To Bee or not to Bee...

 
At a recent rehearsal of the Curtain Call musical, “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee”, Laura Velishek, playing Marcy Parks, (a multi-linguist, championship rugby player, Chopin/Mozart musician, and overachiever who tires of always winning) clarifies her qualifications before spelling her word. Also pictured (from left) is Michael Atwood, the show’s music director/conductor; Andy Velishek who plays William Barfee (famous for his “Magic Foot” method of spelling that has boosted him to spelling glory), and Kendra Braunger who plays Olive Olivstrovsky (newcomer to the Bee who has made friends with her dictionary). The six-time, Tony Award nominated production, plays out August 2, 3, 9, 10 and 11 at Hilltop Hall. (Wade Young Photo)