Colton-Pierrepont Central School holding annual spelling bee May 17
Wednesday, May 14, 2014 - 8:55 am

COLTON -- Colton-Pierrepont Central School is holding auditions for the play "25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee" on May 17 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the school auditorium.

The play will be directed by vocal director Kimberly Busch of the Canton school district.

Interested singers and actors who are at least 16 years old should prepare 16 to 32 bars of a Broadway song that best represents their vocal range. There will also be a cold read from the script.

Call backs will be May 18 from noon to 2 p.m.

Info: 265-0864

The play as described in a news release from Sunday Rock Legacy:

The musical is about an eclectic group of six mid-pubescents vie for the spelling championship of a lifetime. While candidly disclosing hilarious and touching stories from their home life, the tweens spell their way through a series of words hoping to never hear the soul crushing, pout inducing, life un-affirming "ding" of the bell that signals a spelling mistake. Six spellers enter; one speller leaves!

The cast of contestants are: Chip Tolentino, the reigning champ; Logainne Schwartzandgrubinniere, an overachiever; Leaf Coneybear, a home-schooled boy with wandering attention; William Barfee, a boy who spells with the help of his "Magic Foot;" Marcy Park, the ultimate overachiever who speaks six languages; Olive Ostrovsky, a lonely little girl; and four contestants who will be chosen from the audience.