Spelling into the spring musical

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All the spellers sing together during the first half of the show. The musical will be performed on March 15 and 16 at 7 p.m.

Camille Bereolos

The audience grew quiet as the lights dimmed down starting the performance of “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” on Thursday, March 14. Not only was it opening night, but it was also senior night.

“I was so emotional going into opening night as a senior for my last show,” Kaylie Katsiris (12) said.

Before and during intermission the cast and production members asked the audience for donations for their seniors. They raised over $3,000.

“It helps to support the seniors who are wishing to further their education beyond high school. Whether they decide to study theater or not, it goes to the students who are qualified and ready to learn,” Radosav Mihajolvic (12) said.

While the characters collected money during intermission, they stayed in character.  Intermission was not the only time the cast interacted with audience members. During the show, a couple of audience members are called onto the stage to participate in the spelling bee.

“My favorite part about the show is that I get to be a little kid and to be able to be on stage with amazing people. It’s also really fun finally being able to perform in front of the audience because they make the show so much more fun and exciting,” Tenley Edvardsen (10) said.