Category Archives: Auditions

You Can’t Take It with You (Age 11-18) Auditions

At first, the Sycamores seem mad, but it is not long before we realize that if they are mad, the rest of the world is madder. In contrast to these delightful people are the unhappy Kirbys. The plot shows how Tony, attractive young son of the Kirbys, falls in love with Alice Sycamore and brings his parents to dine at the Sycamore home on the wrong evening. The shock sustained by the Kirbys, who are invited to eat cheap food, shows Alice that marriage with Tony is out of the question. The Sycamores, however, though sympathetic to Alice, find it hard to realize her point of view. Meantime, Tony, who knows the Sycamores are right and his own people wrong, will not give her up, and in the end, Mr. Kirby is converted to the happy madness of the Sycamores, particularly since he happens in during a visit by an ex-Grand Duchess, earning her living as a waitress. No mention has as yet been made of the strange activities of certain members of the household engaged in the manufacture of fireworks, nor of the printing press set up in the parlor; nor of Rheba the maid and her friend Donald; nor of Grandpa’s interview with the tax collector when he tells him he doesn’t believe in the income tax.

Ages: 11-18

Auditions:  July 7, 12:00pm

Rehearsals:
Saturdays Only
12:00pm – 1:00pm (Blue Cast)7
1:00pm – 2:00pm (Purple Cast)

Performances:
October 5 – 7 (Blue Cast)
October 12 – 14 (Purple Cast)

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

Enrollment Information  – click here.

Press Start (Age 4-9) Auditions

PRESS START transports us inside the bright, pixelated world of video games! When the famous characters we know and love run out of lives, they decide to put on a musical fundraiser that will help them raise gold rings and play on. Through hilarious and heartfelt musical numbers we see the heroes, villains and sidekicks like we’ve never seen them before. But when things go terribly awry, it’s the quiet sidekick Little Mushroom who must find the hero within to help save the day!

Ages: 4-9

Auditions: June 9th, 1:30pm

Rehearsals:
Saturdays Only
1:00pm – 2:00pm (Blue Cast)
2:00pm – 3:00pm (Purple Cast)

Performances:  August 31 – September 2 (Blue Cast)
September 7 – 9 (Purple Cast)

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

Enrollment Information  – click here.

A Spectacular Season Preview Auditions (Age 11-Adult)

Join us for an all-out fun time as we share songs, scenes, and information from the 33 shows scheduled next season. The show will be presented in the form of a Broadway revue with solos and groups numbers to participate in. This is a joint production of the Spotlight Players and Spotlight Acting School. Everyone who auditions will be cast in at least one number or scene.

Students under 18 years old must be enrolled in Spotlight Acting School.

Ages: 11+

Auditions: June 2nd, 1:00pm

Rehearsals:
Saturdays Only
2:00pm – 3:00pm

Performances:  August 24 – 26

Audition Details: Participants will be expected to sing a solo and/or learn a short dance.

Enrollment Information  – click here.

 

Let Your Hair Down, Rapunzel (Age 4-11) Auditions

“It’s time to let your hair down, have a little fun,” chimes the company in the opening number of this fresh, vivacious musical adaptation of a popular tale. Rene Shwartzbuckle sings to her husband, Walt, about her zany obsession for a turnip-like vegetable called ’rapunzel.’ After spotting a delectable patch of the plant in Witch Izwitch’s garden, Rene sends Walt to ’borrow’ some. The irritated witch has her malicious henchmen, the Glumpwarts, terrorize Walt. In fear, he promises to give his firstborn child to the witch in exchange for his own freedom.

It’s our heroine’s 18th birthday, and Witch Izwitch follows through with her promise and places poor Rapunzel alone in a tower. From here, an exuberant, amusing rescue attempt begins! Can Prince Llewellyn persevere over the powers of evil? Will the fresh, hysterical characters be able to help? And can Rapunzel convince the witch that it’s okay to be unique? Filled with an abundant supply of delightful songs like ’Just Because You’re Different,’ ’I’m a Nut’ and, of course, ’Let Your Hair Down,’ this show is zestful entertainment!

