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(Cancelled – to be rescheduled) Commedia Tales of King Arthur Performances

Description: Punchin loves to play Merlin, employing his big, magical nose as a wand to control Rosetta’s stick horse as she plays young Arthur.  Columbine and Arlequin join in the fun to bring us Lancelot, the king, Guenevere, and even an ogre guarding the castle!  As always, the players revel in creating much onstage merriment with witty wordplay, teasing, and wigs flying off!

Commedia dell’arte, Italian for “comedy of the professional artists,” was a popular form of improvisational theatre that began in Italy in the 15th century and continued in its appeal for centuries.  At that time, all performances were unscripted and held outdoors, with only simple props and no scenery.  The influence of commedia dell’arte is evident in much of our contemporary comedy, most notably in the great Commedia artists of the 20th century, the Marx Brothers.

This is a student lead production as part of the STARS Studio summer projects. Directed by Callie Harris and Assisted by Mr. Chad

Performances:
July 23 – Friday – 6:30 pm
July 24 – Saturday – 6:30 pm

Tickets available at the door.
No reservations.
$10 Standard
$6 Student

Pride and Prejudice Performances (July 30 – Aug 14)

Performed by the Bluegrass Players adult troupe
(Ticket sales support the Spotlight Acting School)

The successful Mrs. Bennett is determined to get her daughters married well. Jane, Elizabeth, and Lydia are girls in a period when a woman’s one possible career is matrimony. To be a wife was a success. Anything else was a failure. Jane and her Mr. Bingley and Lydia with her Mr. Wickham are quite content with things as they are, but not Elizabeth! She actually refuses to marry Mr. Collins, whom she openly deplores, and Mr. Darcy, whom she secretly adores. It’s a duel between Elizabeth and her pride, and Darcy and his prejudice. Each gives in before the evening is over and pride and prejudice meet halfway.

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(Cancelled – to be rescheduled) Complaint Department & Lemonade Performances

People will complain about anything — not almost anything, but absolutely anything! 

In this rapid succession of hysterical grievances, the complaint department takes on everything from Oreo icing to kleptomania and from songs stuck in the head to the price of cheese and on and on and on.  Could there be a glimmer of hope for anyone in charge of a complaint department? 

This is a student lead production as part of the STARS Studio summer projects.
Directed by Sarah Ashcraft and Assisted by Mr. Chad

Performances:
Aug 6 – Friday – 6:30 pm
Aug 7 – Saturday – 6:30 pm

Tickets available at the door.
No reservations.
$10 Standard
$6 Student

The Three Little Pigs Performances (Aug 13 & 14)

Goldilocks, fresh from her adventure with The Three Bears, now becomes involved in a new story. In this special participation version of the familiar tale, the audience members help out by supplying straw, sticks and bricks for the homes of the Three Little Pigs. In addition, the audience supplies extra actors for the play, including two of the pigs! With the help of the audience, Goldie comes to the aid of the pigs in their quest for a home that will truly keep ”the wolf from the door.”

This is a student lead production as part of the STARS Studio summer projects.
Directed by Bea McCoy and Assisted by Mr. Chad

Performances:
Aug 13 – Friday – 6:30 pm
Aug 14 – Saturday – 6:30 pm

Tickets available at the door.
No reservations.
$10 Standard
$6 Student

The Enchanted Bookshop Auditions Age 9-14 (Aug 28 – 1:30 pm)

During the day, A Likely Story may look like any other used bookstore. But at night, it’s a place where magic happens. That’s when the characters inside the books come alive. Six of those characters — Dorothy Gale, Robin Hood, Pollyanna, Sherlock Holmes, Heidi, and Tom Sawyer — long to help Margie, the scatterbrained owner, save her struggling store. But they’re not allowed to leave the building or be seen by human eyes. So when a pair of smugglers comes looking for a stolen necklace hidden inside one of the books, the characters are torn. Should they warn Margie and risk disappearing forever? Or can they find a way to defeat the crooks without being seen?

Featuring additional appearances by such beloved literary characters as the Queen of Hearts, Long John Silver, and Doctor Dolittle, this charming comedy celebrates the joy of reading in a fresh, fun-filled way.

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

All children age 9-14 will be cast. Ages waivers will be granted without prior permission for auditions. Students not in the designated age range (9-14) are not guaranteed roles.

Students will be required to cold read a scene and follow the director’s instructions. Optional monologues will be accepted and will be considered for casting.

Spotlight is a tuition-based performing arts school. Standard tuition is $85 per month. Financial aid and work-study options are available and no student will be turned away.

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: (Beginning Sept 1st)
Blue Cast 10:00 am – 11:00 am (FYI: This overlaps We Are Monsters Blue and Seussical Purple)
Purple Cast 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Dress Rehearsals:
Blue Cast: Monday-Thursday Jan 17-20
Purple Cast: Monday-Thursday Jan 24-27

Performances:
Blue Cast: Friday-Sunday Jan 21-23 (3 Performances)
Purple Cast: Friday-Sunday Jan 28-30 (3 performances)