Rocky Mountain Repertory Theatre wants you to join the Spelling Bee |

Rocky Mountain Repertory Theatre wants you to join the Spelling Bee

Courtesy RMRTThe cast of Spelling Bee.

Is the Webster Dictionary your best friend? Do you rarely need your computer’s spell check? Do you think you have what it takes to enter the 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee? Then don’t miss Rocky Mountain Repertory Theatre’s second summer production, which opens Friday, June 18.

Each night, four audience volunteers enter the on-stage Spelling Bee with the other quirky, comical contestants. Sharpen your spelling skills, sign up in the lobby or by phone at the box office and attempt to take home the Putnam County Spelling Bee championship. This is your chance to be a part of an RMRT production.

The competition is tough this year. Boy Scout Chip Tolentino (RMRT newcomer Sam Simahk) is back to defend his trophy. Logainne Schwartzandgrubenniere (RMRT alum Alyson Bloom), a 13 year-old spelling wiz, is looking to take her first title. While William Barfee (RMRT favorite Peter Durkin) looks to use his “magic foot” technique to earn the coveted crown.

They join the other adolescent overachievers and equally awkward and lovable adult moderators in this Tony Award-winning new musical comedy.

“From the first time I saw this show, I knew it was something that I wanted to bring to Grand Lake.” said Michael Querio, RMRT Artistic Director and Director of Spelling Bee. “Not only is it hilarious and quite a bit of fun, above all it has heart.”

“Although the show centers around school children, this is the perfect show for adult’s night out” said Chad Scott, RMRT’s Managing Director. “Our other two summer offerings (Carousel and Thoroughly Modern Millie) are perfect for the entire family; however Spelling Bee carries a parental guidance rating.”

RMRT is coming off two sold out performances last weekend and is sure to see the same crowds this weekend. Call RMRT’s box office at 970-627-3421 to reserve your place at the Spelling Bee.

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