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The Hound of the Baskervilles: A Comic Thriller Starring Shirley Holmes and Jennie Watson (Apr 17 – 26)

Presented by the Spotlight Acting School

Performed by students ages 9-14

Sherlock Holmes and his faithful sidekick, Dr. John Watson, have left on an extended holiday throughout Europe, leaving their nieces—Shirley Holmes and Jennie Watson—to keep an eye on the famous flat at 221B Baker Street. Shirley, studying logic, and Jennie, studying medicine, are busy preparing for upcoming exams when there’s a knock on the door. It’s Dr. Maxine Mortimer and Sir Henry Baskerville, who’ve come to seek the assistance of the famous Sherlock Holmes. Sir Charles Baskerville has died a mysterious death. Is he the most recent victim of the Curse of the Baskervilles—a curse linked to the nightmarish tales of a supernatural hound that haunts the murky moors of Devonshire? There’s no time to recall Holmes and Watson from their trip. In this fast-paced adaptation, full of wailing hounds, thundering hooves, and the slithering mists of the moor, Shirley and Jennie follow the trail of evidence and intrigue until, at last, they are confronted by the ravenous Hound itself!

Friday, Apr 17   –  6:30 pm
Saturday, Apr 18   –  6:30 pm
Sunday, Apr 19  –  2:00 pm

Friday, Apr 24  –  8:00 pm
Saturday, Apr 25  –  8:00 pm
Sunday, Apr 26 –  3:30 pm


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Magic Tree House: Dinosaurs Before Dark (April 24 – May 3)

Presented by Spotlight Acting School

Performed by students ages 4-9

Magic Tree House: Dinosaurs Before Dark KIDS is an adaptation of the first of Mary Pope Osborne’s award-winning fantasy adventure books from the Magic Tree House book series, which has sold more than 100 million copies and is available in more than 100 countries around the world. Jack and Annie’s tree house transports them back in time to the age of the dinosaurs, where the siblings courageously learn that things are not always what they seem.

Siblings, Jack and Annie, discover a tree house full of books while exploring one afternoon. Jack looks through a book about dinosaurs and wishes he could see a real one. Suddenly, the wind begins to blow and the tree house starts to spin wildly. When it finally stops, Jack and Annie open their eyes to find they have been transported back to the time of the dinosaurs. Jack and Annie have a harrowing adventure, befriending some dinosaurs along the way as they try to make their way back home.

Friday, April 24  –  6:30 pm
Saturday, April 25  –  6:30 pm
Sunday, April 26  –  2:00 pm

Thursday, May 1  –  6:30 pm
Friday, May 2  –  6:30 pm
Saturday, May 3  –  6:30 pm


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Frozen (April 17 – 19)

Presented by the Spotlight Acting School

Performed by students ages 14-18

A story of true love and acceptance between sisters, Frozen Jr. expands upon the emotional relationship and journey between Princesses Anna and Elsa. When faced with danger, the two discover their hidden potential and the powerful bond of sisterhood. With a cast of beloved characters and loaded with magic, adventure, and plenty of humor, Frozen is sure to thaw even the coldest heart!

Friday, April 17 – 8:30 pm
Saturday, April 18 – 8:30 pm
Sunday, April 19 – 4:00 pm

Steel Magnolias (May 1-9)

Presented by the Spotlight Players

Kyrsten Daugherty returns again this season, this time joining forces with Director Chad Hembree to produce the very touching and heart-warming comedy Steel Magnolias. The action is set in Truvy’s beauty salon in Chinquapin, Louisiana, where she dispenses shampoos and free advice to the town’s eccentric residents. Filled with hilarious repartee and not a few acerbic but humorously revealing verbal collisions, the play moves toward tragedy where the ladies are forced to draw on their underlying strength—and love—which give the play, and its characters, the special quality to make them truly touching, funny and marvelously amiable company in good times and bad.

