Published on: June 07, 2011
Lone Star College-Montgomery invites you to the college’s summer musical production of The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, a popular musical comedy running for one weekend only—Thursday through Saturday, June 30–July 2, with shows starting at 7:30 p.m. in the college’s theatre (Building D). A single matinee performance will take place on Saturday, July 2, at 2 p.m.
“This show is a real crowd-pleaser,” said Chase Waites, director for the production and theatre professor at LSC-Montgomery. “It has quickly become one of the most produced and attended shows in America and has a large following. We are excited to share this fun show with our audience.”
Based on the book by Rachel Sheinkin with music and lyrics by William Finn, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee is about six young people in the throes of puberty. Overseen by grown-ups who barely managed to escape childhood themselves, the students learn that winning isn't everything and that losing doesn't necessarily make you a loser. The play does contain some language and situations that may not be appropriate for younger audiences (PG-13).
The show’s cast members include Austin Atherton, Tanner Bench, Heather Garsen, Rob Kreps, Mackenzie Haffey, Ryan Elliot, Elisa Regulski, Amanda Broomas and Joey George-Hancock. In addition, the show will be produced by special arrangement with Music Theatre International.
Individual tickets for this performance are $10 (general admission), $7 (seniors), and $5 (students). Tickets can be purchased online at www.MyCommunityEvents.com. All ticket sales for opening night on Thursday, June 30, will go directly to theatre scholarships. For those interested, 2011-2012 season tickets are available for only $35, which includes upcoming performances such as Private Eyes, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, and Xanadu.
This entertaining comedy showcases the talent and the strength of the theatre program at LSC-Montgomery, which is dedicated to producing high-quality productions along with a curriculum that generally transfers to a four-year college or university.
For theatre program or ticket information, visit www.LoneStarCollege.edu/theatre-Montgomery; or contact Denise Meyers at (936) 273-7021 or http://clvmwwebapp01p.lscs.prv/cms/ioEditor/Denise.Meyers@LoneStar.edu.
LSC-Montgomery is located at 3200 College Park Drive, one-half mile west of Interstate 45, between Conroe and The Woodlands. For more information about the college, call (936) 273-7000, or visit www.LoneStar.edu/montgomery.
With more than 69,000 students in credit classes for fall 2010, and a total enrollment of more than 85,000, Lone Star College System is the largest institution of higher education in the Houston area, and the fastest-growing community college system in Texas. Dr. Richard Carpenter is the chancellor of LSCS, which consists of five colleges including LSC-CyFair, LSC-Kingwood, LSC-Montgomery, LSC-North Harris, and LSC-Tomball, six centers, LSC-University Park, LSC-University Center at Montgomery, LSC-University Center at University Park, Lone Star Corporate College, and LSC-Online. To learn more visit www.LoneStar.edu.