please note: auditionees must be 18 by production week. Whilst the show has “children” roles, the show is a parody and these roles are to be played by adults.

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SATURDAY JULY 8

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SUNDAY JULY 9

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THE SPELLERS (GIRLS)

OLIVE OSTROVSKY

An only child of frequently absent parents, Olive is quiet and shy and more than a little lonely, but has a rich inner life. Her favourite book is the dictionary. Her mom is currently away in India in an ashram, and her dad isn’t at the bee yet because he’s working late, again.

Vocal Range: Soprano (B3 – F#5)

Additional music requirement: The audtionee must be a confident singer and be solid with harmony singing. This may be tested as part of the audition process.

Dance Requirement: Must be a good, strong solid mover

Audition dialogue can be downloaded here.

 

LOGAINNE SCHWARTZANDGRUBENIERRE

The youngest speller at this year’s bee but determined to show she’s up to the challenge. Logainne has two dads, and is a fledgling social justice warrior, driven and earnest. She has been training for the spelling bee daily.

Additional character notes: The actress must be able to speak and sing with a lisp.

Vocal Range: Soprano (C4 – D5)

Additional music requirement: The audtionee must be a confident singer and be solid with harmony singing. This may be tested as part of the audition process.

Dance Requirement: Must be a good, strong solid mover

Audition dialogue can be downloaded here.

 

MARCY PARK

In Marcy’s family, excellence is compulsory and achieved without joy or fuss. Although this is her first spelling bee since her family moved to Putnam County, she won last year’s regionals for her old state, and came ninth at nationals. Marcy is good at sports, can speak six languages, gets three hours of sleep a night and is not allowed to cry.

Vocal Range: Mezzo-Soprano/Soprano (B3 – E5)

Additional music requirement: The audtionee must be a confident singer and be solid with harmony singing. This may be tested as part of the audition process.

Dance Requirement: Must be a good, strong solid mover

Audition dialogue can be downloaded here.

 

THE SPELLERS (BOYS)

CHIP TOLENTINO

Chip won the Putnam County Spelling Bee and made it to nationals last year. He’s a Boy Scout, popular and extroverted, and has the cheerful disposition of one for whom life has been fairly easy thus far. Puberty is starting to derail this.

Additional character notes: The actor also doubles as Jesus Christ.

Vocal Range: Tenor (C3 – B4)

Additional music requirement: The audtionee must be a confident singer and be solid with harmony singing. This may be tested as part of the audition process.

Dance Requirement: Must be a good, strong solid mover

Audition dialogue can be downloaded here.

 

LEAF CONEYBEAR

Leaf is home-schooled by his hippie parents and only here because the winner and runner-up from his district both had other commitments. He is less interested in winning than he is in getting to meet other kids, show off his home-made outfit, see what it’s like inside a real school building, etc. Leaf could have undiagnosed ADHD or he could just be a scatterbrained and easily-distracted kid. It’s a toss-up. His mom made him bring his safety helmet today.

Additional character notes: The actor also doubles as Logainne’s Carl Dad.

Vocal Range: Baritone/Tenor (A2 – G4)

Additional music requirement: The audtionee must be a confident singer and be solid with harmony singing. This may be tested as part of the audition process.

Dance Requirement: Must be a good, strong solid mover

Audition dialogue can be downloaded here.

 

WILLIAM BARFEE

William is socially awkward and struggles with a multitude of minor health problems. He covers his insecurities by being as unlikable as possible in order to keep other kids away. He is renowned on the spelling bee circuit for his technique of spelling out words on the floor with his foot. William was a Putnam County finalist last year, but had to withdraw due to an allergic reaction to the snacks provided. He is still very bitter about this.

Vocal Range: Tenor (Eb3 – Bb4)

Additional music requirement: The audtionee must be a confident singer and be solid with harmony singing. This may be tested as part of the audition process.

Dance Requirement: Must be a good, strong solid mover

Audition dialogue can be downloaded here.

 

THE GROWN-UPS

RONA LISA PERETTI

A former Spelling Bee champion herself, and the number one realtor in Putnam County. Although she knows better than to admit it, the annual spelling bee is the highlight of Rona’s year, and she takes her role as moderator as seriously as if she were in charge of a major national event.

Additional character notes: The actress doubles as Olive’s Mom.

Vocal Range: Soprano (C#4 – Ab5)

Additional music requirement: The audtionee must be a confident singer and be solid with harmony singing. This may be tested as part of the audition process.

Dance Requirement: Must be a good, strong solid mover

Audition dialogue can be downloaded here.

 

VICE PRINCIPAL DOUGLAS PANCH

Returning as pronouncer after a five-year hiatus due to an incident at the Twentieth Spelling Bee, and determined to show the world that he’s all better now. Vice Principal Panch doesn’t particularly like children, or spelling bees. He is infatuated with Rona Lisa Peretti. The feeling is not mutual.

Additional music note: Whilst the role is not a featured singing role, the audtionee must be able to sing/hold pitch and hold harmony parts.

Dance Requirement: Must be a good, strong solid mover

Audition dialogue can be downloaded here.

 

MITCH MAHONEY

Mitch has been assigned the role of Spelling Bee Comfort Counsellor as part of his community service. His job is to give each child a hug and a juice box after they are eliminated from the competition.

Additional character notes: The actor also doubles as Logainne’s Dave Dad and Olive’s Dad.

Vocal Range: Tenor (E3 – A4)

Additional music requirement: The audtionee must be a confident singer and be solid with harmony singing. This may be tested as part of the audition process.

Dance Requirement: Must be a good, strong solid mover

Audition dialogue can be downloaded here.

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