Category Archives: Auditions

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

We 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.

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

Inspired 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.

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.

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

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


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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.

Charlotte’s Web (Spotlight Players Audition – Ages 18+)

charlottes-webJoin the Spotlight Players – Theatre for Young Audiences (TYA) Troupe for the Fall.  Our first show will be the timeless story, Charlotte’s Web.  Charlotte’s Web in on the required reading list for Kentucky school grades 2 & 3. This delightful musical will perform at the Playhouse on Sept 8-10 then will be available for travel to local elementary schools for daytime performances the following two weeks.  Actors auditioning must have some daytime flexibility.

Audition Info:
Who: Anyone Age 18+
Where: The Spotlight Playhouse
When: Saturday, July 8, 10:00am
(Early auditions can be arranged by appointment 859-661-0600)
Participants will be expected to read and sing a song (if auditioning for a featured singing role).

Charlotte’s Web the Musical was composed by Charles Strouse, whose other works include Annie and Bye Bye Birdie.

Tuned in for Murder Cast 2017

tuned in for murder logoWe are excited about the cast of our upcoming all new murder mystery dinner show.  Congratulations to the cast.

DONALD MANN SR. – JOHN HARTER
Radio entrepreneur, CEO, Pompous Millionaire

DONALD MANN JR. – BRADEN MILLS
Spoiled Brat, Rich Jerk

MAX DEXTER “MAXIMUM D”- DARRELL HARRISON
Top DJ in the nation, Likeable, Funny, Jokester

BUDDY MCGHEE – JACK NEWLAND
Station Manager, Slick, Shadey, Fast Talker

NED – LUCAS SLAGLE
Plain, Straight Forward, No Nonsense, Intern

ANNIE – AMY WINN
Bossy Program Manager

LACEY MANN – KAYLA NEWLAND
Sweet, Kind, Likable, Friendly, The radio staff love her

BONNIE MANN – LETHA HEMBREE
Once a top DJ and a Sales Manager, Ex-Wife of Donald Sr., Bad attitude from being burned.

BABE MANN – BRIANNA HURD
Driven, Sexy, Bimbo, Trophy Wife

SHIRLEY WATT SHE – MARY HARTER
Nerd, Newscaster