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
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

Spotlight Summer Camp Announcement

Let Spotlight be your home this summer! Spotlight Studios is excited about our amazing summer season full of workshops, classes, events and performances.

Visit Spotlight Summer Camp Page to register for summer camps today. Don't wait, camp slots will fill up fast!

Spotlight Spring 2021 Classes, Camps and Workshops

Providing a mix of IN-PERSON and ONLINE Performance Opportunities

Welcome to Spotlight Studios Spring 2021 season of shows, classes and workshops.

This Spring we have exciting performance and learning opportunities. We offer a mix of online and in-person programs that follow the Spotlight safety protocols (masks on, groups of 15 students or less, daily health assessment, temperature checks, streamed or outdoor performances).

A complete listing of the Spotlight Safety Protocols are available upon request!

Rest assured that if we are unable to meet in person at any point during the season, we have a plan to make sure all the shows WILL go on!

Download the Spring 2021 BROCHURE

Register for Spring 2021 Class/Camp/Workshop

Download the Fall 2020 BROCHURE


"Madagascar Jr"
March 29-April 2

We are going to put on an entire musical over April Break (March 29-April 2).

The show this time is Madagascar Jr!

Join Alex the Lion, Marty the Zebra, Melman the Giraffe, Gloria the hip hip Hippo and, of course, those hilarious, plotting penguins as they bound onto the stage in the musical adventure of a lifetime. Based on the smash DreamWorks animated motion picture, Madagascar – A Musical Adventure JR. follows all of your favorite crack-a-lackin’ friends as they escape from their home in New York’s Central Park Zoo and find themselves on an unexpected journey to the madcap world of King Julien’s Madagascar.

This program is open to grades 2-12 and runs 9am-4pm Monday through Friday with a final performance at the end of the week. All the details are below. Sign up today, don't delay!

When: Monday March 29 through Friday April 2, 9am-4pm. Participants will stay at the studio the whole time and should pack a lunch. (A spread out lunch will take place to keep everyone safe!). Performers will return to the studio Friday evening April 2 at 6pm for a 7pm LIVE PERFORMANCE to a limited audience (based on COVID restrictions at the time).

Where: Spotlight Studios, 3 Railroad St in Fairport. All rehearsals and the filming of the final performance will take place here.

Who: Performers in grades 2-12 in the area who want the fun challenge of creating a production of "Madagascar Jr" in ONE WEEK!

How: Register today by visiting April Break Registration

Auditions for placement take place the morning of the first day. After lunch we will start right in on learning material!

Safety: This program follows the Spotlight safety protocols (masks on, daily health assessment, temperature checks, streamed or limited audience performances). A complete listing of the Spotlight Safety Protocols are available upon request!

A complete listing of the Spotlight Safety Protocols are available upon request!

Cost: $250

Register today! Don't delay!


VOICE, DRAMA, PIANO, DANCE, 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 registration form).

"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 August 23, 2020)
Spotlight Studios for the Performing Arts • 3 Railroad St, Fairport, NY • Email: • Phone: 585-305-4767