Category Archives: Family-Friendly

Disney’s Finding Nemo JR. (Apr 12 – 21)

Performed by Spotlight Acting School students age 9-14

Experience the underwater adventure of a lifetime with “Finding Nemo JR.,” brought to you by our talented troupe!
Dive into the oceanic world of this beloved story, where young Nemo, an adventurous clownfish, finds himself far from home. The journey of Marlin, Nemo’s overprotective father, takes him across the seas with the forgetful yet endearing Dory, meeting a host of fascinating sea creatures along the way. This heartwarming tale of parental love and the courage of growing up is brought to life with vibrant characters, captivating music, and a splash of humor. Perfect for audiences of all ages, “Finding Nemo JR.” is a spectacular and colorful journey under the sea that reminds us all about the importance of family and friendship. Join us for a theatrical experience that will leave you swimming in joy and wonder!

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Let the Women Sing (May 3-12)

A new musical by Trudy Tait

World Premiere Musical Event

Directed by Chad Hembree with Trudy Tait

Let the Women Sing is a joyful celebration of the women of the Bible. They may have lived centuries ago, but they cried in their sorrows, laughed in their joys, and persevered through their pain….just like you and I do. 

Performances: May 3, 4, 10, 11 – 7:00 pm
May 12 – 4:00 pm (Mother’s Day)

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Break A Leg 5K (May 5)

Join us for the 2nd Annual Break A Leg 5K on Sunday, May 5, 2024 at 2:00pm at Berea Community Park/Trail as we raise funds to support the Spotlight Acting School.



  • Scenic race through Berea Community Park and the Berea City Trail on paved trail surfaces
  • Commemorative race T-shirts (While supplies last)
  • Free race photos
  • Awards for the Top 5 Male/Female Overall finishers
  • Costume contest–Prize for the Most Creative Costume!!
  • Finish Line Dance Contest–Show us your best dance moves as you cross the finish line.  Prize for the most unique and fun dance!
  • Form a Social Team to expand your race experience — Prize for the largest team!
  • 5K run/walk, 1 mile walk and virtual options
  • Music, food, fun and fellowship!

Our race benefits Spotlight Acting School.

Spotlight Acting School is a theatre school for children from ages 4 to 18. Our purpose is to provide a creative environment for children who want to learn about performing on stage and to foster a life-long appreciation for the arts. The classes are designed not only to expose children to the various aspects of the theatre but also to teach them how to be comfortable in front of an audience which is a valuable skill for a lifetime. Spotlight Acting School has a standing tradition and goal to turn no student away regardless of the ability to pay tuition. In addition Spotlight Acting School is dedicated to the inclusion of children with various physical and mental disabilities to share in the opportunity to participate in the performing arts. All children are taught to work together and support each other in producing each performance.

PACKET PICKUP — Our packet pickup will be on race morning (Sunday, May 5th) from 12:45-2:00pm at the Berea Community Park.  There is no advanced day packet pickup for this race.


Come “Break A Leg” In Berea This Spring!


Berea Community Park
1 Pirate Parkway
Berea, KY US 40403


5K Run/Walk

2:00PM EDT
Price increases after March 31, 2024 at 11:59pm EDT

1 Mile Fun Walk

2:02PM EDT
Registration ends May 5, 2024 at 2:00pm EDT

Virtual Runner/Walker

Registration ends May 4, 2024 at 11:59pm EDT

Race Volunteer

12:30PM EDT3:30PM EDT
Registration ends May 4, 2024 at 11:59pm EDT

The Jungle Book KIDS (May 17 – 19)

Performed by Spotlight Acting School students ages 4-9

Step into the wild and enchanting world of the jungle with Spotlight Acting School’s production of Disney’s The Jungle Book Kids! This vibrant and lively adaptation brings the beloved story of Mowgli, Baloo, Bagheera, and the rest of the jungle crew to life on stage. Featuring catchy songs, breathtaking costumes, and stunning performances by talented young actors, this family-friendly show promises an unforgettable adventure into a jungle filled with fun, laughter, and the timeless tales of friendship, courage, and the joy of discovery. Don’t miss your chance to be swept away by the magic of the jungle and witness the incredible talent of Spotlight Acting School’s young performers. Join us for a journey that will captivate hearts of all ages and celebrate the spirit of imagination and adventure!

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A Midsummer Night’s Dream Performances (May 31 – Jun 2)

Presented by Spotlight Acting School students ages 14-18
Spotlight Acting School proudly presents a captivating production of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” directed by the gifted Jazzlyn Threlkeld. This timeless Shakespearean comedy, performed by our talented students, promises a delightful escape into a world of whimsy, romance, and enchantment. Join us from May 31 to June 2 at the Spotlight Playhouse for an unforgettable experience as we bring to life the misadventures of lovers, fairies, and actors in the mystical forest. Don’t miss this opportunity to support young talent and enjoy a classic that continues to charm and amuse audiences of all ages. Reserve your tickets now for a magical evening with “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.”

The Little Mermaid JR (Jun. 7-16)

Performed by Spotlight Acting School students ages 14-18

Dive into the depths of the ocean with Spotlight Acting School’s advanced students, ages 14-18, as they bring to life the enchanting tale of Disney’s The Little Mermaid Jr. Experience the captivating story of Ariel, a vibrant and adventurous young mermaid who dreams of a life beyond the sea. With its stunning underwater scenery, dazzling costumes, and a talented cast that brings the beloved characters to life, this production is a visual and auditory feast. Featuring iconic songs like “Under the Sea” and “Part of Your World,” this performance will transport you to a mesmerizing world under the waves, where love and adventure await at every turn. Perfect for audiences of all ages, The Little Mermaid Jr. promises a magical journey that explores the depths of courage, the power of dreams, and the strength of true love. Don’t miss this spectacular showcase of Spotlight Acting School’s advanced performers in a show that will leave you singing, dreaming, and believing in the magic of the sea!

Tickets TBA