The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee


Ages 17-adult, all youth ages 17-19 are cast
September 26-29, 2019

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. A riotous ride, complete with audience participation, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee is a delightful den of comedic genius. The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee is a fast-paced crowd pleaser and an instant theatre patron favorite.

Auditions:
Saturday, August 10, 2019
12:30 p.m. Workshop Participants
1:00 p.m. General Auditions


Dance Call/Callbacks:
Sunday, August 11, 2019
Dance Call 2:00 p.m.
Callbacks 3:00 p.m.


Performances:
September 26-29, 2019


Tuition & Fees


The tuition and costume fee for this production is $325. 10% sibling discount. Sibling discount on 2nd registration will be refunded via PayPal within 24 hours of payment received.

Audition Information


Those auditioning should bring a musical theatre song (or any song they are comfortable with), 16-32 bars or one minute in length. Bring an accompaniment with CD or iPod to sing with. You may also sing acapella if needed.

Please complete the following paperwork and bring it to your audition.
Audition Form
Conflict Calendar
Show Coordinator Form
Contact Information (to be filled out only once per season)
Performer Contract (to be filled out only once per season)
Measurement Form

Click here to read the character breakdown (MS Word version with clickable table of contents)
Click here to read the character breakdown (PDF version)




The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee Acting Audition Prep Workshop
Thursday, August 8, 2019 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.


Read scenes from the show with the Director!

Get a leg up on your audition by working with the production staff of The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee through character and scene study, cold readings from the script, and more. Cost is only $35. 10% sibling discount.

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Spelling Bee is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI. 421 West 54th Street, New York, NY 10019 Phone: (212) 541-4684 Fax: (212) 397-4684 www.MTIShows.com