Good Company to present Putnam County Spelling Bee

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By Jessica Pietrosanti

Good Company Theater has started rehearsals for its hilarious fall production of 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. In a school auditorium, home of the Putnam Porcupines, six peculiar students compete in a spelling bee, guided by three adults who have their own personality quirks, as each character attempts to deal with the struggles of growing up.


Nate Strick, Jason Maur, Luis Hilerio, Cliff Gibson, Danielle Lawrence, Julia Bussell and Karen Vinic rehearse for the upcoming production of the 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. Submitted photo

A wonderful mix of new and familiar faces grace the stage in this comedy directed by Nikki Currie-Huggard, a veteran director at Good Company Theater. Nikki will also be directing the Granby Memorial High School musical, Our Town, in November. Diana Lawler of Avon brings a wealth of experience in musical direction to her interpretation of the score, Sally Moon is in charge of costume design and Susan Accetura, producer from James and the Giant Peach, has graciously assumed the producer role again.
Putnam County Spelling Bee is rated PG, parental guidance suggested. The show contains some adult humor and themes that may be inappropriate for young children.
Show dates are Friday, Oct. 27 at 7 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 28, at 2 and 7 p.m. and Sunday, Oct. 29, at 2 p.m. All performances will take place at South Congregational Church, 242 Salmon Brook Street in Granby. Tickets for all shows are $20 and are available online at, at Granby Pharmacy and at the door.