25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee- the musical
The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee
at Asheville Community Theatre
Asheville Community Theatre is E-X-C-I-T-E-D to present the musical The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, which will open at the downtown theatre on Friday, June 1, 2012. A super-fun musical that whisks volunteers from the audience onstage as competitors, the show will run through Sunday, June 17, 2012 with performances on Friday and Saturday nights at 7:30 pm and Sunday afternoons at 2:30 pm. Tickets are available online, over the phone, or in person at the Asheville Community Theatre Box Office.
The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee centers on six students competing for the county-wide spelling championship in upstate New York. Amidst brainteasers like “lugubrious” and “qaimaqam,” these overachievers learn that winning isn’t everything and losing doesn’t always mean you’re a loser. This award-winning musical comedy is silly, witty, and enormously entertaining!
Asheville Community Theatre’s production of The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee is directed by Jeff Catanese who previously helmed last season’s blockbuster production of RENT for ACT. Musical direction is by Brad Curtioff. The cast consists of Asheville’s finest musical and comedic talent including ACT veterans Bradshaw Call, David Ostergaard, Nana Hosmer, Jeff Thompson, MK Penley, Emma Stoneberg and Brad Mercier. Carson Rose Funk and Andrew Murray are making their ACT debuts.
“This show just makes us laugh,” said Susan Harper, Managing Director of Asheville Community Theatre. “Jeff has put together a fabulous cast, including David Ostergaard, who plays Leicester Oteen on the LaZoom Tours, and Bradshaw Call who we loved as Nathan Detroit in Guys and Dolls here in September and in Fight Girl Battle World at NC Stage last January. Funny, funny guys!”
For more information about The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee or about Asheville Community Theatre, please visitwww.ashevilletheatre.org.
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AT A GLANCE
What: The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, Music and lyrics by William Finn, Book by Rachel Sheinkin
Who: Directed by Jeff Catanese with musical direction by Brad Curtioff.
When: June 1-17, 2012; performances Friday and Saturday evenings at 7:30 pm, Sunday afternoons at 2:30 pm
Where: Asheville Community Theatre, 35 East Walnut St., Asheville, NC 28801
Tickets: $22 Adults, $19 Seniors/Students, $12 Children
Asheville Community Theatre Box Office
35 East Walnut Street
Or online at www.ashevilletheatre.org