StageGR wrapped up its 2nd season with the play, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee.
Six awkward spelling champions learn that winning (and losing) isn't everything.
Winner of the Tony and the Drama Desk Awards for Best Book, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee has charmed audiences across the country with its effortless wit and humor. Featuring a fast-paced, wildly funny and touching book by Rachel Sheinkin and a truly fresh and vibrant score by William Finn, this bee is one unforgettable experience.
An eclectic group of six teenagers vie for the spelling championship of a lifetime. While candidly disclosing hilarious and touching stories from their home lives, the tweens spell their way through a series of (potentially made-up) words, hoping never to hear the soul-crushing, pout-inducing, life un-affirming "ding" of the bell that signals a spelling mistake. Six spellers enter; one speller leaves! At least the losers get a juice box.
A riotous ride, complete with audience participation, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee is a delightful den of comedic genius presented by 16 talented Grand Rapids area high school students.
Each of the kids that participated in the play worked tirelessly learning lines, dances and songs. Here they are in all their glory!
The cast members grabbed your attention from the very beginning. It was a pleasure being able to photograph them on stage during their dress rehearsal.
Take a look at some of these shots from the play!
Thank you again StageGR for all of the work that you put into these shows and allowing us to partner with you to capture the moments that you create!