Category Archives: The Spotlight Players

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.

 

Addams Family Musical

THE ADDAMS FAMILY features an original story, and it’s every father’s nightmare. Wednesday Addams, the ultimate princess of darkness, has grown up and fallen in love with a sweet, smart young man from a respectable family – a man her parents have never met. And if that weren’t upsetting enough, Wednesday confides in her father and begs him not to tell her mother. Now, Gomez Addams must do something he’s never done before – keep a secret from his beloved wife, Morticia. Everything will change for the whole family on the fateful night they host a dinner for Wednesday’s ‘normal’ boyfriend and his parents.

The Spotlight Playhouse Berea
Performances:
July 13 – 7:00pm
July 14 – 7:00pm
July 15 – 2:00pm

You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown

With charm, wit, and heart, YOU’RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN explores life through the eyes of Charlie Brown and his friends in the Peanuts gang. This revue of songs and vignettes, based on the beloved Charles Schultz comic strip, is the ideal first show for those who would like to do a musical. Musical numbers include “My Blanket and Me,” “The Kite,” “The Baseball Game,” “Little Known Facts,” “Suppertime,” and “Happiness.” Guaranteed to please audiences of all ages!

The Spotlight Playhouse Berea
July 20, 21, 7:00pm
July 22, 2:00pm

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
4:00pm – 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.

The Addams Family Cast List 2018

Congratulations to the cast. This was a very difficult show to cast and we simply do not have stage room for 45 performers or we would have kept everyone. Thank you, to all who auditioned.

Gomez Addams Jeshua Logsdon
Uncle Fester Bradley Powell
Lucas Beineke Jean Luc Gallien
Pugsley Addams Dylan Maynard
Mal Beineke Matt Manning
Lurch Luke McKeel
Morticia Addams Jessica Brandenburg
Wednesday Addams Tessa Pickle
Alice Beineke Alyssa Bustle
Grandmama Jazzlyn Threlkeld
Ancestors Lucas Slagle
Cassidy Jones
Ryan Peters
Kara Peters
Lindy Fischer
Sydney Peters
Addyson Fischer
Brady Sexton
Alissa Abner
Shandi Johnson
Kelsey McNeal
Dustin Maynard
Bonnie Fitzsimmons
Laura Case
Braelyn Cameron
Bella Butler
Janet McNeal
Kylie Hammonds
Phoenix Bills
Delani Reynolds
Taylor Edwards
William Harter
Izzy Barton
Kyrsten Daugherty
Tristan Winstead
Lily Abner

The Spotlight Playhouse 2018/2019 Season

As we begin rehearsals for our last few shows of the 2017/2018 season we look forward to another season of great entertainment, all located in our new 13,000sq ft Playhouse in Berea.

The shows are listed in Chronological order, but exact dates could change at this point.

The season consists of over 32 shows for 46 weeks of entertainment with over 150 performances. Don’t let anyone say there is nothing to do in Berea.

Look at the calendar in the next few days to see performance dates.

  1. Murder Mystery Dinner Show – by the Bluegrass Players
    (Aug 2018)
  2. A Spectacular Season Preview – by the Spotlight Players
    (Aug 2018)
  3. Press Start – by Spotlight Acting School
    Ages 4-9
    (Sept 2018)
  4. Let Your Hair Down, Rapunzel – by Spotlight Acting School
    Ages 4-11
    (Sept 2018)
  5. Young Frankenstein – by the Bluegrass Players
    (Sept 2018)
  6. You Can’t Take It with You – by Spotlight Acting School
    Ages 11-18
    (Oct 2018)
  7. Honk Jr. – by Spotlight Acting School
    Ages 9-14
    (Oct 2018) 
  8. Dracula  – by the Bluegrass Players
    (Oct 2018) 
  9. Brigadoon – by Spotlight Acting School
    Ages 11-18
    (Nov 2018)  
  10. The Best Christmas Pageant Ever – by the Spotlight Players (Intergenerational)
    (Nov 2018) 
  11. Christmas Showcase – by the Spotlight Players (Intergenerational)
    (Dec 2018)
  12. An Old Time Christmas Live Radio Show – by the Spotlight Players
    (Dec 2018)
  13. Christmas Mystery Dinner Show – by The Bluegrass Players
    (Dec 2018)
  14. Disney’s My Son Pinocchio JR. – by Spotlight Acting School
    Ages 4-9
    (Jan 2019)
  15. End Days  – by the Bluegrass Players
    (Jan 2019)
  16. Shrek Jr. – by Spotlight Acting School
    Ages 9-14
    (Feb 2019) 
  17. Space Pirates! – by Spotlight Acting School
    Ages 4-11
    (Feb 2019)  
  18. High School Musical – by Spotlight Acting School
    Ages 11-18
    (Mar 2019) 
  19. The Importance of Being Earnest  – by the Bluegrass Players
    (Mar 2019)
  20. How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying – by the Spotlight Acting School
    Ages 11-18
    (Mar 2019)
  21. Festival of Short Plays
    (Mar 2019)
  22. Twelfth Night  – by the Bluegrass Players
    (Mar 2019)
  23. Musicville – by Spotlight Acting School
    Ages 4-9
    (Apr 2019)
  24. The Lion the Witch and The Wardrobe – by the Spotlight Players (Intergenerational)
    (Apr 2019)
  25. Spamalot  – by the Bluegrass Players
    (May 2019)
  26. Junie B. Jones The Musical JR. – by Spotlight Acting School
    Ages 4-11
    (May 2019) 
  27. Clue Dinner Show  – by the Bluegrass Players
    (May 2019)
  28. Singin’ in the Rain JR. – by Spotlight Acting School
    Ages 9-14
    (Jun 2019)
  29. A Midsummer Night’s Dream – by Spotlight Acting School
    Ages 11-18
    (Jun 2019)
  30. Oklahoma! – by the Spotlight Players (Intergenerational)
    (Jun 2019)
  31. A Broadway Revue – by Spotlight Acting School
    Ages 9-18
    (Jun 2019) 
  32. Moon Over Buffalo  – by the Bluegrass Players
    (Jul 2019)

