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LVLT announces Open Auditions for
"The 25th Annual Putnam County
Spelling Bee" 
Music and Lyrics by William Finn
Book by Rachel Sheinkin

Directed by Walter Niejadlik

Musical Direction by Toby McEvoy

Audition Dates and Times:

June 25 & 26 from 7pm-9pm

Las Vegas Little Theatre 3920 Schiff Drive

Everyone should be prepared to sing, read and move at the auditions. 

Note- the roles of the children are played by Adults.  We will not be casting any children in this production.  


The roles of Chip, Logainne, Marcy, William Barfee, Leaf and Olive will be played by actors and actresses in their 20-early 30's.    


Chip Tolentino

Boy scout and champion of the Twenty-Fourth Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, he returns to defend his title, but he finds puberty hitting at an inopportune moment.

C4 - B5  - Audition Song - Unfortunate Erection


Logainne Schwartzandgrubenniere (Schwartzy)

Logainne is the youngest and most politically aware speller, often making comments about current political figures. She is driven by internal and external pressure, but above all by a desire to win to make her two fathers proud. She is somewhat of a neat freak, speaks with a lisp, and will be back next year.

A3 - F5  - Audition Song - Woe is Me


Leaf Coneybear

The second runner-up in his district, Leaf gets into the competition on a lark and finds everything about the bee incredibly amusing. He is home-schooled and comes from a large family of former hippies. He has severe Attention Deficit Disorder and spells words correctly while in a trance.

A3 - A5  Audition Song - I Might Be Smart


William Barfee

A Putnam County Spelling Bee finalist last year, he was eliminated because of an allergic reaction to peanuts and is back for vindication. His famous "Magic Foot" method of spelling has boosted him to spelling glory, even though he only has one working nostril and a touchy, bullying personality. He develops a crush on Olive.

E4 - B5 - Audition Song - Magic Foot


Marcy Park

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 the poster child for the Over-Achieving Asian, and attends a Catholic school called "Our Lady of Intermittent Sorrows." She is also not allowed to cry.

C4 - E5  - Audition Song - I speak six Languages


Olive Ostrovsky

A young newcomer to competitive spelling. 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. Having found comfort in its words and vastness, Olive made friends with her dictionary at a very young age, helping her to make it to the competition. She starts enormously shy, and shyly blossoms.

B3 - F5  - Audition Song - Olive's section of the I Love You Song.

Rona Lisa Perretti - 30's

The number-one realtor in Putnam County, a former Putnam County Spelling Bee Champion herself, and the 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 and his feelings for her. Her interest in the competition is unflagging and drives it forward.

B3 - F5 Audition Song - Rona's section of the I Love You Song


Mitch Mahoney - 30's

The Official Comfort Counselor. An ex-convict, Mitch is performing his community service with the Bee, and hands out juice boxes to losing students. He has no idea how to offer comfort, but does find himself wishing he could find a way to make the kids feel better.

E4 - A5   Audition Song - Comfort Counselor's Prayer


Some roles double with smaller "parent" roles. 


Note - The role of Douglas Panch has already been cast. 


If you are not singing one of the suggested audition songs, please bring sheet music in your key. Please no recorded tracks. 

Headshots and resumes are accepted but are not required.

Back by popular demand, LVLT’s smash hit, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. This Tony-award winning musical is the story of 6 misfit spellers and their quest to be the Spelling Champion. It is sure to leave you laughing. This show played to sell-out crowds in its original run in 2011, so don’t miss out; get your tickets T-O-D-A-Y!

Performance Dates:

September 6 - 22, 2019 with performances on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays at 8pm and Sundays at 2pm. There is an additional Saturday matinee at 2pm on September 14.

*LVLT does NOT pay - We are an entirely volunteer organization!

Call 702-362-7996 for more information.

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