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You Can’t Beat the House – Auditions – Ages 11-18

Spotlight Acting School

“I’ve had trouble breaking into a house before but this is the first time I’ve had problems breaking OUT again!” So moans Merle to his partner, Howie. These two minor-league burglars have really met their match this time, it seems. They decided on a house only to find, after managing to get into the place, that it’s up for sale and before they can leave, Conrad and Glenda, prospective buyers, show up. Merle figures they have two choices – either pretend to be real estate agents or beat it, making the buyers suspect them and call in the police. Merle begins to show the house while Howie ducks out to get the car. Now the REAL real estate agent shows up and Merle has to juggle the couple and the agent. Finally, as Merle gets rid of the her and is about to show the door to Conrad and Glenda, Howie arrives with the news that their car has been towed away. Suddenly a cop shows up, saying the police are looking for two suspicious characters in the neighborhood. Next in the parade of oddball characters is Conrad’s secretary, then Glenda’s mother, then her medium, Madame Zenobia. Oh, yeah! The place, it turns out, is haunted! This screwball comedy is one wisecrack after another and proves once again that “You Can’t Beat the House.”

Ages: 11-18

Auditions Dec 2nd, 1:00pm

Campus: Berea

Rehearsals: 1:00pm – 2:15pm (Blue Cast)
2:15pm – 3:30pm (Purple Cast)
11:00am – 12:15PM (Red Cast)

Performances:  May 10 – 13 (Blue Cast)
May 17 – 20 (Purple Cast)
May 24 – 27 (Red Cast)

Audition Details: Participants will be expected to cold read and act out a scene.

Enrollment Information  – click here.

Once Upon A Mattress – Auditions – Ages 11-18

Spotlight Acting School

If you thought you knew the story of ‘The Princess and The Pea,’ you may be in for a walloping surprise! Did you know, for instance, that Princess Winnifred actually swam the moat to reach Prince Dauntless the Drab? Or that Lady Larken’s love for Sir Harry provided a rather compelling reason that she reach the bridal altar post haste? Or that, in fact, it wasn’t the pea at all that caused the princess a sleepless night? Carried on a wave of wonderful songs, by turns hilarious and raucous, romantic and melodic, this rollicking spin on the familiar classic of royal courtship and comeuppance provides for some side-splitting shenanigans. Chances are you’ll never look at fairy tales quite the same way again.

Ages: 11-18

Auditions Dec 9th, 4:30pm

Campus: Richmond Mall

Rehearsals: Saturdays 8:30am – 10:00am

Performances: April 20-22

Audition Details: Participants will be expected to cold read, sing a solo, and learn a short dance.

Enrollment Information  – click here.

Disney’s Alice in Wonderland – Auditions – Ages 11-Adult

Presented by the Spotlight Players

Travel down the rabbit hole and join Alice, one of literature’s most beloved heroines, in her madcap adventures featuring updated songs from Disney’s thrilling animated motion picture.

The ever-curious Alice’s journey begins innocently enough as she chases the White Rabbit.  Her adventures become increasingly more strange as she races the Dodo Bird, gets tied up with Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum, raps with a bubble-blowing Caterpillar and beats the Queen of Hearts at her own game!

Ages: 11-Adult

Auditions Dec 10th, 5:00pm & Dec 16th, 5:00pm

Rehearsals: Various evenings ranging from 6pm-10pm (Some absences are aceptable if predisclosed)

Campus: Richmond

Performances (Also see travel details below)
Fri Feb 9, 2018 7:00pm – 9:00pm
Sat Feb 10, 2018 7:00pm – 9:00pm
Sun Feb 11, 2018 2:00pm – 4:00pm
Thursday Feb 15 – Afternoon (1pm-5pm)
Friday Feb 16 – All day (8am – 5pm)
Thursday Feb 22 – Afternoon (1pm – 5pm)
Friday – Feb 23 – All day (8am-5pm)

Audition Details: Participants will be expected to cold read, sing a solo, and act out a scene.

THIS IS A TRAVELING PLAYERS SHOW PLEASE READ CAREFULLY BEFORE AUDITIONING.

