Spring Musical leaves audience with smiles and laughter

Serena Keller, Editor

This year’s spring musical The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, was on May 3-5 in the auditorium, directed by Lauren Keur.

The musical was different, modern, and amusing. I, myself am not a typical musical person, but The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee musical I thought brought something different to the stage.

The witty, stereotypical middle school cliches were a perfect selection for the musical that made it an entertaining and family fun musical for everyone.

All around, Keur and others that helped put this musical together fit a lot of contrasting characters and themes together, forming something funny and light-hearted.

Ari Richardson, 12, portrayed the role of Marcy Park, as the “perfectionist who doesn’t sleep,” very well, making everyone laugh and smile.

“I think she did a gold job of capturing the essence of Marcy Park’s know-it-all attitude and uptightness, then eventually her lazy persona she developed later,” Riane Molloy, 12, said.

Parth Nakirikanti, 11, portrayed the character William Barfee as the know-it-all who ended up falling in love with the sweet, goody two shoes character Olive Ostrovsky, played by Lauren Newhard. Parth played the role of Barfee spot on, showing all the characteristics of a know-it-all.

Lastly, even though the musical had a different theme, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee musical made me think of the musical Hairspray, with the break out of dance, flashy lights and disco ball.