The fall musical at Waconia High School is “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee,” which will be performed in the WHS Auditorium at 7 p.m. on Nov. 1-3. “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” is a hilarious tale that includes six young people in the throes of puberty, overseen by grown-ups who barely managed to escape childhood themselves. Throughout the show, the students learn that winning isn’t everything and that losing doesn’t necessarily make you a loser. “The Spelling Bee” is a Tony Award winning musical that includes 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.
Cast William Barfee: Ryan Weisbecker; Leaf Coneybear: David Parpart; Chip Tolentino/Jesus: Matt Miller; Olive Ostrovsky: Kaleigh Wirries; Marcy Park: Cassia Brand; Logainne Schwartzandgrubenniere: Heather Slice; Rona Lisa Perretti: Savannah Mangels; Mona Leah Podrosky: Meghan Niegoda; Vice Principal Douglas Panch: Zach Borer; Mitch Mahoney: Elliott Marxen; Mrs. Ostrovsky/Spelling Bee Singer: Christina Miller; Mr. Ostrovsky/Spelling Bee Singer: Jack Mahon; Mrs. Schwartzandgrubenniere / Marigold Coneybear / Spelling Bee Singer: Hannah Kilian; Mr. Schwartzandgrubenniere / Spelling Bee Singer: Michael Miller; Mrs. Coneybear / Spelling Bee Singer: Angela Gifford; Brook Coneybear / Spelling Bee Singer: Abigail Peterson; Raisin Coneybear / Spelling Bee Singer: Rebecca Gregoire; Granola Coneybear / Spelling Bee Singer: Laura Grimm; Summer Coneybear / Spelling Bee Singer: Anna Broll; Autum Coneybear / Spelling Bee Singer: Amy Broll; Honeydew Coneybear / Spelling Bee Singer: Nicolette Phillips; Jane Coneybear / Spelling Bee Singer: Ally Girard Stage Crew Margaret Brose, Olivia Doeden, and Jenna Grochow