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25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE - Intrepid Shakespeare Auditions

Posted: November 19, 2014

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25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee-Non-Req

Intrepid Shakespeare | Encinitas, CA

Date of Audition:
11/23/2014




Call Type
Non-Required Principal

Time(s)
Sunday, November 23, 2014
3:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Contract
Special Appearance
SPECIAL APPEARANCE Minimum $344/wk

Location
TBA-San Diego
location TBA
San Diego, CA 92101
*You will be informed of the audition location upon appt confirmation


Seeking
Adult male and female actors who sing. Seeking musical comedy performers who have an innate sense of play as well as the capacity for grounded emotion. Stunning vocal ability and comedic timing a must.

Preparation
Sides and music from the show will be provided in advance for roles indicated by actors in audition submissions.

Other Dates
Submissions accepted untilNovember 20.
Auditions:November 23, 3-8 pmby appointment only
Rehearsals begin:January 10
Performance dates:February 13 - March 15, Thurs-Sun

Other
Submissions do not guarantee appointment times.
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Personnel
Directed by Kathy Brombacher
Musical Direction by Dr. Terry O'Donnell
· A monitor will

notbe provided. The producer will run all aspects of this audition.

Appointments
Please email an audition request with a headshot, resume and character preference byNovember 20 , 2014toseancox@intrepidshakespeare.com.
Performers of all ethnic and racial background are encouraged to attend.
Always bring your Equity Membership Card to auditions.


Breakdown

THE SPELLERS:
Chip Tolentino: (the actor also plays “Jesus”) Chip is the reigning spelling champion of Putnam County, athletic, social and aware that he is gifted. Lately he’s aware that he is going through some weird changes; sings in the tenor range.

Logainne Schwartzandgrubenniere: Younger than most of the participants, Logainne is driven by the desire to win to make her two fathers (from whom she takes her combined last name) proud. She lisps, is awkward with a few tics, but is politically aware and has a keen sense of justice. Nothing gets by her.

Leaf Coneybear: (this actor also plays “Carl Dad”) Leaf is a second alternate and is surprised he was selected to compete in the Bee. He sees this as an adventure, showing off his homemade clothing; he loves attention. He may have severe Attention Deficit Disorder but delights in his own wandering focus. Leaf doesn’t really expect to win, but he finds everything amusing. His Mom made him wear his protective helmet to the Bee.

William Barfee: William has health problems and is loud and defensive since he is the fat kid who becomes a bully to avoid being picked on (he still gets into a lot of fights.) His parents are divorced, his dad is remarried to a much younger woman, and William is used to only being helped by his mother. He is noticed on the spelling circuit for having a technique of spelling words out on the floor with his foot. Last year he couldn’t compete so this year he’s competing with a vengeance. Surprisingly, he ends up caring about someone else, which shakes him to the core.

Marcy Park: An over-achiever, she is from a family where she is expected to excel. From a parochial school, she assumes that God also expects perfection of her. She has moved often in her life because of her parents’ work and has confidence that she can beat the local competition. She may play piano, dance, do martial arts, twirl a baton/or exhibit a wealth of special talents.

Olive Ostrovsky: A word lover, she has been an only child with often-absent parents. So she fills her time reading the dictionary, gaining comfort from the book which shows her the world in the words. During the first half of the Bee, she peers into the audience to see if her father has yet arrived. She is shy, but blossoms.


THE ADULTS:
Rona Lisa Perretti: (she also plays “Olive’s Mom” in fantasy) Putnam’s long-time spelling bee hostess, a local realtor and Third Annual Putnam County spelling champion. This is Rona’s day to be queen. She sees the Bee as a complex cerebral sporting event and wants the audience to understand every twist and turn.

Vice Principal Douglas Panch: is frustrated with his life because he fell into education at Lake Hemingway Dos Passos Junior High School. The drive of the young spellers is alien to him; he has never found anything that is important enough to him to become stressed about it. He is the substitute called at the last minute for this job, but he wants to impress the local hostess, Rona Lisa Perretti.

Mitch Mahoney: (also plays “Dan Dad” and “Olive’s Dad” in fantasy sequences) He should resemble a bouncer in physique and behavior and is assigned to be the Bee’s “comfort counselor” as part of his community service assignment. He is a likable, soulful, “streetwise” guy who has no idea how to comfort kids, but tries to find a way to make the kids feel better about losing.

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