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"The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee" Seeks Teenagers

Springfield, MO, United States
ID: 568097Exp: 4/21/2024

Audition for "The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee" Show. Looking to cast teenagers. Please see the details below. Additional info: Please prepare a one-minute vocal selection, preferably from a Broadway musical, and bring sheet music in the correct key. An accompanist will be provided. Dress in clothes that will allow you to move freely and be yourself! You may also be asked to learn a movement/dance combination and/or participate in an improv exercise. Rehearsals will typically be held Sunday evenings from 5:00 – 9:00 PM, and Monday – Thursday evenings from 7:00 – 10:00 PM. A complete rehearsal schedule will be issued shortly after the show is cast. The first cast meeting/rehearsal will be held Tuesday, April 23rd at 7:00 PM. PERFORMANCES: Friday, June 7 at 7:00 PM; Saturday, June 8 at 7:00 PM; Sunday, June 9 at 2:00 PM; Thursday, June 13 at 7:00 PM; Friday, June 14 at 2:00 PM (for summer camps); Friday, June 14 at 7:00 PM; Saturday, June 15 at 7:00 PM; Sunday, June 16 at 2:00 PM. All cast members are expected to be available for every single performance. No exceptions. If interested, please apply.

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6 roles

CHIP TOLENTINOMale14-18 y.o.All ethnicities

[Tenor (C3-B4)] – Putnam’s reigning spelling champion, he returns to defend his title, and expects things to come easily to him. An athletic, social, boy scout, he is growing up and experiencing changes a little faster than he’d like.


[Mezzo/Alto (G3-F5),] – Logainne is the youngest and most politically aware speller, often making comments about current politics and her mature world views. She has two overbearing fathers who have turned her neurotic and self-conscious. She speaks with a lisp, though has a real confidence about her at times. Having drilled words for hours a day, she is aware of everything that passes in the room.

LEAF CONEYBEARMale14-18 y.o.All ethnicities

[Baritone/Tenor (A2-A4), ] – The second alternate in his district’s bee, he never expected to be competing here. He finds everything about the bee incredibly amusing, like showing off his homemade clothing. He is home-schooled with his many siblings, the children of former hippies. He’s strange but very sweet, loving and kindhearted but distracted. He may have severe Attention Deficit Disorder, but delights in his own wandering focus.

WILLIAM BARFEEMale14-18 y.o.All ethnicities

[Tenor (C3-Bb4),] – A Putnam County Spelling Bee finalist last year, he was eliminated due to an allergic reaction to peanuts and is back for vindication. He has a whole host of health problems and even more to prove. Loud and combative as a defensive mechanism, he has become a bit of a bully to avoid being picked on. His famous “Magic Foot” method of spelling has boosted him to spelling glory, even though he has no interest in making friends at the bee, but is pleasantly surprised when he does.

MARCY PARKMale14-18 y.o.All ethnicities

[Mezzo (A3-F5), ] – Marcy is the most feared and practiced competitor in the bee. She speaks six languages, and is a young lady of many talents. She is incredibly intense. She comes from a family where excellence is expected and so simply produced. She is the ultimate over-achiever, and knows that is the only option. Special skills/unique talents (i.e. dance, martial arts, baton twirling, juggling, gymnastics, etc.) are a plus.

OLIVE OSTROVSKYMale14-18 y.o.All ethnicities

[Mezzo/Soprano (A3-G5),] – A newcomer to competitive spelling, Olive is a word lover with a fairly quiet life. An only child with often absent parents, she spends most of her time alone with her dictionary. She finds the words so comforting and is fascinated by the vastness of the world contained within it. She starts enormously shy, and slowly blossoms. Should have a strong high belt.