Saturday, April 28 by appointment

Call backs by invitation and make up auditions by appointment

Saturday, May 5 by appointment/ invitation 

Register first on REGISTRATION PAGE and obtain your appointment by emailing:

All Auditions and Call backs will be held at The Gotha Community Center. See below for details.

Auditions Must-Haves: 

1. Please come prepared with a memorized one minute monologue and 16 bars of a musical theater song.
2. Please bring the following with you to the audition: 
- 8x10 HEAD SHOT

3. When you arrive, please sign in. Parents do not enter the audition room. Actors are seen 4-5 at a time by appointment. Each session last 15-25 minutes.

4. Tips for SHINE IN THE LIMELIGHT Admission Success....

a. Please be sure you have looked over all dates carefully and you are available for all rehearsals and all performances. Do not ask for any exceptions in attendance, including any requests for leaving early or coming late to any event.

b. Please be aware of age limits per production. If we need an actor or two younger than the requirement for a show, we will invite them.

c. When completing the Registration Form, check which productions you are available for and eligible for.  Indicate if you would like to do both. There is a $50 discount if you do more than one. We will cast you in the production in which you will receive the best role. Being open to more than one choice increases your opportunities for better roles! 

d. All production program tuition must be paid in full prior to or at auditions. Space is in this program is limited and auditions are for casting purposes only - not admission into the program.  

e. All new SHINE In the Limelight students must also pay the one time $25 registration fee. This includes a SHINE tee shirt.

f. Please contact us privately if you need to be considered for partial scholarship due to financial need.

g. All roles will be assigned at the start of the rehearsal process, and call backs will be scheduled by invitation only. Do not ask for your role prior to the first rehearsal.


SEUSSICAL the MUSICAL  Open to performers entering grades 4-12. Rehearses for 2 weeks - June 4-June 15.
Monday-Friday from 9am-4pm at The Parke House Academy, 1776 Minnesota Avenue in Winter Park. Performs 4 times at the ME Theatre, June 15, 16, 17 for a ticketed audience. $450. Email for your audition time. Auditions are for casting purposes only.

Horton the Elephant, the Cat in the Hat and all of your favorite Dr. Seuss characters spring to life onstage in Seussical JR., a fantastical musical extravaganza from Tony-winners, Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty.

Transporting audiences from the Jungle of Nool to the Circus McGurkus, the Cat in the Hat narrates the story of Horton the Elephant, who discovers a speck of dust containing tiny people called the Whos. Horton must protect the Whos from a world of naysayers and dangers, and he must also guard an abandoned egg that's been left in his care by the irresponsible Mayzie La Bird.  Although Horton faces ridicule, danger 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!

Open to performers entering grades 7-12 and graduating seniors.
Rehearses for 2 weeks - Monday-Friday from 9am-4pm at The Parke House Academy, 1776 Minnesota Avenue in Winter Park.
 Auditions April 28 by appointment. Open to grades 7-12
Rehearses for 2 weeks - June 18-June 29. Performs 4 times at the ME Theatre, June 29, 30, August 1 for a ticketed audience. Rehearses Mon-F
ri from 9am-4pm. $450. Email for your audition time. Auditions are for casting purposes only. 
In a Maine coastal village toward the end of the 19th century, the swaggering, carefree carnival barker, Billy Bigelow, captivates and marries the naive millworker, Julie Jordan. Billy loses his job just as he learns that Julie is pregnant and, desperately intent upon providing a decen

t life for his family, he is coerced into being an accomplice to a robbery. Caught in the act and facing the certainty of prison, he takes his own life and is sent 'up there.' Billy is allowed to return to earth for one day fifteen years later, and he encounters the daughter he never knew. She is a lonely, friendless teenager, her father's reputation as a thief and bully having haunted her throughout her young life. How Billy instills in both the child and her mother a sense of hope and dignity is a dramatic testimony to the power of love. It's easy to understand why, of all the shows they created, CAROUSEL was Rodgers & Hammerstein's personal favorite.

June 29-July 1 at the ME Theatre 


Open to Grades 4-12, Monday-Friday, July 16-27. Auditions April 28 by appointment. Email Performances July 27, 28, 29 at the ME Theatre, Orlando. Rehearses at the Gotha Community Center, 9561 Gotha Road, Windermere, FL. 

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 your 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.   

Alex the lion is the king of the urban jungle, the main attraction at New York's Central Park Zoo. He and his best friends – Marty the zebra, Melman the giraffe and Gloria the hippo – have spent their whole lives in blissful captivity before an admiring public and with regular meals provided for them. Not content to leave well enough alone, Marty lets his curiosity get the better of him and makes his escape – with the help of some prodigious penguins – to explore the world.

Filled with outlandish characters, adventure galore and an upbeat score, Madagascar JR. will leave audiences with no choice but to “Move It, Move It!”'

MAGIC TREE HOUSE: The Knight At Dawn Kids
July 30-August 4
One week production camp. Rehearses at Gotha Community Center. Monday-Friday, 9am-4pm. Performances on August 4-5 at the ME Theatre. Open to grades K-5. Auditions April 28 by appointment by emailing $250.

Magic Tree House: The Knight at Dawn KIDS is an adaptation of the second of Mary Pope Osborne's award-winning fantasy adventure books from the Magic Tree House book series, which has sold more than 100 million copies and is available in more than 100 countries around the world.  This time around, Jack and Annie’s tree house takes them to an age of knights in shining armor, where the two discover the power of hope and the true meaning of gallantry.

The two siblings, Jack and Annie, return to visit the magic tree house.  As they read a book about knights and the middle ages, Annie is intrigued by the Black Knight and the mysterious quest one must successfully complete before becoming a knight.  When she wishes to visit the castle in the book, the siblings are whisked away to medieval times.  They set off to learn more about the Black Knight and his quest, experiencing a grand medieval feast, escaping through secret tunnels and dancing with enchanted suits of armor, all in an effort to find their way back home.


HEATHERS THE MUSICAL - High School Edition (Open to Grades 9-12 only - no exceptions)
Auditions August 18 by appointment. Make ups and call backs on August 25 by appointment/ invitation
Rehearses Sunday/Wednesday evenings
Tech Week/ Performances - November 6-11 at the ME Theatre

BUGSY MALONE (Open to grades 4-12)
Auditions August 18 by appointment. Make ups and call backs on August 25 by appointment/ invitation. Gotha Community Center.

Rehearsals on Saturday mornings at the Gotha Community Center. Tech Week and Performances November 30-December 2 at The ME Theatre

WIZARD OF OZ - Musical (Open to grades K-8)
Auditions August 18 by appointment. 
Make ups and call backs on August 25 by appointment/ invitation. Gotha Community Center.

Rehearsals on Sunday afternoons from 12-4pm at Gotha Community Center.
Tech Week and Performances December 10-16 at the ME Theatre.


April 16-21, 2019

James and the Giant Peach
April 30-May 5

May 14-19

* All roles will be assigned at the start of the rehearsal process, and call backs will be scheduled on an as needed basis.
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