“Can you spell E-N-T-E-R-T-A-I-N-I-N-G?”
Vic Theatre Company is proud to present
The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee
Get out your dictionaries!
The Tony Award winning musical comedy,
THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE
is heading to MTC’s Lawler Theatre for a strictly limited season
from March 30 to April 10, 2016
Set in a school gymnasium, SPELLING BEE takes a hilarious and heartwarming look at the pressures of growing up through the eyes of six quirky yet lovable characters competing for the title of spelling bee champ. Vic Theatre Company are delighted to present this production whose witty and endearing music and lyrics are created by Broadway favourite William Finn with a book by librettist Rachel Sheinkin and conception by Rebecca Feldman.
THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE is a hip musical comedy which follows six young people in the throes of puberty, who are overseen by grown-ups who barely managed to escape childhood themselves, as they learn that winning isn’t everything and that losing doesn’t necessarily make you a loser. At each performance, four audience volunteers are selected and invited on stage to participate in the Bee, making each performance unique.
SPELLING BEE originally opened Off-Broadway in 2005 where it was an instant hit, prompting its move to Broadway where it ran for nearly 3 years clocking up 1,136 performances. It was nominated for six Tony Awards including Best Musical and took home two 2005 Tony Awards for Best Book of a Musical and Best Featured Actor in a Musical.
The New York Times hailed it as “irresponsible, riotously funny and remarkably ingenious.”
The cast of Vic Theatre Company’s production of THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE features Carina Way (Rona Perretti), David Spencer (Vice-Principal Douglas Panch), Michael Linder (Mitch Mahoney), Caitlin Mathieson (Olive Ostrovsky), Andrew Hondromatidis (William Barfee), Sage Douglas (Schwarzy), Teresa Duddy (Marcy Park), Henry Brett (Leaf Coneybear), James Coley (Chip Tolentino) and Riley Nottingham (Janitor), all supported by a hot five piece band.
The creative team behind SPELLING BEE includes Benjamin Giraud (director),Trevor Jones (music direction), Bernie Bernard (choreography), William Bobbie Stuart (set designer), Marcello Lo Ricco (sound designer) Zoe Felice (costume designer) and Glenn Ferguson (producer).
THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE contains some adult content and is recommended for theatergoers 13 and over.
VIC THEATRE COMPANY
present THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE
Southbank Theatre, The Lawler, 140 Southbank Blvd, Southbank
March 30 – April 10, 2016
Saturday 3:00 & 7:30pm
Running time: 1hour 40minutes – No intermission
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