UWG Theatre Co. Presents "The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee"

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Ready, set, SPELL! The University of West Georgia Theatre Company presents "The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee!"

Ready, set, SPELL! The University of West Georgia Theatre Company presents "The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee!" Spelling Bee is a hilarious tale of six over-achieving adolescent students who share the spotlight as they sing about their experiences in the spelling competition. The spelling bee is run by three quirky adults, a former spelling bee champion, a vice principal who hasn’t been involved since “the incident” five years ago, and the “comfort counselor” who is completing his probation. Each student is competing to win the spelling bee trophy and be crowned the Putnam County spelling champion in order to go to Washington, DC to compete in the BIG BEE. Will the kids crack under the pressure?

Share the journey of competition with these ambitious misfits who will charm your socks off with their love and passion for spelling.

The eccentric cast of "The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee" includes: Kenya White (Ringgold) who plays the all American Boy Scout Chip Tolentino; Gabrielle Benson (Chicago) as the politically aware Logainne Schwartzandgrubenniere; Matthew Suwalski (Woodstock), helmeted for his own safety as Leaf Coneybear; Garrett Carpenter (Hartwell) portrays a previous spelling finalist with a mucus membrane disorder William Barfee; Monica Mora (Acworth ) as overachieving Marcy Park; Amy Shelton (Hiram) the sweet little Olive Ostrovsky; Karlie Clifton (Dallas) as Rona Lisa Peretti, the past spelling bee champion; Zac Mann (Decatur) as the Vice Principal Douglas Panch, and Conrad Bromberek (Newnan) as the “comfort counselor” Mitch Mahoney. The ensemble includes Sarah Reichenbach (Johns Creek), Iman Hinton (Marietta), Gracie Bramlett (Dalton), Terrence Smith (Atlanta), and Lauren Bailey.

"The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee" will have you laughing out of your seat from Oct. 5th – 8th at 7:30 pm and Oct. 8th and 9th at 2:30 pm in the Townsend Center for the Performing Arts. There will also be a Community Preview Oct. 4 at 7:30 pm. Guest tickets are $10 and seniors are $7.

For more ticket information, please call the box office at (678) 839-4722.

"The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee" contains some adult content.