Auditions – Addams Family Musical

THE ADDAMS FAMILY features an original story, and it’s every father’s nightmare. Wednesday Addams, the ultimate princess of darkness, has grown up and fallen in love with a sweet, smart young man from a respectable family – a man her parents have never met. And if that weren’t upsetting enough, Wednesday confides in her father and begs him not to tell her mother. Now, Gomez Addams must do something he’s never done before – keep a secret from his beloved wife, Morticia. Everything will change for the whole family on the fateful night they host a dinner for Wednesday’s ‘normal’ boyfriend and his parents.

Spotlight Acting School and the Spotlight Players are holding auditions for actors ages 11-Adult.

The Spotlight Playhouse Berea
March 24th
3:30pm-5:00pm

Rehearsals
Saturdays 3:30pm-5:00pm

Directed by Sarah Bucknam & Chad Hembree
Assitant Director Amy Winn

Performances:
The Spotlight Playhouse Berea

July 13 – 7:00pm
July 14 – 7:00pm
July 15 – 2:00pm

So, you think you can write a play? – The Spotlight Festival of Short Plays

ELIGIBILITY:
Short plays and musicals that are no more than 15 pages in length with an average runtime of less than 30 minutes.

Writers may submit only 1 play, including plays they have co-authored.

Each nomination must submit a separate Submission Form.

Plays must be typed. See the format guide attached.

Plays presented in previous Spotlight Festivals are not eligible for re-submission.

Poetry and short story readings will not be accepted.

The Spotlight Acting School, Inc. Festival Committee, in its sole and absolute discretion, shall select plays for participation in the 2018 Spotlight Festival from among all entries, and its decisions are final.

TO SUBMIT:
All submissions must be submitted by the Author[s] of the Play.

The author is responsible for co-producing the play in the event that the work is selected as a Festival participant. The responsibilities of the Producer include, but are not limited to, assisting in or suggesting casting; our 2018 festival is a non-equity festival; working with the appointed director or self-directing the work, assisting technical personnel; attending rehearsals; and assisting with costumes.

Script submissions will be accepted in digital format only. Each submission should be submitted as a single PDF or Microsoft Word Compatible (.doc, .docx) document. Documents must be labeled as follows: PlayTitle_Author’s Last Name.pdf (or .doc/.docx). Email the completed document as an attachment to [email protected] .

All portions of the application must be complete.

Submission Form link

Spotlight Acting School, Inc. will announce the winners at the performance of Alice in Wonderland February 10th 2018 followed by posting the results on its website.

Twas the night before Christmas / Black and Blue Friday

Presented by The Spotlight Players.

“‘Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house, not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse.” But wait! A mouse is stirring – because Santa missed his house last year. Before you can say “Merry Christmas!”, we’re off on the wild adventures of a mouse, an elf, and a spunky little girl who just won’t take no for an answer. Don’t miss this joyful tribute to the holiday season!

“Such a playful spirit romps through ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas, you might think the show itself was a product of Santa’s workshop.” – The Washington Post

Plus,

It’s the day after Thanksgiving, and all Ellie and her new husband, Jackson, want is to celebrate their first holiday season at home together. But their holiday peace and quiet quickly turns into holiday chaos when they are summoned to the security office at the local mall. Seems Ellie’s backwoods relatives were planning to surprise her with a visit, but first stopped at the store to pick up some paper goods. That’s when the trouble began. What they thought was a big-box store turned out to be a shopping mall full of frenzied Black Friday shoppers, and, of course, the hillbilly family ended up causing all sorts of trouble.

The Spotlight Theatre
Fri, Nov 24 2017, 7:00PM
Sat, Nov 25 2017, 7:00PM
Sun, Nov 26 2017, 2:00PM

Tickets

Charlotte’s Web

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The Children’s Literature Association named this “the best American children’s book of the past two hundred years,” and Joseph Robinette, working with the advice of E.B. White, has created a play that captures this work in a thrilling and utterly practical theatrical presentation.

The Spotlight Players present this spectacular show as part of the 2017/2018 Theatre for Young Audiences series. As part of the series, the show will be traveled to local elementary schools after performing at the Playhouse. Adults and children alike will enjoy this tale of friendship, love, and loss.

The Spotlight Theatre – Richmond Mall
September 8 – 7:00pm
September 9 – 7:00pm
September 10 – 2:00pm

Tickets

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