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Winnie the Pooh Kids (Oct 4-13)

Presented by the Spotlight Acting School.

Performed by students ages 4-9.

Welcome to the Hundred Acre Wood, where Winnie the Pooh is once again in search of honey. Along the way, he meets his pals, Tigger, Piglet, Rabbit, and Owl, but soon discovers that Christopher Robin has been captured by the mysterious Backson! As they prepare for a rescue operation, the animals learn about teamwork, friendship and, of course… sharing snacks.

Friday, Oct 4  –  6:30 pm
Saturday, Oct 5  –  6:30 pm
Sunday, Oct 6  –  2:00 pm

Friday, Oct 11  –  6:30 pm
Saturday, Oct 12  –  6:30 pm
Sunday, Oct 13  –  2:00 pm

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Tuned in for Murder Dinner Show (Oct 4-12)

Presented by the Bluegrass Players

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.

You may request celebrity status at the time of booking. As a celebrity, you will be provided a small prop to wear and may be given a card containing a short paragraph to read at the appropriate time in the show. Celebrity roles are limited.

Menu:
Adult Meal
Chicken Parmesan over Spaghetti
(Optional Vegetarian Baked Ziti)
Steamed Vegetables
French Bread & Olive Oil
Italian salad
Strawberry Cream Pie

Kids Meal
Spaghetti with Meatball
French Bread & Olive Oil
Italian salad
Strawberry Cream Pie

Friday, Oct 4  –  8 pm
Saturday, Oct 5  –  8 pm

Friday, Oct 11  –  8 pm
Saturday, Oct 12  –  8 pm

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Black and Blue Friday Auditions Ages 14+ (Oct. 19, 4:30pm)

It’s the day after Thanksgiving, and all Ellie and her new husband, Jackson, want is to celebrate their first holiday season at home together. But their holiday peace and quiet quickly turns into holiday chaos when they are summoned to the security office at the local mall. Seems Ellie’s backwoods relatives were planning to surprise her with a visit, but first stopped at the store to pick up some paper goods. That’s when the trouble began. What they thought was a big-box store turned out to be a shopping mall full of frenzied Black Friday shoppers, and, of course, the hillbilly family ended up causing all sorts of trouble. As Ellie’s family unravels their hysterical stories — like Ellie’s brothers trying to take a ride on the fancy moving staircase only to find themselves sliding around on the ice rink and taking out Santa’s village — one simple truth is revealed. These country bumpkins might not know much about modern-day living, but they sure do understand what the holiday season is about… and it ain’t shopping.

Auditions will consist of a cold read and improv scenes.

19 OCT 2019, SAT
4:30–5:30pm Black and Blue Friday Auditions Ages 14+

1 NOV 2019, FRI
6–7pm Black and Blue Friday Rehearsal

4 NOV 2019, MON
8:30–9:30pm Black and Blue Friday Rehearsal

6 NOV 2019, WED
8:30–9:30pm Black and Blue Friday Rehearsal

11 NOV 2019, MON
8:30–9:30pm Black and Blue Friday Rehearsal

13 NOV 2019, WED
8:30–9:30pm Black and Blue Friday Rehearsal

17 NOV 2019, SUN
7:30–8:30pm Black and Blue Friday Dress Rehearsal

18 NOV 2019, MON
7:30–8:30pm Black and Blue Friday Dress Rehearsal

19 NOV 2019, TUE
7:30–8:30pm Black and Blue Friday Dress Rehearsal

20 NOV 2019, WED
7:30–8:30pm Black and Blue Friday Dress Rehearsal

21 NOV 2019, THU
7:30–8:30pm Black and Blue Friday Dress Rehearsal

23 NOV 2019, SAT
7–8:30pm The Best Christmas Pageant Ever / Black and Blue Friday (2019/2020)

24 NOV 2019, SUN
2–3:30pm The Best Christmas Pageant Ever / Black and Blue Friday (2019/2020)

29 NOV 2019, FRI
7–8:30pm The Best Christmas Pageant Ever / Black and Blue Friday (2019/2020)

30 NOV 2019, SAT
7–8:30pm The Best Christmas Pageant Ever / Black and Blue Friday (2019/2020)

1 DEC 2019, SUN
2–3:30pm The Best Christmas Pageant Ever / Black and Blue Friday (2019/2020)

Salem’s Daughter (A Witch’s Tale) (Oct 18-26)

