Legally Blonde the Musical

Presented by Spotlight Acting School

A fabulously fun international award-winning musical based on the adored movie, Legally Blonde The Musical, follows the transformation of Elle Woods as she tackles stereotypes, snobbery and scandal in pursuit of her dreams. This action-packed musical explodes on the stage with memorable songs and dynamic dances. Equal parts hilarious and heart-warming, this musical is so much fun, it should be illegal!

The Spotlight Theatre
Fri, Nov 17 2017, 7:00PM
Sat, Nov 18 2017, 7:00PM
Sun, Nov 19 2017, 2:00PM

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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

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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

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Elf the Musical

Presented by Spotlight Acting School

Buddy, a young orphan, mistakenly crawls into Santa’s bag of gifts and is transported to the North Pole. The would-be elf is raised, unaware that he is actually a human, until his enormous size and poor toy-making abilities cause him to face the truth. With Santa’s permission, Buddy embarks on a journey to New York City to find his birth father and discover his true identity. Faced with the harsh realities that his father is on the naughty list and his half-brother doesn’t even believe in Santa, Buddy is determined to win over his new family and help New York remember the true meaning of Christmas.A fabulously fun international award-winning musical based on the adored movie, Legally Blonde The Musical, follows the transformation of Elle Woods as she tackles stereotypes, snobbery and scandal in pursuit of her dreams. This action-packed musical explodes on the stage with memorable songs and dynamic dances. Equal parts hilarious and heart-warming, this musical is so much fun, it should be illegal!

The Spotlight Theatre
Fri, Dec 8 2017, 7:00PM
Sat, Dec 9 2017, 7:00PM
Sun, Dec 10 2017, 2:00PM

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American Horror Stories – The Headless Horseman / Ghost Hunt

american horror featured2Presented by Spotlight Acting School

Spend an evening of suspense as the teenage troupe of Spotlight Acting School shares the Headless Horseman and Ghost Hunt.

The Headless Horseman is a new twist on The Legend of Sleepy Hollow while Ghost Hunt is based on a Civil War legend. Both are great shows and each last a little over an hour for a full evening of fun.

The Spotlight Theatre
Thu, Nov 9 2017, 7:00PM
Fri, Nov 10 2017, 7:00PM
Sat, Nov 11 2017, 7:00PM
Sun, Nov 12 2017, 2:00PM

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The Grunch

the grunch logoPresented by Spotlight Acting School

✩ WINNER! 2012 Children’s Musical Theatre Festival, NYC ✩

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?

The Spotlight Theatre
Fri, Nov 3 2017, 7:00PM
Sat, Nov 4 2017, 7:00PM
Sun, Nov 5 2017, 2:00PM

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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 / Wendell Sneed – Gary Bowling

Dracula: The New World 2017

dracula hdPresented by the Bluegrass Players

On the run, Dracula finds himself thousands of miles away from Europe as he looks for a fresh start away from those who pursue him. His own arrogance once again does him in. This fast paced high-intensity thriller is an audience favorite and has become a regular each season.

The Spotlight Theatre
Thu, Oct 26 2017, 7:00PM
Fri, Oct 27 2017, 7:00PM
Sat, Oct 28 2017, 7:00PM
Sun, Oct 29 2017, 2:00PM

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AUDITIONS – Ken Ludwig’s Moon Over Buffalo

The Bluegrass Players are holding auditions for Ken Ludwig’s hilarious comedy, Moon Over Buffalo on Oct. 25 at 6:00pm and Oct. 28 at 5:00pm.  Actors need to simply show up to audition. Everyone is welcome to audition.  The Bluegrass Players are a community theater group serving the Masidon County area.  Auditions will be held at the Spotlight Theatre in the Richmond Mall (830 Eastern By Pass).  Rehearsals will be held in Berea at the Spotlight Playhouse (Currently under construction).  This play is slated to Grand Open the new state-of-the-art facility in Berea.  

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

 

We Are Monsters (Kids)

we are monster logo✩ WINNER! 2013 Children’s Musical Theatre Festival, NYC ✩

Presented by The 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.

The Spotlight Theatre at Richmond Mall
Thu, Oct 19 2017, 7:00PM
Fri, Oct 20 2017, 7:00PM
Sat, Oct 21 2017, 2:00PM
Sat Oct 21 2017, 7:00PM
Sun, Oct 22 2017, 2:00PM
Sun, Oct 22 2017, 7:00PM

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