Auditions for “The Secret Life of Girls” – Virtual Performance


Virtual, Zoom Auditions:

Wednesday, August 12, 7:00 – 10:00PM
Thursday, August 13, 7:00 – 10:00PM

The Broadview Heights Spotlights is holding auditions for “The Secret Life of Girls”, a virtual performance being streamed in October 2020. This show will be directed by Brenton Cochran and Kayleigh Joyce.
The Secret Life of Girls has an all-female cast, so we are seeking 10 women ages 13 and up.
Auditioners will be reading selections from the script via Zoom. Selections and Zoom meeting information will be emailed to you prior to your audition time.
Important Note: All rehearsals and production components will be held 100% digitally, so a device with a webcam and microphone and reliable internet access is necessary.
Please sign up for an audition slot HERE: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0d4da9ac2fa3f9c25-auditions
For additional information, please email the directors.

About the Show

“I’m going to tell you a secret… and I don’t want you to tell.
The secret is about me… about my life… how it will

never be the same again.”

In this honest and unflinching dramatization of teen-girl angst, a window is opened into the tumultuous and
destructive world of girls’ bullying. Abby seeks to gain acceptance as the newest member of the school
championship volleyball team. As she and her teammates struggle to find a friend, a place in the group and
themselves, their jockeying for position is sometimes humorous and often heartbreaking. Invitations are
extended or withheld, individual friendships sacrificed to collective judgments, and alliances formed and
changed daily as they careen from exclusion to isolation to acceptance and back again.

Bullying in the form of gossiping, keeping secrets, using friendship as a weapon, name-calling, exclusion,
spreading rumors, backbiting, clinging to cliques and manipulation are prevalent. The adults in the girls’ lives
are either unable or unwilling to change their behaviors. Though desperately concerned, Abby’s mother is
unable to make contact with her daughter, while the volleyball coach and team mom enable rather than work to
effect change. When faced with the consequences of their actions, the girls ultimately resolve… one by one… to
change their behaviors.

Based upon interviews with girls on the giving and receiving end of bullying, the play highlights the impact of
“cyberbullying,” the facilitation of mean-spirited behaviors through the use of cell phones, text and instant
messaging, e-mail and chat rooms. The portrayal of the sobering reality of these girls’ lives can start a
conversation in homes, schools and communities, providing the opportunity to reveal the secrets and address the
complexities which dominate the lives of many young women.

 

Character Breakdown

ABBY, an adolescent girl
ABBY’S MOM
REBECCA, an adolescent girl
KAYLA, an adolescent girl
SUTTON, an adolescent girl
ANNA MARIE, an adolescent girl
STEPHANIE, an adolescent girl
COACH
SUTTON’S MOM
CHANDLER, the new girl

Soup, Sandwich, & Show with Santa

This special holiday event at the Broadview Heights Spotlights Theater will be held Saturday, December 14th and Sunday, December 15th at 12:30 PM. The theater is located on the Broadview Center property, 9543 Broadview Road (next to the police station).

Santa’s elves will serve a hot lunch consisting of soup, sandwich or hot dog, potato chips, veggies, and beverage prepared by none other than Mrs. Claus. After lunch, all will be ushered into the theater for the Christmas play, “Can Mrs. Claus Save Christmas?” by Ruth Ann Pattee. Keleigh Bowling is the director with assistance from Amy McSweeney, Donna Simec, and Alex Knudsen. The show features a cast of all ages, including Isabella Boccuzzi, Elle Dralle, Karen Johnston, Julia Kuczynski, Hannah Leffler, Aiden Mills, Kennedy Naypauer, Jaclyn Phelps, Caitlin Sweeney, Michael Sweeney, Abbey Tamer, Victor Vegera, Alexis Zelinsky, and Rachel Zelinsky. Annette Phelps and Karen Johnston are co-producers.

The production will be followed by dessert as Santa greets the children. Tickets are $15 for adults and $13 for children (toddlers on parents’ lap are free). Reservation deadline is Wednesday, December 11th.

Note: Parties that would like to sit together should make reservations together.

Click here to make your reservation for SATURDAY, December 14 at 1:ooPM

Click here to make your reservation for SUNDAY, December 15 at 1:00PM

 

Auditions for “The Who’s Tommy” – Summer Youth Production

Sunday, April 7
2:00 – 6:00PM

Click here to sign up for an audition slot.