Presented by the Spotlight Acting School

Performed by Students Age 14-18

This gripping drama opens in 1691, where Sarah Brooks, who has been tried as a witch, is sentenced to hang, cursing those who would disturb her rest. Now jump to the present: six high school seniors have a graduation party at Heather’s house, which is built on the hill where the condemned witches were buried. Heather goads the others into inviting a new girl, Sarah, to their party. Sarah is the perfect example of the ’trash’ Heather thinks is moving in and ruining the town. Heather insists that Sarah drink a glass of ’Initiation Punch,’ and when Sarah collapses and dies, the joke suddenly stops. To protect their post-graduation dreams, the others decide to throw Sarah’s body down the backyard well and vow never to tell anyone what happened. Eight years later, the group must once again come together. Construction near the well has revealed… nothing. A police detective has told Heather that a woman in a long dress has been seen on her property. Is it Sarah?

Friday, Oct 18  –  8 pm
Saturday, Oct 19  –  8 pm
Sunday, Oct 20  –  2:00 pm

Friday, Oct 25  –  8 pm
Saturday, Oct 26  –  8 pm

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A Christmas Carol Auditions – All Ages (Oct. 26 3:00pm)

With an all-new script written by Jeremy Grant, Director Chad Hembree, and Mr. Grant team up again this winter to delight audiences. This time the duo brings to life, Dickens’s Masterpiece, A Christmas Carol in an extravagant 2-hour dinner show filled with Christmas splendor, seasonal magic, and heartwarming music.

Join Scrooge on his life journey from a penny-pinching miser to a generous and caring philanthropist in The Spotlight Playhouse’s Dinner Show production of Charles Dickens’s A Christmas Carol. Enjoy a full feast of seasonal favorites while experiencing one of the season’s most beloved tales.

Auditions:

All Ages Welcome.

Lots of great roles for senior adults. adults, young adults, and children.

Students will not be held past 9pm for rehearsals until dress week.

Young children will be released by 8pm until dress week.

The audition will consist of cold reading and improv movement. Monologues are welcome. Singers will need to sing a short acapella song. This show is full of music but is not a traditional musical. Singing is not required.

Schedule:

