//The 25th Annual Putnam Spelling Bee comes to town

The 25th Annual Putnam Spelling Bee comes to town

SC4 Players perform a musical
Emily Mainguy
“Are you one of our Spellers?” Greeted Tom Kephart, director of this year’s musical, as guests entered the theatre. The musical “The 25th Annual Putnam Spelling Bee” was performed this past weekend in the Fine Arts Theatre by the SC4 Players.
“Putnam was also an interesting experience because it incorporated improv and had audience volunteers,” explained Cortney Roles, who played Marcy Park.
Upon entering the Theatre guests could choose to be a part of the play themselves and improv with the cast during the show. Guests were given directions and name cards after they volunteered. The play was created in a magical way so that every volunteer ended up misspelling a word eventually and leaving the cast to finish performing the musical.
The musical was about a group of elementary to middle school students competing in a district wide spelling bee hosted by two staff members. The play shows the background of each student in the competition and helps the audience know their struggles in a comedic way. It concludes with announcing a winner of the bee and a short song and dance.
“This musical was an amazing experience…It was such a fun show to be a part of, especially due to the high energy of the cast. Putnam was made great by the talent of the cast and crew that made it happen,” said Roles.
The next production that the SC4 Players will be performing is titled, “My Town” and it will be on March 17-20 in the Fine Arts Theatre.