Spotlight Arts
• • • Performing Arts and Education • • •
3 Railroad St, Fairport, NY • Email: • Phone: 585-305-4767
LIVE LEARNING PRODUCTIONS: Educational Musicals for K-12th graders
PRIVATE LESSONS: Piano, Voice, Acting, Dance, Ukulele, Guitar, Audition Prep
PLAY ANNOUNCEMENTS AND AUDITIONS: Stage Productions and Performance Opportunities for Kids and Teens
24 HOUR THEATRE EVENTS: An evening of original one acts created in 24 hours
VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: Help out at studio productions with ushering
INTERN PROGRAM: Work directly with production team members to learn about directing, choreography, music direction and technical theatre
SPOTLIGHT ON... YOU PERFORMANCE PROGRAM: Spotlight will help you to produce your own show


This is an amazing opportunity for the whole family to get involved in a Spotlight production, even the parents! Peggy Zorn has been directing Family Christmas Musicals for years and is bringing that experience to us for the second year!

Open to performers age 5 through adult. Parents are encouraged to perform with their children!

Rehearsals on Mondays, 6:30-8:30pm starting September 30
Performances November 22 and November 23

Find out more about The Family Christmas Show

Jimmy's Spotlight Diner

Saturday October 12 at 7pm

It is Spotlight's first dinner theatre event!
Great food paired with great entertainment.
Your wait staff are your performers!

Cost: $22 which includes a full meal and full entertainment.

Visit for tickets. Please order by October 4

Menu includes:

  • Cold Antipasto Platter (assorted meats, cheeses and olives)
  • Pasta with choice of home-made marinara or meat sauce and meatballs
  • House salad (mix of greens & seasonal vegetables with house Italian dressin)
  • Dinner rolls and butter
  • Fresh seasonal fruit
  • Home-made Italian cookies

Takes place at: Spotlight Studios, 3 Railroad Street in Fairport, NY

AUDITIONS for It's A Wonderful Life!

Auditions for "It's a Wonderful Life", the annual Spotlight holiday production have been scheduled.

Auditions are open for all performers between 8 and 18 years old.

Sunday October 13, 5:30-7:30pm
Thursday October 17, 6:30-8:30pm

Find out more about AUDITIONS for It's A Wonderful Life

Spotlight proudly announces its 2019-2020 Live-Learning Season!

Registration for Fall Live-Learning Shows will begin in August
Registration for Spring Live-Learning Shows will begin in November
See below for Details!
Spotlight Live-Learning Musicals are educational experiences for all skill levels. Students register for the production then are taught audition material, tips and tricks. Auditions take place the first few classes for placement within the cast (all who register will be in the show). The following weeks are spent learning the show material as well as acting, singing and dance skills that will be useful in the production and beyond. A full performance open to the public is produced at the end of the program.

Fall Live-Learning Productions
(click here for details and registration form)

Live-Learning Productions - full musicals taught in an educational environment where students learn everything from auditions to performance!

for ages 3-5
Tuesdays 4-4:45pm
Starting September 17
for Grades K-4
Wednesdays 4:30-6:00pm
Thursdays 4:30-6:00pm
(Two programs!
Register for either one)

Starting September 11 or 12
for Grades 4-8
Wed 6:00-8:30pm AND Sun Noon-3pm
Starting September 11
for Grades 7-12
Thu 6:00-8:30pm AND Sun 4-8pm
Auditions September 19

VOICE, DRAMA, PIANO, DANCE, GUITAR, UKULELE, AUDITION PREP (for school, community or college auditions)
Private lessons provide the most specialized instruction possible. For all skill levels.
Call 585-305-4767 to set up a lesson time!

Registration is now open for Fall Productions (click here for details and registration form).

Spotlight is excited to announce its 2019-2020 Play Season!

Click here for details and interest form.

Performed by the best a brightest young performers in the area
Auditions for each show announced here and on our social media

"24" - School Break theatre events!

Spotlight Studios announces an exciting October Break event!

An entire evening of original one act plays written, rehearsed, and performed in 24 hours by 8-12th graders!

These are theatre events unlike any other. They are tiring, they are stressful, but they are always fun!

In "24", artists in 7-12th grade gather together one evening. By the same time the next evening, several teen authors will have written brand new original plays. Several teen directors will take these plays and cast from a pool of teen performers. Then they rehearse, rehearse, rehearse until show time! Find out more about "24" and "12"!

"Front of House" - Volunteer to Usher!

You can play a part in the success of Spotlight shows! This is an opportunity for you to work "Front of House" (tickets, concessions, ushering) for ANY Spotlight shows (musicals, plays, improv shows).

Work one or several performances. Great chance to learn the ins and outs of running a theater, plus you get to see the show for free. Time spent in this program an be used for volunteer hours!

If you're interested in participating in this, send an email to with the subject "Front of House". We will send out a notice when performances come up.

"Intern and Learn" - Intern at Spotlight

Work directly with production team members on any Live-Learning program younger than you, or any Play in the Spotlight season. This hands-on experience is a great way to learn what it takes to put on a production. Interns attend all rehearsals and are involved from auditions to closing night, helping production team members and interacting directly with cast members.

You can learn about: Directing, Choreographing, Music Directing, Costumes, Stage Management, Technical Theatre

If you're interested in being considered for the Intern and Learn program, send an email to with the subject "Intern and Learn". In the email explain what production team member you'd like to work with (director, choreographer, music director, technical director, costumer) and why you'd like to participate in the program.

Spotlight On... You!

Do you want a place to perform? Do you want to build a fan base? Perform at Spotlight's intimate 100 seat black box theatre, and Spotlight will co-produce the show with you! If you have 45 minutes (or more) of material, be it vocal, instrumental, improv or stand up comedy, let Spotlight help you put up a performance and build a following.

All you need to do is promote your show, prepare your material, and have an awesome performance. If your show is successful, it could turn into a regular gig!

Find out more about the Spotlight On... You Program!


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Spotlight News!

(Updated July 30, 2019)
Spotlight Studios for the Performing Arts • 3 Railroad St, Fairport, NY • Email: • Phone: 585-305-4767