spellingbee playbill

MARCH 25TH, 2023 | KREVSKY CENTER

Director: Tom Hostetter
Music Director: Mitchell Sensenig-Wilshire
Choreographer: Kelly Strange
Stage Manager: Mark Shelleman

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.

CHARACTER BREAKDOWNS

The Contestants in SPELLING BEE are supposedly teenagers of 15-17. If adults are to be cast (as was done in the original New York production), it is important that they can appear and sound youthful in both acting and singing. They may be played by actors of any identity who can sing the voice part. We may consider only auditionees 15 and older. The musical score will accommodate only male adolescent singers whose voices have already changed. The Adults in the show must be able to play 35-early 50s; any identity who can sing the voice parts.

Audition Requirements:

Please review the breakdown of roles and prepare to audition for the one that speaks to you the most.

  1. MAIN REQUIREMENTS
  2. Please wear or bring appropriate clothes and shoes for a dance portion of the audition.
  3. There are two forms you will need to fill out for this audition: the Theatre Harrisburg audition form and the SPELLING BEE supplemental audition form. Have your conflict calendar handy when completing these. Please note! No conflicts are allowed during tech week or for any of the performances.
  4. If you are under 18 years of age, a parent or guardian will need to also sign your audition form.
  5. Please bring proof of COVID vaccination status for us to view; we do not need to make or keep a copy.

Theatre Harrisburg is committed to identity-conscious casting.

Callbacks: 

Callbacks will be held on Sunday, March 26, 2023 by invitation only.

Reach out to [email protected] with questions.

PLEASE NOTE:

Auditions are by sign-up ONLY. Please sign up through the following form:

AUDITION FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQS): 

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