Our first show (How I Became a Pirate) is finished (and was a huge success). Our second show (Once Upon a Mattress) is well underway and will be presented in February. It’s time now to start the planning for the third show (Spelling Bee). Director Julie Underhill and Music Director Edwina Douglas are excited about the show and are offering the following preliminary information to potential cast members.
Show Dates: May 1, 2, 3 (2 shows), 4, 7, 8, 9, 10 (2 shows) and 11…eleven shows in total at the Mady
Centre, downtown Barrie.
Rehearsal times: Mondays and Thursdays (7-10) and Sundays (6:30-9:30)…note: Sunday afternoons will
be added as production dates approach. The first rehearsal, a read through will be on
February 24 at 6:30 at the KCP unit at 481 Welham Road.
AUDITIONS: audition appointments will be available on Friday, January 10 from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m.
and on Saturday, January 11 from 9:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Please plan to stay for one hour.
Friday, January 17 will be the call-back date if required.
Please be prepared to sing both a ballad and an up-tempo number )NOT from the show) for
a total of no more than two and a half minutes. Please bring sheet music in the right key. No
monologue is required, but there will be a group session involving a cold read. NOTE: If you
are interested in being considered for more than one specific role, your song selections
should also reflect different characters.
Auditions are available for those aged NINETEEN (19) years and older.
APPLICATION FORMS WILL BE AVAILABLE ON THE WEBSITE IN mid-DECEMBER. PLEASE SUBMIT YOUR AUDITION REQUEST ON THE FORM PROVIDED NO LATER THAN FRIDAY, JANUARY 3RD. (e-mail applications only please)
The following information regarding the story, the characters, age ranges, vocal ranges etc. is provided to help you prepare for the audition. Please read it carefully and make your preparations accordingly.
ABOUT THE SHOW:
Music and Lyrics by William Finn Book by Rachel Sheinkin
Six young people in the throes of puberty, overseen by grown-ups who barely managed to escape childhood themselves, learn that winning isn’t everything and that losing doesn’t necessarily make you a loser. THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE is a hilarious tale of overachievers’ angst chronicling the experience of six adolescent outsiders vying for the spelling championship of a lifetime. The show’s Tony Award winning creative team has created the unlikeliest of hit musicals about the unlikeliest of heroes: a quirky yet charming cast of outsiders for whom a spelling bee is the one place where they can stand out and fit in at the same time.
(9 characters. Six are adolescent spelling bee contestants (played by adult actors) and three are adult characters. Casting of the adolescent roles covers a potentially wide age range, and is not necessarily limited to young adults.