Category Archives: The Bluegrass Players

Tuned in for Murder Dinner Show (Oct 4-12)

Presented by the Bluegrass Players

Completely revamped for this season, Tuned in for Murder is a fan favorite 1980’s Themed Murder Mystery Dinner Show. Written by local playwright and director Chad Hembree, this zany mystery delights audiences with a host of crazy characters. You’re invited to the 50th Anniversary of WJRK, and the owner has big news to share-if he can live that long.

You may request celebrity status at the time of booking. As a celebrity, you will be provided a small prop to wear and may be given a card containing a short paragraph to read at the appropriate time in the show. Celebrity roles are limited.

Menu:
Adult Meal
Chicken Parmesan over Spaghetti
(Optional Vegetarian Baked Ziti)
Steamed Vegetables
French Bread & Olive Oil
Italian salad
Strawberry Cream Pie

Kids Meal
Spaghetti with Meatball
French Bread & Olive Oil
Italian salad
Strawberry Cream Pie

Friday, Oct 4  –  8 pm
Saturday, Oct 5  –  8 pm

Friday, Oct 11  –  8 pm
Saturday, Oct 12  –  8 pm

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Dracula: The New World 2019 (Oct 28-Nov 1)

Presented by The Bluegrass Players

Back by popular demand for the fourth year in a row, this retelling of Bram Stoker’s classic story brings a whole new twist to Dracula. Set in the Appalachian foothills not far from the Spotlight Playhouse, Dracula escaped London and has fled to the new world for a fresh start away from those who pursue him. This fast-paced high-intensity thriller is an audience favorite and has become a regular each season. Written and directed by Chad Hembree, Dracula: The New World stirs all the senses with an original soundtrack and loads of special effects in an engaging atmosphere.

Performances:
28 OCT 2019, MON 8 – 10:30pm
29 OCT 2019, TUE 8 – 10:30pm
30 OCT 2019, WED 8 – 10:30pm
1 NOV 2019, FRI 8 – 10:30pm
2 NOV 2019, SAT 8 – 10:30pm

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Murder on the Orient Express (Nov 8 – 16)

Presented by the Bluegrass Players

Playwright, Ken Ludwig, hits right on the mark with his fantastic adaptation of Agatha Christie’s timeless thriller. Just after midnight, a snowdrift stops the Orient Express in its tracks. The luxurious train is surprisingly full for the time of the year, but by the morning it is one passenger fewer. An American tycoon lies dead in his compartment, stabbed a dozen times, his door locked from the inside. Isolated and with a killer in their midst, detective Hercule Poirot must identify the murderer – in case he or she decides to strike again. The Spotlight Playhouse is proud to announce the directorial debut of Alyssa Bustle.

Friday, Nov 8 – 8:00 pm
Saturday, Nov 9 – 8:00 pm
Sunday, Nov 10 – 3:30pm

Friday, Nov 15 – 8:00 pm
Saturday, Nov 16 – 8:00 pm

The Spotlight Playhouse 2018/2019 Season

As we begin rehearsals for our last few shows of the 2017/2018 season we look forward to another season of great entertainment, all located in our new 13,000sq ft Playhouse in Berea.

The shows are listed in Chronological order, but exact dates could change at this point.

The season consists of over 32 shows for 46 weeks of entertainment with over 150 performances. Don’t let anyone say there is nothing to do in Berea.

Look at the calendar in the next few days to see performance dates.

