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AUDITIONS: Production Ensemble 2017
Start Date: 9/4/2017Start Time: 7:00 PM
End Date: 9/4/2017End Time: 10:30 PM
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Event Description:

THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE
produced by the Theatre Department
in collaboration with the Music and Dance Department

AUDITION ANNOUNCEMENT
**Casting 8 singing roles and 1 non-singing role**
AUDITIONS:
Monday, Sept 4, 7-10:30pm
Tuesday, Sept 5, 7-10:30pm

AUDITION LOCATION:
The Kuharksi Studio, rear entrance of The Matchbox


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Students cast in the show will have to enroll in THEA 22 (Production Ensemble). This counts as a humanities credit.

ABOUT …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.

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, they 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.

HERE’S WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT AUDITIONING

We’ll be auditioning actors for all roles, including the non-speaking role.
If you’re interested in auditioning for this production:

1) SIGN UP:
Please sign up for an audition slot by filling out the online sign-up form which can be found here: goo.gl/W7mdMc. Walk-up auditions are possible, but those who have signed-up will have first priority.

2) PREP FOR YOUR AUDITION:
For the audition, we’ll ask you to do two things: sing and to tell us a story.

• For the song: please prepare 32-bars of a song from a musical or a contemporary pop song. Please bring sheet music in the correct key, an accompanist will be provided. It is perfectly acceptable to sing music from SPELLING BEE, but please still bring a copy of the music.

• For the story: Tell us a 1-2 minute story about yourself, something you find funny, sad, or moving. We’re using this opportunity to meet you and get to know you a little bit.

• If you’re auditioning for the non-singing role, you will be asked to ONLY tell us a story; you will not be required to sing.

• If you don’t know the show, take a listen to the soundtrack to get a sense of the show’s style, humor, and music.

3) CALLBACKS:
Select students will be invited to a Callback Session on either Wed, Sept 6 (7-10:30pm) or Thurs, Nov 7 (4-10pm).

4) NOTIFICATIONS:
Callbacks will be posted late on Tuesday, Sept 5th. Casting will be announced the morning of Friday, Sept 8th.

5) TAKE A LOOK AT THE PRODUCTION SCHEDULE:
• All cast performers are required to sign up for THEA 22 and be available for all rehearsals, which occur on:
Sundays 12-6pm
Tuesdays 7:30-10:30pm
Thursday 4:10-7:30pm

• You may be asked to schedule time with the production’s vocal coach outside of rehearsal times, though we will set this around your existing schedule.

• Cast members will also need to be available for all technical rehearsals:
Friday, Nov 3 – 6-10pm
Saturday, Nov 4 – 10am-10pm
Sunday, Nov 5 – 10am-10pm
Monday, Nov 6 – 6-10pm
Tuesday, Nov 7 – 6-10pm
Wednesday, Nov 8 – 6-10pm
Thursday, Nov 9 – 6-10pm

• Performances will be on:
Friday, Nov 10, 8pm
Saturday, Nov 11, 2 and 8pm
Sunday, Nov 12, 2pm

• After Nov 12th, your scheduled work for this class will be complete. There are no additional class meetings (though there will be one reflection paper due).

6) Got any questions? Email Professor Alex Torra, atorra1@swarthmore.edu


Location Information:
*Swarthmore College  (View Map)
500 College Avenue
Swarthmore, PA 19081

*Swarthmore College - The Matchbox  (View Map)
500 College Avenue
Swarthmore, PA 19081
Contact Information:
Name: Alex Torra
Email: atorra1@swarthmore.edu
Event Sponsors
Dept. of Music and Dance, Dept. of Theater
Open To
Tri-College Students Only
Additional Information
SIGN UP!!!
Please sign up for an audition slot by filling out the online sign-up form which can be found here: goo.gl/W7mdMc. Walk-up auditions are possible, but those who have signed-up will have first priority.

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