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Salem’s Daughter (A Witch’s Tale) (Oct 18-26)

Presented by the Spotlight Acting School

Performed by Students Age 14-18

This gripping drama opens in 1691, where Sarah Brooks, who has been tried as a witch, is sentenced to hang, cursing those who would disturb her rest. Now jump to the present: six high school seniors have a graduation party at Heather’s house, which is built on the hill where the condemned witches were buried. Heather goads the others into inviting a new girl, Sarah, to their party. Sarah is the perfect example of the ’trash’ Heather thinks is moving in and ruining the town. Heather insists that Sarah drink a glass of ’Initiation Punch,’ and when Sarah collapses and dies, the joke suddenly stops. To protect their post-graduation dreams, the others decide to throw Sarah’s body down the backyard well and vow never to tell anyone what happened. Eight years later, the group must once again come together. Construction near the well has revealed… nothing. A police detective has told Heather that a woman in a long dress has been seen on her property. Is it Sarah?

Friday, Oct 18  –  8 pm
Saturday, Oct 19  –  8 pm
Sunday, Oct 20  –  2:00 pm

Friday, Oct 25  –  8 pm
Saturday, Oct 26  –  8 pm

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The History of Dating Ages 14-18 Auditions (Oct. 19, 3:00pm)

 

Presented by the Spotlight Acting School

All students age 14-18 will be cast. (An age waiver may be requested for younger students and will be approved on a case by case basis.)

Who knew that ancient pickup lines were just as cheesy as today’s?! This zany romp through history is a fun, fast-paced look at the woes and wonders of dating through the ages. Professor Curio — with the help of his spirited partner, Professor Amoré — leads the audience on a chronological journey through time from early nomads and cavemen and women all the way to computer dating in the twenty-first century! With stops at ancient Greek, Roman, and Egyptian civilizations, then hitting Medieval and Colonial times, the scholarly hosts lead the audience through more modern decades like the Roaring 20s and the Nifty 50s.

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.

Rehearsals: Saturday afternoons
Performances: Feb 7-9 & 14-16

Dracula: The New World 2019 (Oct 28-Nov 1)

Presented by The Bluegrass Players

Back by popular demand for the fourth year in a row, this retelling of Bram Stoker’s classic story brings a whole new twist to Dracula. Set in the Appalachian foothills not far from the Spotlight Playhouse, Dracula escaped London and has fled to the new world for a fresh start away from those who pursue him. This fast-paced high-intensity thriller is an audience favorite and has become a regular each season. Written and directed by Chad Hembree, Dracula: The New World stirs all the senses with an original soundtrack and loads of special effects in an engaging atmosphere.

Performances:
28 OCT 2019, MON 8 – 10:30pm
29 OCT 2019, TUE 8 – 10:30pm
30 OCT 2019, WED 8 – 10:30pm
1 NOV 2019, FRI 8 – 10:30pm
2 NOV 2019, SAT 8 – 10:30pm

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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

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

Twas the Week After Christmas (Dec 13-22)

Presented by Spotlight Acting School

Performed by students ages 4-9

A hilarious and heartwarming story about what happens when the North Pole loses the Christmas Spirit. It’s been years since the Elves and Reindeer have gotten along. The Reindeer egos are high, and Elves’ productivity is low. Will a week of vacation help remind the Elves and Reindeer what Christmas is all about?

Friday, Dec 13  –  6:30 pm
Saturday, Dec 14  –  6:30 pm
Sunday, Dec 15  –  2:00 pm

Friday, Dec 20  –  6:30 pm
Saturday, Dec 21  –  6:30 pm
Sunday, Dec 22  –  2:00 pm


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Growing Up: A Broadway Revue (Jan 10-18)

Presented by the Spotlight Acting School

Performed by students ages 9-18

Come experience this delightful evening of Broadway magic as students share the wonder of growing up through song. Created by Spotlight Director Sarah Jeck, this one of a kind Broadway experience will entertain all audiences and have them singing along.

Friday, Jan 10 – 8:00 pm
Saturday, Jan 11 – 8:00 pm
Sunday, Jan 12 – 2:00 pm

Friday, Jan 17 – 8:00 pm
Saturday, Jan 18 – 8:00 pm