Auditions for Spotlight Musical Production!

January 8, 2019 mpartain Blog

I Speak 6 Languages Auditions PageThe Spotlight Drama Club is pleased to announce auditions for its very first musical. 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 and touching book by Rachel Sheinkin and a vibrant score by William Finn, this bee is one unforgettable experience. You won’t want to miss your chance to be a part of this charming production.

An eclectic group of six young students 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.

Auditions will be held at CEPA, 25 Williamson Drive, on January 22 and 23 at 6pm. Auditionees need only attend one date, though are welcome to attend both. Those wishing to audition should prepare 30 seconds or 16 bars of a song from a musical. No accompaniment will be provided. Choose a song that you know you sing well and shows off your vocal range!

Performance dates are April 12-14. Rehearsals will typically be held three evenings per week beginning with the first week of February until show dates. Those wishing to audition will be asked to list any scheduling conflicts during this time period. For more information regarding auditions please visit or contact Spotlight Drama Club co-sponsor Lesley Warren at [email protected]

Audition Information

  • Director: Lesley Warren
  • Musical Director: Jared Shiver
  • When: January 22 and 23 at 6pm. Attendance at both dates is not required
  • Where: The CEPA stage. 25 Williamson Dr. Pell City, AL 35125
  • Rehearsals: February 2 – April 14. Specific dates and times will be determined after casting.
  • Performances: April 12 – 14, 2019
  • What to Prepare: 30 seconds or sixteen bars of a song from a musical. You may sing acapella or bring recorded accompaniment.