Spotlight Playhouse Announces 2018-2019 Season

Spotlight Playhouse announces its 2018-2019 season, showcasing the talents of the non-profit theater’s acting school and professional acting troupes, The Spotlight Players and The Bluegrass Players.

“There’s something for everyone, in all forms of theater, to represent the best Spotlight can give our community,” said Chad Hembree, Executive Director of Spotlight Performing Arts, Inc. “Musicals, dramas, comedies, and our popular mystery dinner theater are all part of this exciting season.”

All ticket proceeds go to benefit the Spotlight Acting School and its mission to never turn a student away regardless of their available financial resources. The Spotlight Players and Bluegrass Players donate their time and talent toward the mission. Spotlight Playhouse seeks season and show sponsors and advertisers for its program copy, as well as in-kind and monetary donations to support this mission.

The season includes audience favorites like Mel Brooks’ Young Frankenstein: The Musical, Monty Python’s Spamalot, Singin’ In the Rain, Oklahoma, and High School Musical, as well as kid-friendly shows like Disney’s My Son Pinocchio Jr, Shrek Jr, Junie B. Jones and Let Your Hair Down Rapunzel. The playhouse will tour with The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe.

The season offers interactive mystery dinner shows, like its fantasy-themed Christmas Dinner Show set on a cruise ship and the Clue Dinner Show, modeled after the popular board game. Original works are always a highlight of each season, and this year’s choices will not disappoint. The ever-popular Dracula: The New World returns.

The Festival of Short Plays returns for its second year in March, with submissions from the public due in November. Shakespeare’s work will be featured in Twelfth Night, performed by The Bluegrass Players and A Midsummer Night’s Dream by the Spotlight Acting School.

The playhouse is searching for local talent and typically holds auditions for its shows 2-3 months prior to production. Auditions are announced at

The theater is located at 214 Richmond Road and opens for seating 30 minutes before performances. Ticket shows prices range from $5-$10 per show and $25-$35 for dinner shows. Tickets are available by phone at (859) 756-0011, at the door or online at Concessions are available on-site.

Spotlight Performing Arts, Inc. is a charitable organization created to promote, support and help fund the performing arts in Madison and surrounding counties. The show season features over 30 productions of local students and professionals ages 4 through adult. It includes two volunteer professional troupes, The Spotlight Players and The Bluegrass Players. For more information, to donate, or for a list of upcoming shows, visit

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