Shrek JR Auditions Cancelled

We regret to inform you that we have come to the decision not to produce Shrek Jr this fall. This decision has been made in order for us to take some time to reorganize and take the proper steps to make this company even better. We are currently hard at work planning a spectacular lineup for 2016 and we’ll be gathering the necessary resources to make next year our best one yet! We hope you’ll continue to join us on this exciting adventure. Stay tuned to our Facebook page and to our website for all the latest news and fundraising opportunities. Thank you for being a part of our family for the past three years and we look forward to many more with you!

For those who are interested in attending JTF, we would like to recommend that you take the time to check out our good friends at the Holly Theatre in Dahlonega. You can find more information at


Ghostlight Performing Arts Company is seeking actors for our upcoming production of Hairspray JR! Auditions are open to rising 6th graders thru rising 12th graders and will be held on Friday, May 2nd from 5 PM-9 PM and Saturday, May 3rd from 10 AM-5 PM. Callbacks, if necessary, will be held on Friday, May 9th at 6 PM. Auditions and callbacks will be held at the Ghostlight Rehearsal Studio (5295 Lake Pointe Center Drive, Suite 400, Cumming, GA, 30041). There is a $150 production fee associated with this show that will help offset the cost of rights, costumes, sets, etc.

To sign up for an audition time, please email us at

For your audition, please prepare a 16-32 bar selection of a musical theatre song (this times out to about 30 seconds-1 minute on a CD). We ask that you bring a backing track without vocals, as an accompanist will not be available. We ask that you not sing acapella. Be prepared for cold reads from the script and come dressed for a group dance audition.

Rehearsals for Hairspray JR will begin on Monday, June 23rd with a 2 week rehearsal intensive. For the weeks of June 23rd and June 30th, we will be meeting Monday-Friday from 9:00 AM till 5:00 PM for all-day rehearsals. We will NOT rehearse on the 4th of July. During these two weeks, we will be learning the entire show.  After the conclusion of this rehearsal intensive, we will transition to rehearsals on Mondays and Thursdays from 6:30 PM-9:00 PM. This schedule will continue until tech week. The show runs August 15th-24th.

We will also be taking Hairspray JR to the Junior Theatre Festival, an annual festival held in Atlanta celebrating youth theatre from around the country. This year’s JTF will be held on Martin Luther King Jr weekend of January 2015. The student cost for this year’s festival is a $225 participation fee (includes lunch on Saturday and Sunday, a festival t-shirt, a JTF all-access wristband, a souvenir program, and a special Direct-From-Broadway performance). Hotel accommodations are an additional cost and will be arranged through the festival. If you’d like more information about the Junior Theatre Festival, please email us.

Ghostlight Announces Fall Youth Theatre Production

Ghostlight Announces Fall Youth Theatre Production

This afternoon, it is with great pride that we make our first announcement regarding the 2014 season. This fall, our nationally acclaimed, award winning youth theatre company will be presenting Hairspray JR, an adaptation of the hit Broadway musical geared for performance by younger actors. Exact run dates are still to be announced, as are audition dates. Following the run this fall, the cast will prepare a fifteen minute selection of the show which they will present at the 2015 Junior Theatre Festival in Atlanta, GA.

Good morning, Baltimore! It’s 1962, and spunky plus-size teen Tracy Turnblad has one big dream — to dance on the popular Corny Collins Show. When she finally gets her shot, she’s transformed from social outcast to sudden star. In balancing her new-found power with her desire for justice, Tracy fights to dethrone the reigning Miss Teen Hairspray, Amber von Tussle, and integrate a TV network in the process. With the help of her outsized mom, Edna, and guest DJ Motormouth Maybelle, the rhythm of Tracy’s new beat just might prove unstoppable.


