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The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee Musical Adventure!


FROM THE 2012 Articles,
andLorie Lewis Ham

by Lorie Lewis Ham

The Visalia Community Players are presenting The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee at the Ice House Theatre this August 17 through September 2 and Kings River Life Magazine is going to follow them on their journey to produce this fun musical. This will be a brand new adventure for KRL as we follow the production of this show from beginning to end and we are taking you our readers on the journey with us. You will get glimpses of rehearsals, interviews with cast and crew, go out looking for costumes and props, the designing and building of the set, & more!

Part of Bee cast during first week rehearsal-left to right Natashia DaCunha, Kristeina Wolfert & Cristian Duran

So come join us on this wonderful theatre adventure with videos, photos, interviews & much, much more. There will be something new every week either here, or on our YouTube channel so keep checking out. Than come with us to opening night on August 17. Watch the first videos below!

Follow us on Twitter @kingsriverlife, and you’ll be sure to know whenever something new goes up!

Here are just some of the people you will be getting to know-

Director – Corey Ralston
Assistant Director – Jennifer Toledo
Vocal Director – Merina Amos
Costumer – Milinda Shelby


Chip Tolentino – Ryan Anders
Douglas Panch – Sean Hopper
Leaf Coneybear – Henry Gonzales
Logainne Schwartzandgruneneierre – Natalie Row
Marcy Park – Charmaine Vallado
Mitch Mahoney – Cristian Duran
Olive Ostrovsky – Natashia DaCunha
Rona Lisa Peretti – Ali Malingen
Olive’s Mom – Kristeina Wolfert
William Barfee – Sergio M. Garza

This is the first video in Kings River Life’s adventure following the Visalia Community Players Production of The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee from beginning to end. This video was filmed on the second day of rehearsal June 5, 2012 as KRL spoke with director Corey Ralston & assistant director Jennifer Toledo.

Behind the scenes of The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee Musical. Juggling schedules to make the rehearsal schedule while day 2 of rehearsals goes on in the other room.

Check back next week for another installment of this adventure!

Lorie Lewis Ham is our Editor-in-Chief and an enthusiastic contributor to various sections, coupling her journalism experience with her connection to the literary and entertainment worlds. Explore Lorie’s mystery writing at Mysteryrat’s Closet.

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