Spotlight Arts
• • • Performing Arts and Education • • •
3 Railroad St, Fairport, NY • Email: • Phone: 585-305-4767

Performing Arts Education

For Children and Teens

Live-Learning Productions

Exciting Plays

Skill Building & Technique Classes

Private Lessons: Piano, Voice, Theatre, Dance, Ukulele, Drums, Guitar, Audition Prep

"It's Your Moment in the Spotlight!"

Twelve Days of Spotlight!

Spotlight wants to help you get into the holiday spirit, AND help you with your shopping! Each of the 12 Days of Spotlight offers a different deal. Check out the deals below then contact us to receive one of these awesome opportunities!  

  1. (Friday Nov 24) Black Friday discount $25 off Registration fee (Aladdin Kids, Beauty and the Beast Jr, Beauty and the Beast Sr)
  2. (Saturday Nov 25) Small Business Saturday discount $20 off Registration fee
  3. (Sunday Nov 26) Private Lesson discount, $25 off one month (for new students). Voice, Piano, Drums, Acting, Ukulele.
  4. (Monday Nov 27) Cyber Monday discount, $5 off a Spotlight Hoodie (typically $65)
  5. (Tuesday Nov 28) Free Spotlight mug or sticker if you register today
  6. (Wednesday Nov 29) Register today and John will make you a cup of hot chocolate!
  7. (Thursday Nov 30) Discount $15 off Registration fee
  8. (Friday Dec 1) Buy one Get on Free tickets to "It's A Wonderful Life" (performing December 15, 16 and 17)
  9. (Saturday Dec 2) Register today and John will wrap one Christmas present for you
  10. (Sunday Dec 3) Ticket package for Spring plays. Buy 10 tickets for the price of 5. (For "Gutenberg the Musical", "Little Women", or "Brighton Beach Memoirs")
  11. (Monday Dec 4) Register today and John will sing you a Christmas carol
  12. (Tuesday Dec 5) Discount $15 off Registration fee (this discount will last until January 5!)

To receive these deals, follow these simple steps.

  • Check out the Spring 2018 programs (below)
  • Email or text 585-305-4767 with basic registration information (Student name, class choice, contact information).
  • John will contact you to complete the registration process!

Performances for "It's A Wonderful Life"

  • Friday December 15 at 7pm
  • Saturday December 16 at 7pm
  • Sunday December 17 at 2pm
Tickets are $10 and can be purchased online (see link below).
Tickets for "It's A Wonderful Life"

It's a Wonderful Life is the heart-warming saga of George Bailey, the Everyman from the small town of Bedford Falls, whose dreams of escape and adventure have been repeatedly quashed by notions of family obligation and civic duty. This sparkling and magical play has all of your favorite characters: George and Mary, Mother Bailey, Uncle Billy, Violet and of course, the Scrooge-like villain Mr. Potter. It's a Wonderful Life not only celebrates the season, it also celebrates the American philosophy of life: that hard work, fair play, and the love and support of family and community will be rewarded.

Performances of "Gutenberg the Musical"

  • Friday January 26 at 7pm
  • Saturday January 27 at 7pm
Tickets are $10 and can be purchased online (see link below).
Tickets for "Gutenberg the Musical"

In this two-man musical spoof, a pair of aspiring playwrights perform a backers audition for their new project - a big, splashy musical about printing press inventor Johann Gutenberg. With an unending supply of enthusiasm, Bud and Doug (played by Brennan Saur and Mikey Martin) sing all the songs and play all the parts in their crass historical epic, with the hope that one of the producers in attendance will give them a Broadway contract - fulfilling their ill-advised dreams.

LIVE LEARNING PRODUCTIONS: Educational Musicals for K-12th graders
PRIVATE LESSONS: Piano, Voice, Acting, Dance, Ukulele, Drums, Guitar, Audition Prep
PLAY ANNOUNCEMENTS AND AUDITIONS: Stage Productions and Performance Opportunities for Kids and Teens
24 and 12 HOUR THEATRE EVENTS: An evening of original one acts created in 12 or 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

Spotlight proudly announces its 2017-2018 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.

Spring 2018 Productions are NOW online!

Registration is now open for Spring 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 Grades K-4
Wednesdays 4:30-6:00pm
Thursdays 4:30-6:00pm
(Two programs!
Register for either one)

Starting January 17 or 18
Performing April 20-22, 2018
for Grades 4-8
Sun 1-4pm, Wed 6-8:30pm
Starting January 17
Performing May 4-6, 2018
for Grades 8-12
Sun 5-8pm, Thur 6-8:30pm
Starting March 25
Performing June 8-10, 2018

SPOTLIGHT By-Audition Production for 6-12th graders
"Little Shop of Horrors"

Auditions will be the January 8 and 11 at 6pm and are open to all 6-12th graders. Only attend one!
Audition information will be posted soon. There is no pre-registration for this production.
Auditioning does not guarantee you a role.
Rehearsals will be built around cast members schedules.
Performances March 16-18, 2018

VOICE, DRAMA, PIANO, DANCE, GUITAR, DRUMS, 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 Spring Productions (click here for details and registration form).

Spotlight is excited to announce its 2017-2018 Play Season!

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

"24" / "12" - October Break theatre events!

Spotlight Studios announces two exciting October Break events!

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

An entire evening of original one act plays rehearsed and performed in 12 hours by 4-8th graders!

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

In "24", artists in 8-12th 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!

In "12", performers in 4-8th grade gather in the morning. By the evening, they will be performing original one act plays never before seen anywhere!

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 August 10, 2017)
Spotlight Studios for the Performing Arts • 3 Railroad St, Fairport, NY • Email: • Phone: 585-305-4767