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Acclaimed Stepinac Alumni Theatre to Stage "25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee"
Three Performances of Tony-winning Musical Comedy to be Staged at School's Major Bowes Auditorium, August, 2, 3 and 4
By: Archbishop Stepinac High School
The production will be staged at the school's air-conditioned Major Bowes Auditorium, 950 Mamaroneck Avenue, White Plains, NY.
Tickets are $20.00 general admission and $15 for seniors and children under the age of 12. Call 914 946-4800, Ext. 385 to order tickets which will also be available for purchase at the door of each performance.
Perfect entertainment for the entire family including audience participation, "The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee" centers on a fictional spelling bee set in a geographically ambiguous Putnam Valley Middle School. The wildly funny and touching show features six quirky adolescents who compete in the Bee, run by three equally quirky grown-ups. It features music and lyrics by William Finn, a book by Rachel Sheinkin and was conceived by Rebecca Feldman with additional material by Jay Reiss.
The following cast consists primarily of alumni who performed in Stepinac Theatre productions when they attended the all-boys Catholic high school.The female cast members are all alumnae of the school's drama program..
Chip Tolentino, Jesus Christ/Dylan McHugh
Leaf Coneybear/Anthony Pietrolongo
William Barfee/Mike Minecola
Marcy Park/Gianna Prignano
Olive Ostrofsky/Gabbie Sansone
Rona Lisa Perretti, Olive's Mom/Danielle Ricciardi
Vice Principal Panch/Lisa Dicarlucci
Mitch Mahoney, Olive's Dad/Chris Engler
Carl Dad/Matt Lotai
Dan Dad/Julian Amato
The production is directed by Christian Amato (Class of '06). Christian served as founder and producing artistic director of The Theatre Project and Shakespeare Off-Broadway. He has also served as a producer on notable productions, including Rocky and The Color Purple. In addition, Christian has developed multiple successful campaigns on Broadway for productions such as Kinky Boots, Matilda, Mothers and Sons and It's Only A Play.
About Archbishop Stepinac High School
The mission of Archbishop Stepinac High School is to offer young men of the Archdiocese of New York a highly competitive academic and extracurricular program that will prepare them for college and leadership roles. The faculty and staff accomplish these objectives by pursuing excellence and creating a supportive, disciplined atmosphere with a strong sense of camaraderie and Christian values that is unique to the Stepinac experience.
Frank Pagani, Pagani PR