Audition 2023-05-22T23:08:29+00:00

About The Show

Cast Size: 11 featured roles, 8-16 ensemble members
Cast Type: Ages 8 – 18,  all experience levels encouraged to audition
Dance Style: Basic/Beginner with 4-6 featured dance roles
Class Fee: $250, financial aid available

Moana embarks on a daring mission to save her village of Motunui from an ancient curse. During her journey, Moana meets the once-mighty demigod Maui, who guides her in her quest. Together they sail across the ocean, encountering enormous monsters and impossible odds. Along the way, Moana discovers her place in Motunui and the world beyond.

Music and Lyrics byOpetaia Foa’i Mark Mancina Lin-Manuel Miranda
JR. Script Adaptation by Susan Soon He Stanton
JR. Score Adaptation and Arrangements & Orchestrations by Ian Weinberger

Directed by Kearney Jordan
Music Directed by Tonya Ballman

Firth J. Chew Studio Theatre
July 1: 2:00 PM and 7:30 PM, July 2: 2:00 PM

Audition Details

Sign up for auditions here!

Saturday, June 3 — 5:00 PM
Sunday, June 4 — 5:00 PM

Spokane Civic Theatre, Studio Theatre
1020 N. Howard St.
Spokane, WA 99201

Singing: Please be prepare to sing at least one of the following songs: click here

  • Where You Are (Reprise): Moana, Tala, Sina
  • You’re Welcome: Maui, Tui, Tamatoa
  • We Know the Way: Pua, Hei Hei, Chief Ancestors, All Ensemble Roles
  • Songs will be taught and reviewed during the audition process. Auditionees should select the song that best matches the roles they want to be considered for


  • All general auditionees will demonstrate balance, rhythm, sequencing and basic movement skills through games and activities
  • Those wanting to be considered for one of the Featured Dancers or Ancestor Ensemble Roles will be taught a 30 – 45 second combination during the audition
  • Please wear clothing that allows for movement and appropriate shoes for the role you’d like to be considered for


  • Scene side selections: click here
  • Scenes will be practiced and presented during auditions

Rehearsal Details

June 19 – 27, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM | Not all called for full day
June 28 – 30, 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM | All Call


Moana (Female, Age 10-15,  Vocal Range: G3-D5)
The vibrant and tenacious daughter of Motunui’s chief. She feels torn between her internal longings to explore and her parent’s expectations to lead the island.  Looking for an actor proficient in voice and ability to show a large range of emotions.

Maui (Any Gender, Age 12-18, Vocal Range: B3-G2)
A demigod and master wayfinder with charisma to spare and a reputation of being a trickster. Despite his hard exterior, Maui becomes a wonderful friend and mentor to Moana throughout their journey.  Seeking to cast an actor  with strong comic timing, a  larger than life personality, and great physicality.

Chief Ancestors 1, 2, & 3 (Any Gender, 10-18, Vocal Range: A4-G3 )
Featured  soloists and speakers that  guide Moana on her quest and narrate her story. These ancestors should be animated and captivating storytellers who showcase great stage presence, diction, and emoting.

Gramma Tala (Female, Age 12-18, Vocal Range: B4-G3 )
Moana’s wise grandmother and the mother of Chief Tui. She is known for being eccentric and dancing to the beat of her own drum. Seeking an actor who demonstrates strong character choices that can balance both Tala’s quirkiness and heartfelt sincerity.

Chief Tui (Male, 14-18, Vocal Range: E2-A#2)
The proud leader of Motunui and Moana’s father. He prioritizes the safety of his people and his family. Strong solo singer and speaker that possesses natural leadership qualities and charisma.

Sina (Female, 14-18, C#4-C#5)
Moana’s supportive mother. She is compassionate, perceptive, and strong-willed, and trusts her daughter to make the right decisions. With both speaking and singing solos, look for a confident singer and actor who can embody a mature and respected leader.

Pua (Any Gender, 8-12, B3-C#5)
Moana’s fiercely loyal friend. Pua always supports Moana – even if it means facing their own fears.  This featured role should be proficient  with harmonies, rhythms, and singing in ensemble numbers.

