The Spotlight Players
6 men, 6 women
Elwood P. Dowd insists on including his friend Harvey in all of his sister Veta’s social gatherings. Trouble is, Harvey is an imaginary six-and-a-half-foot-tall rabbit. To avoid future embarrassment for her family—and especially for her daughter, Myrtle Mae—Veta decides to have Elwood committed to a sanitarium. At the sanitarium, a frantic Veta explains to the staff that her years of living with Elwood’s hallucination have caused her to see Harvey also, and so the doctors mistakenly commit her instead of her mild-mannered brother. The truth comes out, however; Veta is freed, and the search is on for Elwood, who eventually arrives at the sanitarium of his own volition, looking for Harvey. But it seems that Elwood and his invisible companion have had a strange influence on more than one of the doctors. Only at the end does Veta realize that maybe Harvey isn’t so bad after all.
Open to all Ages (Students age 4-18 must enroll (Can be completed the day of audition) or already be enrolled in Spotlight Acting School – This is a bonus show for students currently enrolled. Contact the office for more information.)
Told entirely through song with the help of a main character Narrator, the musical follows the life of preferred son Joseph. After being sold into slavery by his brothers, he ingratiates himself with Egyptian noble Potiphar, but ends up in jail after refusing the amorous advances of Potiphar’s wife. While imprisoned, Joseph discovers his ability to interpret dreams, and he soon finds himself in front of the mighty but troubled, Elvis-inspired, Pharaoh. Joseph’s solution to Egypt’s famine elevates him to Pharaoh’s right-hand man and reunites him with his family.
This incredible musical experience features a live band, riveting storytelling, exciting dances, and beautiful melodies. Co-directed by Chad Hembree and Sarah Jeck with Musical Director Letha Hembree this show will be the biggest of the season. 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.
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.
Theater, Event Center, Performing Arts School – Berea, KY