Friday, March 23, 2018 • 7:00 pm
Saturday, March 24, 2018 • 2:00 pm & 7:00 pm
Sunday, March 25, 2018 • 2:00 pm
The Avo Playhouse
While Moonlight Youth Theatre’s upcoming production of the musical comedy The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee features young talent on stage, behind the scenes, students are also involved backstage in all facets of bringing the show to life. As part of MYT’s Theatre Internship program, the reigns of the creative direction of the show are being turned over to students in the program. The show’s director, choreographer, design and stage management teams, and all other staff positions are comprised of student interns!
Winner of the Tony Award and the Drama Desk Awards for Best Book, the musical centers around an eclectic group of six mid-pubescents vying for the spelling bee championship of a lifetime. While candidly disclosing hilarious and touching stories from their home lives, the characters spell their way through a series of words, hoping to never hear the soul-crushing, pout inducing, and life un-affirming “ding” of the bell that signals a spelling mistake. Six spellers enter, one speller triumphs!