Germantown High School's renowned Production Workshop students have put months of work into the Poplar Pike Playhouse's upcoming production of The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. The Tony Award winnig musical comedy opens this Thursday (10/16). Take a behind the scenes peek at the show in this gallery from a recent dress rehearsal performance.
There’s a science buff who spells using his “magic foot,” a middle school comfort counselor that acts more like a bouncer and an overly optimistic speller who only gets things right when thrown into a trance. These are just some of the oddball characters from the Poplar Pike Playhouse’s upcoming musical The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee.
The Poplar Pike Playhouse at Germantown High School presents a full season of theatrical productions in its 300 seat on-campus theatre facility. Since its inception in 1976, the Playhouse has provided more than 100 theatrical shows viewed by over 200,000 people in its nearly 40 year history. The yearly roster of events includes two mainstage shows, several acting festivals, a touring children's theatre companyand additional small ensemble presentations. Students not only perform on the stage, but they also are responsible for every element of the theatre operation, including the technical as well as the business side of the program. The theatre has state-of-the-art lighting and sound equipment and a business office that is computer-assisted and staffed year round by student volunteers.