UPCOMING AUDITIONS

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Auditions for The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. Trust us, your elementary Bee was never like this. Overall this no-holds barred musical can be summed up in one word i-r-r-e-s-i-s-t-a-b-l-e. (Oops ding) i-r-r-e-s-i-s-t-i-b-l-e…

The director of this production is not requiring a memorized prepared piece. Small pieces of the play’s text will be provided for the auditioning participants. Please prepare a song no longer than 45 seconds. Bring track or sing acapella. Also be prepared to move, while this is not a heavy dance show, director will be looking for actors that can personify a character in the body. Direction is given along the way and participants need not fear that they will in any way be embarrassed.  Though the selection process does imply some competition, the process is made as pleasant as possible and everyone is welcome to come out and audition!

 

INFORMATION-

WHEN: October 3,4 (Monday and Tuesday) @ 7 PM.

WHERE: VLA Theatre; 3401 South WS Young Dr.  Killeen, TX

PERFORMANCES: November 18,19; December 2,3,4

                                 Daytime School performances November 29 & 30, Must be available no exceptions

CASTING:

Rona: (Soprano) female, 30+ a spelling bee champion herself and the returning big cheese. She embraces competition.

Chip: (Tenor) male, 18+ 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. Also plays Carl Dad, Schwarzy's main trainer, the more intense and competitive of Schwarzy's fathers; G3-D5.athletic, champion of the Twenty-Fourth Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, he returns to defend his title.

Leaf: (Baritone or Tenor) male, 18+ gets into the competition on a fluke and finds everything about the bee incredibly amusing. He is home-schooled and comes from a large family of former hippies.

Mr. Panch: (non-singing) male, 30+ the Vice principal, frustrated with his life, he finds the drive of the young spellers alien to him. After five years' absence from the Bee, Panch returns as judge. There was an "incident" at the Twentieth Annual Bee, but he claims to be in "a better place" now, thanks to a high-fiber diet and Jungian analysis. He is infatuated with Rona Lisa Peretti, but she does not return his affections.the Vice principal, frustrated with his life, he finds the drive of the young spellers alien to him. A last minute replacement rousted out of bed.

Shwartzy: (Soprano) female, 18+ the Vice principal, frustrated with his life, he finds the drive of the young spellers alien to him. After five years' absence from the Bee, Panch returns as judge. There was an "incident" at the Twentieth Annual Bee, but he claims to be in "a better place" now, thanks to a high-fiber diet and Jungian analysis. He is infatuated with Rona Lisa Peretti, but she does not return his affections.the Vice principal, frustrated with his life, he finds the drive of the young spellers alien to him. After five years' absence from the Bee, Panch returns as judge. There was an "incident" at the Twentieth Annual Bee, but he claims to be in "a better place" now, thanks to a high-fiber diet and Jungian analysis. He is infatuated with Rona Lisa Peretti, but she does not return his affections.the Vice principal, frustrated with his life, he finds the drive of the young spellers alien to him. After five years' absence from the Bee, Panch returns as judge. There was an "incident" at the Twentieth Annual Bee, but he claims to be in "a better place" now, thanks to a high-fiber diet and Jungian analysis. He is infatuated with Rona Lisa Peretti, but she does not return his affections.the Vice principal, frustrated with his life, he finds the drive of the young spellers alien to him. After five years' absence from the Bee, Panch returns as judge. There was an "incident" at the Twentieth Annual Bee, but he claims to be in "a better place" now, thanks to a high-fiber diet and Jungian analysis. He is infatuated with Rona Lisa Peretti, but she does not return his affections.the Vice principal, frustrated with his life, he finds the drive of the young spellers alien to him. After five years' absence from the Bee, Panch returns as judge. There was an "incident" at the Twentieth Annual Bee, but he claims to be in "a better place" now, thanks to a high-fiber diet and Jungian analysis. He is infatuated with Rona Lisa Peretti, but she does not return his affections.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. Also plays Carl Dad, Schwarzy's main trainer, the more intense and competitive of Schwarzy's fathers; G3-D5.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. Also plays Carl Dad, Schwarzy's main trainer, the more intense and competitive of Schwarzy's fathers; G3-D5.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.the youngest and most politically aware speller. She is driven by internal and external pressure, but above all by a desire to win to make her two fathers proud.

Marcy: (Soprano/Mezzo Soprano) female, 18+ is the poster child for Over-Achievers, attends a Catholic school called "Our Lady of Intermittent Sorrows."

Mitch: (Tenor) male, 25+ official Comfort Counselor, an ex-convict, performing his community service with the Bee. He has no idea how to offer comfort.

Olive: (Soprano) female, 18+ a young newcomer to competitive spelling. She is enormously shy, but blossoms.

William: (Tenor) male, 18+ a finalist last year and is back for vindication. His famous magic foot boosted him to spelling glory. Has a touchy personality.

 

 

 

Adult Improv Workshop

VLA is excited to offer a 5 part Improv Workshop for adults (16 and up) taught by Brandon Wentz. VLA patrons may remember Brandon as Robert in our production of Boeing Boeing. Brandon has his MFA in acting and has taught performance at a number of colleges and in professional workshops across the country.

 

The dates for these workshops will be:

Monday October 10th 6:00-7:00pm – Session 1

Monday October 17th 6:00-7:00pm – Session 2

Monday October 24th 6:00-7:00pm – Session 3

Monday October 31st 6:00-7:00pm – Session 4

                                                                            Friday November 4th 6:00-7:00pm    Session 5 (Showcase)

 

Each section of the workshop will focus on a different aspect of Improv, building upon the games and exercises from session to session.

 

The 5th Session will be a small showcase/performance that class members may invite friends/family to sit in on and watch, allowing the students to show off the skills they have learned. It will be a series of games (Much like “Whose Line is it Anyway”) Hosted by Mr.Wentz.

 

You may sign up for an individual class or sign up for all 5 as a package.

 

Individual classes will be $25 per participant or you can sign up for all 5 classes for $100.

 

 

These classes are designed to help performers of all skill levels. Improv is a great skill to have as a performance style, as well as a great tool to have in your back pocket for the moments when something onstage doesn’t go exactly as planned.  

 

2016-2017 Season

Group Rates our Available Upon Request

Please Contact the Box Office at 254-526-9090

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