Hei Hei (Any Gender, 8-12, B3-C#5)
Moana’s not-so-bright friend. Hei Hei is well- meaning, but naive. This featured role should be proficient  with harmonies, rhythms,  and singing in ensemble numbers.

Tamatoa (Any Gender, 10-15, Vocal Range B3-B4)
The egotistical, yet comical giant crab who lives in Lalotai, the Realm of Monsters. Tamatoa enjoys gathering shiny baubles to add to an ever-growing collection. Actor should be able to truly command the stage with their showmanship and diva personality.

Ensemble (All Genders)

4-8 Ancestors Ensemble (Including Te Fiti, TeKa & Claws) Ages 10-15
Intermediate singers. Strong dancers/ movement required. Appear in In the Beginning, We know the Way, You’re Welcome, Shiny, Song of the Ancestors

8-16 Ocean & Villager Ensembles (Includes Villagers and Fishers) Ages 8-15
Beginner singers and dancers- no experience required.  Appear in Tulou Tagaloa, How Far I’ll Go, Logo to Pete, Where You Are, Warrior Face

About The Show

Cast Size: 12 – 16 cast members
Cast Type: Ages 10 – 18, Intermediate and Advanced levels encouraged to audition
Show Specifics: Familiarity with theatre fundamentals, proficient in memorization and blocking, able and willing to learn basic stage combat combinations

Jim Hawkins’ adventure begins when Billy Bones, the old sea-dog captain, appears one morning in the Admiral Benbow Inn. Billy Bones admits to Jim he was Flint the pirate’s first mate and that he holds Flint’s map that shows where his treasure is hidden. Jim takes the map, eludes the pirates, and sets his course for adventure on the high seas.

By Max Bush
Adapted from the novel by Robert Louis Stevenson

Directed by Bryan D. Durbin

Firth J. Chew Studio Theatre
July 21 – 29, Wednesday – Saturday 7:30PM | Sunday 2:00PM
*7/29 performance at 2:00 PM

Audition Details

Sign up for auditions here!

Friday , June 2 — 6:00 PM
Saturday, June 3 — 12:00 PM

Spokane Civic Theatre, Studio Theatre
1020 N. Howard St.
Spokane, WA 99201

Please be prepared for cold reads from the Script.
Please email for script excerpts.

Rehearsal Details

Jul 5 – 20, 2:00 PM – 6:00 PM | Not all called for full day
Monday – Friday


Jim Hawkins
The son of an innkeeper near Bristol, England.  is eager and enthusiastic to go to sea and hunt for treasure. Jim is often impulsive and impetuous, but he exhibits increasing sensitivity and wisdom.

Mrs. Hawkins 
Jim’s mother, and the manager and caretaker of the Benbow Inn.  She works very hard to support her son, but is often distracted by her many duties.

Captain Billy Bones 
A former member of Silver’s crew who now resides at the Hawkins’ Inn.  He hires Jim to be on the lookout for a one-legged man, thus involving the young Jim in the pirate life

Dr. Livesey
The local doctor. Dr. Livesey is wise and practical, and Jim respects but is not inspired by him. Livesey represents the steady, modest virtues of everyday life rather than fantasy, dream, or adventure.

Old Kate 
A salty, rough woman of the sea, she seeks her old shipmate Billy.  Kate cares not for anyone’s opinion of her and is a pirate to her core.

Blind Pew 
An old, blind beggar and pirate. Pew presents Billy with a black spot, an ultimatum to give up the sea chest’s contents to the pirate gang.

​​Black Dog 
A pirate and enemy of Billy. Black Dog’s name symbolizes both the dark and the bestial sides of piracy.He is rough, gruff, and all things tough.

Israel Hands 
The coxswain on the ship. Hands is a former gunner on earlier pirate voyages, but is now more known for his affinity to rum. Hands symbolizes the reckless behavior of all the pirates.

Squire Trelawney 
Trelawney arranges the voyage to the island to find the treasure. He is associated with civic authority and social power, as well as with the comforts of civilized country life.

