Category Archives: The Spotlight Players

The Best Christmas Pageant Ever (Nov 23-Dec 01)

A Christmas Double Feature presented by the Spotlight Players

The Best Christmas Pagent Ever

In this hilarious Christmas classic, a couple struggling to put on a church Christmas pageant is faced with casting the Herdman kids–probably the most inventively awful kids in history. You won’t believe the mayhem – and the fun – when the Herdmans collide with the Christmas story head on!

Black and Blue Friday

It’s the day after Thanksgiving, and all Ellie and her new husband, Jackson, want is to celebrate their first holiday season at home together. But their holiday peace and quiet quickly turns into holiday chaos when they are summoned to the security office at the local mall. Seems Ellie’s backwoods relatives were planning to surprise her with a visit, but first stopped at the store to pick up some paper goods. That’s when the trouble began. What they thought was a big-box store turned out to be a shopping mall full of frenzied Black Friday shoppers, and, of course, the hillbilly family ended up causing all sorts of trouble. As Ellie’s family unravels their hysterical stories — like Ellie’s brothers trying to take a ride on the fancy moving staircase only to find themselves sliding around on the ice rink and taking out Santa’s village — one simple truth is revealed. These country bumpkins might not know much about modern-day living, but they sure do understand what the holiday season is about… and it ain’t shopping.

Saturday, Nov 23  –  7:00 pm
Sunday, Nov 24 –  2:00 pm

Friday, Nov 29  –  7:00 pm
Saturday, Nov 30  –  7:00 pm
Sunday, Dec 01 –  2:00 pm


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Black and Blue Friday (Nov 23-Dec 01)

A Christmas Double Feature presented by the Spotlight Players

The Best Christmas Pagent Ever

In this hilarious Christmas classic, a couple struggling to put on a church Christmas pageant is faced with casting the Herdman kids–probably the most inventively awful kids in history. You won’t believe the mayhem – and the fun – when the Herdmans collide with the Christmas story head on!

Black and Blue Friday

It’s the day after Thanksgiving, and all Ellie and her new husband, Jackson, want is to celebrate their first holiday season at home together. But their holiday peace and quiet quickly turns into holiday chaos when they are summoned to the security office at the local mall. Seems Ellie’s backwoods relatives were planning to surprise her with a visit, but first stopped at the store to pick up some paper goods. That’s when the trouble began. What they thought was a big-box store turned out to be a shopping mall full of frenzied Black Friday shoppers, and, of course, the hillbilly family ended up causing all sorts of trouble. As Ellie’s family unravels their hysterical stories — like Ellie’s brothers trying to take a ride on the fancy moving staircase only to find themselves sliding around on the ice rink and taking out Santa’s village — one simple truth is revealed. These country bumpkins might not know much about modern-day living, but they sure do understand what the holiday season is about… and it ain’t shopping.

Saturday, Nov 23  –  7:00 pm
Sunday, Nov 24 –  2:00 pm

Friday, Nov 29  –  7:00 pm
Saturday, Nov 30  –  7:00 pm
Sunday, Dec 01 –  2:00 pm


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Black and Blue Friday Auditions Ages 14+ (Oct. 19, 4:30pm)

It’s the day after Thanksgiving, and all Ellie and her new husband, Jackson, want is to celebrate their first holiday season at home together. But their holiday peace and quiet quickly turns into holiday chaos when they are summoned to the security office at the local mall. Seems Ellie’s backwoods relatives were planning to surprise her with a visit, but first stopped at the store to pick up some paper goods. That’s when the trouble began. What they thought was a big-box store turned out to be a shopping mall full of frenzied Black Friday shoppers, and, of course, the hillbilly family ended up causing all sorts of trouble. As Ellie’s family unravels their hysterical stories — like Ellie’s brothers trying to take a ride on the fancy moving staircase only to find themselves sliding around on the ice rink and taking out Santa’s village — one simple truth is revealed. These country bumpkins might not know much about modern-day living, but they sure do understand what the holiday season is about… and it ain’t shopping.

Auditions will consist of a cold read and improv scenes.

