Category Archives: Family-Friendly

Disney’s Descendants: The Musical (Aug 9-10)

Get ready to embark on an unforgettable adventure with the Bluegrass Players’ production of “Descendants the Musical”! This spectacular show brings the beloved characters from the Disney Channel movie to life on stage in a vibrant and exciting musical extravaganza. Follow the journey of the teenage children of infamous villains—Mal, Evie, Jay, and Carlos—as they navigate the challenges of fitting in at Auradon Prep, a school for the children of heroes. With catchy songs, dynamic choreography, and a heartwarming story about friendship, acceptance, and self-discovery, “Descendants the Musical” is a must-see for audiences of all ages.

The Bluegrass Players, known for their high-energy performances and top-notch production values, have pulled out all the stops to make this show a hit. From stunning costumes and sets to powerful performances by a talented cast, every element of the production is designed to captivate and entertain. Whether you’re a fan of the original movie or new to the world of Auradon, you’ll be swept away by the magic and excitement of “Descendants the Musical.” Don’t miss your chance to see this amazing show. Join us for a night of fun, music, and adventure at the Spotlight Playhouse!

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Charlotte’s Web (Aug 16-25)

Experience the magic of “Charlotte’s Web” with The Bluegrass Players from August 16 to September 1, 2024, at The Spotlight Playhouse. Directed by Mr. Chad, this timeless story by E.B. White is perfect for young audiences and families. Follow the heartwarming friendship between Wilbur the pig and Charlotte the spider as they work together to save Wilbur from an uncertain fate. This enchanting production, running about an hour, is sure to capture the attention of children while providing a nostalgic experience for adults.

Bring the whole family to enjoy this classic tale filled with memorable characters, beautiful lessons, and the wonders of life on the farm. “Charlotte’s Web” is a beloved story that teaches the values of friendship, loyalty, and perseverance. With its engaging storyline and lively performance, this show is an excellent opportunity to introduce young ones to the joys of theater while reminiscing about a cherished childhood favorite. Don’t miss out on this captivating production that promises to entertain and inspire audiences of all ages.

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Shrek JR: The Musical (Aug 30-Sept 8)

Join us for an enchanting adventure with “Shrek JR the Musical” at Spotlight Acting School! Performed by talented students aged 9-14, this delightful production brings the beloved story of Shrek, the grumpy yet lovable ogre, and his quest to rescue Princess Fiona to life on stage. With its heartwarming themes of friendship, acceptance, and the discovery of one’s true self, “Shrek JR” promises to captivate audiences of all ages. Expect a vibrant mix of humor, catchy songs, and memorable characters that will make you laugh, cheer, and perhaps even shed a tear.

Spotlight Acting School is proud to showcase the incredible talents of its young performers in this fantastic show. Under the expert direction of Sarah Jeck, Kelly Fischer,  and Jazzlyn Threlkeld, with musical direction by Miss Letha Hembree, the students have worked tirelessly to bring this magical story to life. From stunning costumes and sets to powerful performances and spirited choreography, every element of “Shrek JR” is crafted to provide a memorable theater experience. Don’t miss this opportunity to support our young actors and enjoy a night of fun and entertainment. 

Ticket availability anticipated mid-July.

Charlotte’s Web / The Broken House (Aug 30 – Sept 1)

Experience the magic of “Charlotte’s Web” with The Bluegrass Players from August 16 to September 1, 2024, at The Spotlight Playhouse. Directed Experience an evening of unforgettable theater with “Charlotte’s Web” and “The Broken House,” both directed by Mr. Chad. Join us at The Spotlight Playhouse from August 30 to September 1, 2024, for these captivating performances. “Charlotte’s Web,” the beloved story by E.B. White, delights young audiences with its themes of friendship and loyalty. “The Broken House,” a world premiere by local authors Judith Weckman and Amy Hogg, offers a poignant exploration of family and memory, engaging viewers of all ages.

Don’t miss this unique opportunity to enjoy two exceptional productions in one night. With a runtime of about an hour each, these shows are perfect for families looking to experience the magic of live theater together. Come support The Bluegrass Players and immerse yourself in stories that entertain, inspire, and resonate deeply.

In “The Broken House,” follow the journey of a family grappling with the passage of time and the impact of their shared history. As secrets unfold and memories are rekindled, the characters learn the importance of forgiveness and the enduring strength of familial bonds. This touching and thought-provoking play will resonate with anyone who has experienced the complexities of family life.

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Alice@Wonderland (Sept 6-22)

Step into the digital age with “Alice@Wonderland,” a modern twist on Lewis Carroll’s classic tale, performed by Spotlight Acting School students aged 9-14. Join us from September 6-22, 2024, at The Spotlight Playhouse for a fresh take on Alice’s adventures. This contemporary adaptation features a tech-savvy Alice complete with a cell phone, navigating the whimsical world of Wonderland. Packed with references to text messaging and social media, this production is sure to resonate with both kids and adults, blending familiar characters like the Mad Hatter, White Rabbit, and Queen of Hearts with a modern flair.

“Alice@Wonderland” offers a sharply told, crisply paced ride full of humor and relevance to today’s digital audience. With three different casts performing, it’s essential to book the correct cast if you’re coming to see a specific actor. This play imagines a present-day Alice encountering the timeless charm of Wonderland, making it a delightful experience for families. Don’t miss this captivating show that balances contemporary issues with the enchanting elements of the original story, providing a unique theatrical experience for all ages.

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Disney’s Aladdin Kids (Sept 20-29)

Join us for an enchanting journey with “Disney’s Aladdin KIDS,” performed by our talented students aged 4-9. This delightful musical adventure, based on the beloved animated film, brings the magical story of Aladdin, Jasmine, and the Genie to life on stage. Directed by Daesha Miller with musical direction by Letha Hembree, this production promises to be a captivating experience for audiences of all ages.

“Disney’s Aladdin KIDS” is filled with exciting characters, catchy songs, and vibrant costumes, making it a perfect family outing. Follow Aladdin as he discovers the power of friendship and love while navigating the challenges posed by the wicked Jafar. With iconic songs like “A Whole New World” and “Friend Like Me,” this show is sure to leave everyone singing and smiling long after the final curtain call.

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