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Auditions: 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee


August 6, 2017
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Players of Utica
1108 State Street
Utica, NY 13502 United States
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Open Auditions for “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” – to be held on August 6th and 7th at 6pm at Players of Utica – 1108 State Street, Utica.

Show Dates: Sept. 15-16, 21-24, 2017


On Sunday, August 6th and Monday, August 7th at 6:30pm warm up your voices and throw on your thinking caps for Auditions for Players upcoming fall musical!

Auditioners please come prepared to sing selections from the show in order to audition for the characters that you feel best fit you. It will be very helpful for you to familiarize yourself with the material as these characters are very eclectic and very specific, Youtube is a helpful tool! Here is a breakdown of your audition options:

Charlito “Chip” Tolentino – “My Unfortunate Erection”
William Morris Barfée – “Magic Foot”
Leaf Coneybear – “I’m Not That Smart”
Marcy Park – “I Speak Six Lanuguages”
Olive Ostrovsky – “The I Love You Song”
Logainne “Schwarzy” SchwartzandGrubenierre – “Woe Is Me”
Mitch Mahoney – “Prayer of the Comfort Counselor”
Rona Lisa Peretti – The final reprise of “My Favorite Moment of the Bee.”
Douglas Panch – We will be asking anyone auditioning to do readings, but the character does not sing so no vocal audition will be required.

**Feel free to prepare more than one of these selections if you feel you fit more than one of these characters. See you at the ‘Bee!**

Show Description:
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 (played by adults) 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. PLUS four lucky audience members will be selected to participate as guest spellers, so come prepared to WIN!

Players of Utica holds open auditions for all of our Subscription Season performances and for season extras. The general public is welcome to audition for any production that has been posted to this page. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for casting without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. We thank you for your interest in and support of Players of Utica!