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The Best Christmas Pageant Ever 2019 Cast

Steve Davis Father
Paula Davis Mother
Mya Dilts Beth
Silas Cornette Charlie
Caleb Kingston Ralph Herdman
Kylie Hammonds Imogene Herdman
Dylan Maynard Leroy Herdman
Theo McPherson Claude Herdman
Jasmine Sexton Allie Herdman
Olivia Kingston Gladys Herdman
Emily Fothergill Alice
Irene Kazee Mrs. Armstrong
Patricia Watkins Mrs. Slocum
Lydia Amburgey Mrs. Clark
Jessi King Mrs. Clausing
Sophia DeShong Mrs. McCarthy
Saylour Burchfield Maxine
Ryan Shannon Elmer
Beau Willmes Hobie
Dillan Dilts David
Nadia Miller Beverly
Clara Dilts Shirley
Elizabeth Tait Juanita
Taylor Green Doris
Catherine Tait
1st Alternate and Understudy

Jessi King (Will vacate the Clausing  role if needed elsewhere)
2nd Alternate and Understudy

A Christmas Carol Auditions – All Ages (Oct. 26 3:00pm)

With an all-new script written by Jeremy Grant, Director Chad Hembree, and Mr. Grant team up again this winter to delight audiences. This time the duo brings to life, Dickens’s Masterpiece, A Christmas Carol in an extravagant 2-hour dinner show filled with Christmas splendor, seasonal magic, and heartwarming music.

Join Scrooge on his life journey from a penny-pinching miser to a generous and caring philanthropist in The Spotlight Playhouse’s Dinner Show production of Charles Dickens’s A Christmas Carol. Enjoy a full feast of seasonal favorites while experiencing one of the season’s most beloved tales.

Auditions:

All Ages Welcome.

Lots of great roles for senior adults. adults, young adults, and children.

Students will not be held past 9pm for rehearsals until dress week.

Young children will be released by 8pm until dress week.

The audition will consist of cold reading and improv movement. Monologues are welcome. Singers will need to sing a short acapella song. This show is full of music but is not a traditional musical. Singing is not required.

Schedule:

26 OCT 2019, SAT 3-4pm A Christmas Carol Auditions (All Ages)

29 OCT 2019, TUE 6-7pm A Christmas Carol Rehearsal

2 NOV 2019, SAT 3:30-5pm A Christmas Carol Rehearsal

5 NOV 2019, TUE 7:30-9pm A Christmas Carol Rehearsal

7 NOV 2019, THU 7:30–9pm A Christmas Carol Rehearsal

12 NOV 2019, TUE 7:30–8:30pm A Christmas Carol Rehearsal

14 NOV 2019, THU 7:30–8:30pm A Christmas Carol Rehearsal

23 NOV 2019, SAT 3:30–5pm A Christmas Carol Rehearsal

26 NOV 2019, TUE 7–9pm A Christmas Carol Rehearsal

30 NOV 2019, SAT 3:30–5pm A Christmas Carol Rehearsal

3 DEC 2019, TUE 7–9pm A Christmas Carol Rehearsal

5 DEC 2019, THU 7–9pm A Christmas Carol Rehearsal

8 DEC 2019, SUN 7–9pm A Christmas Carol Dress Rehearsal

9 DEC 2019, MON 7–9pm A Christmas Carol Dress Rehearsal

10 DEC 2019, TUE 7-9pm A Christmas Carol Dress Rehearsal

11 DEC 2019, WED 7–9pm A Christmas Carol Dress Rehearsal

12 DEC 2019, THU 7–9pm A Christmas Carol Dress Rehearsal

13 DEC 2019, FRI 8pm A Christmas Carol Dinner Show (2019/2020)

14 DEC 2019, SAT 8pm A Christmas Carol Dinner Show (2019/2020)

20 DEC 2019, FRI 8pm A Christmas Carol Dinner Show (2019/2020)

21 DEC 2019, SAT 8pm A Christmas Carol Dinner Show (2019/2020)

The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged) Auditions Age 14+ (Dec. 5, 6pm)

Present by the Bluegrass Players

Director Jeremy Grant brings us the show that was created by three inspired, charismatic comics that honed their pass-the-hat act at Renaissance fairs. The show premiered their preposterous masterwork at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in 1987. It quickly became a worldwide phenomenon, earning the title of London’s longest-running comedy after a decade at the Criterion Theatre. Featured are all 37 of Shakespeare’s plays, meant to be performed in 97 minutes. Fast-paced, witty, and physical, it’s full of laughter for Shakespeare lovers and haters alike.

Magic Tree House: Dinosaurs Before Dark KIDS Auditions Ages 4-9 Auditions (Dec. 14, 3:00pm)

Presented by the Spotlight Acting School.

Performed by students age 4-9.

Magic Tree House: Dinosaurs Before Dark KIDS is an adaptation of the first of Mary Pope Osborne’s award-winning fantasy adventure books from the Magic Tree House book series, which has sold more than 100 million copies and is available in more than 100 countries around the world. Jack and Annie’s tree house transports them back in time to the age of the dinosaurs, where the siblings courageously learn that things are not always what they seem.

Siblings, Jack and Annie, discover a tree house full of books while exploring one afternoon. Jack looks through a book about dinosaurs and wishes he could see a real one. Suddenly, the wind begins to blow and the tree house starts to spin wildly. When it finally stops, Jack and Annie open their eyes to find they have been transported back to the time of the dinosaurs. Jack and Annie have a harrowing adventure, befriending some dinosaurs along the way as they try to make their way back home.

