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Orono High School

November 9, 2015

25th Putnam County Spelling Bee

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Orono High School is Winning at Spelling and Singing this Fall

Orono High School is preparing for its upcoming musical production of The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. This uproarious show features six actors portraying adolescents at the 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. Spellers soar and stumble through words as we learn their stories and discover their motivation to win “the bee.”

Performances will be held Thursday, November 19th, Friday, November 20th and Saturday, November 21st, all at 7 p.m. in the Orono High School Cafeteria .

Senior Alex Ferguson, sophomore Jessie Walker, and senior Alyssa Stubbs will be leading the cast portraying the three adult roles. Other key roles are Chana Wingard as Olive Ostrovsky, Isaiah Grace as William Barfee, Tia Tardy as Marcy Parks, Anna Fergusson as Logainne Schwarzandgrunenierre, Noam Osher as Leaf Coneybear, and Sam Sheppard as Chip Tolentino.

The cast is rounded out by a strong ensemble comprised of Stephen Nelson, Zivi Osher, Eli McGill, Lydia Bolin, Chase Bruton, Katie O’Brien, and Elsa Saunders.

Orono High School faculty member Cami Carter, a musical theatre graduate of New York University, is co­directing the show with Daniel Perkins, a first­year student at the University of Maine and past director at Next Generation Theatre and performer at Penobscot Theatre. Sara Sheppard, a University of Maine faculty member and OMS drama director for several years, is music director for the show, with tech direction by Elliott Wilcox.

Tickets for T​he 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee a​re $7 for general admission,​a​nd are available, starting November 2nd, in advance from any cast or crew member, by calling Orono High School at 866­4916 ext. 507, or for purchase at The Store Ampersand in downtown Orono.

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