The 2019 Broadview Heights Spotlights Summer Youth Production is The Who’s Tommy.  Based on the band’s iconic 1969 rock concept album, this rock opera is an exhilarating story of hope, healing and the human spirit. The story of the pinball-playing, deaf, dumb and blind boy who triumphs over his adversities has inspired, amazed and puzzled audiences.  The show celebrates its 50th anniversary in 2019!

Auditions will be held by appointment on Sunday, April 7 from 2:00 – 6:00 p.m.  Auditioners should sign up for an audition slot at www.broadview-heights-spotlights.org.  Invited callbacks, if necessary, will be held on Thursday, April 11.  Rehearsals will begin at the end of April.  The show runs June 20 – 30, and will be the premiere production the Spotlights’ new 3200-square-foot performance space!

The show will be directed by Tim Anderson, music directed by Ryan Bergeron, and choreographed by Maggie Majercik.  Performers (ages 12 to 20) are invited to audition. There are a small number of roles available for younger performers, and those interested should contact the director directly at education@broadview-heights-spotlights.org.

The show contains mature language and themes, and those auditioning and their parents should be familiar with the material before auditioning.

Those auditioning should:

  • Plan to attend only one night of auditions.
  • Be familiar with the show and its music, language, and themes.
  • Prepare two one-minute, contrasting songs (one up-tempo, one ballad), at least one of these should be a rock song in the style of the show.
  • Bring sheet music in the correct keys, hole-punched in a three-ring binder.  Singers will not be permitted to sing a cappella.
  • Bring a list of conflicts between April 22 and June 30 (including all school concerts, lessons, practices, games, family obligations, etc.).

Click here to sign up for an audition slot.

 Synopsis

After witnessing the accidental murder of his mother’s lover by his father, Tommy is traumatized into catatonia and, as the boy grows, he suffers abuse at the hands of his sadistic relatives and neighbors. As an adolescent, he’s discovered to have an uncanny knack for playing pinball and, when his mother finally breaks through his catatonia, he becomes an international pinball superstar.

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Character List

The production team reserves the right to make non-traditional casting decisions/doubling of roles.  Vocal ranges are given as a guide, but are flexible.

Name Description Vocal Range
Mrs. Walker

 

A weary middle-class woman. Mrs. Walker is tired and frustrated from trying to care for and cure Tommy. Tommy’s mother and Captain Walker’s wife.

G3 – D6

Captain Walker

 

A former soldier with lingering guilt. He murders his wife’s lover after coming back from a POW camp, resulting in Tommy’s trauma-induced blindness, deafness, and dumbness. Father to Tommy and husband to Mrs. Walker.

F3 – C#5

Uncle Ernie

 

A lecherous, drunken bachelor. Ernie molests a young Tommy and later runs a children’s camp seeking to profit from Tommy’s popularity. Mrs. Walker’s brother and Tommy’s uncle.

G2 – Bb4

Tommy/Narrator

 

An embittered young genius stricken deaf, dumb, and blind after a childhood trauma. Tommy discovers that he is a natural master of pinball, and later becomes a cult-like hero figure to masses enthralled by his story. Captain Walker and Mrs. Walker’s son.

Db3 – B4

Cousin Kevin

 

A bully with sadistic tendencies. Tortures his cousin, Tommy, when they’re young and later seizes the opportunity to profit from Tommy’s success.

Ab2 – B4

Gypsy

 

A brazen drug dealer and prostitute. Tommy’s parents bring him to the Gypsy to experiment with unusual cures.

G3 – F5

The Specialist

 

A doctor with modern ideas about how to cure Tommy. Tommy’s parents hire him in their desperation to find any cure for their son.

G#3 – F4

Sally Simpson

 

A bold, sensitive, and excitable teenybopper. Sally develops a fan crush on Tommy and rushes the stage to be close to him.

F3 – D5

Highly Featured Ensemble Roles Including:

Harlots
Harmonica Player
Kevin’s Father
Kevin’s Mother
Lads and Lasses
Minister
Minister’s Wife
Mrs. Simpson
Nurses
Soldiers
The Hawker
Guards
Reporters

Click here to sign up for an audition slot.

Additional questions may be sent to the director at education@broadview-heights-spotlights.org.

