the 25th annual putnam county SPELLING BEE
Sara-Jeanne played Rona Lisa Peretti,an ex-spelling bee champion. for a co-production with THE Belfry Theatre and The Arts Club Theatre Granville Island Stage and was
Director: Michael Shamata
Choreographer: Laura Krewski
Musical Director:Bruce Kellett
“Sara-Jeanne Hosie, playing a contest judge, sang particularly well, displaying a lush, attractive timbre. ” -The Times Columnist, Adrian Chamberlain
3 JESSIE AWARDS!
1. Outstanding Production, Large Theatre
2. Outstanding Direction, Large Theatre, Michael Shamata
3. Significant Artistic Achievement, Large Theatre, Michael Blake, Jeremy Crittenden, Josh Epstein, Sara-Jeanne Hosie, Brian Linds, Alison MacDonald, Tracy Neff, Rosie Simon, and Vincent Tong
ABOUT THE SHOW:
Six young people in the throes of puberty, overseen by grown-ups who barely managed to escape childhood themselves, learn that winning isn’t everything and that losing doesn’t necessarily make you a loser.
THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE is a hilarious 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 has 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.
Photo (top) of audience volunteers, Tracy Neff, Vincent Tong, Josh Epsein, Rosie Simon, Jeremy Crittenden, Alison MacDonald and Sara-Jeanne Hosie by David Cooper.