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Posted on: December 4, 2018

Audition Announcement: Temecula Presents’ Now Casting New, Student-Led Internship Production

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The City of Temecula  announces a new, free, student-led, all-volunteer, musical production internship produced by Temecula Presents featuring talented youths on stage and behind the scenes. All performance, creative, and production positions will feature talented youth ranging from 13 to 18 years of age.  Some of the students may be performing for the first time on stage and others are seasoned thespians.


Bee IconThe 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee will have six performances in The Merc (MAR 22, 23, 29 & 30, 2019 @ 7:30 pm and MAR 23 & 30, 2019 @ 2:00 pm) through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI); Music and lyrics by William Finn; Book by Rachel Sheinkin; Conceived by Rebecca Feldman with additional material by Jay Reiss.


Temecula Mayor Matt Rahn states, This experiential arts education program will enhance skills, knowledge, and abilities  in various aspects of the performing and technical arts to all interested students while fostering mentorship opportunities.”  Mayor Rahn adds, “The City of Temecula, in our commitment to creative arts and ensuring equitable access and diversity for the next generation of artistic performers and professionals, is offering this program at no charge to its participants.”  


mask IconAuditions will be held in the the Old Town Temecula Community Theater Rehearsal Room on WED, DEC 5, 2018 (4:00 pm to 9:00 pm) and Callbacks on FRI, DEC 7, 2018 (4:00 pm to 9:00 pm).  Please secure an Audition Appointment following the instruction on the Facebook Event Page.  Rehearsals begin MON, JAN 7, 2019 gathering three-times per week providing three-months of mentorship from experienced artistic advisors and technical production masters resulting in a full-length musical production.  Please contact Patron Services Supervisor Chariss Turner at with any questions about Temecula Presents’ Arts Education Internship.

Trophy IconSix awkward spelling champions learn that winning (and losing) isn't everything. Winner of the Tony and the Drama Desk Awards for Best Book, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee has charmed audiences across the country with its effortless wit and humor.  An eclectic group of six students 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. The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee causes audiences to fall in love, both with the show itself and its “perspicacious,” “jocular,” and “effervescent” spellers.

Ticket IconAll tickets are $15 and will go on sale in JAN 2019 in The Merc (66 seats per performance).  Purchase tickets online at, in person at the Ticket Office (42051 Main Street), or call 1.866.OLD.TOWN (1.866.653.8696).


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