Spotlight Playhouse Opens New Theater and Event Center in Berea
-New space offers 13,000 square feet for performances and events-
The Spotlight Playhouse announces the opening of its new theater and event center at 214 Richmond Road in Berea. The 13,000 square foot facility hosts a state-of-the-art black box theater, dressing room, costume and stage shop, and a larger lobby complete with ticket office, concessions and restrooms.
“Our amazing staff, contractors and parent volunteers have worked nonstop to build our new space since we acquired it in the fall,” said Chad Hembree, Executive Director of Spotlight Performing Arts, Inc. “We are beyond thrilled to offer this space to our community as a gathering space for premiere plays, musicals, concerts and events.”
The center is available for rental, with all proceeds supporting the Spotlight Acting School and its programs. The school offers drama, music, dance, film, editing and technical operations instruction to children aged 4-18. Income generated from the school and performances is used to fund the school and provide scholarships for students in need.
A soft-open proved profitable for the theater last weekend with three sold-out performances of the Pulitzer Prize-winning Three TaII Women. This weekend, audiences can see the Spotlight Acting School’s presentation of The Aristocats Kids, the first children’s musical featuring the school’s students in the new theater.
The grand opening of the Playhouse is Valentine’s Day where Love and Murder at Loconda Rossa will play out in true Bogart Film Noir style. This murder mystery dinner show is friendly for all ages and will be highly interactive.
All tickets are available by phone at (859) 756-0011, at the door or online at www.spotlightactingschool.com. To rent the center, contact (859) 661-0600.
Spotlight Performing Arts, Inc. is a charitable organization created to promote, support and help fund the performing arts in Madison and surrounding counties. Established in 2004, the school serves up to 500 students with two campuses in Richmond and Berea year-round. The show season features over 30 productions including local students and professionals ages 4 through adult. Spotlight Performing Arts, Inc., is also comprised of two volunteer professional troupes, The Spotlight Players and The Bluegrass Players. For more information, to donate, or for a list of upcoming shows, visit www.thespotlightplayhouse.com.