The Monmouth Community Players (MCP) are excited to announce auditions for their upcoming spring show, "The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee." Winner of the Tony and the Drama Desk Awards for Best Book, "The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee" has charmed audiences across the country with its effortless wit and humor. Featuring a fast-paced, wildly funny and touching book by Rachel Sheinkin and a truly fresh and vibrant score by William Finn, this spelling bee is one unforgettable experience.

An eclectic group of six mid-pubescents vie for the spelling championship of a lifetime. While candidly disclosing hilarious and touching stories from their home lives, the tweens spell their way through a series of (potentially made-up) words, hoping never to hear the soul-crushing, pout-inducing, life un-affirming "ding" of the bell that signals a spelling mistake. Six spellers enter; one speller leaves! At least the losers get a juice box.A riotous ride, complete with audience participation, "The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee" is a delightful den of comedic genius.

Auditions for MCP's production of "Spelling Bee" will be on Sunday, February 4th and Monday February 5th starting at 6pm. Rehearsals will begin Monday, February 19th at 6pm and run every Monday, Wednesday and Sunday through April. Performances are scheduled for April 20 - 29, 2018. The production team for "Spelling Bee" includes director Josie French, musical director Steve Barter, assistant director Tim MacLeod and producer Cindy Dunham.There are roles for six actors that play the adolescent spellers, including three men and three women. There are roles for three actors playing the adults, including two men and one woman. There are also multiple minor roles for both men and women throughout the production. All roles are open to actors ages 14 and above.Those auditioning are asked to prepare a 16-bar selection. If the selection is not from the show, please provide sheet music for your audition. All singing auditions will be closed, and will be followed by group readings.

For more detailed information about the show and the available roles, please visit the auditions page on Monmouth Community Players website,

Or contact us at or at 207-370-9566.

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