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The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged) Auditions Age 14+ (Moved to Dec. 10, 6pm)

Present by the Bluegrass Players

Director Jeremy Grant brings us the show that was created by three inspired, charismatic comics that honed their pass-the-hat act at Renaissance fairs. The show premiered their preposterous masterwork at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in 1987. It quickly became a worldwide phenomenon, earning the title of London’s longest-running comedy after a decade at the Criterion Theatre. Featured are all 37 of Shakespeare’s plays, meant to be performed in 97 minutes. Fast-paced, witty, and physical, it’s full of laughter for Shakespeare lovers and haters alike.

Twas the Week After Christmas (Dec 13-22)

Presented by Spotlight Acting School

Performed by students ages 4-9

A hilarious and heartwarming story about what happens when the North Pole loses the Christmas Spirit. It’s been years since the Elves and Reindeer have gotten along. The Reindeer egos are high, and Elves’ productivity is low. Will a week of vacation help remind the Elves and Reindeer what Christmas is all about?

Friday, Dec 13  –  6:30 pm
Saturday, Dec 14  –  6:30 pm
Sunday, Dec 15  –  2:00 pm

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


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A Christmas Carol: Dinner Show (Dec. 13-21)

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’ 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’ A Christmas Carol.  Enjoy a full feast of seasonal favorites while experiencing one of the season’s most beloved tales.

Seating is limited. Advanced reservations are required.

A Traditional Christmas Feast of
Turkey, Ham, Cornbread Dressing, Gravy, Mashed Potatoes, Green Beans, Roll, Cranberry Salad, Pecan Pie.
Vegetarian or other dietary needs may be addressed with the Box Office.

DEC 13, 2019, FRIDAY    8pm
DEC 14, 2019, SATURDAY    8pm

DEC 20, 2019, FRIDAY    8pm
DEC 21, 2019, SATURDAY    8pm

Adult $35
Senior $30 (55+)
Student $25 (Any School or College)
Child $20 (age 10 and under)


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Magic Tree House: Dinosaurs Before Dark KIDS Auditions Ages 4-9 Auditions (Dec. 14, 3:00pm)

Presented by the Spotlight Acting School.

Performed by students age 4-9.

Magic Tree House: Dinosaurs Before Dark KIDS is an adaptation of the first of Mary Pope Osborne’s award-winning fantasy adventure books from the Magic Tree House book series, which has sold more than 100 million copies and is available in more than 100 countries around the world. Jack and Annie’s tree house transports them back in time to the age of the dinosaurs, where the siblings courageously learn that things are not always what they seem.

Siblings, Jack and Annie, discover a tree house full of books while exploring one afternoon. Jack looks through a book about dinosaurs and wishes he could see a real one. Suddenly, the wind begins to blow and the tree house starts to spin wildly. When it finally stops, Jack and Annie open their eyes to find they have been transported back to the time of the dinosaurs. Jack and Annie have a harrowing adventure, befriending some dinosaurs along the way as they try to make their way back home.

No audition is required for guaranteed participation.

Leading roles will be assigned to students with good auditions.

To audition the student will be asked to…

1. Sing part of a song (Happy Birthday, Twinkle Twinkle, and Jesus Loves Me, are fine choices)
2. Show facial expressions (Happy, Sad, Angry, etc.)
3. Move or dance as instructed
4. Possibly read from the script. (Non-readers will be given assistance.)

Frozen Jr Ages 14-18 Auditions (Dec. 21, 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.)

A story of true love and acceptance between sisters, Frozen expands upon the emotional relationship and journey between Princesses Anna and Elsa. When faced with danger, the two discover their hidden potential and the powerful bond of sisterhood. With a cast of beloved characters and loaded with magic, adventure, and plenty of humor, Frozen is sure to thaw even the coldest heart!

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.

Growing Up: A Broadway Revue (Jan 10-18)

Presented by the Spotlight Acting School

Performed by students ages 9-18

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.

Friday, Jan 10 – 8:00 pm
Saturday, Jan 11 – 8:00 pm
Sunday, Jan 12 – 2:00 pm

Friday, Jan 17 – 8:00 pm
Saturday, Jan 18 – 8:00 pm


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Music Man Jr. Age 9-14 Auditions (Jan. 11, 11:30am)

Presented by the Spotlight Acting School

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.)

