MUSICALS & PLAYS

Please note: The link to our registration page & our COVID-19 precautions & regulations are listed at the bottom of this page! PLEASE READ

IN-PERSON, MASKED & SOCIALLY DISTANT MUSICALS & PLAYS:

GUYS & DOLLS

For Performers; 13 - 21 years

GUYS & DOLLS is a romantic musical comedy with music and lyrics by Frank Loesser, a book by Jo Swerling & Abe Burrows. Based on short stories by Damon Runyon. Some consider GUYS & DOLLS to be the "perfect" musical! The show is set in 1920's NYC following the adventures of gamblers, Nathan Detroit & Sky Masterson, dance hall performer, Adelaide & missionary, Sarah Brown. centers on a fictional spelling bee set in a geographically ambiguous Putnam Valley Middle School.

  • Cast size is limited to 12. We will have 2 casts, rehearsing on Saturdays, either 1:30 - 4:30pm or 4:30 - 7:30pm.
  • Once enrollment is complete we will set up individual auditions - either in-person or on zoom.
  • Audition information will be provided once we have received payment & registration.
  • Casting will be announced before the first rehearsal.
  • Additional rehearsals will be added during the final weeks of production. 
  • Actors will be required to provide their own costumes. Costume details will be provided after casting is complete.

Performances will be March 26 & 27. Location TBD.

FEE: $395  Sibling FEE: $325           *Payment plans & partial scholarships are available. Please inquire.

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GODSPELL, JR 

For Young Performers; 7 - 16 years

Godspell was the first major musical theatre offering from three-time Grammy and Academy Award winner, Stephen Schwartz (WickedPippinChildren of Eden), and it took the world by storm. Led by the international hit, "Day by Day," Godspell features a parade of beloved songs, including "Prepare Ye the Way of the Lord," "Learn Your Lessons Well," "All for the Best," "All Good Gifts," "Turn Back, O Man" and "By My Side."

  • Cast size is limited to 12.
  • Rehearsal are held on Mondays, 5:00 - 7:30pm at Spotlight Studios, 358 Forest Avenue 10301, starting Monday, January 18
  • Audition information will be provided once we have received payment & registration.
  • Auditions will be held at the first rehearsal.
  • Casting will be announced the following day.
  • Additional rehearsals will be added the final weeks of production. 
  • Actors will be required to provide their own costumes. Costume details will be provided after casting is complete.

Performances will be March 19 & 21, 2021 . Location TBD.

FEE: $395   Sibling FEE: $325           *Payment plans are available. Please inquire.

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HAMLET

For actors; 13 - 21 yrs.

HAMLET is one of Shakespeare's most beloved works, full of intrigue, suspense, passion & of course, drama! This shortened version will be directed by Bronwyn Fugate & Jacques Stewart 

  • Cast size is limited to 12.
  • Rehearsal: Sundays, 1:00-3:00pm at Spotlight Studios, 358 Forest Avenue 10301, starting January 1
  • Auditions will be held at the first rehearsal.
  • Casting will be announced the following day.
  • Additional rehearsals may be added the final week of rehearsal.. 
  • Actors will be required to provide their own costumes. Costume details will be provided after casting is complete.

Performance: Sunday, March 14, 2021

Fee: $250   Sibling Fee: $200   *Payment plans are available. Please inquire.

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ONLINE ZOOM MUSICAL:

ANNE OF GREEN GABLES

For young performers; 8 - 18 yrs

This original musical with Book by Maia Matsushita and Music by Andrew Morrissey & Jacques Stewart, is based on L.M. Montgomery's classic novel of the same title. Featuring our favorite spunky orphan, Anne, her friends & the adults who love her! Full of catchy songs & beautiful words! 

  • Cast size is limited to 10.
  • Rehearsal: Thursdays, 5:00-7:00pm on ZOOM. First rehearsal: January 21
  • Actors will receive a PDF of the libretto
  • Auditions will be held at the first rehearsal
  • Casting will be announced the following day
  • Additional rehearsals may be added the final week of rehearsal
  • Actors will be required to provide their own costumes. Costume details will be provided after casting is complete

Final Zoom performance: Thursday, March 25, 2021 at 7:00pm

FEE: $250

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PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING VERY CAREFULLY...