Ghostlight could not be more thrilled to add this production to our lineup this year. We hope you’ll join us on this incredible journey as we show the world that “You Can’t Stop the Beat”!
Youth Theatre Approaching Festival and Other January News

Youth Theatre Approaching Festival and Other January News

Our outstandingly talented cast of “Disney’s The Little Mermaid JR” is preparing for the final rehearsal prior to attending the Junior Theatre Festival this weekend. Most of the company has been working on this show for almost 8 months, and we can hardly believe this experience is about to see its final chapter. Until we begin work on JTF 2015, that is!

And on that note; the Ghostlight staff has been hard at work over the past few months developing an astounding season for 2014 and we’re currently at a point where it looks as though we’ll be able to unveil these exciting plans next month! We have some incredibly talented artists coming in to work with us this year and some major developments that we can’t wait to tell you about. Stay tuned, shortly after we announce our season, we’ll also be announcing our first round of auditions for 2014!

AUDITION NOTICE: The Little Mermaid JR

Ghostlight Performing Arts Company is thrilled to announce auditions for “Disney’s The Little Mermaid JR”, the premiere production of our 2013 season. The show will run for four performances September 5th-7th. All performances will be held at Revolution Church in Gainesville, GA. Performances will be Thursday and Friday at 7 PM, with two performances on Saturday; a matinee at 2 PM and an evening performance at 7 PM. There will be no Sunday performances for this production. Additionally, a 15 minute cut of the show will be taken to the Junior Theatre Festival in January 2014. This production will be directed by Sean Newman. Full Creative Team will be announced at a later date.

Auditions for performers 8-18 will be held Thursday, May 16th from 6 PM-9 PM and Saturday, May 18th from 10 AM-12 PM (Noon).  All performers must be rising High School Seniors or younger. Callbacks will be held Saturday, May 18th beginning at 1 PM. Performers who audition on Thursday will be contacted via email if they are required for a callback. Performers who audition on Saturday will be told at the end of their audition if they will be needed to stay.

We ask that you prepare 16-32 bars of a musical theatre song. Bring your own backing track. An accompanist will not be available. We will provide a CD player. Please ensure there are no voices on your accompaniment track. NO ACAPELLA. There will be a cold-read from the script. Be prepared to stay for a group dance audition.

Bring a headshot and resume, if you have them. A parent or legal guardian MUST be present at auditions to fill out the required paperwork. If a parent or legal guardian is not present, we reserve the right to deny you an audition slot.

Please email to schedule an audition. In the email, we ask that you include the name of the individual who is auditioning, their age, and what time you would like. Auditions will be booked in five minute slots. Following this email, you will receive a message from us that will confirm your audition time and inform you of the audition location. All roles are non-equity, non-paid.

A full casting notice, including a character breakdown, can be found on our “Auditions” page.

Ghostlight Announces its Premiere Production

Ghostlight Performing Arts Company is proud to announce its premiere production for the 2013 Season! This fall, prepare to go under the sea with our production of Disney’s The Little Mermaid JR. The show is currently set to run this September with performance dates to be announced soon. Following these performance, Ghostlight plans to take a fifteen minute cut of the show to the Junior Theatre Festival in Atlanta, GA in January 2014. Attached is the official logo for the show, as well as a synopsis.

Little Mermaid Logo Square

Lyrics by  Howard Ashman and Glenn Slater
Music by  Alan Menken
Book by  Doug Wright
Based on the Hans Christian Andersen Story and the Disney Film produced by Howard Ashman & John Musker and written & directed by John Musker and Ron Clements

Directed by Sean Newman


In a magical kingdom fathoms below, the beautiful young mermaid Ariel longs to leave her ocean home to live in the world above. But first, she’ll have to defy her father King Triton, make a deal with the evil sea witch Ursula, and convince Prince Eric that she’s the girl with the enchanting voice.

Adapted from Disney’s 2008 Broadway production, Disney’s THE LITTLE MERMAID JR. features the hit songs “Part of Your World,” “She’s in Love,” and the Oscar-winning “Under the Sea.”


Performance space for the show will be announced soon, as will audition details. Keep checking back in for more information regarding The Little Mermaid JR.