SPARTA, NJ — The community is invited to a night of fun and laughter at the 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. The musical comedy will be presented at Sparta High School auditorium on Monday June 26 and Tuesday, June 27 at 7 p.m. It is recommended for a mature audience.

The story is of six tweens spelling their way through a series of words, hoping to continue their dreams in becoming the Spelling Bee Champion, according to co-director Paige Lucas. The show is “hilarious and fast paced,” and involves audience participation. 

Sparta High School graduating seniors together with faculty and upcoming seniors will be performing to raise funds for the Jeff Syberg Memorial Scholarship. The suggested donation is $10.

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The graduating student performers include, Steven Sullivan, Nina Strowe, Erin Vreeland, Victoria Prol and Skylar Winberry. “We will miss them dearly,” co-director Angela Deluccia said.

Upcoming senior performers include Clarie Riley, Henry Silberstein, Taylor Brady and Owen Welsh.



"We are very excited to present this musical to the Sparta Community,” Deluccia said. “This is a combined effort of the entire theater department. We just wanted one more opportunity to showcase the amazing talent of the Sparta High School players.”

Theatergoers will be treated to a special appearance from teacher Brent Rivers playing Vice Principal Panche.