Tag Archives: Matt Manning

Dracula: The New World (Oct:26-Nov:3)

Presented 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.

Fri, Oct 26 2018, 7:00PM
Sat, Oct 27 2018, 7:00PM
Sun, Oct 28 2018, 2:00PM
Fri, Nov 2 2018, 7:00PM
Sat, Nov 3 2018, 7:00PM

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High School Musical Auditions (Ages 11-18)

We’re all in this together in Disney Channel’s smash hit musical featuring the students of East High.

Disney Channel’s smash hit movie musical comes to life on your stage! Troy, Gabriella and the students of East High must deal with issues of first love, friends and family while balancing their classes and extracurricular activities.

It’s the first day after winter break at East High. The Jocks, Brainiacs, Thespians and Skater Dudes find their cliques, recount their vacations and look forward to the new year. Basketball team captain and resident jock, Troy, discovers that the brainy Gabriella, a girl he met singing karaoke on his ski trip, has just enrolled at East High. They cause an upheaval when they decide to audition for the high school musical that is being led by Ms. Darbus. Although many students resent the threat posed to the “status quo,” Troy and Gabriella’s alliance might just open the door for others to shine as well.

Ages: 11-18

Auditions November 3, 12:30pm

Rehearsals:
Saturdays Only
12:30pm – 2:00pm

Performances:
March 1 – 3

Audition Details: Participants will be expected to cold read and learn a dance routine.

Space Pirates! (Feb:21-24)

Pirates! Aliens! Space Travel! Space Pirates tells the story of Gabby, a kid who gets picked on during a school trip to the museum. Everything quickly changes when an alien space ship accidentally beams Gabby and her classmates up to outer space. Things go from bad to worse when the alien space ship is suddenly attacked by SPACE PIRATES! It’s only after this whirlwind space adventure that Gabby becomes comfortable in her own skin, and her classmates appreciate her for who she is.

 

Performances:
February 21, 23, 24 (Blue Cast)
Thu 7:00pm, Sat 7:00pm, Sun 2:00pm

February 22, 23, 24 (Purple Cast)
Fri 7:00pm, Sat 4:00pm, Sun 4:00pm

High School Musical (Mar:1-3)

We’re all in this together in Disney Channel’s smash hit musical featuring the students of East High.

Disney Channel’s smash hit movie musical comes to life on your stage! Troy, Gabriella and the students of East High must deal with issues of first love, friends and family while balancing their classes and extracurricular activities.

It’s the first day after winter break at East High. The Jocks, Brainiacs, Thespians and Skater Dudes find their cliques, recount their vacations and look forward to the new year. Basketball team captain and resident jock, Troy, discovers that the brainy Gabriella, a girl he met singing karaoke on his ski trip, has just enrolled at East High. They cause an upheaval when they decide to audition for the high school musical that is being led by Ms. Darbus. Although many students resent the threat posed to the “status quo,” Troy and Gabriella’s alliance might just open the door for others to shine as well.

Performances:
March 1 – 3
Fri-Sat 7:00pm
Sun 2:00pm

You Can’t Take It with You (Oct:5–14)

Presented by the Spotlight Acting School

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.

 

Performances:
October 5 – 7 (Blue Cast)
Fri-Sat 7:00pm
Sun 2:00pm

October 12 – 14 (Purple Cast)
Fri-Sat 7:00pm
Sun 2:00pm

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Young Frankenstein (Sept:28-30)

Young Frankenstein september 28-30Presented by The Bluegrass Players

It’s alive! The electrifying adaptation of Mel Brooks’ monstrously funny film will leave you in stitches.

From the creators of the record-breaking Broadway sensation, The Producers, comes this monster new musical comedy. The comedy genius, Mel Brooks, adapts his legendarily funny film into a brilliant stage creation – Young Frankenstein!

Grandson of the infamous Victor Frankenstein, Frederick Frankenstein (pronounced “Fronk-en-steen”) inherits his family’s estate in Transylvania. With the help of a hunchbacked side-kick, Igor (pronounced “Eye-gore”), and a leggy lab assistant, Inga (pronounced normally), Frederick finds himself in the mad scientist shoes of his ancestors. “It’s alive!” he exclaims as he brings to life a creature to rival his grandfather’s. Eventually, of course, the monster escapes and hilarity continuously abounds.

Performances:
Sep 28-30
Fri-Sat 7:00pm
Sun 2:00pm

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Space Pirates! (Ages 4-11) Auditions

Pirates! Aliens! Space Travel! Space Pirates tells the story of Gabby, a kid who gets picked on during a school trip to the museum. Everything quickly changes when an alien space ship accidentally beams Gabby and her classmates up to outer space. Things go from bad to worse when the alien space ship is suddenly attacked by SPACE PIRATES! It’s only after this whirlwind space adventure that Gabby becomes comfortable in her own skin, and her classmates appreciate her for who she is.

Ages: 4-11

Auditions: September 29, 9:00am

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

Performances:  February 21, 23, 24 (Blue Cast)
February 22, 23, 24 (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

Presented by The Bluegrass Players

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

All proceeds go to benefit the Spotlight Acting School and its mission to never turn a student away regardless of their available financial resources.

Menu:
Mediterranean Chicken Kabob over a bed of Long Grain Rice.
Finger length Potatoes
Roll
Summer Salad
Lemon Meringue Pie

Children’s Meal:
Chicken Nuggets
Macaroni and Cheese
Roll
Lemon Meringue Pie

Performances:
Fri Aug 17 6:30pm
Sat Aug 18 6:30pm
Fri Sept 7 6:30pm
Sat Sept 8 6:30pm

Young Frankenstein Cast List 2018

Young Frankenstein the Musical LogoCast List

Frederick ……………………………………………………………. Luke McKeel
Inga ……………………………………………………………………… Kyrsten Daugherty
Elizabeth …………………………………………………………….. Ashleigh Adkins
Igor ……………………………………………………………………… Jeshua Logsdon
Monster ……………………………………………………………… Stuart Rose
Inspector Kemp ………………………………………………… James Miller
Frau Blucher ………………………………………………………. Laura Case
Ensemble ……………………………………………………………. Aden Amburgey,
Alyssa Bustle, Bella Butler, Taylor Edwards, Darrell Harrison (Dracula), Shandi Johnson, Kelsi Logsdon, Matt Manning (Hermit), Tessa Pickle, Brad Powell (Victor Frankenstein), Lucas Slagle, Tristan Winstead

Thank you all for auditioning! I saw a lot of great things during the audition process and I’m excited to see this group onstage. Attached you will find the cast list for Young Frankenstein. It will also be posted to our website and Facebook later this evening for those that didn’t get their email to me. If you accept your role please email me/message me back ASAP so it is confirmed.

The first rehearsal will be next Tuesday, July 17th at 8:00 PM where we will sit down and do a read through of the script with music.

Remember since this is a Players show, that means not everyone who auditioned is guaranteed a spot and with the spacing of our stage, the number of bodies was limited. But don’t be discouraged if you didn’t make it in, keep up the hard work and come to try out again!

Thanks,
Matt Manning
Director

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

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