North Hills School District News Article

North Hills to present 'Putnam County Spelling Bee' spring musical in March

Posted Thursday, February 22, 2024

North Hills High School Drama Club presents its 2024 spring musical "The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee" on March 15-17 and 21-23.

Winner of the Tony and the Drama Desk Awards for Best Book, "The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee" has charmed audiences across the country with its effortless wit and humor. Featuring a fast-paced, wildly funny and touching book by Rachel Sheinkin and a truly fresh and vibrant score by William Finn, this bee is one unforgettable experience.

An eclectic group of six mid-pubescents vie for the spelling championship of a lifetime. While candidly disclosing hilarious and touching stories from their home lives, the tweens spell their way through a series of (potentially made-up) words, hoping never to hear the soul-crushing, pout-inducing, life un-affirming "ding" of the bell that signals a spelling mistake. Six spellers enter; one speller leaves a champion! At least the losers get a juice box.

Performances will take place on March 15-16 and 21-23 at 7:30 p.m., and March 17 at 1:30 p.m. in the North Hills High School auditorium. Reserved seating tickets are $12 for adults and $7 for students/senior citizens, and can be purchased online at beginning Friday, February 23 at 12 p.m.

Spelling Bee flyer

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