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The best of Broadway,

in Palatine!


A riotous ride, complete with audience participation, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee is a delightful den of comedic genius.


Auditions will take place at The Presbyterian Church of Palatine,

800 E Palatine Rd, Palatine, IL 60074 on:

Monday December 11th – 7-10pm

Tuesday December 12th – 7-10pm

Callbacks BY INVITATION ONLY on Thursday December 14th - 7-10pm (will include a dance number).


Prepare 32 bars of an up-tempo song or a ballad in the style of the show. If singing from the show please be prepared to sing in the show key. An accompanist will be provided, but you should bring the sheet music for your song.

This show is rated PG-13 and is not suitable for all audiences. Must be 16+ to audition.


Please fill out the audition form online here:


Or print the form here and bring 3 copies to auditions with one headshot:


To sign up for an audition slot/more info:


If you are unable to attend auditions, we are accepting video submissions. Please fill out an online form and send your video directly to:




If chosen for the cast, only three conflicts will be allowed during the 8 weeks of rehearsals and no conflicts will be allowed during tech week or performances.


Rehearsals for THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE will be held in Palatine beginning January 14th, 2024

Sundays from 6-10pm

Monday through Thursday from 7-10pm


Tech Week is Sunday March 3rd through Friday March 8th.


The performance schedule is as follows:

Sat March 9th @ 8pm

Sun March 10th @ 3pm

Sat March 16th @ 2 & 8pm

Sun March 17th @ 3pm

Sat March 23rd @ 2 & 8pm

Sun March 24th @ 3pm


THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE is directed by Frankie Caputo, choreographed by Micki Smolenski, with music direction by Marty Karlin.

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Music on Stage is a community of performers, musicians, artisans, designers, and volunteers dedicated to the performance and development of quality live musical theatre in our suburban community. Our goal is to provide an open venue to create, inspire, and to stretch the limits of the imagination.

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