WHS to perform ‘Spelling Bee’

Cast members playing the roles of spellers include, from left: David Parpart, Heather Slice, Ryan Weisbecker, Kaleigh Wirries, and Matt Miller.

Cast members playing the roles of spellers include, from left: David Parpart, Heather Slice, Ryan Weisbecker, Kaleigh Wirries, and Matt Miller.

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

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