The Frisco Community Theatre (non-equity) is holding auditions for
The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee
A Musical by William Finn, Rachel Sheinkin & Rebecca Feldman
Director: Neale Whitmore; Music Director: Shane Hurst; Choreographer: Christian O’Neill Houston
Dates and Location: Auditions will be by appointment on Sunday, July 13 from 1:00 – 4:00PM and Monday, July 14 from 7:00 – 10:00PM, with possible callbacks Tuesday, July 15 from 7:00 – 10:00PM. Auditions and performances will be at the Frisco Discovery Center at 8004 N. Dallas Pkwy, Frisco TX 75034
(Southeast corner of the Tollway and Cotton Gin Road).
Rehearsals and performances: The rehearsal period will be July 27 – September 4, typically Monday through Thursday, 7:00 – 10:00PM. There will be 10 performances from September 5 – 21 on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays in the Black Box Theater in the Frisco Discovery Center.
Requirements: We are seeking 5 men and 4 women ages 18 – 50. The roles of “children” 18 – 30, and the roles of “adults” 25 – 50. Please prepare 2 songs (at least 16 bars), one upbeat and one ballad. Bring music, an accompanist will be provided. It should be noted that one of the male roles, Douglas Paunch, is a non-singing role, but the performer does have to have a good sense of musicality as many lines are spoken as part of songs. Bring a photo and resume, even if you have auditioned for us before.
For an appointment call 972-370-2266
or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Performers will receive a $200 stipend
Our productions play to sold out audiences. Audition to join this very successful theater company.
CHIP TOLENTINO an athletic, social, boy scout and champion of the Twenty-Fourth Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, he returns to defend his title, but he finds puberty hitting at an inopportune moment.
DOUGLAS PANCH the Vice Principal. Frustrated with his life, he finds the drive of the young spellers alien to him. After five years absence from the Bee, Panch returns as judge. There was an “incident” at the Twentieth Annual Bee, but he claims to be in “a better place” now, thanks to a high-fiber diet and Jungian analysis. He is infatuated with Rona Lisa Peretti, but she does not return his affections.
LEAF CONEYBEAR the second runner-up in his district, Leaf gets into the competition on a lark and finds everything about the bee incredibly amusing. He is home-schooled and comes from a large family of former hippies. He has severe Attention Deficit Disorder and spells words correctly while in a trance.
LOGAINNE SCHWARTZANDGRUNENIERRE (SCHWARTZY) Logainne is the youngest and most politically aware speller, often making comments about current political figures. She is driven by internal and external pressure, but above all by a desire to win to make her two fathers proud.
MARCY PARK a recent transfer from Virginia, Marcy placed ninth in last year’s nationals. She speaks six languages, plays Chopin and Mozart on multiple instruments. She is the poster child for the Over-Achieving Asian.
MITCH MAHONEY the Official Comfort Counselor. An ex-convict, Mitch is performing his community service with the Bee, and hands out juice boxes to losing students. He has no idea how to offer comfort, but does find himself wishing he could find a way to make the kids feel better.
OLIVE OSTROVSKY a young newcomer to competitive spelling. Her mother is in an ashram in India, and her father is working late, as usual, but he is trying to come sometime during the bee.
RONA LISA PERETTI the number-one realtor in Putnam County, a former Putnam County Spelling Bee Champion herself, and the returning moderator. She is a sweet woman who loves children.
WILLIAM BARFEE a Putnam County Spelling Bee finalist last year, he was eliminated because of an allergic reaction to peanuts and is back for vindication. His famous “Magic Foot” method of spelling has boosted him to spelling glory, even though he only has one working nostril and a touchy, bullying personality.