Auditions for the Spring Spotlight play, "Anne of Avonlea", are coming up. Click here for details and audition forms.
Saturday April 27 9am-noon
Saturday April 27 4-6pm
Sunday April 28 3-6pm
Judy Awards Sunday June 23 @ 3pm
Sunday June 23 at 3pm Spotlight is hosting the first annual "Judy Awards".
This is an awards ceremony much like the Tony Awards, as a way to
celebrate the amazing season Spotlight has had ("Willy Wonka Kids", "It's
A Wonderful Life", "Aladdin Jr." and "Anne of Avonlea"), a way to
reconnect with cast members you haven't seen in awhile, and...
A way for Spotlight to give back to you! We're going to be handing out
some very special awards! One member of each cast will be awarded a
"Spotlight Performer Award" - for that one cast member that went above and
beyond during rehearsals and on-stage, worked hard off-stage, and was a
joy to have at rehearsal. This person will receive a special prize.
Also, one cast member from the entire season will be awarded "The Judy
Award" for that one person that just stood out in growth, drive and
excitement - that shows the most potential - that embodies everything that
Spotlight is all about. This person will receive a special prize but also
will have their name permanently displayed in a special location at the
studio (the details will be revealed at the ceremony).
ALL cast members from all the season shows are welcomed and encouraged to
attend. This is a free event. Dress up, bring your cameras, bring snacks,
and bring your smiles. It's going to be a fun day.
PLEASE RSVP to John at johnb@SpotlightArts.com by June 16 to let me know if you
The JUDY Awards are being named for John's mom, who passed away in 2000.
Out of all the people John calls an inspiration to him in theatre, he
counts his Mom as the most influential. Despite the fact that John would
cry as a baby whenever his Mom would sing, and despite that fact that John
would ask his Mom to move over on the piano bench and say "No Mom, THIS is
how it's played" (two things John does not remember, but was told over and
over) - his Mom was always the most present at all his shows. From
painting a rock in his first big production he performed in of
"Wizard of Oz" to baking braided bread for EVERY performance of the first
musical he directed, "Fiddler on the Roof" - she was always there at every
show, cheering him on. Now she has the best seat in the house. This is
John's way of keeping her inspiration alive and growing.
Spotlight Summer 2013 Guide
Below are links to all the programs sponsored by or taught by Spotlight!