NMU Presents Spelling Bee Musical

Monday 9, 2012

MARQUETTE, Mich.—Northern Michigan University's Forest Roberts Theatre will present the Broadway musical The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee Tuesday, April 17 through Saturday, April 21. Performances begin at 7:30 p.m., with an additional 1 p.m. matinee on Saturday. Tickets are $10 for students and $15 for the general public. They are available at any E-Z Ticket outlet.

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee features six young people in the throes of puberty, overseen by grown-ups who barely managed to escape childhood themselves. The students learn that winning isn’t everything and that losing doesn’t necessarily make you a loser. The musical is a tale of overachievers, angst and the experience of six adolescent outsiders vying for the spelling championship of a lifetime.

Paul Truckey directs the production. The cast members and their roles are: NMU sophomore Erin Powley of West Branch, Olive Ostrovsky; Brian Dettmann of Marquette, Chip Tolentino; John Sarkela of Marquette, Mitch Mahoney; Susan Boyle of Marquette, Rona Lisa Peretti; sophomore Meghan Marquardt of Eau Claire, Wis., Logainne Schwartzandgrubenierre; junior Adam Lowe of Baraboo, Wis., William Barfee; junior Pierce Huxtable of Neenah, Wis., Panch; freshman Abby Schneck from Burnsville, Minn., March Park; and senior Aaron Sarka from Seward, Alaska, Leave Coneybear.

For more information, contact the Forest Roberts Theatre Box Office at 227-2553 or go to www.nmu.edu/theatre.

Kristi Evans
News Director

The cast rehearses a scene