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Photo Flash: First Look at Theater Group at SBCC's 25th ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE, 7/10-27

The Theatre Group at SBCC will open the 2013-2014 season with the quirky musical, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, Music and Lyrics by William Finn, Book by Rachel Sheinkin, Conceived by Rebecca Feldman, and additional material by Jay Reiss. Directed by R. Michael Gros and Musical Direction by David Potter, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee is a hilarious tale of overachievers' angst chronicling the experience of six adolescents vying for the spelling championship of a lifetime. The show's Tony Award-winning creative team has created the unlikeliest of hit musicals about the unlikeliest of heroes: a quirky yet charming cast of outsiders for whom a spelling bee is the one place where they can stand out and fit in at the same time. Check out a first look below!

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee will feature Madelyn Adams, Lilli Babb, Brian Harwell, Miller James, Emily Jewell, Skyler Jones, Whitney Claire Kaufman, Allison Lewis, Tad Murroughs and Taylor Winfield Babcock.

Performances will be in the newly-remodeled Garvin Theatre, July 12-27, 2013, Thursday through Saturday @ 7:30pm, Sundays @ 2pm, with Previews on July 10 & 11 @ 7:30pm. The Sunday, July 14, 2pm performance will be live-captioned for the hearing-impaired. All performances have the assisted listening system available and the Garvin Theatre is wheelchair accessible. Ticket prices are: Previews $16 general/$13 seniors/$8 students, Thursday evening and Sunday matinees $22 general/$17 seniors/$12 students, Friday and Saturday evenings $24 general/$19 seniors/$15 students. Parking is free and near the Theatre. The Garvin Theatre is located on the West Campus of Santa Barbara City College in the 900 block of Cliff Dr. For information or reservations call the Garvin Theatre Box Office at 805-965-5935 or purchase tickets online at

Photo Credit: Ben Crop

Whitney Claire Kaufman, Taylor Winfield Babcock, Lilli Babb, Tad Alan Murroughs, Allison Lewis, Miller James

Taylor Winfield Babcock, Lilli Babb, Whitney Claire Kaufman, Tad Alan Murroughs, Allison Lewis, Miller James

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