Category Archives: Auditions

AUDITIONS – Ken Ludwig’s Moon Over Buffalo

Auditions – 5:00pm October 28th – Richmond Mall
Early Auditions – 6:00pm October 25th – Richmond Mall
or by appointment. 859-661-0600

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

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 / Santa Clause / Wendell Sneed – Chad Hembree

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


American Horror Registration
Oldest Students Age
Students Name(s)



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.

Disney’s Cinderella Kids Auditions (Spotlight Acting School – Ages 4-11)

Cinderella KidsNO AUDITION required for guaranteed participation.
July 8th, 2:00pm


Cinderella Kids Registration
Child’s Age
Child’s Name



Campus: Berea

Ages: 4 – 11

Performances: Sept. 28 – Oct 1 (Blue Group)
Oct. 5-8 (Purple Group)

Rehearsals: Saturday Mornings from 8:30am – 9:45am (Blue Group)
9:45am – 11:00am (Purple Group)
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 ($12 per session. Financial aid may be applied)

Auditions for leading roles also July 8th 2:00pm

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

The Carol Burnett Show (The Bluegrass Players Auditions – Age 18+)

CarolBurnettListed as the 16th best TV Show of all time, The Carol Burnett Show thrilled audiences for 279 episodes. Carol  Burnett has recently released many of her original skits for licensing and performing.  The Bluegrass Players are excited to perform a collection of these skits in August as the Playhouse’s opening show for the 2017/18 season.

Audition Info:
Who:  Anyone, Age 18+
Where: The Spotlight Playhouse, Churchill’s
When: July 1st, 1:00 pm & July 8th, 10:30 am
Performances: August 25-27 and September 1-2
(Other audition appointments may be arranged.  859-661-0600)

Participants will read from a script and be given an improvisational situation to act out.