Friday, May 1 – 8:00pm
(“Pay What You Can” Performance)

Saturday, May 2 – 8:00pm
Sunday, May 3 – 3:30pm

Friday, May 8 – 8:00pm
Saturday, May 9 – 8:00pm

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Music Man Jr. (May 8 – 10)

Presented by the Spotlight Acting School

Performed by students ages 9-14

Master showman Harold Hill is in town and he’s got “seventy-six trombones” in tow. Can upright, uptight Marian, the town librarian, resist his powerful allure? The story follows fast-talking traveling salesman, Harold Hill, as he cons the people of River City, Iowa, into buying instruments and uniforms for a boys’ band he vows to organize. The catch? He doesn’t know a trombone from a treble clef. His plans to skip town with the cash are foiled when he falls for Marian, whose belief in Harold’s power just might help him succeed in the end in spite of himself.

Friday, May 8  –  6:30 pm
Saturday, May 9  –  6:30 pm
Sunday, May 10  –  2:00 pm

Harvey (May 15-17)

Presented by the Spotlight Players

Director Chad Hembree brings this timeless classic to the Playhouse stage. When Elwood P. Dowd starts to introduce his imaginary friend, Harvey, a six-and-a-half-foot rabbit, to guests at a society party, his sister, Veta, has seen as much of his eccentric behavior as she can tolerate. She decides to have him committed to a sanitarium to spare her daughter, Myrtle Mae, and their family from future embarrassment. Problems arise, however, when Veta herself is mistakenly assumed to be on the verge of lunacy when she explains to doctors that years of living with Elwood’s hallucination have caused her to see Harvey also! The doctors commit Veta instead of Elwood, but when the truth comes out, the search is on for Elwood and his invisible companion.

Friday, May 15  –  8:00 pm
(“Pay What You Can” Performance)

Saturday, May 16   –  8:00 pm
Sunday, May 17 –  2:00 pm

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A Murder is Announced – Agatha Christie (May 22 – 30)

Presented by the Bluegrass Players

Director Alyssa Bustle returns this season with a follow-up murder mystery. An announcement in the local paper states the time and place when a murder is to occur in Miss Blacklock’s Victorian house. The victim is not one of the house’s several occupants, but an unexpected and unknown visitor. What follows is a classic Christie puzzle of mixed motives, concealed identities, a second death, a determined Inspector grimly following the twists and turns, and Miss Marple on hand to provide the final solution at some risk to herself in a dramatic confrontation just before the final curtain.

Friday, May 22 – 8:00pm
Saturday, May 23 – 8:00pm
Sunday, May 24 – 2:00pm

Friday, May 29 – 8:00pm
Saturday, May 30 – 8:00pm

Giants in the Sky (May 29-31)

Presented by the Spotlight Acting School.

Performed by students ages 4-9.

✩WINNER! 2017 Children’s Musical Theatre Festival, NYC✩
This magical story explores the world of Giants who live above the clouds. Ever since they left Earth a long time ago, the Giants have made a life up above where their job is to keep the sky beautiful. They polish the stars, poke the clouds to let it rain and paint the sunsets. But there is one curious Giant who wonders what life is like on Earth, so she steals a key to the locked up “beanstalk” and embarks on an adventure down below!

Friday, May 29 – 6:30pm
Saturday, May 30 – 6:30pm
Sunday, May 31 – 2:00pm

Dracula: The New World 2017

dracula hdPresented by the Bluegrass Players

On the run, Dracula finds himself thousands of miles away from Europe as he looks for a fresh start away from those who pursue him. His own arrogance once again does him in. This fast paced high-intensity thriller is an audience favorite and has become a regular each season.

The Spotlight Theatre
Thu, Oct 26 2017, 7:00PM
Fri, Oct 27 2017, 7:00PM
Sat, Oct 28 2017, 7:00PM
Sun, Oct 29 2017, 2:00PM

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