High School seniors Aidan Joyce and Daniel Mathis, members of Montclair High School’s School of Visual and Performing Arts (SVPA) will be staging their production of Finn and Sheinkin’s The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. The musical chronicles the story of six elementary school contestants trying to win their local spelling bee.
Joyce and Mathis conceived the production as part of their year-ending senior project. They are joined by a nine member cast and technical crew made up of SVPA members in the completely student-led production opening this Friday, June 7th, at 7.30 pm at the First Lutheran Church of Montclair (135 Park Street). Additional performances on Saturday, June 8th at 1 pm and 8 pm.
25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee
Director: Aidan Joyce (Senior)
Assistant Director: Daniel Mathis (Senior)
Stage Manager: Mirit Skeen
Cast: Samy Cordero (Senior), Maya Joyce (Senior), Jacob Appiah (Senior), Lucian Zanes, Khari Jenkins, Micah Abrams, Nessie Slyker, Trevor Hettrich and Aidan Dowell
Poster Design: Tien Servidio