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Little Shop of Horrors (Aug 16 – 24)

Presented by the Spotlight Acting School

Performed by advanced students Age 14-18

A deviously delicious Broadway and Hollywood sci-fi smash musical, Little Shop Of Horrors has devoured the hearts of theatergoers for over 30 years. Howard Ashman and Alan Menken (Disney’s The Little Mermaid, Beauty And The Beast, and Aladdin) are the creative geniuses behind what has become one of the most popular shows in the world.

Friday, Aug 16  –  8 pm
Saturday, Aug 17  –  8 pm
Sunday, Aug 18 –  2 pm

Friday, Aug 23 –  8 pm
Saturday, Aug 24  –  8 pm

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FROG AND TOAD THEATER FOR YOUNG AUDIENCES (AUG 30-31)

Presented by the Spotlight Players

Waking from hibernation in the Spring, Frog and Toad plant gardens, swim, rake leaves, go sledding and learn life lessons along the way. The two best friends celebrate and rejoice in the differences that make them unique and special. Part vaudeville, part make believe… all charm, Frog and Toad tells the story of a friendship that endures throughout the seasons.

The jazzy, upbeat score of Frog and Toad bubbles with melody and wit, making it an inventive, exuberant and enchanting musical, perfect for introducing theatre to youngsters while keeping adults entertained, as well.

Friday,  Aug 30  –  6:30 pm
Saturday,  Aug 31  –  6:30 pm

Travel Dates: Sept. 3,4,5,10,11,12

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Dracula Auditions (Aug 20 – 7pm & 24 – 5pm)

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.

Actors will be expected to:
1. Read a scene
2. Move about the stage in various styles
3. Showcase any unique and relevant other talents.

Rehearsals:
3 SEP 2019, TUE 8 – 9pm 
5 SEP 2019, THU 8 – 9pm 
10 SEP 2019, TUE 8 – 9pm 
12 SEP 2019, THU 8 – 9pm 
17 SEP 2019, TUE 7:30 – 8:30pm 
19 SEP 2019, THU 7:30 – 8:30pm 
24 SEP 2019, TUE 7:30 – 8:30pm 
26 SEP 2019, THU 7:30 – 8:30pm 
8 OCT 2019, TUE 7 – 8pm 
10 OCT 2019, THU 7 – 8pm 
15 OCT 2019, TUE 7:30 – 8:30pm 
17 OCT 2019, THU 7:30 – 8:30pm 
20 OCT 2019, SUN 7:30 – 10pm 
21 OCT 2019, MON 7:30 – 10pm 
22 OCT 2019, TUE 7:30 – 10pm 
23 OCT 2019, WED 7:30 – 10pm 
24 OCT 2019, THU 7:30 – 10pm 
27 OCT 2019, SUN 7:30 – 10pm 

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

The Drowsy Chaperone (Sept 6 – 14)

Presented by the Bluegrass Players

Winner of five Tony Awards, including Best Book and Best Original Score, The Drowsy Chaperone features one show-stopping song and dance number after another.

With the houselights down, a man in a chair appears on stage and puts on his favorite record: the cast recording of a fictitious 1928 musical. The recording comes to life and The Drowsy Chaperone begins as the man in the chair looks on. Mix in two lovers on the eve of their wedding, a bumbling best man, a desperate theatre producer, a not-so-bright hostess, two gangsters posing as pastry chefs, a misguided Don Juan and an intoxicated chaperone, and you have the ingredients for an evening of madcap delight.

Friday, Sept 6  –  8 pm
Saturday, Sept 7  –  8 pm
Sunday, Sept 8  –  2 pm

Friday, Sept 13  –  8 pm
Saturday, Sept 14  –  8 pm

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Growing Up: A Broadway Revue, Auditions Ages 9-18 (Sept 7 – 11:00am)

Presented by the Spotlight Acting School

All students age 9-18 will be cast. (An age waiver may be requested for younger students and will be approved on a case by case basis.)

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.

Auditions: Sept 7 – 11:00 am

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.

Performances: Jan 10-18

Beauty and the Beast Jr. (Sept 20 – 29)

Presented by the Spotlight Acting School

Performed by students ages 9-14

The classic story tells of Belle, a young woman in a provincial town, and the Beast who is really a young prince trapped under the spell of an enchantress. If the Beast can learn to love and be loved, the curse will end, and he will be transformed to his former self. But time is running out. If the Beast does not learn his lesson soon, he and his household will be doomed for all eternity.

Friday, Sept 20  –  6:30 pm
Saturday, Sept 21  –  6:30 pm
Sunday, Sept 22  –  2:00 pm

Friday, Sept 27  –  6:30 pm
Saturday, Sept 28  –  6:30 pm
Sunday, Sept 29 –  2:00 pm

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Finally: A Broadway Revue (SEPT 20-28)

Presented by the Spotlight Players

Finally, many of our Spotlight Players are getting to perform songs from their most beloved musicals. That is the premise for this fun-filled evening of musical storytelling, as our very own Spotlight Players present songs they have always wanted to perform on stage but never had the chance to sing before. Created and directed by veteran Spotlight Player and Morehead State University Theater Graduate Kyrsten Daugherty, this show will kick off the Spotlight 2019/2020 season with a new experience for the audience and performers alike.

Friday, Sept 20  –  8 pm
Saturday, Sept 21  –  8 pm
Sunday, Sept 22  –  3:30 pm

Friday, Sept 27  –  8 pm
Saturday, Sept 28  –  8 pm

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The Best Christmas Pageant Ever Auditions (Sept 28 – 3:00pm)

Presented by the Spotlight Players

Adults and Children Ages 4+

In this hilarious Christmas classic, a couple struggling to put on a church Christmas pageant is faced with casting the Herdman kids–probably the most inventively awful kids in history. You won’t believe the mayhem – and the fun – when the Herdmans collide with the Christmas story head on!

Actors are expected to

1. Read (or Repeat) lines from a scene
2. Act in a scenario
3. Sing an optional solo

Rehearsal Schedule:
7 OCT 2019, MON 7 – 8pm 
9 OCT 2019, WED 7 – 8pm 
14 OCT 2019, MON 7:30 – 8:30pm 
16 OCT 2019, WED 7:30 – 8:30pm 
28 OCT 2019, MON 6 – 7pm 
30 OCT 2019, WED 6 – 7pm 
4 NOV 2019, MON 7:30 – 9pm 
6 NOV 2019, WED 7:30 – 9pm 
11 NOV 2019, MON 7:30 – 8:30pm 
13 NOV 2019, WED 7:30 – 8:30pm 
17 NOV 2019, SUN 6 – 7:30pm 
18 NOV 2019, MON 6 – 7:30pm 
19 NOV 2019, TUE 6 – 7:30pm 
20 NOV 2019, WED 6 – 7:30pm 
21 NOV 2019, THU 6 – 7:30pm 

Performances:
22 NOV 2019, FRI 7 – 9:30pm 
23 NOV 2019, SAT 7 – 9:30pm 
24 NOV 2019, SUN 2 – 4:30pm 
29 NOV 2019, FRI 7 – 9:30pm 
30 NOV 2019, SAT 7 – 9:30pm 
1 DEC 2019, SUN 2 – 4:30pm

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.

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

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