19 OCT 2019, SAT
4:30–5:30pm Black and Blue Friday Auditions Ages 14+

1 NOV 2019, FRI
6–7pm Black and Blue Friday Rehearsal

4 NOV 2019, MON
8:30–9:30pm Black and Blue Friday Rehearsal

6 NOV 2019, WED
8:30–9:30pm Black and Blue Friday Rehearsal

11 NOV 2019, MON
8:30–9:30pm Black and Blue Friday Rehearsal

13 NOV 2019, WED
8:30–9:30pm Black and Blue Friday Rehearsal

17 NOV 2019, SUN
7:30–8:30pm Black and Blue Friday Dress Rehearsal

18 NOV 2019, MON
7:30–8:30pm Black and Blue Friday Dress Rehearsal

19 NOV 2019, TUE
7:30–8:30pm Black and Blue Friday Dress Rehearsal

20 NOV 2019, WED
7:30–8:30pm Black and Blue Friday Dress Rehearsal

21 NOV 2019, THU
7:30–8:30pm Black and Blue Friday Dress Rehearsal

23 NOV 2019, SAT
7–8:30pm The Best Christmas Pageant Ever / Black and Blue Friday (2019/2020)

24 NOV 2019, SUN
2–3:30pm The Best Christmas Pageant Ever / Black and Blue Friday (2019/2020)

29 NOV 2019, FRI
7–8:30pm The Best Christmas Pageant Ever / Black and Blue Friday (2019/2020)

30 NOV 2019, SAT
7–8:30pm The Best Christmas Pageant Ever / Black and Blue Friday (2019/2020)

1 DEC 2019, SUN
2–3:30pm The Best Christmas Pageant Ever / Black and Blue Friday (2019/2020)

The Carol Burnett Show Auditions Ages 14+ (Nov. 9, 3:30pm)

Carol 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.

Auditions: Cold Read and Improv exercises. Monologues are welcome.

9 NOV 2019, SAT
3:30–4:30pm Carol Burnett Show Auditions Ages 14+

17 NOV 2019, SUN
4–5pm Carol Burnett Rehearsal

24 NOV 2019, SUN
4–5pm Carol Burnett Rehearsal

26 NOV 2019, TUE
6–7pm Carol Burnett Rehearsal

1 DEC 2019, SUN
4–5pm Carol Burnett Rehearsal

3 DEC 2019, TUE
6–7pm Carol Burnett Rehearsal

5 DEC 2019, THU
6–7pm Carol Burnett Rehearsal

8 DEC 2019, SUN
4–5pm Carol Burnett Rehearsal

15 DEC 2019, SUN
4–5pm Carol Burnett Rehearsal

17 DEC 2019, TUE
7–8pm Carol Burnett Rehearsal

19 DEC 2019, THU
7–8pm Carol Burnett Rehearsal

5 JAN 2020, SUN
3:30–5:30pm Carol Burnett Rehearsal

7 JAN 2020, TUE
8–10pm Carol Burnett Rehearsal

9 JAN 2020, THU
8–10pm Carol Burnett Rehearsal

12 JAN 2020, SUN
4–6pm Carol Burnett Rehearsal

14 JAN 2020, TUE
6–8pm Carol Burnett Rehearsal

16 JAN 2020, THU
6–8pm Carol Burnett Rehearsal

19 JAN 2020, SUN
7–10pm Carol Burnett Dress Rehearsal

20 JAN 2020, MON
7–10pm Carol Burnett Dress Rehearsal

21 JAN 2020, TUE
7–10pm Carol Burnett Dress Rehearsal

22 JAN 2020, WED
7–10pm Carol Burnett Dress Rehearsal

23 JAN 2020, THU
7–10pm Carol Burnett Dress Rehearsal

24 JAN 2020, FRI
8–10pm The Carol Burnett Show (2019/2020)

25 JAN 2020, SAT
8–10pm The Carol Burnett Show (2019/2020)

26 JAN 2020, SUN
3:30–5:30pm The Carol Burnett Show (2019/2020)

31 JAN 2020, FRI
8–10pm The Carol Burnett Show (2019/2020)

1 FEB 2020, SAT
8–10pm The Carol Burnett Show (2019/2020)

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)