Live Theatre On The Northshore

30 by Ninety has been providing quality live entertainment on the Northshore since it was founded in 2014. Located in Mandeville, LA, this non-profit theatre is truly community-driven in its scope and outreach. 30 by Ninety has numerous opportunities for the local community to be involved, like holding open auditions of all its shows, offering volunteer work for both on and off stage (and service hour opportunities for students), as well as partnering with local restaurants and businesses.

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Upcoming Auditions

1 PM - 4 PM


August 10, 16, 17, 23, 24 || 8:00 PM
August 11, 18, 25 || 2:30 PM


30 by Ninety Theatre presents The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee
Director: Christopher Manguno || Musical Director: Jonathan Sturcken

* Please prepare up to 32 bars (about a minute and a half) of a Broadway/Musical Theatre song (do not choose songs from Putnam for your preliminary audition as specific cuts from the show will be assigned for callbacks) with an accompaniment/karaoke track on a mobile device. A speaker will be provided.

* Dress appropriately for the dancing portion of the audition, this will be a short and simple dance call as the nature of this show does not require high levels of intense choreography.

* CLOSED AUDITIONS. No audience members allowed.

* Your picture may be taken as part of the audition process. This will be to facilitate casting, costume, and make-up requirements for the show.

* You may be asked to stay longer after your audition if the director needs to speak with you.

We will have a total of 8 weeks for rehearsal besides our read-through. Please disclose any conflicts on your audition form. Rehearsals will begin on Monday, June 24th with read through at 6:30 PM.
— Following that, we will have two weeks of music rehearsals (M-Th) and up to two weeks of choreography rehearsals. Once we are done with that, we will move into staging rehearsals for the final month of the show. Tech rehearsals are mandatory and will be M-F 6:30-10 PM, August 5th through 9th.

Register for the audition here.

Questions? Email with subject: Spelling Bee.


General Note: Due to the nature of this show, all auditioners of any age 18+ are welcome to audition for any role. Characters must be portrayed as the gender they are listed as in the script, but casting is open to any gender for any role.

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 slowly blossoms.

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.

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.

Logainne Schwartzandgrunenierre (Schwartzy) Logainne || 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Douglas Panch *Non Singing Role* || 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.

1:00, 2:00, & 3:00 PM
6:00 PM


September 13, 14, 20, 21 || 8:00 PM
September 15, 22 || 2:30 PM


30 by Ninety Theatre presents SIX: Teen Edition
Director: Jennifer Gesvantner || Musical Director: Jonathan Sturcken

MUST BE 11-19 Years Old to participate in the TEEN EDITION. Anyone under 18 must provide parent/guardian contact information.

* For your vocal audition please select an iconic pop diva from the 90’s to now to be your “Queenspiration.” This should be a person whose voice and artistry you admire. Choose a song that best represents you from that queen’s discography, and be prepared to perform up to two minutes with a backing track. A speaker will be provided at auditions. Songs from the show will be assigned for callbacks.

* There will be a dance call for each audition group. Please dress appropriately.

* CLOSED AUDITIONS. No audience members allowed.

* Your picture may be taken as part of the audition process. This will be to facilitate casting, costume, and make-up requirements for the show.

*You may be asked to stay longer after your audition if the director needs to speak with you.

We will have a total of 8 weeks for rehearsal besides our read-through. Please disclose any conflicts on your audition form. Rehearsals will begin on Tuesday, July 2nd with read through at 6 PM.
— The following week’s rehearsals will run July 6th – August 22nd and will be four days per week (M-Th) || 6:00 – 9:00 PM.
— The final 2 weeks of rehearsals before tech week will run August 26th – September 6th and will be 5 days per week (M – F) || 6:00 – 9:30 PM.
— Tech week will run Sunday September 8th through Thursday September 12th.

Register for the audition here.

*Questions can be directed to with the subject line: SIX.


Catherine of Aragon: Vocal Range Ab3-Eb5. || The Queen who lasted the longest, and (in her opinion) was the strongest; as far as she is concerned, she was the only rightful Queen of England and stayed that way until the end of her life; this fiery Queen was fierce, firm, and took no BS from anyone – least of all her troublesome husband; pop inspiration: Beyonce, J-Lo, Shakira.

Anne Boleyn: Vocal Range C4-E5. || Depicted most often as a “deceitful temptress” by historians and storytellers alike, Henry’s second wife has been the subject of the most speculation and mythologizing; our Anne, however, playfully defies these aspersions on her character; she is a bubbly, fun-loving gal who only wanted to snog a sexy guy and then suddenly the entire religiopolitical landscape of England is in turmoil and everyone’s losing their heads over it; pop inspiration: Lily Allen, Kate Nash, Katy Perry, Miley Cyrus, Avril Lavigne.

Jane Seymour: Vocal Range A3-D5. || The Queen who finally succeeded in producing an heir to the Tudor dynasty and, conveniently enough, she is also the one who Henry claimed was the only wife he ‘truly loved’; but although Jane might at first seem a bit of a pushover – lovably earnest, always a beat behind the rest, and with a real zeal for bad jokes – she’s steadfast, loving, and deep down as fierce as any other Queen; pop inspiration: Adele, Emeli Sande, Sia.

Anna of Cleves: Vocal Range G3-B4. || Exuberant, eccentric, and effortlessly cool, Anna of Cleves is the Queen who secretly won history; at age twenty-four she found herself cast aside by the ageing King and was forced to spend the rest of her life living in an enormous palace, without a single man around to tell her how to spend her copious dollars; basically, she lives her best life 24/7 and could not be happier she came out of her short-lived relationship with Henry so successfully; pop inspiration: Rihanna, Nicki Minaj, Charli XCX.

Katherine Howard: Vocal Range A3-F#5. || The youngest Queen, and perhaps the one with the most tragic story; babyfaced but sharp tongued, she knows how to get ahead; she’s funny, charismatic, and enchanting; but beneath the surface of her ‘flirtatious’ exterior lies a complex young woman who’s been chewed up and spat out by the man’s world she was forced to inhabit; pop inspiration: Ariana Grande, Britney Spears.

Catherine Parr: Vocal Range A3-E5. || Probably history’s most overlooked, undersold Tudor Queen; but a life of hardship and heartbreak shaped her into a truly remarkable person; a prolific author and protofeminist, she championed female independence and stood up to the king for what she believed in – no matter the danger; she is smart, soulful, and warm – with a story that goes far beyond her status as simply ‘the survivor’; pop inspiration: Alicia Keys, Emeli Sande, Jorja Smith.

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