25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee Auditions

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25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee Auditions


Napa Valley College (NVC) Performing Arts is accepting audition videos for the fall musical production, “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee.” The deadline to submit audition videos is Tuesday, August 17, 2021 at 11:59 p.m.

“The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” is a one-act musical that stages a spelling bee contest against a backdrop of drama. The musical includes nine primary characters: six spelling bee contestants, including last year’s champ, and three administrators, including a felon doing community service. Each has a distinct personality that contributes to the intrigue as the spelling bee unfolds. A small supporting cast also helps to keep the action interesting and move the story along.

To submit an audition video, prepare a video performing a 30-second to one-minute song excerpt plus a joke, upload to YouTube or Vimeo and send the video link to MHamilton@napavalley.edu by Tuesday, August 17, 2021 at 11:59 p.m. Those cast in the production must be 16 years or older and must enroll in the corresponding Napa Valley College Theater Arts course upon admission. Students will be required to provide documentation that they are fully vaccinated for Covid-19 vaccination or
request an exemption to be enrolled in the course. For information about signing up for a vaccine, please visit: https://myturn.ca.gov.

Rehearsals will begin Monday, August 30 and performances will take place in the Performing Arts Center at Napa Valley College November 5-7 and 12-14, 2021. The production will be directed by Napa Valley College theater adjunct instructor Olivia Cowell, with music direction by Dr. Christina Howell, coordinator of music/director of vocal studies.

For more details, including a synopsis of the play, please visit