Fairy Tale Misfits (Nov 8-17)

Presented by the Spotlight Acting School

Performed by students ages 9-14

When a mysterious talking groundhog steals young Ellie’s homework, she takes off down a hole after it and finds herself in a place where nothing is as it seems — the Land of Rejected Fairy Tale Characters. Here, Ellie meets a crazy assortment of misfits who were cut from the fairy tales we all know and love. There’s her shadow-fearing sidekick, Groundhog; Mac, the eighth and world’s largest dwarf; Jacqueline, the great Giant Slayer armed with a magic polka-playing accordion; and more — Indecisive Goldilocks, Sleepless Beauty, Little Red Robin Hood, Fairy Godfather, and even Big Bad Platypus. Groundhog and the rest of the misfits make a deal to help Ellie find her way back home if, in return, she writes them into stories that can be shared with others. But Queen White-Out and her eraser minions, Pink Pearl and Big Mistake, have other plans. Will the misfits be erased forever, or will they find their own happily ever after?

Friday, Nov 8 – 6:30 pm
Saturday, Nov 9 – 6:30 pm
Sunday, Nov 10 – 2:00 pm

Friday, Nov 15 – 6:30 pm
Saturday, Nov 16 – 6:30 pm
Sunday, Nov 17 – 2:00 pm


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Murder on the Orient Express (Nov 8 – 16)

Presented by the Bluegrass Players

Playwright, Ken Ludwig, hits right on the mark with his fantastic adaptation of Agatha Christie’s timeless thriller. Just after midnight, a snowdrift stops the Orient Express in its tracks. The luxurious train is surprisingly full for the time of the year, but by the morning it is one passenger fewer. An American tycoon lies dead in his compartment, stabbed a dozen times, his door locked from the inside. Isolated and with a killer in their midst, detective Hercule Poirot must identify the murderer – in case he or she decides to strike again. The Spotlight Playhouse is proud to announce the directorial debut of Alyssa Bustle.

Friday, Nov 8 – 8:00 pm
Saturday, Nov 9 – 8:00 pm
Sunday, Nov 10 – 3:30pm

Friday, Nov 15 – 8:00 pm
Saturday, Nov 16 – 8:00 pm


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The Best Christmas Pageant Ever (Nov 23-Dec 01)

A Christmas Double Feature presented by the Spotlight Players

The Best Christmas Pagent Ever

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!

Black and Blue Friday

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. As Ellie’s family unravels their hysterical stories — like Ellie’s brothers trying to take a ride on the fancy moving staircase only to find themselves sliding around on the ice rink and taking out Santa’s village — one simple truth is revealed. These country bumpkins might not know much about modern-day living, but they sure do understand what the holiday season is about… and it ain’t shopping.

Saturday, Nov 23  –  7:00 pm
Sunday, Nov 24 –  2:00 pm

Friday, Nov 29  –  7:00 pm
Saturday, Nov 30  –  7:00 pm
Sunday, Dec 01 –  2:00 pm


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Black and Blue Friday (Nov 23-Dec 01)

A Christmas Double Feature presented by the Spotlight Players

The Best Christmas Pagent Ever

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!

Black and Blue Friday

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. As Ellie’s family unravels their hysterical stories — like Ellie’s brothers trying to take a ride on the fancy moving staircase only to find themselves sliding around on the ice rink and taking out Santa’s village — one simple truth is revealed. These country bumpkins might not know much about modern-day living, but they sure do understand what the holiday season is about… and it ain’t shopping.

Saturday, Nov 23  –  7:00 pm
Sunday, Nov 24 –  2:00 pm

Friday, Nov 29  –  7:00 pm
Saturday, Nov 30  –  7:00 pm
Sunday, Dec 01 –  2:00 pm


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Christmas Vendor Fair and Open House (Nov. 30th)

Come join the 2nd Annual Christmas Vendor Fair and Open House Nov. 30th. Vendors of all sorts will be selling their seasonal appropriate goodies and gifts at the Playhouse from 9am until 7pm. Backstage tours of the Playhouse and informational talks will be given throughout the day. It’s a great way to get to know your local community theater and Acting School while doing some great shopping.
 
