AUDITION OPPORTUNITIES Twelfth Night & 25th Annual Spelling Bee, Exit Laughing Twelfth Night Auditions No Shakespeare experience necessary! Twelfth Night Auditions Jan 6th 2018 - 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm Jan 7th 2018 - 10:00 am - 12:00 pm Guarantee yourself an audition spot - please e-mail director Kristi Ann for an audition appointment: Twelfth Night Call-Backs Jan 7th - 12:30 pm to 3:00 pm RUN DATES Friday March 9th through Saturday March 31st REHEARSAL DATES January 10th through March 8th. Rehearsals in January will be weekends only (exception - Jan 10th and/or 11th). Rehearsals in February/March will be 5 days per week until opening. REQUIREMENTS Please prepare a 1 minute classical monologue (does not need to be memorized but well prepared). If interested in the role of Feste, please prepare a short snippet of your favourite song to sing a capella. ROLES Roles for actors 15 years and older. The following roles must be 18 years or older due to stage combat requirements: Sir Toby, Sir Andrew, Viola, Sebastian, Antonio. CHARACTER LIST Please note that some roles may be double cast. VIOLA - A young woman of aristocratic birth, washed up on the shore of Illyria when her ship is wrecked in a storm, Viola decides to make her own way in the world. DUKE ORSINO - A powerful nobleman in the country of Illyria. OLIVIA - A wealthy, beautiful, and noble Illyrian lady SEBASTIAN - Viola’s lost twin brother. servant—in the household of Lady Olivia. FESTE - The Clown, or Fool, of Olivia’s household. SIR TOBY BELCH - Olivia’s uncle. MARIA - Olivia’s clever, daring young waiting-gentlewoman. SIR ANDREW AGUECHEEK - A friend of Sir Toby. ANTONIO - A man who rescues Sebastian after his shipwreck. FABIAN – a servant/friend to Sir Toby. VALENTINE AND CURIO – gentlemen attending on the Duke CAPTAIN OF THE WRECKED SHIP – friend to Viola OLIVIA’S SERVANT(S) – non speaking 1st & 2nd OFFICERS - officers of the realm Please e-mail director Kristi Ann at with any questions. The 25TH Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee audition information Auditions will be held Saturday, January 20th at 2pm at Western Washington Center for the Arts. (if you are not able to attend this audition date, please schedule an alternate audition before the scheduled auditions.) Please prepare 16 bars of a song (a verse and a chorus) an accompanist will be provided. Karaoke tracks can be connected via aux cord or bluetooth. Please do not sing acapella. Cold readings will follow. This show is rated pg-13 Must be 14 or older to audition. Performance dates for this show will be April 27th - May 27th. Rehearsals will start in February and will be 4 days a week, mostly occurring Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays, & Sundays. If you have any questions or would like to schedule an alternate audition, please contact director Rebecca Ewen at or via private Facebook message. ABOUT THE SHOW An eclectic group of sixth-graders arrives at the 25th Annual Putnam county spelling bee, each eager to win for very different reasons. Sweet and shy Olive brings only her best friend (the dictionary) with her to the bee; bold and hyperallergic speller William Barfee uses his “magic foot” to propel him to greatness; former champion Chip is struggling with his burgeoning puberty; easily distracted Leaf is unconvinced that he’s smart enough to be a challenger; overachiever Marcy is disappointed by her consistent success; and politically aware Logainne Schwartzandgrubenierre only wants to impress her gay dads. In a hilarious, touching, and catchy songs, each speller reveals his/her hopes, struggles, and passions as they make their way through the competition. With an engaging, tuneful score by William Finn and sweet, funny book by Rachel Sheinkin, the 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee causes audiences to fall in love, both with the show itself and it’s “perspicacious, jocular and effervescent” spellers. CAST OF CHARACTERS Chip Tolentino - an athletic, social, boy scout and champion of the 24th annual putnam county spelling bee, he returns to defend his title, but he finds puberty hitting at an inopportune moment. Vocal range: tenor c4-b5 Logainne Schwartzandgrunenierre (Schwarzy)- Schwarzy 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 the deire to win to make her two fathers proud. She is somewhat of a neat freak, speaks with a lisp, and will be back next year. Vocal range: mezzo-soprano a3-f5 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. Vocal range: tenor a3-a5 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. He develops a crush on olive. Vocal range: tenor e4-b5 Marcy Park - a recent transfer from Virginia, Marcy placed 9th in last years nationals. She speaks six languages, is a member of all-american hockey, a championship rugby player, plays Chopin and Mozart on multiple instruments, sleeps only 3 hours a night, hides in the bathroom cabinet, and is getting very tired of always winning. She is the poster child for the over-achieving and attends a catholic school called “our lady of intermittent sorrows.” She is also not allowed to cry. Vocal range: mezzo-soprano c4-e5 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. Having found comfort in it’s words and vastness, Olive made friends with her dictionary at a very young age, helping her to make it to the competition. She starts enormously shy, and shyly blossoms. Vocal range: mezzo-soprano b3-f5 Rona Lisa Peretti - the #1 realtor in Putnam County, a former Putnam county spelling bee champion herself, and the returning moderator. She is a sweet woman who loves children, but she can be very stern when it comes to dealing with vice principal Panch and his feelings for her. Her interest in the competition is unflagging and drives it forward. Vocal range: mezzo-soprano b3-f5 Vice principal Douglas Panch - 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 a judge. There was an “incident” at the 20th 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. Vocal range: does not sing 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. Vocal range: tenor e4-a5 Additional roles [usually doubled from leads] Carl Dad- Schwarzy’s main trainer, the more intense and competitive of Schwarzy’s fathers. Normally played by the actor playing Leaf. Vocal range: tenor g3-d5 Dan Dad - the more laid back and ineffectual of schwarzy’s fathers. Normally played by the actor playing mitch. Vocal range: tenor g3-d5 Jesus Christ - diety invoked by a speller in need. Normally played by the actor playing Chip. Vocal range: does not sing Olive’s dad- a fantasy version of olive’s dad coming to the bee from work. Normally played by the actor playing Mitch. Vocal range: tenor e4-b5 Olive’s mom- a fantasy version of olive’s mom at her ashram in India. Normally played by the actor playing Mitch. Vocal range: mezzo-soprano d4-e5 Exit Laughing Directed by Denise Packer (Email Ms. Packer at for details) Auditions Saturday April 7th and Sunday April 8th, 2018. (Time to be announced) Character breakdown: RACHEL ANN (20’s): A moderately attractive college student who seems to have issues with life and men. She has a bit of an attitude. CONNIE HARLAND (Mid-Late 50’s): Rachel’s mother. Discovers on bridge night that contrary to what she believes, life doesn’t end at 55. LEONA (Mid-Late 50’s): One of Connie’s closest friends and long standing member of the bridge club. Beautician by day and caustic lush by preference, which is evident in her voice. MILLIE (Mid-Late 50’s): Another of Connie’s friends and long standing member of the bridge club. She marches to the beat of a different drummer. She is the one who “borrows” the ashes of the fourth member of the bridge club. POLICEMAN/BOBBY (20’s): Rachel’s love interest and male stripper. Must be able to pull off a modified strip tease convincingly.



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