  1. Casting in this show is not guaranteed.  Only the correct amount of cast needed to produce the show will be cast in this production.
  2. There is no cost to participate in this show, however, since this a charity promotional event for the school, we are asking all participants to voluntarily donate $30.00 toward the production to kick off the fundraiser.
  3. Anyone auditioning age 17 or younger must be enrolled in Spotlight Acting School.  If you are currently participating in another Spotlight Acting School show you are already enrolled.
  4. This show will travel on the following days with a goal to visit 6 area schools.  Attendance at all performances is mandatory. Alternative instruction detail sheets will be provided for students needing paperwork to turn in to schools for absences.
    Thursday Feb 15 – Afternoon (1pm-5pm)
    Friday Feb 16 – All day (8am – 5pm)
    Thursday Feb 22 – Afternoon (1pm – 5pm)
    Friday – Feb 23 – All day (8am-5pm)
  5. Rehearsals will be mostly in the evenings and will meet several times a week. Children will be released by 10pm at the latest.
  6. Costumes will be mostly provided, but any assistance will be appreciated.

School Enrollment Information  – click here.

 

Cast List – Black and Blue Friday and Twas the night before Christmas 2017

Black and Blue Friday

Security Chief – Beverly Hammonds
Head of Mall Security

Jackson Tyler – Gary Bowling
Smart, sophisticated husband of Ellie

Ellie Tyler – Amanda Sexton
Daughter of Aggie and Floyd; raised country, wed city 

Security Guard 1 – Lucas Slagle

Security Guard 2 – Edwin Tait

Bubba Plunket – Kyle Shelton
Ellie’s Brother; typical redneck teen

Virgil Plunket – Micheal Soens
another brother

Floyd Plunkett – Chris Sexton
Ellie’s father; a simple country man who hates the government and the city

Aggie Plunkett – Paula Davis
Ellie’s mother; a “take charge” outspoken country woman

Gertrude Smoot – Maria Soens
Aggie’s niece; raised on a pig farm

Maybelle Smoot – Kylie Hammonds
another niece

Twas the Night Before Christmas

Sir Guy of Gisbourne / Uncle Brierly – Edwin Tait

Amos/Amos of Kansas – Lucas Slagle

Emily – Maria Soens

Calliope / Britannia Sneed – Letha Hembree

Mulch / Wendell Sneed – Gary Bowling

AUDITIONS – Ken Ludwig’s Moon Over Buffalo

The Bluegrass Players are holding auditions for Ken Ludwig’s hilarious comedy, Moon Over Buffalo on Oct. 25 at 6:00pm and Oct. 28 at 5:00pm.  Actors need to simply show up to audition. Everyone is welcome to audition.  The Bluegrass Players are a community theater group serving the Masidon County area.  Auditions will be held at the Spotlight Theatre in the Richmond Mall (830 Eastern By Pass).  Rehearsals will be held in Berea at the Spotlight Playhouse (Currently under construction).  This play is slated to Grand Open the new state-of-the-art facility in Berea.  

In the madcap comedy tradition of Lend Me a Tenor, the hilarious Moon Over Buffalo centers on George and Charlotte Hay, fading stars of the 1950s. At the moment, they’re playing Private Lives and Cyrano De Bergerac in rep in Buffalo, New York with five actors. On the brink of a disastrous split-up caused by George’s dalliance with a young ingénue, they receive word that they might just have one last shot at stardom: Frank Capra is coming to town to see their matinee, and if he likes what he sees, he might cast them in his movie remake of The Scarlet Pimpernel. Unfortunately for George and Charlotte, everything that could go wrong does go wrong, abetted by a visit from their daughter’s clueless fiancé and hilarious uncertainty about which play they’re actually performing, caused by Charlotte’s deaf, old stage-manager mother who hates every bone in George’s body.
REVIEWS

“Somewhere up above, George S. Kaufman, Abe Burrows, Moss Hart and all those clever fellows who wrote the comedies of yesteryear are rolling with laughter, echoing the audience last night at Moon Over Buffalo. The play is nothing less than a love letter to live theater.” – Boston Herald

“Ken Ludwig’s Moon Over Buffalo tops the mayhem and pitch-perfect farce of his other hit, Lend Me a Tenor.” – Orange County Register

“Moon Over Buffalo packs more comic genius onto the stage than anything in recent memory!” – USA Today

CASTING 4m, 4f

George Hay, a traveling actor.

Charlotte Hay, George’s wife and actress in his company.

Rosalind (Roz), George & Charlotte’s daughter, who left the stage to lead a “normal” life.

Howard, a TV weatherman, and Rosalind’s fiancé.

Paul, stage manager for George’s company, and Rosalind’s ex-fiancé.

