25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee AUDITION MATERIAL

Posted by Steven Beckingham on 8/22/2018

We are very excited for musical auditions on TUESDAY, SEPT 4, from 3.30pm-6pm. Please read the Character Breakdown PDF, then choose ONE piece of sheet music, all labeled by character name. Please become as familiar as possible with the music. We want your best effort, so if that means holding the music, or having it on a music stand, that is okay. But you must prepare! We want to see your face while you perform! 

Call backs are SEPT 5, 3.30-6pm. A call back list will be posted the evening of Sept 4.

Here is an audition packet: Audition Packet. Within the packet are important dates, an audition sheet, conflict calendar, and production contract. It is a time saver if you can print and fill out the audition sheet prior to arriving to auditions on Sept 4. More importantly, you must fill out the conflict calendar before you will be allowed to audition. Please sit down with your parents/gaurdians and mark in any events that may conflict with musical rehearsal dates. The production contract does not have to be signed yet, but you may find it an informative read through prior to auditioning.  

Character Breakdown









Mitch_(Spoken in Rhythm)

Carl Dad_Dan Dad

** There are alternate lyrics for Chip's Lament that change the chorus to "My unfortunate distraction..."  We will be using this alternative version in our production.  Please substitute "distraction" for "erection" if you are auditioning with this piece.

You can visit the MTI site to read more about the musical, as well as listen to the songs. Please keep in mind that we still want to hear YOUR version of the song you choose. The recordings on the site (or on YouTube) should be used as reference only. https://www.mtishows.com/the-25th-annual-putnam-county-spelling-bee 

If you are interested in a tech position for the musical, email Theatre Arts Program Director, Steven Beckingham - beckings@wlwv.k12.or.us. Please email director, Annie Kaiser, with any questions regarding auditions or the musical in general - kaisera@wlwv.k12.or.us

Break Legs!!