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Let Your Hair Down, Rapunzel

Presented by the Spotlight Acting School

“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!

Performances:
Sep 13 – 7:00pm (Blue Cast)
Sep 14 – 7:00pm (Purple Cast)
Sep 15 – 4:00pm (Purple Cast) and 7:00pm (Blue Cast)
Sep 16 – 2:00pm (Blue Cast) and 5:00pm (Purple Cast)

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The Best Christmas Pageant Ever – Auditions (All Ages)

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! Features plenty of great roles for children and adults, a few favorite Christmas Carols, and a lot of laughs!

Participants will be asked to cold read and act out a scene.

Auditions:
Ths Spotlight Playhouse
Sept 15 – 9:00am
All Ages
(Children under the age of 18 must be enrolled in Spotlight Acting School to participate. Enrollment can be completed the day of audition.)

Schedule:
Mon Oct 1, 2018 / 8 – 9:30pm
Wed Oct 3, 2018 / 8 – 9:30pm
Mon Oct 8, 2018 / 8 – 9:30pm
Wed Oct 10, 2018 / 8 – 9:30pm
Mon Oct 15, 2018 / 8 – 9:30pm
Wed Oct 17, 2018 / 8 – 9:30pm
Mon Oct 22, 2018 / 8 – 9:30pm
Wed Oct 24, 2018 / 8 – 9:30pm
Mon Oct 29, 2018 / 8 – 9:30pm
Mon Nov 5, 2018 / 8 – 9:30pm
Wed Nov 7, 2018 / 8 – 9:30pm

Dress Rehearsal
Sun Nov 11, 2018 / 6 – 8pm
Mon Nov 12, 2018 / 6 – 8pm
Tue Nov 13, 2018 / 6 – 8pm
Wed Nov 14, 2018 / 6 – 8pm
Thu Nov 15, 2018 / 6 – 8pm

Performances
Fri Nov 16, 2018 / 7 – 9pm
Sat Nov 17, 2018 / 7 – 9pm
Sun Nov 18, 2018 / 2 – 4pm
(No Reheasals Thanksgiving Week)
Fri Nov 23, 2018 / 7 – 9pm (Black Friday)
Sat Nov 24, 2018 / 7 – 9pm
Sun Nov 25, 2018 / 2 – 4pm

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.

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.

Shrek Jr. (Age 9-14) Auditions

Beauty is in the eye of the ogre in Shrek The Musical JR., based on the Oscar-winning DreamWorks Animation film and fantastic Broadway musical.  It’s a “big bright beautiful world” as everyone’s favorite ogre, Shrek, leads a cast of fairytale misfits on an adventure to rescue a princess and find true acceptance.  Part romance and part twisted fairy tale, Shrek JR. is an irreverently fun show with a powerful message for the whole family.

Once upon a time, in a far away swamp, there lived an ogre named Shrek.  One day, Shrek finds his swamp invaded by banished fairytale misfits who have been cast off by Lord Farquaad, a tiny terror with big ambitions. When Shrek sets off with a wisecracking donkey to confront Farquaad, he’s handed a task – if he rescues feisty princess Fiona, his swamp will be righted. Shrek tries to win Fiona’s love and vanquish Lord Farquaad, but a fairytale wouldn’t be complete without a few twists and turns along the way.

Ages: 9-14

Auditions: October 27, 11:00am

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

Performances:  February 8 – 10 (Blue Cast)
February 15-17 (Purple Cast)

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

Enrollment Information  – click here.

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.

How to Succeed in Business without Really Trying (Ages 11-18) Auditions

A satire of big business and all it holds sacred, How to Succeed in Business without Really Trying follows the rise of J. Pierrepont Finch, who uses a little handbook called How to Succeed in Business without Really Trying to climb the corporate ladder from lowly window washer to high-powered executive, tackling such familiar but potent dangers as the aggressively compliant “company man,” the office party, backstabbing coworkers, caffeine addiction and, of course, true love.

An irreverent and tuneful romp, jam-packed with sly, swift and sharp jabs to the funny bone, How to Succeed in Business without Really Trying is a surefire hit!

Ages: 11-18

Auditions Dec 1, 10:30am

Rehearsals:
Saturdays Only
10:30am – 12:00pm

Performances:
March 15-17

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

Enrollment Information  – click here.

High School Musical

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

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