Friday, December 12, 2014

ICCT Holding Auditions for 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

Iowa City - "Iowa City Community Theatre is holding auditions for:

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee
Directed By Ken Van Egdon
Musical Direction by Wes Habley

OPEN AUDITIONS: Monday, December 15th 7:00-10:00pm and Tuesday, December 16th 7:00-10:00pm.
Callbacks: Wednesday, December 17th 7:00-10:00pm.
Location: Iowa City Public Library

A musical about six young people in the throes of puberty, overseen by grown-ups who barely managed to escape childhood themselves, learn that winning isn’t everything and that losing doesn’t necessarily make you a loser. A 2005 Broadway hit and winner of 2 Tony Awards.

To sign up for an audition time, please go to:

You may fill out an audition form at the audition or print one from this link:

Audition Information: Have 32 measures prepared to sing. It doesn’t need to be from the show but should be a strong character song that showcases your vocal abilities. An accompanist will be provided. There will be some cold reading as well. Actors should be available for call backs on Dec. 17th from 7pm to 10pm. The first read through will be Dec. 22nd. The first rehearsal will be Jan. 5. Rehearsals will run M-Th 7pm-10pm in the month of January and M-F 7pm-10pm the month of February. The show runs Friday and Saturday nights and Sunday afternoons Feb. 27 to Mar. 8. Prepare to present any and all conflicts with that schedule at the time of the audition. Conflicts will be taken into account during casting but will not necessarily exclude you from the process.

Director’s note: All ages are encouraged to audition, and the directing team is willing to work around conflicts as needed for the right actor. Be prepared to do cold reads from the script as well as sing 16-32 measures of a song of your choosing. An accompanist will be provided. The song needn’t be from the show, but should showcase your voice at it’s best, as well as allow you to convey character and emotion during the song. All things being equal, we will be casting on the side of character strength over vocal prowess, so just bring your best and let it shine through!"

Source: ICCT Press Release

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