Sam Bass Theatre to present THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE

Sam Bass Theatre to present THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE

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The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee has charmed audiences across the country with its effortless wit and humor. 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 life, the tweens spell their way through a series of [potentially made-up] words hoping to never hear the soul-crushing, pout-inducing, life un-affirming "ding" of the bell that signals a spelling mistake. Six spellers enter; one speller leaves! At least the losers get a juice box. A riotous ride complete with audience participation, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee is delightful den of comedic genius.

Sam Bass Theatre is excited to present our spring musical THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE as part of our 2016/2017 Main Stage Season. This production of THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE will be directed by Eric Nelson who currently serves as Sam Bass Theatre's Technical Director and has been a part of Sam Bass Theatre for many years now, directing many of our various productions including God's Favorite, Nunsense the Musical, and The Boys Next Door for which Mr. Nelson was nominated for the Central Texas Excellence In Theatre Awards for Best Direction of a Play. Mr. Nelson has been involved in every aspect of running Sam Bass Theatre for the past 5 years, doing everything from landscaping, to running the box office, as well as serving on the board in various capacities of the organization. When asked about why Mr. Nelson took on this particular show he said "This show is just plain old fashioned fun! Every song is full of energy and in the end there is a beautiful story that will touch your heart."

Eric Nelson is excited about his all star cast saying "This cast is fantastic, every single actor is so talented it is breathtaking!" This show is filled with incredible songs and hilarious moments reminding us of the turmoil and struggles every adult has survived through adolescence.

The Show Stars Robyn Conner (The Crucible), Brett Weaver (God's Favorite, The Boys Next Door), Ralphie Del La Cruz, Erik Freisinger, Shelby Schistler, Chantel Getz, Justin Getz, Emily Vilareal, and, Jason Cosby.

Director: Eric Nelson, Assistant Director: Katie Brown, Stage Manager: TBD, Set design: Debra and Jim Mischel, Lighting design: Eric Nelson, Costume design: Olin Meadows.

THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE is directed by Eric Nelson and Katie Brown as Assistant Director with Musical Direction by JASON COSBY. The production features Scenic Designs by DEBRA MISCHEL With OLIN MEADOWS as Costume Designer. The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee Is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI. www.MTIShows.com

Recommendation: This show is rated PG13 for some adult language and mature themes Run Time: Approximately two hours including one intermission

Special events in celebration of THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE, include:

  • OPENING NIGHT Performance and After Party - WITH CHAMPAGNE TOAST AND BUFFET FRIDAY MAY 12, 2016

  • Press Night: THURSDAY, MAY 11, 2016. Please RSVP to ARTISTICDIRECTOR@SAMBASSTHEATRE.ORG

  • PARENT TEACHER CONFERENCES (SPECIAL HAPPY HOUR EVENTS) DATES TBA

Tickets start at $20 and are available online www.sambasstheatre.org by phone at 512-763-7228, or in person at the SAM BASS THEATRE Box Office, 600 N. Lee Street (Located inside Memorial Park Round Rock) Thursday through Saturday, 7:00-9:00pm Sundays 2:00-4:00pm. SAM BASS THEATRE is wheelchair accessible.

The City Of Round Rock, and Round Rock Arts are the Leading Sponsors for THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE

Sam Bass Theatre - A non-profit organization, Sam Bass Theatre creates intimate theatre experiences that ignite the imagination, inspire the spirit, and engage the community. The Sam Bass Community Theatre (SBCT) has been offering quality live theater to the Round Rock/Georgetown/Austin area for over thirty five years. Proud to be the first theatre company in Round Rock, SBCT strives to create thought provoking, entertaining, and enchanting live theatre all year long. We respect, value and celebrate the unique attributes, characteristics and perspectives that make each person who they are. We also believe that bringing diverse individuals together allows us to collectively and more effectively contribute to the development of the arts in Central Texas.Sam Bass Theatre's 2016-2017 Season is sponsored in part, City of Round Rock.

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