Director Thurmond Whatley and crew want to express our deep appreciation and thanks to everyone who auditioned for Boeing-Boeing. The wealth of talent made our casting decisions very hard! We would have loved to have given a part to everyone who took the time to audition. If you weren’t cast, please don’t be discouraged. We encourage you to be a part of the show (and others at ACP!) by volunteering your time backstage, whether it be with set construction, props, costumes or in other areas! The cast for Boeing-Boeing is as follows:
Bernard – Ed Janostak
Robert – Grant Luton
Gloria – Mariah Gardner
Gabriella – Karla Fischbach
Gretchen – Erica Badke
Berthe – Karla Heitkamp
On behalf of the Directors and crew of Les Miserables – thank you to each and every person who came out to audition. While we wish we could include everyone – we had to make some very difficult decisions in casting this show. If you were not cast, we hope you will continue to audition for future productions. Thank you again.
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Thank you to everyone who came out to audition, we were excited to see so much talent in our community! If you weren’t cast, please don’t get discouraged, we hope to see each and every one of you at future auditions or volunteering with this or any other of our upcoming shows!
Mike – Aaron Meyers
Sue – Karla Fischbach
Liz – Chrissey Miller
Julie – Jamie Turner
Cast size: Small (2-10) Cast Type: Ensemble Cast – Many featured roles, Ethnic Roles, Showcases trained singers Dance requirement: Standard (Musical Staging/Some Dance/Optional) Casting notes:
CARL DAD Schwarzy’s main trainer, the more intense and competitive of Schwarzy’s fathers. Normally played by actor playing Leaf. G3 – D5
CHIP TOLENTINO An athletic, social, boy scout and champion of the Twenty-Fourth Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, he returns to defend his title, but he finds puberty hitting at an inopportune moment. C4 – B5
DAN DAD the more laid back and ineffectual of Schwarzy’s fathers. Normally played by the actor playing Mitch. G3 – D5
DOUGLAS PANCH The Vice Principle. Frustrated with his life, he finds the drive of the young spellers alien to him. After five years’ absence from the Bee, Panch returns as judge. There was an “incident” at the Twentieth Annual Bee, but he claims to be in “a better place” now, thanks to a high-fiber diet and Jungian analysis. He is infatuated with Rona Lisa Peretti, but she does not return his affections.
JESUS CHRIST Deity invoked by a speller in need. Normally played by the actor playing Chip.
LEAF CONEYBEAR The second runner-up in his district, Leaf gets into the competition on a lark and finds everything about the bee incredibly amusing. He is home-schooled and comes from a large family of former hippies. He has severe Attention Deficit Disorder and spells words correctly while in a trance. A3 – A5
LEAF’S MOM, DAD, and SIBLINGS All more academically gifted than Leaf, they are even more surprised than he is by his success. Normally played by the spellers and audience volunteers as indicated in the script.
LOGAINNE SCHWARTZANDGRUNENIERRE (SCHWARTZY) Logainne is the youngest and most politically aware speller, often making comments about current political figures. She is driven by internal and external pressure, but above all by a desire to win to make her two fathers proud. She is somewhat of a neat freak, speaks with a lisp, and will be back next year. A3 – F5
MARCY PARK A recent transfer from Virginia, Marcy placed ninth in last year’s nationals. She speaks six languages, is a member of all-American hockey, a championship rugby player, plays Chopin and Mozart on multiple instruments, sleeps only three hours a night, hides in the bathroom cabinet, and is getting very tired of always winning. She is the poster child for the Over-Achieving Asian, and attends a Catholic school called “Our Lady of Intermittent Sorrows.” She is also not allowed to cry. C4 – E5
MITCH MAHONEY The Official Comfort Counselor. An ex-convict, Mitch is performing his community service with the Bee, and hands out juice boxes to losing students. He has no idea how to offer comfort, but does find himself wishing he could find a way to make the kids feel better. E4 – A5
OLIVE OSTROVSKY A young newcomer to competitive spelling. Her mother is in an ashram in India, and her father is working late, as usual, but he is trying to come sometime during the bee. Having found comfort in its words and vastness, Olive made friends with her dictionary at a very young age, helping her to make it to the competition. She starts enormously shy, and shyly blossoms. B3 – F5
OLIVE’s DAD A fantasy version of Olive’s dad coming to the bee from work. Normally played by the actor playing Mitch. E4 – B5 OLIVE’s MOM A fantasy version of Olive’s mom at her Ashram in India. Normally played by the actor playing Rona. D4 – E5
RONA LISA PERETTI The number-one realtor in Putnam County, a former Putnam County Spelling Bee Champion herself, and the returning moderator. She is a sweet woman who loves children, but she can be very stern when it comes to dealing with Vice Principal Panch and his feelings for her. Her interest in the competition is unflagging and drives it forward. B3 – F5
WILLIAM BARFEE A Putnam County Spelling Bee finalist last year, he was eliminated because of an allergic reaction to peanuts and is back for vindication. His famous “Magic Foot” method of spelling has boosted him to spelling glory, even though he only has one working nostril and a touchy, bullying personality. He develops a crush on Olive. E4 – B5