Category Archives: The Spotlight Players

The Best Christmas Pageant Ever (Nov:16-25)

Presented by the Spotlight Players

An American classic.” – McCall’s Magazine

“One of the best Christmas stories ever – and certainly one of the funniest.” – The Seattle Times

In this hilarious Christmas classic, a couple struggling to put on a church Christmas pageant is faced with casting the Herdman kids–probably the most inventively awful kids in history. You won’t believe the mayhem – and the fun – when the Herdmans collide with the Christmas story head on!

This delightful comedy is adapted from the best-selling Young Adult book, and has become a holiday staple for groups across the United States!

 

Performances
Fri Nov 16, 2018 / 7 – 9pm
Sat Nov 17, 2018 / 7 – 9pm
Sun Nov 18, 2018 / 2 – 4pm

Fri Nov 23, 2018 / 7 – 9pm (Black Friday)
Sat Nov 24, 2018 / 7 – 9pm
Sun Nov 25, 2018 / 2 – 4pm

The Best Christmas Pageant Ever 2018 – Cast List

The Best Christmas Pageant Ever LogoWe had a very talented young man audition for his first show a little late on Saturday.  His paperwork has disappeared from our folder, but his performance did not disappear from our minds. Most likely it is in another show folder and we don’t know where to look.  If you are the parent of this young man please contact the directors immediately.  859-661-0600

Mother (Grace Bradley) Letha Hembree
Imogene Herdman Jenna Briggs
Beth Bradley Kylie Hammonds
Father (Bob Bradley) Chad Hembree
Charlie Bradley Dylan Maynard
Ralph Herdman Brady Sexton
Leroy Herdman Jessi King
Claude Herdman Gannon Stearns
Ollie Herdman Saylour Burchfield
Gladys Herdman Jasmine Sexton
Maxine Hannah Patton
Mrs. Armstrong Beverly Hammonds
Mrs. McCarthy Sally Iseral
Alice Wendleken Irene KaLee
Mrs. Slocum Dianne Smith
Mrs. Clark Tracey Cain
Mrs. Clausing Lois Ekme
Hobie Our Missing Boy 🙂
David
Reverend Hopkins Caleb Kingston
Elmer Hopkins Ty Cain
Beverly Arabella Huff
Firemen (2) Chris Sexton, Scottie Johnson
Shirley
Juanita
Doris
Angel Choir, Baby Angels, Shepherds Kelly Maynard, Arabella Huff, Ty Cain, Kylie Hammonds

Christmas Showcase Auditions (All Ages)

Description: Every two years we assemble our favorite songs and scenes into a spectacular production from the Christmas movies and shows that make the best season of the year even better.

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

Ages: 11+

Auditions: September 29, 3:00pm

Rehearsals:
Saturdays Only
3:00pm – 4:30pm

Performances:  December 7 – 9

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

Enrollment Information  – click here.

A Spectacular Season Preview

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.

Performances:  August 24 – 26

Tickets

Cast of the Spectacular Season Preview 2018

A Spectacular Season Preview Logo
Congratulations to the Cast of the Spectacular Season Preview.  This show is going to be great fun.  We have the musical numbers posted with the cast, but the straight play scenes are still being worked on. We did not want to wait any longer to share something.

