25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee Auditions

by Mackenzie Stasko on April 21, 2013 at 11:47 am

Actors and actresses of all ages came from all over the area to show off what they’ve got for the 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee try outs, a play about a group of kids that come together for their county spelling bee.

"The thing that’s really cool about this show is that all of those kids are played by adults. So you get to see adults being children in the sort of heartbreak of growing up in this competition as they make friends and try and compete with one another and find out who they are and find themselves in the process as well, with a lot of good music along the way," said Jillian Von Gunten, Director of the 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee.

Although the play doesn’t start until August, Von Gunten says there’s a lot of singing and characterization involved so she wants to make sure the actors feel comfortable and that the play is believable and enjoyable for the audience.