No audition is required for guaranteed participation.

Leading roles will be assigned to students with good auditions.

To audition the student will be asked to…

1. Sing part of a song (Happy Birthday, Twinkle Twinkle, and Jesus Loves Me, are fine choices)
2. Show facial expressions (Happy, Sad, Angry, etc.)
3. Move or dance as instructed
4. Possibly read from the script. (Non-readers will be given assistance.)

Frozen Jr Ages 14-18 Auditions (Dec. 21, 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.)

A story of true love and acceptance between sisters, Frozen expands upon the emotional relationship and journey between Princesses Anna and Elsa. When faced with danger, the two discover their hidden potential and the powerful bond of sisterhood. With a cast of beloved characters and loaded with magic, adventure, and plenty of humor, Frozen is sure to thaw even the coldest heart!

Participants should expect to:
1. Sing part of a song (Preferably a show tune)
2. Move or dance as instructed
3. Possibly read from the script.
4. Optional monologues will be accepted at the end of the group auditions.

Music Man Jr. Age 9-14 Auditions (Jan. 11, 11:30am)

Presented by the Spotlight Acting School

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.)

Master showman Harold Hill is in town and he’s got “seventy-six trombones” in tow. Can upright, uptight Marian, the town librarian, resist his powerful allure? The story follows fast-talking traveling salesman, Harold Hill, as he cons the people of River City, Iowa, into buying instruments and uniforms for a boys’ band he vows to organize. The catch? He doesn’t know a trombone from a treble clef. His plans to skip town with the cash are foiled when he falls for Marian, whose belief in Harold’s power just might help him succeed in the end in spite of himself.

Participants should expect to:
1. Sing part of a song (Preferably a show tune)
2. Move or dance as instructed
3. Possibly read from the script.
4. Optional monologues will be accepted at the end of the group auditions.

The Spotlight Playhouse 2018/2019 Season

As we begin rehearsals for our last few shows of the 2017/2018 season we look forward to another season of great entertainment, all located in our new 13,000sq ft Playhouse in Berea.

The shows are listed in Chronological order, but exact dates could change at this point.

The season consists of over 32 shows for 46 weeks of entertainment with over 150 performances. Don’t let anyone say there is nothing to do in Berea.

Look at the calendar in the next few days to see performance dates.

  1. Murder Mystery Dinner Show – by the Bluegrass Players
    (Aug 2018)
  2. A Spectacular Season Preview – by the Spotlight Players
    (Aug 2018)
  3. Press Start – by Spotlight Acting School
    Ages 4-9
    (Sept 2018)
  4. Let Your Hair Down, Rapunzel – by Spotlight Acting School
    Ages 4-11
    (Sept 2018)
  5. Young Frankenstein – by the Bluegrass Players
    (Sept 2018)
  6. You Can’t Take It with You – by Spotlight Acting School
    Ages 11-18
    (Oct 2018)
  7. Honk Jr. – by Spotlight Acting School
    Ages 9-14
    (Oct 2018) 
  8. Dracula  – by the Bluegrass Players
    (Oct 2018) 
  9. Brigadoon – by Spotlight Acting School
    Ages 11-18
    (Nov 2018)  
  10. The Best Christmas Pageant Ever – by the Spotlight Players (Intergenerational)
    (Nov 2018) 
  11. Christmas Showcase – by the Spotlight Players (Intergenerational)
    (Dec 2018)
  12. An Old Time Christmas Live Radio Show – by the Spotlight Players
    (Dec 2018)
  13. Christmas Mystery Dinner Show – by The Bluegrass Players
    (Dec 2018)
  14. Disney’s My Son Pinocchio JR. – by Spotlight Acting School
    Ages 4-9
    (Jan 2019)
  15. End Days  – by the Bluegrass Players
    (Jan 2019)
  16. Shrek Jr. – by Spotlight Acting School
    Ages 9-14
    (Feb 2019) 
  17. Space Pirates! – by Spotlight Acting School
    Ages 4-11
    (Feb 2019)  
  18. High School Musical – by Spotlight Acting School
    Ages 11-18
    (Mar 2019) 
  19. The Importance of Being Earnest  – by the Bluegrass Players
    (Mar 2019)
  20. How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying – by the Spotlight Acting School
    Ages 11-18
    (Mar 2019)
  21. Festival of Short Plays
    (Mar 2019)
  22. Twelfth Night  – by the Bluegrass Players
    (Mar 2019)
  23. Musicville – by Spotlight Acting School
    Ages 4-9
    (Apr 2019)
  24. The Lion the Witch and The Wardrobe – by the Spotlight Players (Intergenerational)
    (Apr 2019)
  25. Spamalot  – by the Bluegrass Players
    (May 2019)
  26. Junie B. Jones The Musical JR. – by Spotlight Acting School
    Ages 4-11
    (May 2019) 
  27. Clue Dinner Show  – by the Bluegrass Players
    (May 2019)
  28. Singin’ in the Rain JR. – by Spotlight Acting School
    Ages 9-14
    (Jun 2019)
  29. A Midsummer Night’s Dream – by Spotlight Acting School
    Ages 11-18
    (Jun 2019)
  30. Oklahoma! – by the Spotlight Players (Intergenerational)
    (Jun 2019)
  31. A Broadway Revue – by Spotlight Acting School
    Ages 9-18
    (Jun 2019) 
  32. Moon Over Buffalo  – by the Bluegrass Players
    (Jul 2019)

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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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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