A Little Theatre Adventure -- "The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee"
You'll enjoy an evening performance of SLO Little Theatre's production of "The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee", followed by a talkback - led by longtime SLO Little Theatre actor and volunteer, Elaine Fournier. Yes, for the first time, the Little Theatre Adventure will take place in the evening, Thursday, November 15 at 7pm.
The Play: The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee is a long one-act musical comedy conceived by Rebecca Feldman with music and lyrics by William Finn, a book by Rachel Sheinkin and additional material by Jay Reiss.
The show centers on a fictional spelling bee set in a geographically ambiguous Putnam Valley Middle School. Six quirky adolescents compete in the Bee, run by three equally quirky grown-ups.Join us for the hilarious, musical tale of overachievers' angst chronicling the experience of six adolescent outsiders vying for the spelling championship of a lifetime.
The show's Tony Award-winning creative team created the unlikeliest of hit musicals about the unlikeliest of heroes: a quirky yet charming cast of outsiders for whom a spelling bee is the one place where they can stand out and fit in at the same time.
The talkback: A talkback is a post-show informal conversation with members of the play's artistic staff and cast. Led by long-time SLO Little Theatre contributor Elaine Fournier, this is a chance to learn about character development from the actor's point of view and learn about the rehearsal process. You may ask any questions about the show or artistic process and gain more of an insight into the theater works.
Elaine Fournier has a Master's in English with a dramatic literature emphasis. She taught theatre appreciation, acting, dramatic literature and film at Cuesta College, and taught English composition at Cal Poly and Hancock College.
Elaine has also been with SLO Little Theatre since she was 15 years-old and was a dancer in Oklahoma! at the Madonna Inn. She moved through the ranks to become a choreographer, an actor and a director. She has been on the Board of the Little Theatre for the last four years, with several other four-year termsin her past. Currently she serves on the Board's Artistic Advisory Committee that chooses the plays for the season. She is also a Lifetime Member, an honorific for years of service.
Discount tickets for LLCC members for this performance are $23 each. Non-members may purchase tickets for $28 each.
Thursday, November 13, 2014, 7pm-9:30pm San Luis Obispo Little Theatre.
San Luis Obispo Little Theatre (View)
888 Morro Street
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
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