The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee with Twelfth Night Productions
Twelfth Night Productions
About the project and the company
Winner of the Tony and the Drama Desk Awards for Best Book, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee has charmed audiences across the country with its effortless wit and humor. Featuring a fast-paced, wildly funny and touching book by Rachel Sheinkin and a truly fresh and vibrant score by William Finn, this bee is one unforgettable experience.
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! At least the losers get a juice box.
Location of Audition
Harry Turpin - Director
Mark Rabe - Music Director
Valerie Reid - Stage Manager
April 17, 18, 19, 24, 25, 26 and May 1, 2, 3
**Pay is not hourly and this is not a union production.**
Please prepare 32 bars of a musical theatre song as well as a comedic monologue, no longer than 1.5 minutes. Accompanist will be provided. Please bring music in the correct key. Please have a second selection prepared. Please also be prepared to improvise a story. Scenario given in the room. Note: Not everyone will be asked to improvise. Bring your headshot and current resume with you to the auditions. Please also bring a list of conflicts with you to the auditions for the audition form.
Character breakdown / Project needs
Logainne Schwartzandgrubeniere (Schwartzy)
Rona Lisa Peretti
Preferred method of submission
Auditions December 3rd and 4th from 6:30pm-10:30pm
Travel Stipend of $50 Travel Stipend of $50
Callbacks or second audition/interview?
December 7th 10am-6pm (Will not need to be available the whole time
Please send an email to book an audition slot