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The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee is a musical comedy that centers on a fictional spelling bee in the gymnasium of the Putnam Valley Middle School. An eclectic group of 6 quirky middle school students (usually played by adults) arrive at the 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, each eager to win for different reasons. The Bee is run by an equally quirky group of 3 adults. Four real audience members are invited on stage during each performance to compete alongside the 6 characters.

With a book by Rachel Sheinkin and engaging, tuneful score by William Finn, the 2005 Broadway production won the Tony Award and Drama Desk Award for best book.

The Charleston Light Opera Guild will present this witty and humorous musical at the Charleston Light Opera Guild Theatre on January 19, 20, 26, 27 and 28 and February 2, 3, and 4, 2018. 


My Fair Lady

Lerner and Loewe's award-winning story of a cockney flower girl transformed into an elegant lady is widely considered one of the greatest musicals of all times. When My Fair Lady opened on Broadway with Julie Andrews and Rex Harrison, it collected six Tony Awards, including Best Musical, while the film version with Audrey Hepburn and Harrison took home eight Oscars, including Best Picture.

The Charleston Light Opera Guild will present this masterpiece at the Charleston Civic Center Little Theatre on April 28, 29 and May 4, 5, 6, 11 and 12, 2018. The Guild has not produced this timeless classic in 25 years.

Based on George Bernard Shaw's play, Pygmalion, My Fair Lady is that rare musical by which all others are measured. Eliza Doolittle is a young flower seller with an unmistakable cockney accent which keeps her in the lower rungs of Edwardian society. When Professor Henry Higgins tries to teach her how to speak like a proper lady, an unlikely friendship begins to flourish. With a book by Alan Jay Lerner and music by Frederick Loewe the musical features one of Broadway's greatest scores.


My Fair Lady

Based on the hit film of the same name, The Full Monty, a ten-time Tony Award nominee, is filled with honest affection, engaging melodies and an anticipated closing number. The team of Terrence McNally (book) and David Yazbek (music and lyrics) created a crowd-pleasing musical that both entertains and grabs your heart. The Full Monty will be presented by the Charleston Light Opera Guild during FestivALL 2018 at the Charleston Civic Center Little Theatre on June 15, 16, 17, 22, 23 and 24.

While spying on their wives at a "Girls Night Out," a group of unemployed steelworkers from Buffalo sees how much they enjoy watching male strippers. Jealous, out of work and feeling emasculated, the men come up with a bold plan to make some quick cash. As they conquer their fears, self-consciousness and prejudices, the men come to discover that they're stronger in a group.


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All auditions at the Charleston Light Opera Guild Theatre, 411 Tennessee Avenue, Charleston; Call 304-545-6945 for more information.

My Fair Lady

Auditions: Ages 16 – adult.

Singing: February 12, 2018 at 7:00 pm.

No a capella please! Prepare a classic Broadway song; bring sheet music for Guild accompanist if you aren't singing from the score.

Reading: February 13, 2018 at 7:00 pm. Scripts will be provided.

Dance: February 15, 2018 at 7:00 pm PROMPT! Dress to dance, combinations will be taught.

The Full Monty

Singing and reading: April 5, 2018 at 7:30 pm.

Dance: April 9, 2018 at 6:00 pm.


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