Spring musical spells F-U-N

This weekend The Webb Schools Theater Department presents the spring musical, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee!

At the Bee, we follow a group of eccentric but literate children competing to be the last speller standing.

“The wacky and witty nature of the show was a great vehicle for this particular group of actors,” said director Stefanie Plumley.

In 20 musical numbers, the spellers demonstrate their idiosyncratic spelling techniques and reveal how they came to be such spectacular spellers.

Audience volunteers from the Webb community join the Bee every night on stage to spell along with the cast, too.

“All of the shows will be slightly different every night because of the audience volunteers!” said Ms. Plumley. “Julia [Tyck ‘23] and Terrence [Wu ‘23] are able to write their own bits of trivia for each volunteer depending on what they know about them. This show is particularly fun in a place like Webb, where everybody knows each other – the jokes can be very niche and specific!”

Don’t miss The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee streaming live on YouTube on Saturday, May 20th, at 7pm!

Director – Stefanie Plumley
Technical Director – Chad Smith
Music Director – Janet Noll
Choreographer – Michael Szanyi

Janet Noll, Keyboards
Chris Berry, Bass
Bill Schlitt, Percussion

Mick Adkins ‘23
Sydney Becker ‘24
Emily Berg ‘24
Emilia Bordage ‘23
Deric Choi ‘26
Valeria Gonzalez ‘23
Ryan Ho ‘25
Eleanor Hong ‘24
Naomi Kang ‘24
Eunice Lau ‘23
Joy Li ‘24
Stephanie Ma ‘25
Yoyo Meng ‘23
Natália Mosaquites ‘26
Jonathan Rosales-Cardenas ‘24
Jenny Tran ‘24
Julia Tyck ‘23
Terrence Wu ‘23
Zona Zhou ‘26

Oliver Butcher ‘24
Jonah Canty ‘23
Lucas Cardenas ‘25
Elizabeth Chai ‘23
Richard Chiu ‘26
Bohdana Danylova ‘23
Riley Fass ‘23
Lizzie Hastings ‘25
Frannie Hinch ‘25
Heidi Lau ‘26
Sophie Lin ‘26
Jack Messina ‘23
Jia Ni ‘26
Wura Ogunnaike ‘23
Kylie Osborne ‘23
Elena Petrova ‘25
Madeline Robertson ‘26
Ryan Walker ‘23

May 18, 2023

13:42 PM PDT