Footlite Musicals Holds Auditions for 'The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee'

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Footlite Musicals Holds Auditions for 'The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee'


FOOTLITE MUSICALS announces open auditions for THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE, a cabaret-style production to run in January 2022. The staff is seeking a diverse cast of actors who can portray unique characters and who have improvisational and vocal skills. The cast will consist of between 9 and 15 actors, depending on talent pool. **Please note that the entire cast is required to have received the Covid vaccine and will be required to show proof of vaccination if cast.**

Auditions will be by appointment only in an effort to keep all auditioners, staff, and volunteers safe and socially distanced. Auditions for this production are Saturday, September 25th from 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Sunday, September 26th from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Auditions will take place at Footlite Musicals, located at 1847 North Alabama Street.

To make an audition appointment, please e-mail or call 317.363.0263 to be assigned an audition time. If you have a conflict with the audition dates and/or times, please contact the above e-mail ASAP to make alternative arrangements.

Please prepare a verse and a chorus from a Broadway musical other than THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE. An accompanist will be provided; please bring sheet music in the correct key. Be prepared to read from the script.

Rehearsals will begin in mid to late October and will be in the evening during the week, with some rehearsals on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. Production dates are January 14, 15, 16, 20, 21, 22 and 23 of 2022. There is no participation fee to be involved.

To learn more about Footlite, visit us at To learn more about this show, “Like” us on Facebook at Footlite is an all-volunteer, non-Equity community theatre.

Questions? Contact director Kathleen Clarke Horrigan at or producer Amy Douglas at

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. Featuring a fast-paced, wildly funny, and touching book by Rachel Sheinkin and a truly fresh and vibrant score by William Finn, this bee is one unforgettable experience.
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.


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