Casting Call

Music & Lyrics by
   William Finn

Book by
 Rachel Sheinken

Conceived by
Rebecca Feldman

Produced by
Karen & Dominick Abbatiello

Directed by:
Christian Carrara

Sponsored by:
Roberta Steve, SVP President


Petrock’s Bar & Grille, the favorite Hillsborough restaurant of the Somerset Valley Players. 

Director Christian Carrara is seeking the following:
5 Adult Males
4 Adult Females

PanchAdult(male) – The Vice Principal.  He is the judge of the Bee.  Mostly calm and collected but has some pent-up anger and frustrations.  Is in love with Rona.  Actor must be able to lead the show as he sets the pace and makes the decisions on the guest spellers.  He must have a strong adlib ability.  Mostly a non-singing role, but may join in on ensemble vocals.
RonaAdult(female) B3-F5 – The moderator and commentator as well as number-one realtor in Putnam County.  Loving and compassionate.  She won in the past and feels she has a special connection with the spellers.  Actor must have great improvisational skills as she comments on every speller every time they come up to spell.  Also plays the character of Olive’s Mom.
Shwarzy16 +(female) A3-F5 – The youngest of the spellers.  Very politically driven.  Her life is structured and organized.  She is very fearful of disappointing her two dads.  Also plays the character of Leaf’s Mom.
Olive16 +(female) B3-F5 – The shy newcomer of the spellers.  Her life is very lonely as her parents are rarely around.  She loves words and the dictionary.
Barfee16 +(male) E4-B5 – The know-it-all of the spellers.  He tends to bully everyone, but it is mostly a defense mechanism.  His allergies and awkward personality make it difficult for him to make friends.  Also plays the character of Leaf’s Dad.
Coneybear16 +(male) A3-A5 – The home-schooled free spirit of the spellers.  He has a large family of which he is (or thinks he is) the least smart.  He finds random things amusing and also has ADD.  Also plays the character of Carl’s Dad.
Chip16 +(male) C4-B5 – The boy scout of the spellers.  Won last year’s Bee, so he thinks he is better than everyone else.  Going through puberty which makes things awkward for him as he discovers what attraction is…  Also plays the character of Jesus.
Marcy16 +Marcy (female) C4-E5 – The transfer student of the spellers.  She is a major overachiever because that is what is expected of her.  At the same time, she is very tired of having to be perfect and being a member of every club and playing every sport and instrument.  Actor should hopefully be able to do multiple special tricks/skills.  Also plays the character of Leaf’s Sister.
MitchadultMitch (male) E4-A5 – The comfort counselor.  He is an ex-convict which makes him intimidating.  Starts off annoyed to be there, but learns to love the job.  Also plays the characters of Dan Dad and Olive’s Dad.

Auditions will be held at the 

Somerset Valley Players

Located at 689 Amwell Road, Hillsborough. 

For Directions Click Here

Monday, June 20th
Wednesday, June 22nd at 7 p.m.

Callback Date: Thursday, June 23rd (if required)

Please prepare 16-32 bars of a song in the style of the show. Please bring
sheet music in the correct key. An accompanist will be provided. Be
prepared to move as there will be a short dance sequence.


The show runs Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m.
September 9th through September 257th.

For further information call 908.369.7469