Open Auditions for ‘Spelling Bee’ Production on May 24 at Lone Star College-Montgomery




Lone Star College-Montgomery’s Center for the Arts is calling all high school and college students, as well as community members, to audition for the college’s summer production of The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, on Tuesday, May 24, at 4 p.m., on the mainstage theatre (Building D).
 
Those auditioning should prepare 16 bars of memorized upbeat music from a Broadway musical, bring sheet music with them to the audition, and be prepared to learn a brief dance combination. Be sure to wear comfortable clothing that allows for movement. An accompanist will be provided.

“This production needs a wide variety of creative talent,” said Chase Waites, professor of drama at LSC-Montgomery and director for the production. “Only audition if you enjoy having a good time!”

Those selected for the cast and crew must enroll in Drama 1120 (Theatre Practicum).
 
The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee is based on the book by Rachel Sheinkin with music and lyrics by William Finn. It’s a hilarious tale of overachievers' angst chronicling the experience of six adolescent outsiders vying for the spelling championship of a lifetime.
 
The show's Tony Award-winning creative team has created the unlikeliest of hit musicals about the unlikeliest of heroes: a quirky yet charming cast of outsiders for whom a spelling bee is the one place where they can stand out and fit in at the same time.

Performance dates are scheduled for Thursday, June 30, Friday, July 1, and Saturday, July 2, at 7:30 p.m.; and Saturday, July 2, at 2 p.m.
 
Individual tickets for this performance are $10 (general admission), $7 (seniors), and $5 (students). Tickets can be purchased at www.mycommunityevents.com.

For audition and ticket information, visit www.LoneStar.edu/theatre-Montgomery, or contact Denise Meyers via phone at 936.273.7021 or via e-mail at Denise.Meyers@LoneStar.edu.

LSC-Montgomery is located at 3200 College Park Drive, one-half mile west of Interstate 45, between Conroe and The Woodlands. For more information about the college, call 936.273.7000, or visit www.LoneStar.edu/montgomery
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With more than 69,000 students in credit classes for fall 2010, and a total enrollment of more than 85,000, Lone Star College System is the largest institution of higher education in the Houston area, and the fastest-growing community college system in Texas. Dr. Richard Carpenter is the chancellor of LSCS, which consists of five colleges including LSC-CyFair, LSC-Kingwood, LSC-Montgomery, LSC-North Harris, and LSC-Tomball, six centers, LSC-University Park, LSC-University Center at Montgomery, LSC-University Center at University Park, Lone Star Corporate College, and LSC-Online. To learn more visit LoneStar.edu.