Quinnipiac University students to perform ‘The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee’ April 25-27

Quinnipiac University students will perform "The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee," April 25-27, in the Clarice L. Buckman Theater on the Mount Caramel Campus.

"The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee" is a contemporary musical comedy that is centered on six children and their efforts to win the county-wide spelling bee. Each child has very specific reasons for wanting to win, as well as very specific means they go through to do so. With the help of three adults - a peppy former spelling bee champion, a sarcastic vice principal and a criminal working off his community service at the event - these kids sing, dance and spell their way towards the trophy and a national spelling bee championship.

Ashley DiFranza, of Hopkinton, Mass., is the director of this show, which is being produced by Fourth Wall Theater, a Quinnipiac student theater group. Emily Seibert, of Oxford, is the musical director, and Alec Farquharson, of Natick, Mass., is the assistant director. The cast includes: Olivia Bartolomei of Colleyville, Texas; Alex DeNoncour of Johnston, R.I.; Anthony DePasquale of Concord, Calif.; Zack Glassman of Suffern, N.Y.; Tiffany Green of Campbell Hall, N.Y.; Connor Hadley of Marlboro, N.J.; Joe Kohle of Pequannock, N.J.; Alexandra Lorca of Wappingers Falls, N.Y.; and Kristen Valera of Southbury.

Show times are at: 7 p.m. on April 25; 2 and 8 p.m. on April 26; and 2 p.m. on April 27.

Tickets can be purchased at the door for $10. They also will be available for $8 at the Carl Hansen Student Center on the Mount Carmel Campus during the week leading up to the performance. To reserve tickets, please email QUFourthwall@gmail.com.

Quinnipiac is a private, coeducational, nonsectarian institution located 90 minutes north of New York City and two hours from Boston. The university enrolls 6,500 full-time undergraduate and 2,500 graduate students in 58 undergraduate and more than 20 graduate programs of study in its School of Business and Engineering, School of Communications, School of Education, School of Health Sciences, School of Law, Frank H. Netter MD School of Medicine, School of Nursing and College of Arts and Sciences. Quinnipiac consistently ranks among the top regional universities in the North in U.S. News & World Report’s America’s Best Colleges issue. The 2014 issue of U.S. News & World Report’s America’s Best Colleges named Quinnipiac as the top up-and-coming school with master’s programs in the Northern Region. Quinnipiac also is recognized in Princeton Review’s “The Best 377 Colleges.” The Chronicle of Higher Education has named Quinnipiac among the “Great Colleges to Work For.” For more information, please visit www.quinnipiac.edu. Connect with Quinnipiac on Facebook at www.facebook.com/quinnipiacuniversity and follow Quinnipiac on Twitter @QuinnipiacU.


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