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Chicago Spelling Bee

DrVincento2
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Chicago Spelling Bee#0
Posted: 11/11/05 at 3:33pm
Does anyone know when they will be holding auditions for the Chicago Production of Spelling Bee?
Fosse76
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re: Chicago Spelling Bee#1
Posted: 11/11/05 at 7:10pm
probably sometime next year.
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re: Chicago Spelling Bee#2
Posted: 11/16/05 at 5:06pm
Tara Rubin Casting


The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee
Date: Monday, December 5th
Time: 10 AM-4 PM By appointment
Audition Location: Actors Equity, 125 S. Clark, Chicago.


Type / Restrictions: Tara Rubin Casting announces auditions for THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE , Seeking all roles for the Chicago company; also future replacements for Broadway and future companies; see Equity website for character breakdown. Erik Woodall and David Petro will attend with casting authority.
Material to Prepare: Prepare a contemporary musical theatre song. Bring sheet music in your key; accompanist provided. Actors auditioning for Vice Principal Panch are not required to sing and will be given sides to read at the audition. Bring headshot/resume.
Contact Info: Appointments will be taken by Equity beginning 9:30 a.m. Monday, November 28th. Call 312-641-0406 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. and 3:00-4:30 p.m. only.


Audition Posted On: 11/16/2005
If I lay here
If I just lay here
Would you lie with me and just forget the world?
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re: Chicago Spelling Bee#3
Posted: 11/16/05 at 9:27pm
so its only for Equity memebers?
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re: Chicago Spelling Bee#4
Posted: 11/16/05 at 9:44pm
do you have to be 18?
oh goodness
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re: Chicago Spelling Bee#5
Posted: 11/16/05 at 10:29pm
Anyone know if there's a non-equity casting call for it?
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re: Chicago Spelling Bee#6
Posted: 11/20/05 at 2:04am
Bump, anyone know?
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re: Chicago Spelling Bee#7
Posted: 11/20/05 at 2:25am
It's an equity call, but if you're non-equ you can still go... You just have to be on the waiting list. I doubt they are going to cast anyone non-equity for this though... In the original notice it says they will be casting "adults" so over 18 is most likely a must. I don't think there will be a non-equ call, this is a big job for all the equity members in Chicago... I don't think the union would be too thrilled if they cast any non-union actors... but who knows, If someone is perfect for a role? It could happen!
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re: Chicago Spelling Bee#8
Posted: 11/20/05 at 11:45am
'I don't think the union would be too thrilled if they cast any non-union actors.'

Why not? As soon as they are cast they would be required to join the union anyway. That said, I'm sure there will be a huge turnout, so I doubt they will see any non-equity.
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re: Chicago Spelling Bee#9
Posted: 11/20/05 at 1:07pm
You should go even if you're non-equity...you might get in. That being said, at the recent Los Angeles auditions, not all the equity people got in because of the large turn out. But you never know.
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re: Chicago Spelling Bee#10
Posted: 11/20/05 at 1:19pm
good luck who ever is trying out!!!
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re: Chicago Spelling Bee#11
Posted: 11/21/05 at 4:49pm
I'm from Alabama and I'm thinking of going, but maybe not. Don't really want to waste my time, although I think it would be a good experience.
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re: Chicago Spelling Bee#12
Posted: 11/21/05 at 4:56pm
I do know that they only want to cast from locals and the chicaago area.
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re: Chicago Spelling Bee#13
Posted: 11/21/05 at 5:13pm
as to not pull a Wicked?
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re: Chicago Spelling Bee#14
Posted: 11/30/05 at 1:23pm
I just checked in with Actors Equity. Non-Equity can walk in and get on the waiting list. Its liable to take forever though....
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re: Chicago Spelling Bee#15
Posted: 11/30/05 at 2:03pm
I'm going to the audition on Monday. Looking forward to waiting a loooooooooooooong time.
There's always room for pathos - and jazz hands.
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re: Chicago Spelling Bee#16
Posted: 11/30/05 at 2:14pm
oh! good luck!
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re: Chicago Spelling Bee#17
Posted: 11/30/05 at 4:24pm
They want to cast locals so they don't have to pay per diem (living expenses). They will not cast anyone under 18.

If you are non-equity, you will have to join. many of the original cast of RENT was non-equity prior to getting cast in the show. Adam Pascal had never been in a legit show. He was a rock musician.
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re: Chicago Spelling Bee#18
Posted: 11/30/05 at 6:18pm
I might audition if I can get out of my theater classes at school (they're strict about attendence). I got a call today from my modeling agency about auditioning. I love this show... I hope i can go. I'm non equity, but would be thrilled to even be a miniscule part in a professional show.
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re: Chicago Spelling Bee#19
Posted: 11/30/05 at 6:27pm
There are no small parts in this show. It is an ensemble and what is so wonderful is how each of the spellers, Mitch, Rhona and Panch all have great featured roles. With the multiple casting, even if eliminated early you are still very much a part of The Bee.
The Broadway cast all love their characters
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re: Chicago Spelling Bee#20
Posted: 12/10/05 at 10:07pm
how do you find out when/where the auditions are?
oh goodness