-The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee-


Interested performers are asked to prepare one song from musical theatre (please bring sheet music in the appropriate key) and a comedic monologue.

Audition dates for "The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee" have been set as follows:

Friday, March 3rd: 6:30pm
Saturday, March 4th: 4pm

Callbacks will be held on Sunday, March 5 at 1pm.

If you think you might be interested in this show, please email us at and let us know which night you are available, and we will try to accommodate you.



Please note that the contestants are middle school children played by adults. Interested actors should be able to convey a youthful energy in their performance, not necessarily “look young”.

Olive Ostrovsky A somewhat insecure young newcomer to competitive spelling. She made friends with her dictionary at a very young age, helping her to make it to the competition.
Marcy Park A recent transfer student from Virginia who previously placed ninth in the Nationals. She is a textbook overachiever in every sense. Gymnastics experience is an asset, but not required.
Logainne "Schwarzy" SchwartzandGrubenierre Logainne is a young and politically aware speller under pressure from her fathers to win at all costs. She speaks with a lisp.
William Morris Barfée A Putnam County Spelling Bee finalist last year, he was eliminated because of an allergic reaction to peanuts. His famous “Magic Foot” method of spelling has boosted him to spelling glory, even though he only has one working nostril and a touchy personality.
Leaf Coneybear A homeschooler and the second runner-up in his district, Leaf comes from a large family of former hippies and makes his own clothes. Easily distracted and mocked by his siblings, his spelling ability is as mysterious to Leaf as it is to the rest of us.
Charlito "Chip" Tolentino Last year’s champion of the Twenty-Fourth Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, he returns to defend his title. Social, confident, and athletic, but lately finding life a bit complicated by the advent of puberty.


Rona Lisa Peretti The number-one realtor in Putnam County, a former Putnam County Spelling Bee Champion herself, and returning moderator. She is a sweet woman who loves children, but she has a stern side, mostly reserved for her co-moderator, Panch.
Vice Principal Douglas Panch After five years' absence from the Bee, Panch returns as judge. There was an "incident" at the Twentieth Annual Bee, but he claims to be in "a better place" now thanks to a high-fiber diet and Jungian analysis.
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.

Minor supporting characters will be played by members of the cast.