We may need to turn away performers, depending on the number of registrants. If registration is full & your performers was closed out, your full tuition will be refunded. 

REFUNDS: A full tuition refund will be issued as long as it is requested 7 days before the start date. No refunds will be issued thereafter. If the current pandemic situation takes a turn for the worse & the CDC guidelins change & the quarantine is reinstated, rehearsals will then be on Zoom,

HOW IS SPOTLIGHT HANDLING THE COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS & REQUIREMENTS?

STAFF: 

  • Staff temperatures will be taken at the start of each rehearsal. 
  • Staff will wear masks at all times when indoors. 
  • Staff will maintain a distance of 6 feet from all performers & eachother.
  • Staff is required to wash their hands and / or use hand sanitizer at regular intervals.

SPACE: 

  • We will be utilizing the outdoor space at Spotlight Studios when weather permits.  
  • When rehearsing inside Spotlight Studios, all performers & staff will remain at a 6' distance. The rehearsal floor has been measured out and is marked with "toe boxes" for each performer. 
  • Staff & performers must wear a mask.
  • All surfaces used outside ie: tables, chairs, railings, music stands, etc will be sanitized, using CDC approved sanitizer, at regular intervals throughout the day.
  • Spotlight Studios will be thoroughly cleaned & sanitized, following CDC guidlines, before the start of each rehearsal, before performers' arrival and throughout the day.
  • The bathroom will be thoroughly cleaned & sanatized at regular intervals throughout the day. 
  • Each performer will be provided a sanitized tub that will be used to hold their personal items. Tubs will be sanitized at the end of each day.

PERFORMERS:

  • Parents will be required to complete a form stating that their child is in good health & has not been exposed to Covid-19, with in a minimum of 21 days.
  • Performers' temperatures will be taken by a designated staff member upon arrival.
  • If a performer shows any sign of illness, at any time during the rehearsal, they will be sent home immediately.
  • Perfromers will be required to use hand sanitizer upon arrival and will be required to wash their hands or use sanitizer at regular intervals throughout the rehearsal. 
  • Performers will be asked to hydrate often.
  • All belongings will be place in an individual tub upon arrival. Tubs will be sanitized after each use.
  • No food will be allowed at rehearsal, only water will be permitted.
  • Performers are required to remain at the mandated 6-feet apart at all times.
  • Performers must wear a mask.

SPOTLIGHT WILL MAKE ANY NECESSARY CHANGES OR ADJUSTMENTS TO OUR PRECAUTIONS & STANDARDS, FOLLOWING THE CDC MANDATES & RECOMMENDATIONS. YOUR PERFORMER'S SAFETY IS OUR PRIORITY, ABOVE ALL ELSE.

Location:
Class Schedule Start Date Duration Instructor

SPOTLIGHT JUNIOR (4-7 years) (Full) Sunday 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Jan 17, 2021 6 weeks Sophia Rizzo
GODSPELL, JR Monday 5:00 PM - 7:30 PM Jan 18, 2021 10 weeks John Stewart Register
GUYS & DOLLS (Full) Saturday 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM Jan 16, 2021 10 weeks John Stewart
HAMLET Sunday 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Jan 17, 2021 8 weeks Bronwyn Fugate & John Stewart Register
AUDITION PREP WORKSHOP Tuesday 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM Jan 19, 2021 6 weeks Sal Pavia Register
COMEDY & IMPROV Tuesday 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM Jan 19, 2021 6 weeks John Stewart Register
MONOLOGUE WORKSHOP Monday 5:30 AM - 7:00 AM Jan 18, 2021 6 weeks Sammantha Schiffman & Max Joseph Register
PLAYWRITING Wednesday 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Jan 20, 2021 6 weeks Maria Pedro Register
ACTING FOR COMMERCIALS Tuesday 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM Jan 19, 2021 6 weeks Sal Pavia Register
HOW TO BUILD YOUR OWN WEBSITE Monday 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM Jan 18, 2021 6 weeks Max Joseph Register
ANNE OF GREEN GABLES Thursday 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM Jan 21, 2021 10 weeks John Stewart Register
SHAKESPEARE Scenes & Monologues Wednesday 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM Jan 20, 2021 6 weeks John Stewart Register