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25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE - Drury Lane Oakbrook Auditions

Posted: November 13, 2013

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25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE EPA's in CH

Drury

Lane Oakbrook | Oakbrook, IL


Date

of Audition:

12/2/2013

Call

Type

EquityPrincipal

Time(s)

Monday, December2nd from 10a-3p

2nd Day may be added if needed on

Tuesday,12/3

Contract

SpecialAgreement
actorminimum $668/wk

Location

Actors'EquityBuilding

557 W. RandolphSt. Chicago, IL 60661
Member Center; 1st Floor

Seeking

StrongMale and FemaleActor/Singers.Please see Breakdown.

Preparation

Please prepare32 Bars in the style of the show (no Spelling Bee please).Havea secondsong preparedupon request.Bring sheetmusic in your key. Accompanistwill be provided. Bring currentheadshotand resume.

Other Dates

First Rehearsal:6/2/14

First Public Performance:6/19/14

ContemplatedClosing:8/17/14

Personnel

Director/ChoreographerScott Calcagno,ArtisticDirectorBill Osetek, Music DirectorBen

Johnson,and CompanyManager MatthewCarneywill atttendwith castingauthority.

EPA Rules are in effect.

A monitor will be provided.

Appointments

will be takenby the Equityoffice beginningMonday, November25th at 9:30 AM. Call 312-641-

04069:30 AM-12:30PM and 3:00-4:30PM

only.


Performersof all ethnic and racial backgroundare encouragedto attend. Alwaysbring your EquityMembershipCard to auditions.


Breakdown


The Adults:

RonaLisa Peretti:30’s– 40’s. Female. A former Bee winner who is passionateabout spelling, Ms. Perettiis the moderatorof the Bee. Needsexcellentimprovisationalskills.Mezzo/soprano. (up to A)

VicePrincipalDouglasPanch:30’s– 50’s. Male.The announcerand adjudicatorwho is returningto the Bee after an unfortunateincidentsome yearsprevious.Needsexcellent improvisationalskills and comic timing.Baritone.(no solosinging)

Mitch Mahoney:25– 40. Male.Ex-conserving communityservice hoursas a “comfort counselor”for the spellerswho are eliminated.High tenor.

The Kids:

Note: The spellers

are aged 10 to 14, but

the roles are played by adults

in their

20’s.


Olive Ostrovsky:Female.Kind & gentle with real vulnerability.Longsfor the affection of her absentparents.Shy to blossoming.Mezzo, stronghigh belt required.(Downto A, up to F#)

Marcy Park: Female. Classicoverachieverwho is under pressureto be the best at everything. Seeking actress with many physical talents, i.e., dancer, baton, splits, musical instrument(s), martialarts, sports, quirky/unusualtalenta plus.

Alto/Mezzo(up to Eb)

LogainneSchwartzandgrubenierre:Female.The youngest speller.Driven. Afraid of failing & disappointingher two dads. Has toughedge and a speechimpediment.Mezzo. (downto G up to Bb)

William Barfée:Male.Touchy,obnoxious& combativewith a chronicsinus condition.Spells with the aid of his “Magic Foot”.Tenor(up to Bb)??

Leaf Coneybear:Male.Quirky,sweet and naïve. Makesit to the spellingbee by default.He is on an adventure.Bari/tenor.(up to G)

Chip Tolentino:Male.Winnerof last year’s“Bee”.Confidentof repeatinghis success, untilhe is hijacked by his hormones.

Tenor. (up to B)

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