• The Music Man
    June 2014
  • Annie
    June 2013
  • I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change!
    June 2012
  • Rumors
    February 2010


Auditions for Broadway on Essex, our dinner theater cabaret, will be help January 30, 2016, at the Voices of Hope studio in Lawrence, MA. The performances will be April 15 and 16.

Performers ages 5–17 can audition 10:00 am–Noon. Auditions for adults will be held 1:00 pm–3:00 pm.

Bring a solo or sing a duet or other combination from a Broadway-type show you would like to perform. If you are cast, the director may ask you to sing something different to set a good balance of styles. Choose a favorite song or a piece that you may never get to perform in a show.

For more information, see the auditions page.

Play Selection Survey

Thank you to everyone who voted in the Play Selection Survey. There was a great response to the process and we are excited to share the results with you!   Once the Spotlight Playhouse board of directors has approved the vote, the results will be posted.

DASH Awards

Spotlight congratulates Leslie McGrath, Bethany Spreadborough, and James DeStefano, who won the 2015 DASH Award for Best Set Dressing in a Musical for their work on Into The Woods.

Spotlight was also nominated in six other categories:

  • Best Set Dressing (Play): James DeStefano for Arsenic and Old Lace
  • Best Set Design (Play): James DeStefano for Arsenic and Old Lace
  • Best Set Design (Musical): James DeStefano and Leslie McGrath for Into The Woods
  • Best Lighting Design (Play): Larry Dysart for Arsenic and Old Lace
  • Best Make-up and Hair Design (Musical): Amanda Allen for Into The Woods
  • Best Prop Coordination (Musical): Melissa Ingalls and Melissa Bornmann for Into The Woods

To all those who were nominated, we extend our congratulations. Thank you for sharing your talents with us.