  1. Murder Mystery Dinner Show – by the Bluegrass Players
    (Aug 2018)
  2. A Spectacular Season Preview – by the Spotlight Players
    (Aug 2018)
  3. Press Start – by Spotlight Acting School
    Ages 4-9
    (Sept 2018)
  4. Let Your Hair Down, Rapunzel – by Spotlight Acting School
    Ages 4-11
    (Sept 2018)
  5. Young Frankenstein – by the Bluegrass Players
    (Sept 2018)
  6. You Can’t Take It with You – by Spotlight Acting School
    Ages 11-18
    (Oct 2018)
  7. Honk Jr. – by Spotlight Acting School
    Ages 9-14
    (Oct 2018) 
  8. Dracula  – by the Bluegrass Players
    (Oct 2018) 
  9. Brigadoon – by Spotlight Acting School
    Ages 11-18
    (Nov 2018)  
  10. The Best Christmas Pageant Ever – by the Spotlight Players (Intergenerational)
    (Nov 2018) 
  11. Christmas Showcase – by the Spotlight Players (Intergenerational)
    (Dec 2018)
  12. An Old Time Christmas Live Radio Show – by the Spotlight Players
    (Dec 2018)
  13. Christmas Mystery Dinner Show – by The Bluegrass Players
    (Dec 2018)
  14. Disney’s My Son Pinocchio JR. – by Spotlight Acting School
    Ages 4-9
    (Jan 2019)
  15. End Days  – by the Bluegrass Players
    (Jan 2019)
  16. Shrek Jr. – by Spotlight Acting School
    Ages 9-14
    (Feb 2019) 
  17. Space Pirates! – by Spotlight Acting School
    Ages 4-11
    (Feb 2019)  
  18. High School Musical – by Spotlight Acting School
    Ages 11-18
    (Mar 2019) 
  19. The Importance of Being Earnest  – by the Bluegrass Players
    (Mar 2019)
  20. How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying – by the Spotlight Acting School
    Ages 11-18
    (Mar 2019)
  21. Festival of Short Plays
    (Mar 2019)
  22. Twelfth Night  – by the Bluegrass Players
    (Mar 2019)
  23. Musicville – by Spotlight Acting School
    Ages 4-9
    (Apr 2019)
  24. The Lion the Witch and The Wardrobe – by the Spotlight Players (Intergenerational)
    (Apr 2019)
  25. Spamalot  – by the Bluegrass Players
    (May 2019)
  26. Junie B. Jones The Musical JR. – by Spotlight Acting School
    Ages 4-11
    (May 2019) 
  27. Clue Dinner Show  – by the Bluegrass Players
    (May 2019)
  28. Singin’ in the Rain JR. – by Spotlight Acting School
    Ages 9-14
    (Jun 2019)
  29. A Midsummer Night’s Dream – by Spotlight Acting School
    Ages 11-18
    (Jun 2019)
  30. Oklahoma! – by the Spotlight Players (Intergenerational)
    (Jun 2019)
  31. A Broadway Revue – by Spotlight Acting School
    Ages 9-18
    (Jun 2019) 
  32. Moon Over Buffalo  – by the Bluegrass Players
    (Jul 2019)

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

Tickets

The Carol Burnett Show / Kids Say the Darndest Things

Carol BurnettCarol Burnett is known as one of the most brilliant comedians of all times, and her Carol Burnett Show ran for 11 years, garnering 25 prime-time Emmy awards and was ranked number 16 on TV Guide’s 50 Greatest TV Shows of All Time and was listed as one of Time magazine’s 100 Best TV Shows of All Time.  The show originally ran on CBS from September 11, 1967, to March 29, 1978, for 279 episodes. Not a word in these scripts has been changed.

Kids SayA special presentation of Kids Say the Darndest Things will also be included with each performance.

The Spotlight Theatre – Richmond Mall
August – 25 & 26 – 7:00pm
August 27 – 2:00pm
September 1 & 2 – 7:00pm

Tickets

 

Presented by The Bluegrass Players, this hilarious show will be the perfect kick-off to The Spotlight Playhouse’s fantastic 2017/2018 season.  

Dracula 2017 Cast

Stuart Rose – Reverend Wesley

Kyrsten Daugherty – Sarah Christian

Ryan Peters – Robert Christian

Kayla Stewart – Mary Christian

Lucas Slagle – Professor Silas Mason

Taylor Edwards – Maude Mason

Saylour Burchfield – Phoebe Mason

Micheal Soens – Thomas Mason

Gary Burchfield – Sheriff Broaddus

Shandi Johnson – Katie Broaddus

Will Marr – Jud

Laura Case – Eva

Annie Johnson – Sadie

Braelyn Cameron – Olivia

Bradley Powell – R. M.

Darrell Harrison – Count Dracula