Category Archives: The Bluegrass Players

Twelfth Night Auditions – Age 18+

January 24th, 2019
6:30pm
The Spotlight Playhouse

Twelfth Night is a tale of unrequited love – hilarious and heartbreaking. Twins are separated in a shipwreck and forced to fend for themselves in a strange land. The first twin, Viola, falls in love with Orsino, who dotes on Olivia, who falls for Viola but is idolized by Malvolio. Enter Sebastian, who is the spitting image of his twin sister…

(Spotlight Acting School Students may request an age waiver)

End Days (Jan:25-Feb:2)

Presented by the Bluegrass Players

Winner! 2008 American Theatre Critics Association Steinberg Citation

Sixteen-year-old Rachel Stein is having a bad year. Her father hasn’t changed out of his pajamas since 9/11. Her mother has begun a close, personal relationship with Jesus. Her new neighbor, a sixteen-year-old Elvis impersonator, has fallen for her hard. And the Apocalypse is coming Wednesday. Her only hope is that Stephen Hawking will save them all.

“The universality of the denouement brings this comedy full circle, leaving us to admire the relevancy of Laufer’s humor and wisdom of her message. – Variety

Performances:
Jan 25-27 & Feb 1-2
Fri-Sat 7:00pm
Sun 2:00pm

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The Importance of Being Earnest (Mar 8-10)

Oscar Wilde’s brilliantly clever comedic masterpiece, The Importance of Being Earnest, was once called by critic W.H. Auden, “the only pure verbal opera in English.” Earnest tells the story of two young gentlemen in London, who each live a double-life, creating elaborate deceptions to find some balance in their lives.  Oscar Wilde’s brilliant comedy captures audiences with both wit and charm while capturing the struggle of four passionate lovers trying to conform to expectations.

March 8 7:00pm
March  9 7:00pm
March 10 2:00pm

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Shakespeare’s:Twelfth Night (Mar 22-24)

Twelfth Night is a tale of unrequited love – hilarious and heartbreaking. Twins are separated in a shipwreck and forced to fend for themselves in a strange land. The first twin, Viola, falls in love with Orsino, who dotes on OIivia, who falls for Viola but is idolized by Malvolio. Enter Sebastian, who is the spitting image of his twin sister…

March 22 7:00pm
March 23 7:00pm
March 24 2:00pm

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Once Upon a Merry Murder Dinner Show (Dec 21 & 22)

Join us for a Christmas Cruise that goes drastically wrong as our madcap characters try to make sense of a seemingly random murder before they are next. Highly interactive and over the top comedy.

Dinner:  Roast Beef, Mashed Potatoes, Brown Gravy, Green Beans, Macaroni and Cheese, Roll, Cranberry Salad, and Pecan Pie

Child’s Meal – Chicken Nuggets, Macaroni and Cheese, Roll, Pecan Pie

December 21 & 22
Advanced reservations are required.

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Dracula: The New World (Oct:26-Nov:3 2018)

Presented 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.

Fri, Oct 26 2018, 7:00PM
Sat, Oct 27 2018, 7:00PM
Sun, Oct 28 2018, 2:00PM
Fri, Nov 2 2018, 7:00PM
Sat, Nov 3 2018, 7:00PM

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Dracula: The New World Cast 2018

dracula hd

Sarah Christian – Charla Gilbert
Everett – Chad Hembree
Sherriff Pleasant Broaddus – Gary Burchfield
Reverend Wesley – Alyssa Bustle
Robert Christian – Jonathan VanWinkle
Renfield – Stuart Rose
Dracula – Darrell Harrison
Silas Mason – Matt Manning
Tommy Mason – Micheal Soens
Jud – Lucas Slagle
Nosferatu – Chris Sexton
Olivia – Braelyn Cameron
Maude Mason – Kyrsten Daughtery
Pheobe Mason – Saylour Burchfield
Mary Christian – Kelsey McNeal
Katie Broaddus – Shandi Johnson
Lilith – Laura Case
Eva – Billie Enciu
Sadie – Bethany Johnson
Jezebeth – Chasity VanWinkle

The Tomb – A Mystery Dinner Adventure

Presented by The Bluegrass Players

Join our expedition as we uncover the mysteries of The Tomb in this hilarious and mind-boggling tale.

All proceeds go to benefit the Spotlight Acting School and its mission to never turn a student away regardless of their available financial resources.

Menu:
Mediterranean Chicken Kabob over a bed of Long Grain Rice.
Finger length Potatoes
Roll
Summer Salad
Lemon Meringue Pie

Children’s Meal:
Chicken Nuggets
Macaroni and Cheese
Roll
Lemon Meringue Pie

Performances:
Fri Aug 17 6:30pm
Sat Aug 18 6:30pm
Fri Sept 7 6:30pm
Sat Sept 8 6:30pm

The Tomb: A Mystery Dinner Adventure Cast 2018

THE TOMB – A MYSTERY DINNER ADVENTURE LogoCongratulations to the cast.  This will be a phenomenal show the audience will love. – Show Tickets and Schedule

Rehearsals begin with a read through June 17th at 8:00 pm.  We hope your father’s day activities are finished by then and would like to have full attendance for a read through.

Look below for character descriptions.

Character  –  Cast Member
Dr. Penny Lane  –  Alyssa Bustle
Dr. Abby Road  –  Billie Enciu
Lady Eleanor Rigby  –  Letha Hembree
Sergeant Pepper  –  Matt Manning
Lucy  –  Raighan Kelly
Shahrour (Blackbird)  –  Caroline Cloninger
Michelle  –  Kayla Newland
Jude  –  Cassidy Jones

  1. Dr. Penelope (Penny) Lane – A struggling archaeologist who has spent her career in the museum basement.  Penny is clumsy, absent-minded and kind-hearted.
  2. Dr. Abigail (Abby) Road – An extremely well-known archaeologist and published author. Abby is a complete and utter self-centered tyrant who uses people to get what she wants.
  3. Lady Eleanor Rigby – 21st in Line for the British Monarchy and the benefactor of the dig. Lady Eleanor is going to use the event to elevate her status and will be even more pompous than she usually is.
  4. Sergeant Pepper – Leader of the security detail sent to protect Lady Eleanor and secure the site from thieves. The Sergeant takes his job very seriously. He is very fair-minded and well liked by his soldiers. Lady Eleanor does not dislike the Sergeant specifically, but she is offended that she did rate a higher ranking officer for her security.
  5. Lucy – Penny had a very hard time finding an assistant willing to follow her on her dig so she enlisted her daughter Lucy.  Lucy knows very little about archaeology and was always bored spending after school in the museum basement growing up. Lucy is very excited about going in the field and has gone full-on Indiana Jones/Tomb Raider in an attempt to look like she knows what she is doing.
  6. Shahrour (Blackbird) – Dr. Lane’s local guide and interpreter. Blackbird is a mysterious character who speaks fluent English and is very intelligent. She secretly works for the CIA and is there to gather intel on the curse of the tomb, which she believes to be a lost type of poison that could be weaponized in the wrong hands.
  7. Michelle – A very nerdy student traveling along with Dr. Lane on the expedition. Michelle has a track record of messing things up. She also thinks Aliens are the answer to every mystery.
  8. Jude – Another student. This one is star struck by Dr. Road and only came with Dr. Lane because she works for Dr. Road and she wants Dr. Lane’s job. Jude is loyal to a fault where Dr. Road is concerned.