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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 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.

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.

American Horror Stories Auditions (Spotlight Acting School – Ages 11-18)

american horror featuredAuditions July 8th, 3:30pm


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Campus: Berea

Ages: 11-18

Performances: Nov 9-12

Rehearsals: Saturday Afternoons from 1:00pm – 3:00pm beginning August 5 (See exact calendar here)

Tuition may be paid weekly, monthly or in full.  Cast shirt is included.  Financial aid and discounts are available. Call 859-986-0423 for assistance.  No child will be turned away, regardless of ability to pay.

– Registration fee $25.00 (not eligible for financial aid)
– Costume rental $30.00 (financial aid may be applied)
– Tuition $195.00 ($10 per session. Financial aid may be applied)

Audition Details: Participants will be expected to cold read, (optional) sing a solo.  This show is not a full musical, but there are some songs.