The Trinity College Dramatic Society is now accepting submissions for The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee by William Finn
Directed by Karthy Chin.
Deadline for submissions:
- Submissions are encouraged until November 13
- Non-union, Non-paying
Those contacted for auditions will be seen between Nov 3 through November 14.
Callbacks will take place Saturday November 22 from 10am to 6pm. The first rehearsal will be Sunday November 23 for those cast in the show.
Performance run: March 18-21.
To book an audition, email email@example.com with ‘Audition’ as your subject line. Please attach your artistic resume and headshot to the email.
Please prepare a comedic monologue between 1-2 minutes. Cold reads will also be provided. Please prepare two contrasting pieces of music theatre canon of 16-32 bars per piece. Please ensure one piece is up tempo and the other a ballad. Those auditioning are expected to bring sheet music for their audition.
If you have questions or concerns about any of the requirements, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
About the Show:
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 life, the tweens spell their way through a series of [potentially made-up] words hoping to never 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.