T-H-E-A-T-E-R is Back with The Spelling Bee Musical

Josh writes about Musical Theater at FHS and interviews cast member, Kayla


Theater is back at Franklin High School once again. After two years of waiting to see a live performance, you now can! On December 4th and 5th, the Franklin High School community showed up to watch the live performance of the 25th annual Putnam County Spelling Bee.


According to a website called MTI Shows, the play is about an eclectic group of six mid-pubescents 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. The small cast and unit set make this a perfect option for high schools or community theatres. The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee is a fast-paced crowd pleaser and an instant theatre patron favorite.


Cast member, Kayla, discusses her experience as one of the cast members of the play:

Q: What was your favorite part?

A: My favorite part of the play was when we danced in magic foot because it was a group effort and we had so much fun and connected so deeply with one another.

Q: How did you feel about the play?

A: When I first found out that we were doing this show I was a little hesitant to audition but I went for it anyway and it turns out I actually LOVE this show!

Q: What is the secret behind giving a laugh to the school community?

A: Honestly, there’s really no secret. You just have to embrace the characteristics your character is supposed to have and make it your own.

Q: What was it like to play your character in the show?

My character was Michelle ¨Mitch” Mahoney, I enjoyed playing this role as a hardcore chick whose not afraid of anyone or anything .


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