For vendors:
-Spaces are 8′ x 8′
-Tables are not provided.
-We have plenty of chairs.
-Basic electric for computers, printers, chargers is available.
-Spaces are $30 each for the day
-Only one vendor per company (31, Avon, Mary Kay, etc.)
-First come first serve.
-Please plan to stay the entire event (9:00am to 7:00pm)
-Setup is Friday afternoon from 5pm-7pm or Saturday 8am-9am
-Vendors may tear down quietly at 7pm Saturday evening during the show or may optionally tear down Sunday afternoon 1pm-2pm or 4pm-5pm.
-Call Mr. Chad at 859-661-0600 to reserve a space or for more info

The Carol Burnett Show Auditions Ages 14+ (Nov. 9, 3:30pm)

Carol Burnett is known as one of the most brilliant comedians of all times, and her Carol Burnett Show ran for 11 years, garnering 25 prime-time Emmy awards and was ranked number 16 on TV Guide’s 50 Greatest TV Shows of All Time and was listed as one of Time magazine’s 100 Best TV Shows of All Time. The show originally ran on CBS from September 11, 1967, to March 29, 1978, for 279 episodes. Not a word in these scripts has been changed.

Auditions: Cold Read and Improv exercises. Monologues are welcome.

9 NOV 2019, SAT
3:30–4:30pm Carol Burnett Show Auditions Ages 14+

17 NOV 2019, SUN
4–5pm Carol Burnett Rehearsal

24 NOV 2019, SUN
4–5pm Carol Burnett Rehearsal

26 NOV 2019, TUE
6–7pm Carol Burnett Rehearsal

1 DEC 2019, SUN
4–5pm Carol Burnett Rehearsal

3 DEC 2019, TUE
6–7pm Carol Burnett Rehearsal

5 DEC 2019, THU
6–7pm Carol Burnett Rehearsal

8 DEC 2019, SUN
4–5pm Carol Burnett Rehearsal

15 DEC 2019, SUN
4–5pm Carol Burnett Rehearsal

17 DEC 2019, TUE
7–8pm Carol Burnett Rehearsal

19 DEC 2019, THU
7–8pm Carol Burnett Rehearsal

5 JAN 2020, SUN
3:30–5:30pm Carol Burnett Rehearsal

7 JAN 2020, TUE
8–10pm Carol Burnett Rehearsal

9 JAN 2020, THU
8–10pm Carol Burnett Rehearsal

12 JAN 2020, SUN
4–6pm Carol Burnett Rehearsal

14 JAN 2020, TUE
6–8pm Carol Burnett Rehearsal

16 JAN 2020, THU
6–8pm Carol Burnett Rehearsal

19 JAN 2020, SUN
7–10pm Carol Burnett Dress Rehearsal

20 JAN 2020, MON
7–10pm Carol Burnett Dress Rehearsal

21 JAN 2020, TUE
7–10pm Carol Burnett Dress Rehearsal

22 JAN 2020, WED
7–10pm Carol Burnett Dress Rehearsal

23 JAN 2020, THU
7–10pm Carol Burnett Dress Rehearsal

24 JAN 2020, FRI
8–10pm The Carol Burnett Show (2019/2020)

25 JAN 2020, SAT
8–10pm The Carol Burnett Show (2019/2020)

26 JAN 2020, SUN
3:30–5:30pm The Carol Burnett Show (2019/2020)

31 JAN 2020, FRI
8–10pm The Carol Burnett Show (2019/2020)

1 FEB 2020, SAT
8–10pm The Carol Burnett Show (2019/2020)

The Hound of the Baskervilles: A Comic Thriller Starring Shirley Holmes and Jennie Watson Ages 9-14 Auditions (Nov. 16th, 3:00pm)

All students age 9-14 will be cast. (An age waiver may be requested for younger students and will be approved on a case by case basis.)

Sherlock Holmes and his faithful sidekick, Dr. John Watson, have left on an extended holiday throughout Europe, leaving their nieces—Shirley Holmes and Jennie Watson—to keep an eye on the famous flat at 221B Baker Street. Shirley, studying logic, and Jennie, studying medicine, are busy preparing for upcoming exams when there’s a knock on the door. It’s Dr. Maxine Mortimer and Sir Henry Baskerville, who’ve come to seek the assistance of the famous Sherlock Holmes. Sir Charles Baskerville has died a mysterious death. Is he the most recent victim of the Curse of the Baskervilles—a curse linked to the nightmarish tales of a supernatural hound that haunts the murky moors of Devonshire? There’s no time to recall Holmes and Watson from their trip. In this fast-paced adaptation, full of wailing hounds, thundering hooves, and the slithering mists of the moor, Shirley and Jennie follow the trail of evidence and intrigue until, at last, they are confronted by the ravenous Hound itself!

Participants should expect to:
1. Read from the script.
2. Act out an improv scene
3. Optional monologues will be accepted at the end of the group auditions.