Old Academy Players welcomes new talent! Please note that we are a non-profit community theater and that all roles are performed on a volunteer basis. Please check this site for audition information which appears throughout the season. If you are auditioning for a show, please complete our Audition Form in advance of the audition.
Audition Date & Time:
Saturday, January 13th 11am
Carfax Building at Old Academy Players
3544 Indian Queen Lane
Philadelphia PA 19129
The director is seeking 9 ADULTS to play the roles listed below. Please prepare 16 to 32 bars of a modern musical theater song. Those auditioning must have sheet music the correct key with starting and ending points clearly marked for the provided accompanist. Accompaniment tracks and a cappella singing will not be permitted. In addition those auditioning will be asked to perform a cold reading from the script. Men interested in the role of “William Barfey” should contact the director, Annie Hnatko (MusicalsAtOldAcademy@gmail.com) in advance of the audition.
Students gather for the County Spelling Bee and grow as people through challenges this Bee has presented. All 6 students dream of proving themselves by winning the bee and progressing to National Spelling Bee.
Fridays and Saturdays, April 20, 21, 27, 28 and May 4 and 5 at 8:00pm
Sundays, April 29 and May 6 at 2pm
*Additional performances may be added
CHIP TOLENTINO (Tenor C3-B4): Athletic and social, he expects things to come easily to him. Lately though, he’s been going through some weird changes, and things are slipping out of his control.
LOGAINNE SCHWARTZANDGRUBENNIERE (Soprano C4-D5): Youngest bee participant, she is driven by desire to win to make her two fathers proud. She lisps, is a little uncomfortable in her body, but still manages to strike a strong presence with her political awareness.
LEAF CONEYBEAR (High Baritone A2-G4): Home-schooled with his many siblings, all of whom are more successful than him. He is goofy, but sweet.
WILLIAM BARFEE (Tenor D3-B4): He’s noticed on the spelling circuit for his remarkable technique—spelling words out on the floor with his foot. Must be able to dance.
MARCY PARK (Mezzo B3-E5): The ultimate over-achiever. Her many talents include sports, piano, dance, martial arts, baton twirling.
OLIVE OSTROWVSKY (Soprano Belter B3-G5): Loves words and is an only child with often absent parents. She starts enormously shy and shyly blossoms.
RONA LISA PERRETTI (Soprano C4-A5): Long-time spelling bee hostess, a local realtor and 3rd annual Putnam County spelling champion. She is totally dedicated to the success of the bee.
MITCH MAHONEY (Gospel Tenor E3-A4): He appears an odd choice to be the bee’s “comfort counselor,” but it’s part of his community service assignment. He has no idea how to offer comfort, but begins to wish he could find a way to make them feel better about losing.
VICE PRINCIPAL DOUGLAS PANCH (Non-singing): He is frustrated with his life. He fell into education not out of passion. He is eager to do well to redeem himself for past mistakes and to impress Rona Lisa, who impressed him long ago. Must have strong improvisation skills.
Contact Annie Hnatko (MusicialsAtOldAcademy@gmail.com) for questions.