Auditions for “Dancing at Lughnasa”

Auditions will be held at the Broadview Heights Spotlights Theater for Dancing at Lughnasa on Sunday, January 13 and Monday, January 14 from 6:30 to 9:00 P.M.   The show runs March 8 – 23, 2019.
The role of “Father Jack Mundy” has been cast.  All other roles are open.  This show is directed by Rose Leininger.  Auditions will be selected scenes from the script.  If you have an Irish song you know, we will hear a few bars a capella.  Resumes and headshots are not necessary, but appreciated.
About the Play:
It’s the Summer of 1936 and Europe is on the verge of terrible change.  The Mundy family are sheltered in their close-knit home in Ballybeg, Donegal.  Michael,  the illegitimate son of the youngest sister of a family of 5 sisters and one Brother, feels the joy and security of his family and narrates us through this tale of family and trials.
When Michaels his father comes home, the cracks begin to show.  Secrets and sorrows break through the happiness and repressed passion is unleashed.  Uncle Jack comes back from 25 years serving in Africa, and anxieties which can tear the world apart for Ballybed come to the surface. Amid all this, the joyous music of Ireland and the purity of family will pull us through.
The role of Father Jack Mundy has been cast.
All other roles are available:
  • Kate Mundy, 40+, Spinster, afraid of what everyone thinks.
  • Maggie Mundy, 40’s, Smoker, rough, and rowdy, full-on joker.
  • Rose Mundy, 30’s, A little slow-believes and trusts everyone to a fault
  • Agnes Mundy, 35-40, Quiet, introvert, Rose’s protector.
  • Christina Mundy, 30’s, Full of spirit and adventure, loves dancing.
  • Gerry Evans, 30-35, Very adventurous, loves music and dancing.
  • Michael Evans, Late 20’s, Son of Christina – young, very serious and thoughtful.

Call for Directors – 2018 Season

Broadview Heights Spotlights Theater is pleased to accept applications for directors for our 2018 season for the following main-stage performances:

Dividing The Estate by Horton Foote, April 27 – May 12, 2018

Produced by Adam Bowers and Jean Brennan

Dividing the Estate is the story of the Gordon clan, a Texas family who has been hard hit by the precipitous drop in oil prices in 1987. Family matriarch Stella rules over the family, but she is 85 years old and her family smells their inheritance coming. The family bickers as only a Southern family can, mentioning every slight and insult that has occurred over the past 80 years.


The Importance of Being Earnest 
by Oscar Wilde, August 24-September 8, 2018

Produced by Tara Corkery and Sarah Price

In The Importance of Being Earnest, dashing men-about-town John Worthing and Algernon Moncrieff pursue fair ladies Gwendolen Fairfax and Cecily Cardew. Matters are complicated by the imaginary characters invented by both men to cover their on-the-sly activities — not to mention the disapproval of Gwendolen’s mother, the formidable Lady Bracknell.

Mr. A’s Amazing Maze Plays by Alan Ayckbourn, October 6-14, 2018

Produced by Ryan Bergeron and Stephanie Malfara

Note: This production is part of our Theater for Young Audiences Series

Suzy lives in a cottage with her mother and her dog, Neville. Suave but sinister Mr. Acousticus moves into the big house across the street and Neville suddenly loses his bark. Suzy is certain the new neighbor is responsible so she and Neville search his house. What happens next? It’s up to the audience in this imaginative tale.

If interested in directing one of these pieces, please submit a letter of interest and your theatrical resume, including past projects you have directed. Your letter of interest should indicate which piece(s) you are interested in directing, your concept for each piece, and how your concept will best align with the Broadview Heights Spotlights identity, space, and audience. You are welcome to provide any supplemental material(s). Please email your materials to president@broadview-heights-spotlights.org by November 30, 2017.

Qualified candidates will be contacted for an interview with the play-reading committee and additional trustees during the month of December.

Adam Bowers, President
Broadview Heights Spotlights

Spotlight on Spotlights 2016

Spotlight on Spotlights
OPEN HOUSE
Saturday, June 25, 2016
12:00PM – 3:00PM
Broadview Heights Spotlights Theater
9543 Broadview Road, Broadview Heights, OH  44147
(next to the police station)

Please come and join us for an afternoon of fun and learning more about our hidden gem!

  • Bi-Annual Membership Meeting
  • Musical preview from our upcoming musical, Queen of the Myst.
  • Help choose our 2017 season! Bring $5 and suggest a show or drop 25 cents in to vote for one that has already been suggested.
  • Sing along to your favorite songs with Deborah “Ingy” Ingersoll.
  • Learn how you can be involved at the Spotlights Theater.
  • Observe theatrical demonstrations.
  • Participate in a raffle.
  • Enjoy some great complimentary food with great company!

12:45PM – Sound and Light Demonstration

1:00PM – Annual General Membership Meeting

1:45PM – Makeup Demonstration

2:15PM – Sound and Light Demonstration 

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