25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee Set For Feb. 28-March 2

Thursday, February 20, 2014

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, presented by the Chattanooga State Theatre and Music Departments, will be held Friday, Feb. 28, and Saturday, March 1, at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, March 2, at 2:30 p.m. 

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee is the Broadway musical about six middle school students with puberty filled dreams of becoming the next spelling bee champion. The Broadway production received rave reviews and won two Tony awards. 

Music and lyrics are by William Finn, book by Rachel Sheinkin, conceived by Rebecca Feldman, and additional material by Jay Reiss.  It is directed by Jeffrey Parker with musical direction by Travis Ellsworth. Choreography is by Jennifer Arbogast and Paige Salter.  The cast includes Jennifer Arbogast, Bobby Burkich, Larry Cotton, L-Shanté Faunteroy, Jordan Guess, Rex Knowles, Kimberlin Lacy, Daniel Meeks, and Paige Salter.  Stage manager is Jeremy Wilkins.

Tickets are $15, $10 for students with ID and free for all ChattState students, faculty, and staff. It will be presented in the Chattanooga State Humanities Theatre, 4501 Amnicola Highway.  

For more information call 697-3246.  The play has adult content and language and is not appropriate for children.


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