Category Archives: The Spotlight Players

The Lion the Witch and The Wardrobe (April 18-28)

This new dramatization of C.S. Lewis’ classic, set in the land of Narnia, faithfully recreates the magic and mystery of Aslan, the great lion, his struggle with the White Witch, and the adventures of four children who inadvertently wander from an old wardrobe into the exciting, never-to-be-forgotten Narnia. The intense action features chases, duels, and escapes as the witch is determined to keep Narnia in her possession and to end the reign of Aslan. All the memorable episodes from the story are represented in this exciting dramatization: the temptation of Edmund by the witch, the slaying of the evil wolf by Peter, the witnessing of Aslan’s resurrection by Susan and Lucy, the crowing of the four new rulers of Narnia, and more. The supporting characters are also here: the unicorn, the centaur, and other forest animals, along with Father Christmas, Mr. and Mrs. Beaver and Tumnus the Faun. This story of love, faith, courage, and giving, with its triumph of good over evil, is a true celebration of life.

Thursday, April 18 – 7:00pm
Friday, April 19 – 7:00pm
Saturday, April 20 – 7:00pm
Friday, April 26 – 7:00pm
Saturday, April 27 – 7:00pm
Sunday, April 28 – 2:00pm

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Oklahoma (June 21 – 29)

Presented by the Spotlight Players and the Spotlight Sound Machine Band

Rodgers & Hammerstein’s first collaboration remains, in many ways, their most innovative, having set the standards and established the rules of musical theatre still being followed today. Set in a Western Indian territory just after the turn of the century, the high-spirited rivalry between the local farmers and cowboys provides the colorful background against which Curly, a handsome cowboy, and Laurey, a winsome farm girl, play out their love story. Although the road to true love never runs smooth, with these two headstrong romantics holding the reins, love’s journey is as bumpy as a surrey ride down a country road. That they will succeed in making a new life together we have no doubt, and that this new life will begin in a brand-new state provides the ultimate climax to the triumphant OKLAHOMA!

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Finally: A Broadway Revue (Aug 9-10)

Presented by the Spotlight Players

Finally, many of our Spotlight Players are getting to perform songs from their most beloved musicals. That is the premise for this fun-filled evening of musical storytelling, as our very own Spotlight Players present songs they have always wanted to perform on stage but never had the chance to sing before. Created and directed by veteran Spotlight Player and Morehead State University Theater Graduate Kyrsten Daugherty, this show will kick off the Spotlight 2019/2020 season with a new experience for the audience and performers alike.

Frog and Toad Theater for Young Audiences (Aug 30-31)

Presented by the Spotlight Players

Waking from hibernation in the Spring, Frog and Toad plant gardens, swim, rake leaves, go sledding and learn life lessons along the way. The two best friends celebrate and rejoice in the differences that make them unique and special. Part vaudeville, part make believe… all charm, Frog and Toad tells the story of a friendship that endures throughout the seasons.

The jazzy, upbeat score of Frog and Toad bubbles with melody and wit, making it an inventive, exuberant and enchanting musical, perfect for introducing theatre to youngsters while keeping adults entertained, as well.

FROG AND TOAD AUDITIONS (TOURING SHOW) JUN 25 – 6:00PM & JUN 29 – 5:00PM

Presented by the Spotlight Players

Part of Spotlight’s Theater for Young Audiences Series

Actors under the age of 18 must get permission from the director to audition.

Performers are required to be available for all Performances Dates

Waking from hibernation in the Spring, Frog and Toad plant gardens, swim, rake leaves, go sledding and learn life lessons along the way. The two best friends celebrate and rejoice in the differences that make them unique and special. Part vaudeville, part make believe… all charm, Frog and Toad tells the story of a friendship that endures throughout the seasons.

The jazzy, upbeat score of Frog and Toad bubbles with melody and wit, making it an inventive, exuberant and enchanting musical, perfect for introducing theatre to youngsters while keeping adults entertained, as well.

Actors are expected to :

1. Sing a song
2. Read a scene
3. Learn a short dance (Very basic stuff)

Rehearsal Schedule:
16 JUL 2019, TUE 8 – 9pm 
18 JUL 2019, THU 8 – 9pm 
23 JUL 2019, TUE 8 – 9pm 
25 JUL 2019, THU 8 – 9pm 
30 JUL 2019, TUE 8 – 9pm 
1 AUG 2019, THU 8 – 9pm 
6 AUG 2019, TUE 9 – 10pm 
8 AUG 2019, THU 9 – 10pm 
13 AUG 2019, TUE 8 – 9pm 
15 AUG 2019, THU 8 – 9pm 
20 AUG 2019, TUE 8 – 9pm 
22 AUG 2019, THU 8 – 9pm 
25 AUG 2019, SUN 6 – 8pm 
26 AUG 2019, MON 6 – 8pm 
27 AUG 2019, TUE 6 – 8pm 
28 AUG 2019, WED 6 – 8pm 
29 AUG 2019, THU 6 – 8pm 

Performance Dates:
30 AUG 2019, FRI 6:30 – 8pm 
31 AUG 2019, SAT 6:30 – 8pm 
3 SEP 2019, TUE 8am – 4pm (Traveling)
4 SEP 2019, WED 8am – 4pm (Traveling)
5 SEP 2019, THU 8am – 4pm (Traveling)
10 SEP 2019, TUE 8am – 4pm (Traveling)
11 SEP 2019, WED 8am – 4pm (Traveling)
12 SEP 2019, THU 8am – 4pm (Traveling)



THE BEST CHRISTMAS PAGEANT EVER AUDITIONS (SEPT 28 – 3:00PM)

The Best Christmas Pageant Ever Logo

Presented by the Spotlight Players

Adults and Children Ages 4+

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!

Actors are expected to

1. Read (or Repeat) lines from a scene
2. Act in a scenario
3. Sing an optional solo

Rehearsal Schedule:
7 OCT 2019, MON 7 – 8pm 
9 OCT 2019, WED 7 – 8pm 
14 OCT 2019, MON 7:30 – 8:30pm 
16 OCT 2019, WED 7:30 – 8:30pm 
28 OCT 2019, MON 6 – 7pm 
30 OCT 2019, WED 6 – 7pm 
4 NOV 2019, MON 7:30 – 9pm 
6 NOV 2019, WED 7:30 – 9pm 
11 NOV 2019, MON 7:30 – 8:30pm 
13 NOV 2019, WED 7:30 – 8:30pm 
17 NOV 2019, SUN 6 – 7:30pm 
18 NOV 2019, MON 6 – 7:30pm 
19 NOV 2019, TUE 6 – 7:30pm 
20 NOV 2019, WED 6 – 7:30pm 
21 NOV 2019, THU 6 – 7:30pm 

Performances:
22 NOV 2019, FRI 7 – 9:30pm 
23 NOV 2019, SAT 7 – 9:30pm 
24 NOV 2019, SUN 2 – 4:30pm 
29 NOV 2019, FRI 7 – 9:30pm 
30 NOV 2019, SAT 7 – 9:30pm 
1 DEC 2019, SUN 2 – 4:30pm



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)