Who are the Spotlight or Blugrass Players?
The Players are a group or professionals and performing arts advocates dedicated to supporting Spotlight Acting School and its programs. Performing with the students in intergenerational shows to push them to the next level as performers, and performing without the students in professional productions aimed at raising funds through ticket sales to help support the school’s programs and financial aid offerings.
Is this a community theater group?
Yes, community members are welcomed to audition for each production and join the company.
How do I join the Players?
Audition or volunteer
What is the time commitment to be in a production?
We try not to rehearse more than necessary. We never rehearse just because it is on the schedule. There is a purpose and goal to every rehearsal and only the cast needed for that rehearsal are required to attend. We never want to see someone just sitting for an entire rehearsal. your time is as important as ours is. You can estimate 10 hours a week for typical rehearsal weeks and as much as 20 hours for dress rehearsal/performance week. Rehearsal times can be drastically cut if the cast stays on task and comes prepared.
What is the time commitment to be a Player?
To maintain an active status with preferred casting you must commit to at least four shows a season by either volunteering to work or participating as an actor.
Who can direct a play?
Any member may be chosen to direct a play.
How do you pick your plays?
We sometimes use a complicated algebraic trigonometry formula to
calculate the desires of the public based on the phases of the moon and the almanac, but most of the time we just see what’s going on around our area and what’s in a national revival. We always welcome suggestions.
Do you need tech/crew help?
Do Players get free tickets to see shows?
No, but volunteers do and to stay active as a member you are asked to volunteer.
Are the Players a Not-for-Profit/Non-Profit/Tax Exempt group?
The charitable work we do is under Spotlight Performing Arts, Inc., a registered 501(c)(3) Not-for-Profit organization in the State of Kentucky. All donations are tax exempt.
Can I come to a rehearsal?
Yes, with permission from the director. Rehearsals are generally closed.