Audition: The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, Trinity College Dramatic Society

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 with ‘Audition’ as your subject line. Please attach your artistic resume and headshot to the email.

Audition Requirements:
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

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.