Auditions-at-a-glance: Barefoot in the Park - February 21&22, The Wedding Singer - March 27&28
THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE
PERFORMANCE DATES: SEPTEMBER 8-11, 2016 AT THE LYDIA MENDELSSOHN THEATRE
Thank you to all who auditioned. There was so much talent - thank you for making it tough on us!
CAST LIST:OLIVE - Emily Fishman
MARCY - Hallie Fox
LOGAINNE - Keshia Oliver
CHIP - Nick Rapson
CONEYBEAR - Nathan King
BARFEE - Connor Rhodes
RONA - Allison Ackerman
PANCH - Brandon Cave
OLIVE'S MOM - Allison Ackerman
OLIVE'S DAD - Nick Rapson
LOGAINNE'S DADS - Nick Rapson and Connor Rhodes
Audition dates: Sunday, July 17 at 4pm; Tuesday, July 19 at 5pm* at the A2CT Studio (*Those who can’t make 5pm can arrive by 6pm, if needed—contact the office)
Callbacks (if needed): Wednesday, July 20 at 7pm (LOCATION TBD)
Production Dates: September 30-October 2, 2016 at the A2CT Studio Theatre
Those auditioning should attend one of the regular auditions and should be available for callbacks. No preparation or pre-registration required.
Rehearsals: begin the week of August 8.
Auditions consist of cold readings from the script.
Synopsis: (From the Dramatists site) Greg and Kate have moved to Manhattan after twenty-two years of child-raising in the suburbs. Greg's career as a financial trader is winding down, while Kate's career, as a public-school English teacher, is beginning to offer her more opportunities. Greg brings home a dog he found in the park—or that has found him—bearing only the name "Sylvia" on her name tag. A street-smart mixture of Lab and Poodle, Sylvia becomes a major bone of contention between husband and wife. She offers Greg an escape from the frustrations of his job and the unknowns of middle age. To Kate, Sylvia becomes a rival for affection. And Sylvia thinks Kate just doesn't understand the relationship between man and dog. The marriage is put in serious jeopardy until, after a series of hilarious and touching complications, Greg and Kate learn to compromise, and Sylvia becomes a valued part of their lives.
Sylvia (early 20’s-early 30’s): Sylvia is a dog. She speaks English but has the mannerisms of a canine. Sylvia is perky, fun-loving, and excitable. She has a dark side, however, and can be rude, sarcastic, and sly.
Greg (40’s-mid 60’s): Greg is an affable, regular guy. He is caught in a job he doesn’t like and is at a loss about how to navigate the next chapter in his life.
Kate (40’s-mid 60’s): Kate is a driven, confident career woman. She embraces the empty nest and has no patience for Greg’s lack of direction or for Greg’s new dog, Sylvia.
Tom (30’s-mid 60’s): Tom is a fellow dog owner Greg befriends in the park. He’s a guy’s guy, and has plenty of advice for Greg about dogs and life.
Phyllis (40’s-mid 60’s): Phyllis is a college chum of Kate’s. She is a name-dropping striver who has a tenuous hold on her new sobriety.
Leslie (30’s-late 60’s): Leslie is a therapist. Leslie is exploring gender identity and can be played by a man or a woman. Leslie’s calm, therapist’s demeanor hides latent anger issues.