Auditions for KCC’s spring musical are Jan. 24 and 25

A photo from KCC Theatre rehearsals for the college's fall play.

A photo from KCC Theatre rehearsals for the college’s fall play.

Community members are invited to audition for roles in Kellogg Community College’s spring musical, “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee,” from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday or Friday, Jan. 24 or 25, at the college’s Binda Theatre.

The show will be performed at the Binda Theatre Friday through Sunday, March 15-17, and Friday through Sunday, March 22-24. Friday and Saturday shows will begin at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday shows will begin at 3 p.m.

Those wishing to audition for a role should choose one night of the two to audition and will not need to bring anything prepared. The show calls for a cast of nine including five men and four women.

Brad Poer, director of the production and an instructor at KCC, said each role will require some movement but no complicated choreography will be required.

“This play is an unpredictable, side-splitting musical portraying the intense competition of a grammar school spelling bee as experienced by adult actors playing the roles of the bee’s 10-12 year old competitors,” Poer said. “KCC Theatre is looking for cast members with excellent musical and comedic chops (great dancers not so much) to help bring our audience to tears of both laughter and tenderness.”

“Spelling Bee” is a Tony Award winning musical comedy about six young people in the throes of puberty, overseen by grown-ups who barely managed to escape childhood themselves, who learn that winning isn’t everything and that losing doesn’t necessarily make you a loser.

For more information about KCC’s production, including descriptions of each role, visit, or contact Director Brad Poer at

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