younger students can audition but are more likely to be considered for ensemble roles. Young adults may audition as teens.

Get ready to “Get’cha Head in the Game” and be a part of this exhilarating production that celebrates friendship, love, and the spirit of youth. Whether you’re a “Wildcat” at heart or a seasoned performer looking to take on a challenging role, we can’t wait to see you bring your A-game to the auditions. Let’s make this musical a soaring, flying success!

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].