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!
Warning: Due to content and themes we have deemed this show as being Rated PG-13.
We are seeking a diverse cast of students and actors ages 16-24 to play our wacky cast of spellers. Rehearsals begin July 11th. Show dates: July 28th-31st Rehearsals will begin with afternoon rehearsals July 11-15. Switching to evenings July 18th.
Please submit a self-tape audition video link and theatrical headshot and resume to email@example.com. Auditions must be submitted no later than May 15th.
Please include a slate of your name and age and a 32 Bar cut of a musical theatre song (roughly one minute). You may sing from the show.
Please list any role you’d like to be considered for.
Subject Line: SPELLING BEE- (YOUR FIRST AND LAST NAME).
In-person Callbacks will be held at The Charles on May 22nd - IF NEEDED
Chip Tolentino- An athletic, social, boy scout and champion of the Twenty-Fourth Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, he returns to defend his title, but he finds puberty hitting at an inopportune moment.
Logainne Schwartzandgrubeniere (Schwartzy)- Logainne is the youngest and most politically aware speller, often making comments about current political figures. She is driven by internal and external pressure, but above all by a desire to win to make her two fathers proud. She is somewhat of a neat freak, speaks with a lisp, and will be back next year.
William Barfee- A Putnam County Spelling Bee finalist last year, he was eliminated because of an allergic reaction to peanuts and is back for vindication. His famous "Magic Foot" method of spelling has boosted him to spelling glory, even though he only has one working nostril and a touchy, bullying personality. He develops a crush on Olive.
Marcy Park- The ultimate over-achiever, Marcy has never been given another option. She comes from a family where excellence is expected and so simply produced. She sees herself as a mass of problems but she keeps them to herself. Having moved often because of her parents' work, she knows she can beat the local competition. Her many talents include piano, dance, martial arts, and baton twirling.
Olive Ostrovsky- A young newcomer to competitive spelling. Her mother is in an ashram in India, and her father is working late, as usual, but he is trying to come sometime during the bee. Having found comfort in its words and vastness, Olive made friends with her dictionary at a very young age, helping her to make it to the competition. She starts enormously shy, and shyly blossoms.
Auditions will be held at The Charles on Carroll Rd. on Sunday September 18th beginning at 2pm.
Performances will be held in the Old Barn at Salomon Farm Park, December 1st - 11th!
Callbacks will be held the same day, Sunday September 18th at 7pm.
If you are called back, you will be asked to attend callbacks in your audition.
We are seeking a diverse cast of performers for this production. Roles are open to all genders, races, and ethnicities. Must be a minimum of 5 years old to audition.
Join the sign up list and prepare a Christmas carol to sing either a capella or bring sheet music for the provided accompanist. Be prepared to cold read from the script.
PERFORMANCES: Dec. 1st - Dec. 11th
A Christmas Carol is the timeless story of Ebenezer Scrooge, an elderly miser who on Christmas Eve is confronted by the Ghosts of his Past, Present and Future.
Directed by Gavin Thomas Drew
Written by Gavin Thomas Drew and Chapman Shields
-A Dickensian street performer, who serves as our narrator. Male or Female.
-Scrooge’s lovable nephew.
-A flamboyant and jolly charity man.
-A bit more timid, but over-the-top charity man.
-Scrooge’s old business partner. Appears only as a terrifying ghost.
GHOST CHRISTMAS PAST
-A jolly giant. A friendly man.
-Scrooge’s younger sister, who is also Fred’s mother. Appears only as a young woman.
-8-10 year old Scrooge.
-18-20 year old Scrooge
-Silly, fun loving businessman.
-Spunky and comedic wife to Mr. Fezziwig.
- Young Scrooge’s betrothed.
GHOST OF CHRISTMAS PRESENT
-A childlike like star-fairy orb. Frightening and beautiful.
-Bob’s daughter, smart and loving. Home from school.
-Bob’s son, young and wise. May take TIM’s lines, if the actor playing Tim is non-verbal.
-Bob’s youngest son. For this role we are seeking a differently-abled or neurodivergent actor. Verbal or non-verbal.
MISTER TOM TOPPER
-An extremely awkward and nervous man, a friend of Fred’s.
MS. TABITHA SCRIVWHITE
-A party guest of Fred’s.
-Fred’s lovely and hospitable Wife.
-A man who holds his money at Scrooge’s business
-Enlisted by Ebenezer to purchase a turkey.
-Ensemble member with lines. Carries turkey.
- We are seeking families and individuals to play the townspeople and various other roles throughout the show.
-Singing roles only for Carols throughout the show.