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Springville Players Hold Auditions for ‘Spelling Bee’

The Springville Players will hold auditions for the first show in the 2014-15 theater season. The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee will be directed by Sue Sorensen with musical direction by Doug Bailey. Julie Noeson is producing.

Prospective actors should attend a session on Aug. 27, 28 or 29 at 7 p.m. at the Mongerson Theater, 37 N. Buffalo St., Springville. Those auditioning should prepare a song and bring in the music for the accompanist. Actors will also sing a song from the musical score and read from the script.

Here is a synopsis, in case you’ve never heard of this production.

Six 12-year-old children are vying for the Putnam County Spelling Bee Championship. While candidly revealing hilarious and touching stories from their personal life the kids spell their way through a series of words hoping never to hear the ‘ding’ that signals their defeat. In the end, they learn just because you didn’t win doesn’t mean you’re a loser. The show requires four women and five men. All characters are played by adults, who include six “kids,” one female moderator, one male vice-principal, and one male ex-convict comfort counselor. One male role is a non-singing part.

Performances take place Nov. 13, 14, 15 and 16, and Nov. 21, 22 and 23. No matter if you spell it theater or theatre, this show is sure to be a hit!

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