La Jolla High drama students set stage for spelling bee fun

Hannah Orr, Jake Correa, Lauren Nordholm and Hanne Manriquea rehearse for La Jolla High’s production of ‘The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee.’

If you go
What: Stage production of ‘The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee’
When: 3 p.m. May 9; 7 p.m. May 10-11
Where: Parker Auditorium, La Jolla High School, 750 Nautilus St.
Tickets: $7-$10 students, $15 adults, $10 seniors
Contact: (858) 454-3081, ext. 4401
Video Preview: bit.ly/LJHighspellingbee

William Finn’s Tony Award-winning musical comedy, “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee,” will be presented by La Jolla High School’s theater department May 3-11 in the school’s Parker Auditorium.

La Jolla High juniors Ashley Stratton, Hallie Bodenstab, Hannah Orr, and senior Lauren Nordholm choreographed the production, which is directed by drama department chief Ann Boutelle.

The show centers on a fictional spelling bee at Putnam Valley Middle School, where six quirky adolescents compete in the contest run by three equally quirky adults.

Sophomore Celie Mitchard said the production’s irreverent songs and language may not be suitable for young children, referencing one song about a male contestant who is distracted by an attractive women in the audience.

“It seems like it would be a middle school, innocent play, but it brings it to that level,” Celie said.

The production includes some audience participation; random theatre-goers will be asked to join the cast onstage to spell words.

Pat Sherman

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