Spotlight! Theatre is a multigenerational, audition only group. Magic occurs when children through adults work together on stage.
Auditions are required for this performance.
Seussical the Musical – Spring 2023 Production
Now one of the most performed shows in America, Seussical is a fantastical, magical, musical extravaganza! Tony winners, Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty (Lucky Stiff, My Favorite Year, Once on This Island, Ragtime), have lovingly brought to life all of our favorite Dr. Seuss characters, including Horton the Elephant, The Cat in the Hat, Gertrude McFuzz, lazy Mayzie and a little boy with a big imagination – Jojo. The colorful characters transport us from the Jungle of Nool to the Circus McGurkus to the invisible world of the Whos.
The Cat in the Hat tells the story of Horton, an elephant who discovers a speck of dust that contains the Whos, including Jojo, a Who child sent off to military school for thinking too many “thinks.” Horton faces a double challenge: not only must he protect the Whos from a world of naysayers and dangers, but he must guard an abandoned egg, left in his care by the irresponsible Mayzie La Bird. Although Horton faces ridicule, danger, kidnapping and a trial, the intrepid Gertrude McFuzz never loses faith in him. Ultimately, the powers of friendship, loyalty, family and community are challenged and emerge triumphant.
- Auditions: January 16, 2023 from 2pm-9pm
- SignUpGenius for an audition time slot:
- 1-minute audition song
- 1-minute monologue
- Dance audition – choreographer teaches dance number to be performed during the audition
- Callbacks: January 22, 2023
- Table Read: January 30, 2023
|Ages||8 through Adults|
Auditions: January 16, 2023
Callbacks: January 22, 2023
Table Read: January 30, 2023
Mondays, starting January 30, 2023, 6-9pm
|Time||Mondays from 6:00 – 9:00pm|
|Performance(s)||May 12-14, 2023 and May 19-21, 2023|
|Registration and Costume Fee||$75 (includes costumes, alterations, costume makeup, show shirt – You will need to provide undergarments, tights/socks, shoes) (per show fee)|
|Total Program Fee||$350.00|
Payment and Refund Policy
All monies paid toward Florida Academy of Performing Arts programs are non-refundable. If special circumstances force a student to drop out before the end of the program, the program fee will be pro-rated and the balance will be held as credit on your account to be used for merchandise or other programs. Classes canceled by an instructor will be rescheduled (usually by adding a week to the program).
Social Media Release Policy
FAOPA has instituted policies and procedures to combat bullying and bullying behavior, which may include but not be limited to name calling, harassment of another student causing physical or verbal harm, and any negative behavior that is repetitive and intentional. While FAOPA will not tolerate bullying of any kind, all incidents will be evaluated individually to determine a resolution. If any incident warrants the removal of the child from the program, we will not issue a refund and special consideration will need to be made to allow the child to participate in future FAOPA programs.
Past Production – Fall 2022: A Christmas Story Musical
This musical, which received rave reviews on its Broadway run, is based on the movie classic that runs round-the-clock on television every Christmas. Set in the 1940s in the fictional town of Hohman, Indiana, the musical follows 9-year-old Ralphie Parker and his quest for the Holy Grail of Christmas gifts—an Official Red Ryder carbine-action 200-shot Range Model air rifle. Rebuffed at every turn with a similar echoing response, Ralphie plots numerous schemes to achieve his desperate desire for the coveted BB gun. All the iconic scenes from the movie are here: Ralphie’s friend, Flick, getting his tongue stuck to the flagpole; his brother, Randy, getting dressed in his snowsuit; the bullies, Farkus and Dill; the leg lamp award; the bunny suit; Christmas dinner; and many others. The delightfully versatile score ranges from gentle ballads to show-stopping full-ensemble numbers such as “Ralphie to the Rescue!”, “A Major Award,” “Sticky Situation,” “Up on Santa’s Lap,” “Somewhere Hovering Over Indiana” and the inevitable “You’ll Shoot Your Eye Out!” A Christmas Story, The Musical will bring an exciting new dimension to those who have seen the movie and will certainly stand on its own for those who haven’t.
Past Production – Spring 2022: Tuck Everlasting The Musical
If you could live forever, would you? When Winnie Foster discovers the magical secret of the Tuck family, she embarks on an extraordinary adventure that will change her life forever. Take a journey you’ll never forget in this daring new Broadway musical about love, family and living life to the fullest.
Based on the best-selling, award-winning novel by Natalie Babbitt, TUCK EVERLASTING is brought to life with world-class artistry and powerful storytelling in a sweeping production featuring a book by Claudia Shear & Tim Federle, music by Chris Miller, lyrics by Nathan Tysen, and direction and choreography by Casey Nicholaw.