26 OCT 2019, SAT 3-4pm A Christmas Carol Auditions (All Ages)

29 OCT 2019, TUE 6-7pm A Christmas Carol Rehearsal

2 NOV 2019, SAT 3:30-5pm A Christmas Carol Rehearsal

5 NOV 2019, TUE 7:30-9pm A Christmas Carol Rehearsal

7 NOV 2019, THU 7:30–9pm A Christmas Carol Rehearsal

12 NOV 2019, TUE 7:30–8:30pm A Christmas Carol Rehearsal

14 NOV 2019, THU 7:30–8:30pm A Christmas Carol Rehearsal

23 NOV 2019, SAT 3:30–5pm A Christmas Carol Rehearsal

26 NOV 2019, TUE 7–9pm A Christmas Carol Rehearsal

30 NOV 2019, SAT 3:30–5pm A Christmas Carol Rehearsal

3 DEC 2019, TUE 7–9pm A Christmas Carol Rehearsal

5 DEC 2019, THU 7–9pm A Christmas Carol Rehearsal

8 DEC 2019, SUN 7–9pm A Christmas Carol Dress Rehearsal

9 DEC 2019, MON 7–9pm A Christmas Carol Dress Rehearsal

10 DEC 2019, TUE 7-9pm A Christmas Carol Dress Rehearsal

11 DEC 2019, WED 7–9pm A Christmas Carol Dress Rehearsal

12 DEC 2019, THU 7–9pm A Christmas Carol Dress Rehearsal

13 DEC 2019, FRI 8pm A Christmas Carol Dinner Show (2019/2020)

14 DEC 2019, SAT 8pm A Christmas Carol Dinner Show (2019/2020)

20 DEC 2019, FRI 8pm A Christmas Carol Dinner Show (2019/2020)

21 DEC 2019, SAT 8pm A Christmas Carol Dinner Show (2019/2020)

The History of Dating Ages 14-18 Auditions (Oct. 19, 3:00pm)

Presented by the Spotlight Acting School

All students age 14-18 will be cast. (An age waiver may be requested for younger students and will be approved on a case by case basis.)

Who knew that ancient pickup lines were just as cheesy as today’s?! This zany romp through history is a fun, fast-paced look at the woes and wonders of dating through the ages. Professor Curio — with the help of his spirited partner, Professor Amoré — leads the audience on a chronological journey through time from early nomads and cavemen and women all the way to computer dating in the twenty-first century! With stops at ancient Greek, Roman, and Egyptian civilizations, then hitting Medieval and Colonial times, the scholarly hosts lead the audience through more modern decades like the Roaring 20s and the Nifty 50s.

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.

Rehearsals: Saturday afternoons
Performances: Feb 7-9 & 14-16

Dracula: The New World (Oct 28-Nov 1)

Presented by The Bluegrass Players

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

Back by popular demand for the fourth year in a row, this retelling of Bram Stoker’s classic story brings a whole new twist to Dracula. Set in the Appalachian foothills not far from the Spotlight Playhouse, Dracula escaped London and has fled to the new world for a fresh start away from those who pursue him. This fast-paced high-intensity thriller is an audience favorite and has become a regular each season. Written and directed by Chad Hembree, Dracula: The New World stirs all the senses with an original soundtrack and loads of special effects in an engaging atmosphere.

Performances:
28 OCT 2019, MON 8 – 10:30pm
29 OCT 2019, TUE 8 – 10:30pm
30 OCT 2019, WED 8 – 10:30pm
1 NOV 2019, FRI 8 – 10:30pm
2 NOV 2019, SAT 8 – 10:30pm

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Fairy Tale Misfits (Nov 8-17)

Presented by the Spotlight Acting School

Performed by students ages 9-14

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?

Friday, Nov 8 – 6:30 pm
Saturday, Nov 9 – 6:30 pm
Sunday, Nov 10 – 2:00 pm

Friday, Nov 15 – 6:30 pm
Saturday, Nov 16 – 6:30 pm
Sunday, Nov 17 – 2:00 pm


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Murder on the Orient Express (Nov 8 – 16)

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.

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

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The Hound of the Baskervilles: A Comic Thriller Starring Shirley Holmes and Jennie Watson Ages 9-14 Auditions (Nov. 16th, 3:00pm)

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.)

Sherlock Holmes and his faithful sidekick, Dr. John Watson, have left on an extended holiday throughout Europe, leaving their nieces—Shirley Holmes and Jennie Watson—to keep an eye on the famous flat at 221B Baker Street. Shirley, studying logic, and Jennie, studying medicine, are busy preparing for upcoming exams when there’s a knock on the door. It’s Dr. Maxine Mortimer and Sir Henry Baskerville, who’ve come to seek the assistance of the famous Sherlock Holmes. Sir Charles Baskerville has died a mysterious death. Is he the most recent victim of the Curse of the Baskervilles—a curse linked to the nightmarish tales of a supernatural hound that haunts the murky moors of Devonshire? There’s no time to recall Holmes and Watson from their trip. In this fast-paced adaptation, full of wailing hounds, thundering hooves, and the slithering mists of the moor, Shirley and Jennie follow the trail of evidence and intrigue until, at last, they are confronted by the ravenous Hound itself!

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.