Captain Smollett 
The captain of the voyage to Treasure Island. Captain Smollett is savvy and is rightly suspicious of the crew Trelawney has hired. Smollett is a real professional, taking his job seriously and displaying significant skill as a negotiator.

Long John Silver
The cook on the voyage to Treasure Island. Silver is the secret ringleader of the pirate band. His physical and emotional strength is impressive. Silver is deceitful and disloyal, greedy and visceral, and does not care about human relations. Yet he is always kind toward Jim and genuinely fond of the boy.

Ben Gunn 
A former pirate marooned on Treasure Island. Flint’s pirate crew left Ben Gunn on the island for three years. Ben’s solitude has left him somewhat deranged, and he has the appearance of a wild man.

O’Brien, Dirk, and other pirates and unsavory characters.

About The Show

Cast Size: 9 cast members
Cast Type: Ages 14 – 19, Teens or Advanced Level, Experienced Students Encouraged to audition
Show Specifics: Familiarity with theatre fundamentals, proficient in memorization and blocking, able and willing to learn basic stage combat combinations
Dance Type: Standard
Content: Show has some mild language and sexual references

An eclectic group of six mid-pubescents vie for the spelling championship of a lifetime. While candidly disclosing hilarious and touching stories from their home lives, the tweens spell their way through a series of (potentially made-up) words, hoping never to hear the soul-crushing, pout-inducing, life un-affirming “ding” of the bell that signals a spelling mistake. Six spellers enter; one speller leaves a champion! At least the losers get a juice box.

Book by Rachel Sheinkin
Music and Lyrics by William Finn

Directed by Chelsea DuVall
Music Directed by Tonya Ballman

Firth J. Chew Studio Theatre
August 11 – 19, Wednesday – Saturday 7:30PM | Sunday 2:00PM
*8/19 performance at 2:00 PM

Audition Details

Sign up for auditions here!

Sunday, May 28 — 6:30 PM
Tuesday, May 30 — 6:30 PM

Tuesday, May 30 — 8:00 PM

Spokane Civic Theatre, Main Stage
1020 N. Howard St.
Spokane, WA 99201


  • Seeking all ethnicities and cultural backgrounds for roles
  • Age range and gender of characters is to appear on stage as
  • Please prepare 16-32 bars of a contemporary musical theater song, in the style of the show (character-driven selections are highly encouraged). Please bring prepared sheet music or an instrumental track on a device with a 3.5mm audio jack/aux.
  • At Non-Singing Auditions and Call Backs, please be prepared for cold reads from the script
  • Please dress to move at Auditions and dance at Call Backs — please bring dance shoes (character/jazz)

Rehearsal Details

July 24 – August 10, 2:00 PM – 9:00 PM | Not all called for full day
Monday – Friday


The Kids (appearing/ presenting as Middle School tweens)

Chip Tolentino, C4 – B5
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.

Logainne Schwartzandgrunenierre (Schwartzy), A3 – F5
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.

Leaf Coneybear, A3 – A5
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.

William Barfee, E4 – B5
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.

Marcy Park, C4 – E5
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.

Olive Ostrovsky, B3 – F5
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.

The Adults (appearing/presenting as 30+)
*Note: Several actors will portray both kid/adult characters

Rona Lisa Peretti/Olive’s Mom, B3 – F5
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. A fantasy version of Olive’s mom at her Ashram in India.

Douglas Panch
The Vice Principal. 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.

Mitch Mahoney, E4 – A5
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.

Carl Dad, G3 – D5
Schwarzy’s main trainer, the more intense and competitive of Schwarzy’s fathers. Normally played by actor playing Leaf.

Dan Dad, G3 – D5
The more laid back and ineffectual of Schwarzy’s fathers. Normally played by the actor playing Mitch.

Jesus Christ
Deity invoked by a speller in need. Normally played by the actor playing Chip.

Olive’s Dad, E4 – B5
A fantasy version of Olive’s dad coming to the bee from work. Normally played by the actor playing Mitch.

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