Category Archives: Auditions

TUNED IN FOR MURDER DINNER SHOW AUDITIONS (JULY 30 – 7PM & AUG 3 – 5PM)

Tuned in for Murder

Presented by the Bluegrass Players

Students under the age of 18 must get special permission from the director to audition.

Completely revamped for this season, Tuned in for Murder is a fan favorite 1980’s Themed Murder Mystery Dinner Show. Written by local playwright and director Chad Hembree, this zany mystery delights audiences with a host of crazy characters. You’re invited to the 50th Anniversary of WJRK, and the owner has big news to share-if he can live that long. 

Actors will be expected to
1. Read a scene
2. Perform an improv scene
3. Answer questions

Rehearsals
12 AUG 2019, MON 8 – 9pm 
14 AUG 2019, WED 8 – 9pm 
19 AUG 2019, MON 8 – 9pm 
21 AUG 2019, WED 8 – 9pm 
26 AUG 2019, MON 8 – 9pm 
28 AUG 2019, WED 8 – 9pm 
2 SEP 2019, MON 8 – 9pm 
4 SEP 2019, WED 8 – 9pm 
9 SEP 2019, MON 8 – 9pm 
11 SEP 2019, WED 8 – 9pm 
16 SEP 2019, MON 7:30 – 8:30pm 
18 SEP 2019, WED 7:30 – 8:30pm 
23 SEP 2019, MON 7:30 – 8:30pm 
25 SEP 2019, WED 7:30 – 8:30pm 
29 SEP 2019, SUN 7 – 9pm 
30 SEP 2019, MON 7 – 9pm 
1 OCT 2019, TUE 7 – 9pm 
2 OCT 2019, WED 7 – 9pm 
3 OCT 2019, THU 7 – 9pm 

Performances
4 OCT 2019, FRI 8 – 10:30pm 
5 OCT 2019, SAT 8 – 10:30pm 
11 OCT 2019, FRI 8 – 10:30pm 
12 OCT 2019, SAT 8 – 10:30pm



Murder on the Orient Express Auditions (Aug 1 & 2 – 6:00pm)

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.
Auditions Aug 1 & 2 – 6:00pm
Ages 18+
Auditions will consist of a cold read and optional monologues.
Performances:
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

Fairy Tale Misfits Ages 9-14 Auditions (Aug 3 – 12:00pm)

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.)

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?

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.

Performances:Nov  8-10 & 15-17

Rehearsals on Saturdays

Twas the Week After Christmas Auditions Ages 4-9 (Aug 10 – 12:00pm)

Presented by the Spotlight Acting School.

Performed by Students age 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?

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.)

Performances: Dec. 13-15 and 20-22

Rehearsals on Saturdays

DRACULA AUDITIONS (AUG 20 – 7PM & 24 – 5PM)

dracula hd

Presented by The Bluegrass Players

Students under the age of 18 must get special permission from the director to audition.

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.

Actors will be expected to:
1. Read a scene
2. Move about the stage in various styles
3. Showcase any unique and relevant other talents.

Rehearsals:
3 SEP 2019, TUE 8 – 9pm 
5 SEP 2019, THU 8 – 9pm 
10 SEP 2019, TUE 8 – 9pm 
12 SEP 2019, THU 8 – 9pm 
17 SEP 2019, TUE 7:30 – 8:30pm 
19 SEP 2019, THU 7:30 – 8:30pm 
24 SEP 2019, TUE 7:30 – 8:30pm 
26 SEP 2019, THU 7:30 – 8:30pm 
8 OCT 2019, TUE 7 – 8pm 
10 OCT 2019, THU 7 – 8pm 
15 OCT 2019, TUE 7:30 – 8:30pm 
17 OCT 2019, THU 7:30 – 8:30pm 
20 OCT 2019, SUN 7:30 – 10pm 
21 OCT 2019, MON 7:30 – 10pm 
22 OCT 2019, TUE 7:30 – 10pm 
23 OCT 2019, WED 7:30 – 10pm 
24 OCT 2019, THU 7:30 – 10pm 
27 OCT 2019, SUN 7:30 – 10pm 

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

Growing Up: A Broadway Revue, Auditions Ages 9-18 (Sept 7-11:00am)

Presented by the Spotlight Acting School

All students age 9-18 will be cast. (An age waiver may be requested for younger students and will be approved on a case by case basis.)

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.

Auditions: Sept 7 – 11:00 am

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.

Performances: Jan 10-18

THE BEST CHRISTMAS PAGEANT EVER AUDITIONS (SEPT 28 – 3:00PM)

The Best Christmas Pageant Ever Logo

Presented by the Spotlight Players

Adults and Children Ages 4+

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!

Actors are expected to

1. Read (or Repeat) lines from a scene
2. Act in a scenario
3. Sing an optional solo

Rehearsal Schedule:
7 OCT 2019, MON 7 – 8pm 
9 OCT 2019, WED 7 – 8pm 
14 OCT 2019, MON 7:30 – 8:30pm 
16 OCT 2019, WED 7:30 – 8:30pm 
28 OCT 2019, MON 6 – 7pm 
30 OCT 2019, WED 6 – 7pm 
4 NOV 2019, MON 7:30 – 9pm 
6 NOV 2019, WED 7:30 – 9pm 
11 NOV 2019, MON 7:30 – 8:30pm 
13 NOV 2019, WED 7:30 – 8:30pm 
17 NOV 2019, SUN 6 – 7:30pm 
18 NOV 2019, MON 6 – 7:30pm 
19 NOV 2019, TUE 6 – 7:30pm 
20 NOV 2019, WED 6 – 7:30pm 
21 NOV 2019, THU 6 – 7:30pm 

Performances:
22 NOV 2019, FRI 7 – 9:30pm 
23 NOV 2019, SAT 7 – 9:30pm 
24 NOV 2019, SUN 2 – 4:30pm 
29 NOV 2019, FRI 7 – 9:30pm 
30 NOV 2019, SAT 7 – 9:30pm 
1 DEC 2019, SUN 2 – 4:30pm



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.