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STC Theatre to hold auditions for their musical production of “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee”

South Texas College (STC) Theatre will hold auditions for their second main stage production of the season, “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee”. Music and lyrics by William Finn, book by Rachel Sheinkin, and conceived by Rebecca Feldman.

Auditions will be held Tuesday, Dec. 4 and Wednesday, Dec. 5, from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. at the STC Cooper Center for Communication Arts located at 3201 W. Pecan Blvd. in McAllen. All STC and Rio Grande Valley community members ages 18 and over are welcome to audition. Director Joel Jason Rodriguez and musical director Victoria Rose Cantu are seeking a cast of nine actors, four women and five men.

The story follows an eclectic group of six mid-pubescents who each vie for the spelling bee championship of a lifetime.

While candidly disclosing hilarious and touching stories from their home lives, the tweens spell their way through a series of 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!

Those interested in auditioning are encouraged to bring a headshot and resume, but it is not required. Scenes will be made available at the time of audition. Those auditioning must come in with a prepared 2-minute piece with piano accompaniment. A piano accompanist will be provided.

“The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” is scheduled to debut at the STC Cooper Center for Communication Arts Main Stage Theatre Feb. 21-24, 2018.

For more audition information, call 956-872-2639 or email jrodriguez@southtexascollege.edu.