Group Numbers Kids and Teens Solos and Duets
Lee Pence We’re in this Together, Coffee Break, Oklahoma When will my life begin
Kyle Shelton We’re in this Together, Coffee Break, Oklahoma
Cassidy Jones We’re in this Together, Coffee Break, Oklahoma Let Your Hair Down Rapunzel, Space Pirates, Fun Fun Fun I Know It’s Today
Bailey Bullock We’re in this Together, Coffee Break, Oklahoma Let Your Hair Down Rapunzel, Space Pirates, Fun Fun Fun It Takes All Sorts
Matt Manning We’re in this Together, Coffee Break, Oklahoma Putting on the Ritz, People Will Say We’re in Love
Dylan Marnard We’re in this Together, Coffee Break, Oklahoma Let Your Hair Down Rapunzel, Space Pirates, Fun Fun Fun The Travel Song
Hadley O’Bryan We’re in this Together, Coffee Break, Oklahoma Let Your Hair Down Rapunzel, Space Pirates, Fun Fun Fun
Paula Davis We’re in this Together, Coffee Break, Oklahoma When You Wish Upon a Star
Leah Ashcraft We’re in this Together, Coffee Break, Oklahoma Let Your Hair Down Rapunzel, Space Pirates, Fun Fun Fun
Sara Ashcraft We’re in this Together, Coffee Break, Oklahoma Let Your Hair Down Rapunzel, Space Pirates, Fun Fun Fun
Bethany Johnson We’re in this Together, Coffee Break, Oklahoma Let Your Hair Down Rapunzel, Space Pirates, Fun Fun Fun
Edwin Tate We’re in this Together, Coffee Break, Oklahoma
Phoenix Bills We’re in this Together, Coffee Break, Oklahoma Let Your Hair Down Rapunzel, Space Pirates, Fun Fun Fun Singing in the Rain
Sophie Graves We’re in this Together, Coffee Break, Oklahoma Let Your Hair Down Rapunzel, Space Pirates, Fun Fun Fun
Anna Damrell We’re in this Together, Coffee Break, Oklahoma Let Your Hair Down Rapunzel, Space Pirates, Fun Fun Fun You Can Be My Friend
Aleena Damrell We’re in this Together, Coffee Break, Oklahoma Let Your Hair Down Rapunzel, Space Pirates, Fun Fun Fun
Alyssa Bustle We’re in this Together, Coffee Break, Oklahoma Putting on the Ritz, People Will Say We’re in Love
Ty Cain We’re in this Together, Coffee Break, Oklahoma Let Your Hair Down Rapunzel, Space Pirates, Fun Fun Fun The Travel Song, Little Mushroom Tap
Tracey Cain We’re in this Together, Coffee Break, Oklahoma
Hannah Patton We’re in this Together, Coffee Break, Oklahoma Let Your Hair Down Rapunzel, Space Pirates, Fun Fun Fun
Brady Sexton We’re in this Together, Coffee Break, Oklahoma Let Your Hair Down Rapunzel, Space Pirates, Fun Fun Fun
Kylie Hammonds We’re in this Together, Coffee Break, Oklahoma Let Your Hair Down Rapunzel, Space Pirates, Fun Fun Fun I Know It’s Today, Little Mushroom Tap
Beverly Hammonds We’re in this Together, Coffee Break, Oklahoma
Kelsey McNeal We’re in this Together, Coffee Break, Oklahoma Let Your Hair Down Rapunzel, Space Pirates, Fun Fun Fun Aint No Grave
Celia Shaffer We’re in this Together, Coffee Break, Oklahoma Let Your Hair Down Rapunzel, Space Pirates, Fun Fun Fun It Takes All Sorts
Jeremy Grant We’re in this Together, Coffee Break, Oklahoma Almost Like Being in Love, Putting on the Ritz (Monster), Brush up Your Shakespeare
Kysten Daugherty We’re in this Together, Coffee Break, Oklahoma The Song that Goes Like This, Little Mushroom Tap
Jessie Lawson We’re in this Together, Coffee Break, Oklahoma I Know It’s Today, Little Mushroom Tap
Sarah Bucknam We’re in this Together, Coffee Break, Oklahoma Waiting for My Dearie, Little Mushroom Tap
Chad Hembree We’re in this Together, Coffee Break, Oklahoma Make Them Laugh, Brush up Your Shakespeare
Lucas Slagle We’re in this Together, Coffee Break, Oklahoma Life is a Bowl of Pitts

Red Shirts by Marie Mitchell and Mason Smith (Festival of Short Plays)

Join the players for a comedy Sci Fi adventure where what you wear tells a lot about your role in the story.

An original play by Marie Mitchell and Mason Smith

Performance Friday, May 4th at 7:00pm – Tickets available at the door. $8 Adult / $5 Students (Entry also includes Saturday’s plays, Jess in the Spotlight and The Legend of Gargantua)

Jess in the Spotlight by Saylour Burchfield (Festival of Short Plays)

Jess, a nine-year-old, is new to her school and wants to audition for the school play, but the established “theater star” thinks there is no room for competition. Join the players for a glimpse into the world of school bullying in this thoughtful play by Saylour Burchfield.

Performance Saturday, May 5th at 7:00pm along with The Legend of Gargantua. Tickets are available at the door. $8 Adult/$5 Student

The Legend of Gargantua by Kelsey McNeal (Festival of Short Plays)

The Legend of Gargantua is a short sarcastic comedy loosely based on the story of Jack and the Bean Stalk. Author Kelsey McNeal has written a cute and entertaining script sure to leave you with a smile.

Performance Saturday, May 5th along with Jess in the Spotlight at 7:00pm – Tickets available at the door. $8 Adult / $5 Students