Lied, TADA Productions to collaborate on 'Spelling Bee' musical June 7-8
Released on 03/20/2013, at 2:00 AM
Office of University Communications
University of Nebraska–Lincoln
WHEN: Friday, Jun. 7, 2013, through Jun. 8, 2013
WHERE: Lied Center for Performing Arts, 301 N. 12th St.
"This collaboration with the Lied Center is a great treat for Lincoln's audiences this summer," said Robert D. Rook, TADA's managing artistic director. "We are honored to be part of the biggest 'Bee' to date."
The award-winning TADA Productions Inc. has received national recognition for bringing to the stage the regional premieres of "Jekyll & Hyde: The Musical," "Forbidden Broadway," "Gilligan's Island: The Musical," "The Spidey Project," "Happy Days: A New Musical" and the critically acclaimed touring production of "Side by Side by Sondheim."
The professional cast of "The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee" includes William Maltas as vice principal Douglas Panch, Cris Rook as Rona Lisa Peretti, Steven Rich as Mitch Mahoney, Matt Works as William Barfee, Jessie Cotton as Olive Ostrovsky, Jaci Manning as Logainne Schwartzandgrubenierre, Brent Welch as Leaf Coneybear, Natalie Tavlin as Marcy Park and Patrick Brown as Chip Tolentino.
Brought to the stage in cooperation with Music Theatre International, "The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee" was conceived by Rebecca Feldman with music and lyrics by William Finn, book by Rachel Sheinkin and additional material by Jay Reiss. It opened to popular acclaim on Broadway in 2005, ran for 1,136 performances and won the 2005 Tony Award for Best Book of a musical.
Curtain time on the Lied Center main stage is 7:30 p.m. for each performance. Tickets are available for $28 plus Lied fees. Tickets for all performances can be reserved by calling the Lied Center box office at 402-472-4747, athttp://www.liedcenter.org, or at the Lied Center, 301 N. 12th St.
Writer: Matthew Boring