by Melinda Lasit, Music teacher – SHS
Sandwich High School’s KTC proudly presents The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee – the Musical. This Tony Award winning musical of 2005 centers on six quirky middle school students competing in the BEE which is run by four equally quirky adults. This tongue and cheek musical reveals the ups and downs of adolescence and the pressures of family to excel and to compete. But don’t be mislead by all the zany comedy that ensues, for this musical also has heart to spare, as we get to know more of the back stories of the characters. There is an improvisational component to the production as well, as four volunteers from our audience join the cast and compete in the BEE. This is a profound play about how unique we all are and how all our imperfections make us beautiful.
KTC has also invited the drama club of Middleborough High School who lost one of their acting members after a production in January of this year. Middleborough High accepted our invitation and will be our guest opening weekend. This is a small gesture of compassion from one drama club to another during this time of healing. We hope that seeing musical theatre will bring laughter once again to the hearts of those members who knew Nathan Childs and be a reminder of how powerful theatre is… reminding us all of our shared humanity.
This is the second year Mr. and Mrs. Lasit have produced a KTC production and this marks their 5th show with the club. There are 55 STEM and High School students in the cast and crew of Spelling Bee.
Opening this Friday, March 27th, Saturday, March 28th at 7pm with a Sunday matinee on March 29th at 2pm. Closing Weekend is Friday April 10th and Saturday April 11th at 7pm at Sandwich High School. Adults are only $12 and students and seniors are $8. General seating. Doors will open 1/2 hour before the show. You can buy tickets in advance at the high school through Mrs. Lasit or at the door the evening of the performance.
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Learn about an exciting list of music and theater performances this spring here.