Playhouse Theatre Group and Playhouse on Park are holding auditions for The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee by William Finn and Rachel Shienkin

This production is being directed and choreographed by Broadway veteran Susan Haefner.

SHOW RUNS: June 11-July 20

LOCAL AUDITIONS: March 9, 2014

Please email Sean Harris, Artistic Director at your headshot and resume and he will set you up with an audition time as well as send you the sides for the audition.

PREPARE: 32 bars from or in the style of the show. An accompanist will be provided.

ABOUT THE SHOW: The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee is a Tony Award winning musical comedy about six quirky adolescent spellers who compete at a local Spelling Bee run by three equally quirky adults. Four audience members are also invited on stage every night to compete as well, allowing for improvisation and general hilarity. There are no caricatures in this play. All characters (spellers and adults) are singular, exceptional and, above all, real genuinely striving to succeed both in the competition and in life.

SEEKING: Versatile Union/Non-union actor/singers for the following roles: (Movement, Improvisational and Comedic skills are a huge plus for all roles). All actors are paid.

[LOGAINNE SCHWARTZANDGRUBENNIERE] Female, early 20s. The youngest and most politically aware speller, Logainne is extremely driven to win to make her two fathers proud. She is somewhat uncomfortable in her body and speaks with a lisp.
[MARCY PARK] Female, early 20s. The ultimate overachiever coming from a family where excellence is expected, she does not allow herself room for failure or for crying. She speaks six languages and has many talents, including piano, baton twirling, dance, and martial arts. Additional special talent skills a plus.

[OLIVE OSTROVSKY] Female, early 20s. A sweet, shy young lady and newcomer to competitive spelling. Her frequently absent parents leave her very much alone and longing for connection.

[VICE PRINCIPAL DOUGLAS PANCH] Male 30s-40s. Returning Judge of the Spelling Bee. In constant mid-life crisis, Douglas Panch hates his life and job, and shares none of the speller's passion for language, but starts the Bee with a positive attitude, largely to impress a long time infatuation, local hostess Rona Lisa. Excellent at improvisation.

[MITCH MAHONEY] (actor also plays Dan Dad and Olive's Dad). Male 25-40 An ex-convict, Mitch is the Official Comfort Counselor, performing his community service with the Bee. He has a big heart underneath his tough exterior, and as an outsider he gets to inhabit the audience perspective, and even find a way to make the students feel better about losing.




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