The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee Auditions

Stage Cast Club will be hosting open auditions for The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee on March 29th and 30th at 7:00pm at Disney Springs Cast Services.  Auditions are open to all current Cast, Crew, and Imagineers of The Walt Disney Company.  Please be prepared to show your company ID upon arrival at the auditions.

For the audition, please prepare a 16-32 bar cut of an uptempo musical theater song that best shows off your voice, and a 30 second to 1 minute comedic monologue.

Those only auditioning for "Vice Principal Panch" do not need to prepare a song.

Headshots and resumes are not required, but will be accepted if provided.

Character Descriptions:

Rona Lisa Peretti: (Mezzo-Soprano/Belter)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 can be very stern when it comes to dealing with Vice Principal Panch, who has feelings for her that she most likely does not return. Ms. Peretti often relives the glory days when she herself won the Third Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee by spelling "syzygy.” 

Vice Principal Douglas Panch: (Non Singer.Male or Female) 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 (or so we think), thanks to a high-fiber diet and Jungian analysis. He is infatuated with Rona Lisa Peretti, but she does not return his affections.

Mitch Mahoney: (Baritennor/Belter) The Official Comfort Counselor. An ex-convict, Mitch is performing his community service with the Bee, and hands out juice boxes to losing students.

Olive Ostrovsky:(Mezzo Soprano/High Belter) A young newcomer to competitive spelling. Shy and timid, Her mother is in an ashram in India, and her father is working late, as usual, but he is trying to come sometime during the bee. She made friends with her dictionary at a very young age, helping her to make it to the competition.

William Morris Barfée: (Baritennor/Character Voice) A Putnam County Spelling Bee finalist last year, he was eliminated because of an allergic reaction to peanuts. He is super nerdy, hyperallergenic and focused on winning,  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. 

Logainne "Schwarzy" SchwartzandGrubenierre:(Alto/Mezzo/Character Voice) Logainne is the youngest and most politically aware speller, often making comments about current political figures, with two overbearing gay fathers. She is intense, driven,over stressed, speaks with a lisp, and knows she'll return to the bee next year.


Marcy Park:(Alto/Mezzo Belter) A recent transfer from Virginia, Marcy placed ninth in last year’s nationals. She speaks six languages, is a member of all-American hockey, a championship rugby player, plays Chopin and Mozart on multiple instruments, sleeps only three hours a night, hides in the bathroom cabinet, and is getting very tired of always winning. She is a total over-achiever, and attends a Catholic school called "Our Lady of Intermittent Sorrows." She is also not allowed to cry.

 FOR THOSE PLANNING ON AUDITIONING FOR MARCY PARK:::

If you have a special talent (i.e. baton twirling, tumbling, flexibility, fire eating, sword swallowing, can play a musical instrument... or anything else you can think of...) please be prepared to showcase this talent at your audition!


Leaf Coneybear: (Tenor) A homeschooler, total space cadet and the second runner-up in his district, Leaf gets into the competition on a lark. Leaf comes from a large family of former hippies and makes his own clothes. He spells words correctly while in a trance.His family thinks he is "not that smart," but he insinuates that he is merely easily distracted.

Charlito "Chip" Tolentino: (Tenor Belter) A Boy Scout and champion of the Twenty-Fourth Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, he returns to defend his title. Relatively social and athletic, as he plays little league, Chip expects things to come easily but he finds puberty hitting at an inopportune moment.

FEMALE UNDERSTUDY 1 -For Olive and Rona
FEMALE UNDERSTUDY 2 -For Logainne and Marcy
MALE UNDERSTUDY 1 -For Chip and Mitch
MALE UNDERSTUDY 2-For Leaf and Barfee
*understudy configuration is subject to change*