Spotlight's production of Dracula: The New World 2019
Spotlight’s production of Dracula: The New World 2019
Monster Mash 2020
Monster Mash 2020

Halloween preparations are already underway at the Spotlight Playhouse where shows auditions begin Sunday. This year the Playhouse will be presenting three plays and a Monster Mash festival. The first play is Legend of Sleepy Hollow and follows the antics of the sheepish Icabod Crane as he tries to win the hand of Katrina Van Tassel. All is seemingly well until a ghostly apparition makes a rather timely appearance… coincidence?

The second play is of a lesser know origin and hails from the Voodoo regions of Louisiana and is aptly named Bayou. This story revolves around the mystical creature know as Le Serpent. A snake in its natural form, but posses the ability to mimic any creature it chooses. The plot follows some children who decide catching the famed monster would be heroic and set out on a hunt.

Legend of Sleepy Hollow and Bayou are performed together as two one-acts with an intermission between them. Together they are being called Two Legendary Haunted American Tales. One ticket grants access to both performances and the total show is set to run about 2 1/2 hours.

Monster Mash 2020 Live Music
Monster Mash 2020 Live Music

The third play is a children’s musical entitled We Are Monsters. The play follows a group of children as they stumble into the realm of monsters only to find the monster performing a musical cabaret. By the end of the show the Vampires, Werewolves, Goblins, and more welcome the children and they join in on the fun. Filled with catchy tunes and a host of adorable little monsters this is the cutest show of the season.

The Monster Mash is a full day of Halloween fun and will feature live music, vendors, food trucks, costumes, competitions, ghost stories and will be anchored by a Cabaret packed with songs and scenes from our favorite Halloween-appropriate shows.

Auditions for Legend of Sleepy Hollow and Bayou are this weekend on Sunday, Aug 29 at 5:00 pm. There are no costs to join this production and the entire rehearsal schedule is available online. All ages are welcome to audition and children will not be held past 9:00 pm regardless of what the schedule says. For more audition information visit

The Spotlight Playhouse Halloween Schedule:

Two Legendary Haunted American Tales – Oct 8, 9, 15, 16, 17, 22, 23

We Are Monsters – Oct 22, 23, 24, 29, 30, 31

Monster Mash – Oct 30 (preview Cabaret on Oct 29.)

Tickets are not yet available, but you can watch the website as more information is released.