The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee Set For Stage

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Tuesday, October 25, 2011 - 4:30pm

The JCC Uncommoners will perform The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee during November.

The comedy will be performed at 8 p.m. on November 11, 12, 17, 18, and 19 in JCC's Scharmann Theatre. A matinee performance will be given at 2 p.m. on November 13. Tickets can be purchased by calling JCC's box office, 716.338.1187.

JCC students and area performers chosen for the production are Hillary Belin and Maddie Schlick of Jamestown, Daman Holland of Randolph, Amanda Wickmark, Michael Hawk, and Raleigh Hawk of Fredonia, Gabby Carr of Dunkirk, Michael Correy of Cassadaga, and Steve Wendell.

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, a musical comedy, focuses on a fictional spelling bee set in a geographically ambiguous Putnam Valley Middle School. Six quirky adolescents compete in the spelling bee, run by three equally quirky grownups.

The 2005 Broadway production of The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, directed by James Lapine, earned good reviews and box office success and was nominated for six Tony Awards, winning two, including best book.