Indianapolis, IN- Summer Stock Stage will present The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee at Ayres Auditorium at Park Tudor School June 25-28. Thursday preview and Friday and Saturday performances are at 7:30 pm. Sunday performance is at 2:30 pm. More than 25 of the most talented students from central Indiana have been rehearsing with director Charles Goad, music director Jeanne Bowling, and choreographer Mariel Greenlee, to mount this fully-staged and orchestrated production. These students, ages 13-19, come from public, private, and charter schools from throughout central Indiana. These are some of the best musical theater performers in the area. Many plan to continue their theater studies in college, while others have entirely different plans. All come together in a professional, collaborative environment to produce outstanding theater each summer.
The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee –This hilarious musical centers on a fictional spelling bee where quirky adolescents compete for a slot in the National Spelling Bee. Overseen by grown-ups still stuck in adolescence themselves, this eccentric group of outsiders learns that winning isn’t everything and losing doesn’t necessarily make you a loser. This tuneful tale, winner of two Tony awards, comes to Summer Stock Stage June 25-28! Thursday preview performance is at 7:30 pm. Friday and Saturday performances are at 7:30 pm and Sunday performance is at 2:30 pm. This is a PG production; some material may not be suitable for young children.
Patron Reception, Friday, June 26 at 6 pm – Prior to Friday’s performance, there will be a patron reception featuring the artistic staff in Foster Hall at Park Tudor School. All proceeds benefit program scholarships. Tickets are $25.
Tickets – All tickets are on sale NOW and can be purchased through www.summerstockstage.com or at the box office on the night of show. Preview performance tickets are $12. All other tickets are $17. Shows do sell out so be sure to buy your tickets early! Ticketing questions should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Summer Stock Stage – Summer Stock Stage exists to provide theater experiences for teenage students in central Indiana. Co-founded by Emily Ristine Holloway, artistic director and Jeanne Bowling, music director, the artistic team now includes Kyle Ragsdale, curator of the Harrison Center for the Arts; Mariel Greenlee, Dance Kaleidoscope; Cherri Jaffee, former Artistic Director of Dance Kaleidoscope; Mike Moffatt, Theater Department chair, Cathedral High School and professional actor Charles Goad. While pursuing their own careers as artists, these adults mentor and collaborate with the student artists in two major musical productions each summer. Mary Poppins will be performed July 22-26. Park Tudor School generously donates the use of their beautiful facilities in their common vision for enriching the lives of students through the arts.
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Rachel Riegel, Managing Director