Category Archives: Family-Friendly

The Addams Family – A New Musical (Sept 21-24)

Performed by Spotlight Acting School Students Age 14-18

Dive into the captivatingly quirky world of “The Addams Family – A New Musical” this September at Spotlight Acting School in Berea, KY. This enchanting production breathes new life into the delightfully macabre family we all know and love. Through toe-tapping tunes and memorable performances by our talented young actors, you’ll experience the comedic charm, emotional depth, and dark whimsy that have made the Addams Family a beloved cultural touchstone. When Wednesday Addams falls in love with a charmingly “normal” young man, it sets off a hilariously spooky chain of events that turn the Addams Family’s world upside down. From the hauntingly beautiful set design to the whimsical costumes, every detail is meticulously crafted to transport you to the Addams’ eccentric abode. So prepare to laugh, gasp, and maybe even shed a tear as you enjoy a night of entertainment that’s anything but ordinary. It’s a show you don’t want to miss!

Thursday, Sept 21 – 7:00 pm
Friday, Sept 22 – 7:00 pm
Pay What You Can Tickets are available online 2 hours before showtime.
Saturday, Sept 23 – 5:00 pm & 8:00 pm
Sunday, Sept 24 – 2:00 pm & 5:00 pm

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Mystery at Monarch Manor Dinner Show (Sept 29 & 30)

Join us at Spotlight Playhouse for an unforgettable evening with the return of our much-loved dinner shows, starting with “Mystery at Monarch Manor.” Presented by the Bluegrass Players, this Halloween-themed play is more than just a dinner event—it’s a thrilling mystery waiting to be solved. The evening unfolds at an extravagant dinner party hosted by the renowned archaeologist Dr. Shelby Stoker. Just when the guests, who are wealthy investors in Dr. Shelby’s latest expedition to Transylvania, start to relax, a shocking murder occurs. Dr. Shelby is found dead, and it’s up to Detective Riley Noir to solve the case. As tensions rise, each guest becomes a suspect, embodying traits of classic Universal Monsters. Will you be able to unravel the web of secrets and deception before the night ends? Dive into a world of intrigue, humor, and a dash of mystery, all while enjoying a sumptuous three-course meal. With limited seating for just 160 lucky attendees, this exclusive event promises an evening of pure entertainment and suspense. Don’t miss out!

Menu Breakdown:
Adult Menu: (Vegetarian: extra noodles, no Meatballs)

  • Salad: The Transylvanian
    • Grape Tomato, Cucumber, Bacon, Torn Greens, Buttermilk Dressing
  • Entrée: Beefimodo Meatballs with Witches Hair Pasta
    • Squid Ink Dyed Pasta, Blistered Cherry Tomato, Black Salt Encrusted Meatballs Stuffed With Basil Ricotta, Fresh Herbs, Fire Roasted Marinara
  • Dessert: Bloody Good Cheesecake
    • Raspberry Blood, Chocolate Cobwebs, NY Style Cheesecake

Children’s Menu:

  • Entrée: Plain Spaghetti
    • With or Without Marinara Sauce
  • Dessert: Cookie

Note: Children’s meal tickets do not have an age limit.

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Gravestone Manor (Oct 13-15)

Performed by the Bluegrass Players (Intergenerational)

Get ready for a family-friendly extravaganza like no other with “Gravestone Manor,” presented by the Bluegrass Players Community Theater! Perfect for all ages, this uproarious comedy is a delightful concoction of chuckles, chills, and thrills that will leave every member of the family captivated. Imagine a whimsical mansion where Griffin, your ghostly host, guides you through a laugh-out-loud series of supernatural escapades—ranging from monsters engaging in uproarious game shows to werewolves having a hilariously well-mannered date night. You’ll oscillate between howling with laughter and shrieking with delight as you encounter runaway robots, brainless zombies, “velcoming” vampires, and the audaciously amusing Sheila and Evelyn, who elevate corporate HR to a comically haunted realm. From the first mysterious creak of the floor to the final, rib-tickling bow, “Gravestone Manor” is more than a play; it’s a comedy experience suitable for the whole family, one that will leave you clamoring for more. So mark your calendars for performances on October 13-15 and prepare to be spellbound by a night of ghoulish giggles and comedic haunts you’ll cherish long after the curtain closes!

Friday, Oct 13 – 7:00 pm
Pay What You Can Tickets are available online 2 hours before showtime.
Saturday, Oct 14 – 7:00 pm
Sunday, Oct 15 – 2:00 pm

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Zombie Night! – Musical (Nov 3-5)

Dive into a thrilling musical experience with “Zombie Night!” This doo-wopping spectacle pays homage to iconic horror films like “Night of the Living Dead” and “The Return of the Living Dead.” The story unfolds as Howie, Louise, Gary, and Phoebe prepare for “Zombie Night,” the annual senior class party, in an old farmhouse near a graveyard. But things take a spooky turn when zombies emerge from the graves, leading to a hilarious showdown between the undead and the students. Directed by Chad Hembree and performed by the talented Bluegrass Players Intergenerational Acting troupe, this spine-chilling yet comedic musical promises an unforgettable evening. Don’t miss out on the performances on Nov 3 & 4 at 7:00 pm and Nov 5 at 2:00 pm. Secure your tickets now for a night of eerie fun and laughter!

Friday, Nov 3 – 7:00 pm (Pay What You Can)
Saturday, Nov 4 – 7:00 pm
Sunday, Nov 7 – 2:00 pm

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The Enchanted Bookshop Christmas (Nov 17 – Dec 3)

Performed by Spotlight Acting School students age 9-14

Embark on a Magical Christmas Adventure! Dive into the enchanting world of “The Enchanted Bookshop Christmas,” where beloved literary characters spring to life, mingling with iconic Christmas figures like the Nutcracker Prince and Ebenezer Scrooge. Set just days before Christmas, witness the delightful chaos that ensues in Miss Margie’s bookshop. When a crucial bookmark with a billionaire’s phone number goes missing, it’s up to these magical characters to save the day. But can they do it without revealing their secret existence?

A Festive Treat for the Whole Family! Directed by the talented Jazzlyn Threlkeld and brought to life by the Spotlight Acting School’s gifted students, this heartwarming tale is a perfect blend of comedy, drama, and holiday spirit. As the festive season approaches, gift yourself and your loved ones an unforgettable evening of theater magic. Secure your tickets now and be swept away by a story that reminds us of the true essence of Christmas: that the most cherished gifts come from the heart, not just from under the tree.

Friday – November 17 – 8:00 pm
Saturday – November 18 – 8:00 pm
Sunday – November 19 – 4:00 pm
Friday – December 1 – 8:00 pm
Saturday – December 2 – 8:00 pm
Sunday – December 3 – 2:00 pm

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