Master showman Harold Hill is in town and he’s got “seventy-six trombones” in tow. Can upright, uptight Marian, the town librarian, resist his powerful allure? The story follows fast-talking traveling salesman, Harold Hill, as he cons the people of River City, Iowa, into buying instruments and uniforms for a boys’ band he vows to organize. The catch? He doesn’t know a trombone from a treble clef. His plans to skip town with the cash are foiled when he falls for Marian, whose belief in Harold’s power just might help him succeed in the end in spite of himself.

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.

The Spotlight Festival of Short Plays 2020 Submissions (Jan 11)

Submission Form 2020

ELIGIBILITY:

Short plays and musicals that are no more than 15 pages in length with an average runtime of less than 30 minutes.

Writers may submit only 1 play, this includes plays they have co-authored.

Each nominee must submit a separate application form.

Plays must be typed using the attached format guide.

*New  – Plays presented in previous Spotlight Festivals are eligible for re-submission.

*New – Poetry and short story readings will be accepted as monologues.

The Spotlight Acting School, Inc. Festival Committee, in its sole and absolute discretion, shall select plays for participation in the 2020 Spotlight Festival from among all entries, and its decisions are final. Spotlight Acting School, Inc. reserves the right to remove any selected play from participation if the play, its producers, and/or its authors are not in compliance with the Application and/or the Competition Guidelines, and/or if the additional documents are not signed and returned by the required date.  Production of selected plays shall be at the sole cost and expense of the Producer, and no royalties or other payments are or will be owed by Spotlight Acting School, Inc. or its partner acting troupes or organizations.

 

FACILITIES:

The theatre space will include a basic lighting plot with limited pre-set general light cues. Basic sound equipment will be provided.

A limited number of basic set pieces will be available at the theatre.  Additional props, set pieces, etc. may be brought by the producing companies; however, we strongly advise that productions be kept as simple as possible.

Spotlight Acting School, Inc. will further provide all front-and back-of-house personnel and a board operator if needed.

 

TO SUBMIT:

All submissions must be submitted by the Author[s] of the Play.

The author is responsible for co-producing the play in the event that the work is selected as a Festival participant. As a producer, the author agrees to perform his or her obligations under this application, all without the knowledge, consent or approval of any third party and without infringing the rights or damaging any third party. The responsibilities of the Producer include, but are not limited to, assisting in casting (our 2020 festival is a non-equity festival); working with the appointed director or possibly self-directing the work, assisting technical personnel; attending rehearsals; and assisting with costumes.

Script submissions will be accepted in digital format only. Each submission should be submitted as a single PDF, or Microsoft Word compatible document (.doc,.docx). Documents must be labeled as follows:  PlayTitle_Author’s Last Name.pdf (or .doc/.docx). Email the completed document as an attachment to chad@spotlightactingschool.com

All portions of the application below must be completed.

Spotlight Acting School, Inc. will announce the plays chosen for presentation on January 25th, 2020 at the Carol Burnett Show followed by posting the results on spotlightactingschool.com.  Playwrights attending the performance will be recognized on stage and via live streaming.

Submission Form 2020

 

The Most Epic Birthday Party Ever (Jan 24 – Feb 2)

Presented by the Spotlight Acting School.

Performed by students ages 4-9.

WINNER! 2014 Children’s Musical Theatre Festival, NYC Skyler is about to turn 12, and she’s planned the biggest celebration of the year. But in the middle of the party, something mysterious happens – all the adults suddenly vanish! Trapped in the backyard, the kids realize they must create a brand new society. However, when they elect Skyler’s older brother, Charlie, as their ruler, things really begin to spin out of control. Eventually, the kids learn a big lesson in responsibility, while Skyler and Charlie develop a greater respect for one another.

Friday, Jan  24  –  6:30 pm
Saturday, Jan 25   –  6:30 pm
Sunday, Jan 26  –  2:00 pm

Friday, Jan 31  –  6:30 pm
Saturday, Feb 1  –  6:30 pm
Sunday, Feb 2  –  2:00 pm

The Carol Burnett Show (Jan 24 – Feb 1)

Presented by the Spotlight Players

Carol Burnett is known as one of the most brilliant comedians of all times, and her Carol Burnett Show ran for 11 years, garnering 25 prime-time Emmy awards and was ranked number 16 on TV Guide’s 50 Greatest TV Shows of All Time and was listed as one of Time magazine’s 100 Best TV Shows of All Time. The show originally ran on CBS from September 11, 1967, to March 29, 1978, for 279 episodes. Not a word in these scripts has been changed.

Friday, Jan 24 – 8:00 pm
Saturday, Jan 25 – 8:00 pm
Sunday, Jan 26 – 3:30 pm

Friday, Jan 31 – 8:00 pm
Saturday, Feb 1 – 8:00 pm