Auditions for The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee
The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee
book by Rachel Sheinkin
music & lyrics by William Finn
An eclectic group of six mid-pubescents vie for the spelling championship of a lifetime. While candidly disclosing hilarious and touching stories from their home lives, the tweens spell their way through a series of (potentially made-up) words, hoping never to hear the soul-crushing, pout-inducing, life un-affirming “ding” of the bell that signals a spelling mistake. Six spellers enter; one speller leaves a champion! At least the losers get a juice box.
CASTING CALL for actors 16+
Directed by Matthew Atwood
Vocal Directed by Jessica Gartner
March 5 and March 6 at 7:00pm
(Please arrive 10 – 15 min early)
Monday – Thursday 7:00p – 9:00p
May 3 – May 19, 2024
No conflicts will be accepted the last two weeks of rehearsal or any performance
Chip Tolentino/Jesus Christ
Logainne Schwartzandgrubeniere (Schwartzy)
Leaf Coneybear /Carl Dad
Rona Lisa Peretti/Olive’s Mom
Mitch Mahoney/Dan Dad/ Olive’s Dad
Leaf’s Mom, Dad, And Siblings
Please bring sheet music for a song you have already learned. Mankato Playhouse will provide a pianist at auditions to accompany you.
Do not use a song from the show.
Do not sing to taped music or sing a cappella.
You do not have to sing an entire song. Sixteen to 32 measures should be sufficient. We only want to get an idea of how well you can carry a tune and follow accompaniment. If you are “called back” we will ask you to sing some more.