Ethel, Charlotte’s nearly-deaf mother.

Richard, a lovesick lawyer who is courting Charlotte.

Eileen, an actress in George’s company who was George’s “one-night stand.”

Produced by the Bluegrass Players
Call 859-661-0600 for more information

 

Dracula 2017 Cast

Stuart Rose – Reverend Wesley

Kyrsten Daugherty – Sarah Christian

Ryan Peters – Robert Christian

Kayla Stewart – Mary Christian

Lucas Slagle – Professor Silas Mason

Taylor Edwards – Maude Mason

Saylour Burchfield – Phoebe Mason

Micheal Soens – Thomas Mason

Gary Burchfield – Sheriff Broaddus

Shandi Johnson – Katie Broaddus

Will Marr – Jud

Laura Case – Eva

Annie Johnson – Sadie

Braelyn Cameron – Olivia

Bradley Powell – R. M.

Darrell Harrison – Count Dracula

The Grunch Auditions Ages 9-14 (Spotlight Acting School)

the grunch logoInspired by “The Grinch Who Stole Christmas”, The Grunch tells the story of Rudy Grunch, a grumpy 6th grader who always feels like an outsider. When the entire school gets excited about the annual school musical, he comes up with a perfect plan to ruin it for everyone; he’ll steal the sets, costumes and lights the night before it opens. But will the spirit of theatre prevail?

Auditions Aug 19th, 5:00pm

Campus: Richmond

Open to all Spotlight Acting School Students Ages: 9-14

To enroll you child in Spotlight Acting School call 859-986-0423. Financial aid and discounts are available.  No child will be turned away, regardless of ability to pay.

Performances: Nov 3-5

Rehearsals: Saturday Mornings from 10:30am – Noon beginning August 26 (See exact calendar here)

Audition Details: Participants will be expected to cold read, sing a solo, and learn a dance routine.

We Are Monsters Auditions Ages 4-9 (Spotlight Acting School)

we are monster logoWe Are Monsters is a hilarious new musical that follows human kids into a monster cabaret filled with quirky monster characters. The adventurous humans uncover vegetarian vampires and rock n’ roll werewolves, gradually realizing there may be more to these monsters than meets the eye! Most importantly these monsters and kids discover the importance of friendship and celebrating in the attributes that make each of us different and unique.

Auditions Aug 19th, 3:00pm

Campus: Richmond

Open to all Spotlight Acting School Students Ages: 4-9

To enroll you child in Spotlight Acting School call 859-986-0423. Financial aid and discounts are available.  No child will be turned away, regardless of ability to pay.

Performances: Oct 13-15 (Blue Group)
Oct 20-22 (Purple Group)

Rehearsals: Saturday Mornings from 1:00pm – 2:00pm (Blue Group)
2:00pm-3:00pm (Purple Group)
beginning August 26 (See exact calendar here)

Audition Details: Participants will be expected to cold read, sing a solo, and learn a dance routine.

Legally Blonde the Musical Auditions Ages 11-18 (Spotlight Acting School)

legally blonde logoAuditions Aug 5th, 10:00am

Campus: Richmond

Open to all Spotlight Acting School Students Ages: 11-18

To enroll you child in Spotlight Acting School call 859-986-0423. Financial aid and discounts are available.  No child will be turned away, regardless of ability to pay.

Performances: Nov 17-19

Rehearsals: Saturday Mornings from 9:00am – 10:30am beginning August 12 (See exact calendar here)

Audition Details: Participants will be expected to cold read,  sing a solo and learn a dance routine.

American Horror Stories Auditions (Spotlight Acting School – Ages 11-18)

american horror featuredAuditions July 8th, 3:30pm


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Campus: Berea

Ages: 11-18

Performances: Nov 9-12

Rehearsals: Saturday Afternoons from 1:00pm – 3:00pm beginning August 5 (See exact calendar here)

Tuition may be paid weekly, monthly or in full.  Cast shirt is included.  Financial aid and discounts are available. Call 859-986-0423 for assistance.  No child will be turned away, regardless of ability to pay.

– Registration fee $25.00 (not eligible for financial aid)
– Costume rental $30.00 (financial aid may be applied)
– Tuition $195.00 ($10 per session. Financial aid may be applied)

Audition Details: Participants will be expected to cold read, (optional) sing a solo.  This show is not a full musical, but there are some songs.