The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee
About the project and the company
25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee
Directed by Shileah Corey
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 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.
Ages 13-21 (younger/older with permission.) Acceptance is by audition only.
Actors of all ethnicities, genders, identities and abilities are celebrated and encouraged to audition.
Location of Audition
Email firstname.lastname@example.org for audition appointment and informationThis production is a tuition based, educational theatre intensive
This is tuition based, educational theatre.
Prepare a verse/chorus (no longer than 2 minutes) of a musical theatre song and a comic monologue. Please email for an audition appointment.
Character breakdown / Project needs
Rona Lisa Peretti:
Vice Principal Douglas Panch:
Other, doubled, characters:
Preferred method of submission
February 16, 20 and 22
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