Marian Catholic High School Actors to Perform ‘The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee’ on Oct 18-20

Putnam County Spelling Bee
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Chicago Heights, IL-(ENEWSPF)- The Marian Catholic Theatre Department is preparing for their upcoming performances of “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee”. The musical comedy is scheduled for Friday, October 18, at 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, October 19, at 7:30 p.m.; and Sunday, October 20, at 2:00 p.m.; in the Monsignor Croarkin Auditorium at Marian Catholic High School.

The show centers on a fictional spelling bee set in a geographically ambiguous Putnam Valley Middle School. Quirky adolescents compete in the Bee while equally-quirky grown-ups run the contest, resulting in hysterical and over-the-top “Bee”havior.

Senior class cast members include: Daniel Blewitt (Crete) as Douglas Panch, Laura Hilger (Oak Forest) as Rona Lisa Peretti, Cooper Packard (Lansing) as Leaf Coneybear, and Alex Renzetti (Chicago Heights) as William Barfée.

Juniors: Blake Jeffries (Chicago) as Billy Thornton, Hope Lang (Monee) as Marcy Park, Alise Morrow (Matteson) as Bon Qui Kwai Mahoney, and Emerson Pavur (Monee) as Chip Tolentino.

Sophomores: Jessica Barrett (Steger) as Sarah Hochstedler IV, Maranda Martinez-Brink (Chicago Heights) as Sookie Slice, Katharine O’Shea (Tinley Park) as Olive Ostrovsky, and Lucie Switalski (Oak Forest) as Rebecca Hochstedler III.

Freshmen: Kaela Harber (Whiting, Ind.) as Logainne Schwartzandgrubenierre.

To purchase tickets, contact Patricia Cak, Administrative Assistant, at 708-756-9441 or [email protected]. For further information on Marian Catholic’s Theatre Department, please visit