Ages: 4-11

Auditions: June 23, 9:30am

Rehearsals:
Saturdays Only
8:30am – 9:30am (Blue Cast)
9:30am – 10:30am (Purple Cast)

Performances:  September 13, 15, 16 (Blue Cast)
September 14, 15, 16 (Purple Cast)

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

Enrollment Information  – click here.

The Tomb – A Mystery Dinner Adventure (Ages 18+) Auditions

Presented by The Bluegrass Players

Join our expedition as we uncover the mysteries of The Tomb in this hilarious and mind-boggling tale.

Join the cast of this next dinner show and have a great time raising funds for a great cause.  All proceeds go to benefit the Spotlight Acting School and its mission to never turn a student away regardless of their available financial resources.

The audition consists of cold reading and improv scenarios.

Auditions June 2 – 5:00pm

Proposed Rehearsal Schedule
(22 Rehearsals including dress week)
Sun Jun 10  8 – 9:30pm
Thu Jun 14  8 – 9:30pm
Sun Jun 17  8 – 9:30pm
Thu Jun 21  8 – 9:30pm
Sun Jun 24  8 – 9:30pm
Thu Jun 28  8 – 9:30pm
Sun Jul 1  8 – 9:30pm
Thu Jul 5  8 – 9:30pm
Sun Jul 15  8 – 9:30pm
Thu Jul 19  8 – 9:30pm
Sun Jul 22  8 – 9:30pm
Thu Jul 26  8 – 9:30pm
Sun Jul 29  8 – 9:30pm
Thu Aug 2  8 – 9:30pm
Sun Aug 5  8 – 9:30pm
Thu Aug 9  8 – 9:30pm

Dress Rehearsal
Sat Aug 11  8 – 9:30pm
Sun Aug 12  8 – 9:30pm
Mon Aug 13  8 – 9:30pm
Tue Aug 14  8 – 9:30pm
Wed Aug 15  8 – 9:30pm
Thu Aug 16  8 – 9:30pm

Performances
Fri Aug 17 6:30pm
Sat Aug 18 6:30pm

Auditions – Valentine’s Murder Mystery Dinner Show

Open Auditions – January 6th – 6pm – Ages 18+
Presented by The Bluegrass Players
The Spotlight Playhouse – Berea
See more details below

We are putting together a somewhat child-friendly (PG) show to offer everyone a great time this Valentine’s Day. The focus will be on love, mystery, and deceit. The comedy this time will be derived from the over-seriousness of the characters in completely absurd situations.  Some songs may be added, but it will not be billed as a complete musical. The Film Noir style is very fun to act out and what better place than Italy.  Of course, our caterer will get in on the theme to complete the experience properly.

Join the cast of this next dinner show and have a great time raising funds for a great cause.  All proceeds go to benefit the Spotlight Acting School and its mission to never turn a student away regardless of their available financial resources.

Proposed Rehearsal Schedule

The Spotlight Theatre – Richmond
Tue Jan 9 / 8 – 9:30pm
Thu Jan 11 / 8 – 9:30pm
Sun Jan 14 / 8 – 9:30pm
Tue Jan 16 / 8 – 9:30pm
Thu Jan 18 / 8 – 9:30pm

The Spotlight Playhouse – Berea
Mon Jan 22 / 8:30 – 10pm
Wed Jan 24 / 8:30 – 10pm
Mon Jan 29 / 8:30 – 10pm
Wed Jan 31 / 8:30 – 10pm
Sun Feb 4 / 8:30 – 10pm
Tue Feb 6 / 8:30 – 10pm
Sun Feb 11 / 6 – 8pm
Mon Feb 12 / 6 – 8pm
Tue Feb 13 / 6 – 8pm

Performance – Berea
Wed Feb 14 / 6:30 – 9pm
Fri Feb 16 / 6:30 – 9pm
Sat Feb 17 / 6:30 – 9pm

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.

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.