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From the Director

If last night’s performance is any indication, we are in for one fantastic run of The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. It is wonderful, but rare to have wave after wave of laughter in the theatre.  That’s what happened last night as our stellar cast took the audience by storm.  I told the cast before the show that I hoped they would get what they deserved!  What they deserved after six weeks of hard work was the overwhelmingly positive reception that they got!  It was so much fun.

One of the other exciting aspects of this show is that it will be different every night as we have different audience members involved.  There is some improvisation that happens during each performance based on how the spelling proceeds.

We are selling out fast.  Make your reservations today.  I am attaching a couple of photos from the show to tease you a bit.

Allen Shankles



I just wanted to drop you a note and tell you how much Mary and I enjoyed the Putnam Spelling Bee on Saturday night. It was a real triumph of good staging, directing, choreography, and talent.

We had seen the same musical on the Civic Center stage through their Broadway touring series a few years ago, and I was very disappointed. As such, I was not looking forward that much to your production. I can say now that I was very pleasantly surprised. I tend to be somewhat hard to impress, but this one was a hit. You never know exactly what combination of chemistry and setting and directing separates a really good performance from a mediocre or awful one, but Saturday everything was clicking!

Congratulations again.

-Parman Reynolds