Upcoming Auditions
Auditions for The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee are
  • Saturday, December 2 at 2:00 pm
  • Sunday, December 3 at 5:00 pm
at the IMP Studio located at 520 Green Cove Road SE.

 


The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

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Auditions are on Saturday, December 2 at 10:00 am and Sunday December 3 at 5:00 pm at the IMP Studio.

Performance dates are February 9-17, 2018.

Chip Tolentino
An athletic, social, boy scout and champion of the 24th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. He returns to defend his title, but finds puberty hitting at an inopportune moment. Vocal range C4 - B5.
Logainne Schwartzandgrunenierre (Schwartzy)
Logainne 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 by a desire 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 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 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 E4 - B5.
Marcy Park
A recent transfer from Virginia, Marcy placed ninth in last year's 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 three 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 Asian, and attends a Catholic school called "Our Lady of Intermittent Sorrows". She is also not allowed to cry. Vocal range C4 - E5.
Olive Ostrovsky
A young newcomer to competitive spelling. Her mother is 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 its 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 B3 - F5.
Rona Lisa Peretti
The number-one 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 B3 - F5.
Douglas Panch
The Vice Principal. 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 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.
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 E4 - A5.
Carl Dad
Schwarzy's main trainer, the more intense and competitive of Schwarzy's father. Normally played by the actor playing Leaf. Vocal range G3 - D5.
Dan Dad
The more laid-back and ineffectual of Schwarzy's fathers. Normally played by the actor playing Mitch. Vocal range G3 - D5.
Jesus Christ
Deity invoked by a speller in need. Normally played by the actor playing Chip.
Leaf's Mom, Dad, and Siblings
All more academically gifted than Leaf, they are even more surprised than he is by his success. Normally played by the spellers and audience volunteers as indicated in the script.
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 E4 - B5.
Olive's Mom
A fantasy version of Olive's mom at her Ashram in India. Normally played by the actor playing Rona. Vocal range D4 - E5.

Shrek, the Musical

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Performance dates are June 15-24, 2018.

Donkey
Male, Shrek's self-appointed sidekick, as charming as he is clingy, a bright-eyed motor-mouth whose eagerness and quick wit barely disguise his desperate need for a friend. Winning and easy charm, comic skills, soulful vocal style. Sing to A flat.
Dragon
Female, charged with guarding Princess Fiona in her isolated castle. Donkey becomes trapped by Dragon and becomes her prisoner of love. Dragon helps save the day at the end of the musical. Mezzo/belter with gospel sound.
Fiona
Princess of Far Far Away, daughter of King Harold and Queen Lillian. Has spent most of her life locked in a dragon-guarded castle reading romantic fairy tales. Underneath lurks a smart, outspoken girl who can't help burping or launching into hand-to-hand combat when needed. Soprano with belt.
Lord Farquaad
A pompous, power-hungry little villain with a raging Napoleon complex and intense dislike of all fairy tale creatures. Sets out to claim a beautiful princess as his bride in order to ensure himself a kingly throne. Character baritone or tenor.
Shrek
An ogre who has spent most of his life as an outcast, living in a swamp far from civilization; crass and brutish exterior disguises a soulful and lonely heart. A reluctant hero. Powerful presence with great wit. Bari-tenor to A.
Young Fiona/Young Shrek
Looks age 10. As Princess Fiona, a bright little girl only recently locked in a tower, who passes her time reading fairy tales about being rescued by a handsome and charming prince. Strong singer.
Teen Fiona
Princess Fiona as a teenager; has been trapped in the tower for a few years and has angst about not being rescued yet. Sense of humor, strong voice, ensemble.
Pinocchio
Banished to Shrek's swamp along with other fairy tale creatures by Lord Farquaad. Comic role, tenor, ensemble.
Three Little Pigs
Funny, anxious. German accent is possible. Baritone and tenor roles.
White Rabbit, Gnome, and Peter Pan
(One or more roles.) Comedic role, tenor, ensemble.
Wolf
Tough guy who isn't afraid to let the world know he likes dressing up in Granny's clothes. Comedic role, bass-baritone to high G.
Wicked Witch
Comedic role, soprano, ensemble.
Gingy (Gingerbread Man)
Female to play a male; a cookie that is tortured by Farquaad's guards. Comedic role, character voices a plus, sing with vocal versatility and solid mix, belts to a D, ensemble.
Fairy Godmother
Female, comedic role, singer, ensemble.
Ugly Duckling
Female, comedic role, singer, ensemble.
Shoemaker's Elf
Female, comedic role, singer, ensemble.
Mama Ogre/Humpty Dumpty
Female, opens the show sending her young Shrek out into the world and telling him that the big, bright, beautiful world out there will only judge him by the way he looks. Comedic role, pop/rock belt, ensemble.
Papa Bear
From Goldilocks story. Male, comedic role, singer, ensemble.
Mama Bear
From Goldilocks story. Female, comedic role, pop/rock belt, ensemble.
Baby Bear
The wide-eyed and precocious baby bear from Goldilocks. Comedic role, singer, ensemble.
Other Ensemble and Fairy Tale Creatures
King Harold, Queen Lillian, Angry Mob, Happy People, Captain and his Guards, Knights, Pied Piper and Rats, Three Blind Mice, Bluebird, Bishop, Sugar Plum Fairy, Mad Hatter, Dwarf. All strong singers with some featured moments.