The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

By Music and Lyrics by William Finn, Book by Rachel Sheinkin

Directed by Catherine Pfeiler

Lake Country Playhouse is excited to present a bonus summer show, the 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee! This 2005 Tony-winning musical follows the hilarious happenings as a stage full of precocious youngsters compete for the title of Putnam County’s top speller (along with the opportunity to advance to the National Bee), while a staff of varyingly-qualified adults attempt to keep the contest under some semblance of normalcy.

Contestants include returning champ Chip Tolentino, the brash William Barfee (“pronounced bar-FAY, if you will”), politically-aware Logainne Schwartzandgrubenierre, hyper-competitive transfer student Marcy Park, free-spirited Leaf Coneybear, earnest Olive Ostrovsky, along with a handful of other hopefuls.

Contest administrators include Moderator Rona Lisa Peretti (the #1 Realtor in Putnam County and a former Putnam County Spelling Bee champion), Judge (and Vice-Principal) Douglas Panch, and Comfort Counselor Mitch Mahoney (an ex-convict performing community service at the Bee).

Performers include alumni of the Award-winning Arrowhead High School Broadway Company, under the direction of Catherine Pfeiler. This promises to be a remarkably entertaining show – we look forward to seeing you here!

Produced by Lake Country Players at Lake Country Playhouse, 221 E. Capitol Dr., Hartland, WI 53029

Performances: July 8-17, 2010

Performance Times: Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights, July 8-17, 2010. All performances are at 7:30pm

Ticket Prices: $18

Call 262-367-4697 for reservations or more information.

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