King’s Theatre to perform musical comedy ‘The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee’

King’s Theatre to perform musical comedy ‘The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee’

For Immediate Release
Further Information: Contact Joseph Giomboni
Public Relations Office, (570) 208-5958

February 7, 2012 – The King’s College Theatre Department will present a hilarious chronicle of the experience of six adolescent outsiders vying for a spelling championship in “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee.” Performances will be on Feb. 16-18 at 7:30 p.m. and Feb. 19 at 3:30 p.m. in the King’s Theatre, located in the Administration Building on North River Street.

The 2005 Tony Award and Drama Desk Award Winning Musical was written by Rebecca Feldman with music and lyrics by William Finn. The play features the unlikeliest of heroes: social outcasts and genius tweens, overseen by grownups who barely manage to escape childhood themselves, who learn that winning isn't everything and that losing doesn't necessary make you a loser.

King’s Theatre Department brings a cast of 11 students to the stage. Local cast members include John Bubul, West Pittston (Chip Tolentino); DJ Nat, Plains (DouglasPanch); Drake Nester, Emmaus (Leaf Coneybear); Ashley Thomas, Ashley (Logainne Schwarzandgrubenierre) and, Lukas Tomasacci, Shickshinny (Mitch Mahoney).

Tickets are $10 for general admission, $5 for students/senior citizens. For more information or to reserve tickets, call the box office at (570) 208-5825 or e-mail

Rehearsing for King’s production of the musical comedy, “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee,” are, bottom row from left: Meg Callan, Drake Nester, Nick Klem, John Bubul, Ashley Thomas, and Cara Medwick. Top row: DJ Nat, Rachael Pompeii, and Lukas Tomasacci.

King’s College is a Catholic College sponsored by the Congregation of the Holy Cross.

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