Clicking through endless channels on television, most people have seen one. Local or international spelling bees likely comprised of seemingly calm, collected, and ingenious contestants calculating the equation of impossible words such as ‘hippopotomonstrosesquipedaliophobia,’ a word ironically meaning, “the fear of long words!”
Working on vocabulary takes on a whole new, amusing meaning as Braintree’s Curtain Call Theatre presents ‘The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee!’ Directed by Toni Ruscio, musically directed by Brett Hinkel, with choreography by Lisa Kelleher, attend auditions for this Tony award-winning musical on Monday, August 19 and Tuesday, August 20 at 7 p.m.
Just a few of the hit songs of ‘The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee’ are ‘My Friend, the Dictionary,’ ‘Why We Like Spelling’ and ‘My Favorite Moment of the Bee!’ Audition candidates should be prepared to sing, scene read, and dance. Please prepare 16-32 bars from a song that is in the style of the show, but not from the show and no acapella.
To learn more about the musical itself, click here.
Auditions will take place at Curtain Call Theatre, 182 Commercial Street in Braintree, Massachusetts. Performances are scheduled for Friday, November 1, Saturday, November 2, Sunday, November 3, Thursday, November 7, Friday, November 8, and Saturday, November 9.
Visit www.curtaincallbraintree.org for more information!