Auditions for Akeelah and the Bee


Auditions will be held for adults and children on Sunday, July 30, 4 PM – 8 PM​.

Auditions are by appointment only and will be held at Virginia Rep’s Children’s Theatre, 1601 Willow Lawn Dr., Richmond, VA 23235. Callbacks will be held on August 1, 2017.

Please e-mail to request an appointment or ask a question.

Those auditioning are asked to read from the script. Sides will be available on Monday, July 24.

First Rehearsal: Sept 4, 2017

Run: Sept 29 – Nov 5, 2017 (must be available for weekday matinee performances)

Seeking Non-Union performers only. All performers will be paid.

Character Breakdown:

AKEELAH ANDERSON – Female, 11, African American

GAIL ANDERSON, 35, African American, Akeelah’s Mother

REGGIE ANDERSON, 17, African American, Akeelah’s Brother

DR. JOSHUA LARABEE, 50’ish, African American, Akeelah’s spelling bee coach/teacher

GEORGIA, 11, African American, Akeelah’s best friend

BATTY RUTH, 70’ish, African American, 1st floor Neighbor

DRUNK WILLIE, 70’ish, African American, building Super

JT, 21, African American, neighbor, district judge, National TV announcer

DYLAN CHIU, male, 12, Asian American

JAVIER MENDEZ, male, 12, Latino

TRISH, female, 12, caucasian

IZZY, female, 11, Asian

RATCHET RHONDA, female, 14

MR. CHIU, male, 30, Asian American

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