The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee – April 2017
Six awkward spelling champions learn that winning (and losing) isn’t everything. This fantastic comedy centers on a fictional spelling bee that tells the tale of overachievers, chronicling each one’s experience vying for the spelling championship of a lifetime. A hilarious tale, with quirky yet charming cast of outsiders where, the only place they can stand out and fit in at the same time, is at the Spelling Bee Competition! The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee is a roller coaster of music and fun. Contains Mature Content.
Director: Rob Woodcock
Music Director: Kelly Baker
Choreographer: Elizabeth Bell
Producer: Lee-Ann Jones, Laura Hachey
Stage Manager: Kevin May
March 31, April 1, 7 and 8 at 8pm
April 2 and 9 at 2pm
The Old Armoury / 1A Park Avenue / Georgetown
Purchase at the John Elliot Theatre Box Office >>
At the door – $25 (cash only)
There will be a short intermission during this production. Cash Only Concession Stand.
Failte originated from a casual collection of musicians in the autumn of 1991 in Waterloo. Failte (pronounced “fall-cha”) means welcome in Irish. Currently the group consists of original member, Stephen Todd (vocals, bodhran, and tin whistle) as well as Jessica Weiler (fiddle, vocals), and Brian Crozier (guitar, vocals). The band plays traditional Celtic music with a Canadian attitude. Set lists include slow airs, ballads, jigs and reels from Ireland, Scotland and Canada.
Stan Chang has been playing the piano since he was 5 years old. From recitals in his piano teacher’s living room to playing in churches to training through the Royal Conservatory of Music to Wilfrid Laurier University’s Honours Music Program. Through years of practice and experience Stan has worked to perfect his musical passion, performing a mix of Jazz, Classical and Pop instrumental favorites at weddings, restaurant venues, lounges and special functions across Southern Ontario.
If you listen closely you’ll hear him mix original compositions, and maybe even an odd memorable song from your childhood, between well known Classics by Billy Joel, Elton John, Duke Ellington and The Beatles. And of course some old fashioned Blues accompanied by his Tom Waits growl ….