Watsonville High’s spring musical opens Wednesday

The cast of Watsonville High School Drama's "The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee", which opens Wednesday at the Henry J. Mello Center for the Performing Arts. (Contributed Photo)

“The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” runs through April 28

WATSONVILLE—The Watsonville High School drama department has been hard at work for the past few months rehearsing for its upcoming spring musical production.

“The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” will open this Wednesday, April 17. The musical comedy follows the story of six middle schoolers competing in a county-wide spelling bee.

Director and Watsonville High School Drama instructor David Scott has praised the show for its humor and positive message, as well as its score. The musical has been nominated seven times for a Tony Award, winning two of them.

Last week, Scott, along with Watsonville High Drama members, took to parading around downtown Watsonville, holding up banners and distributing flyers about the upcoming show. The success of this semester’s musical is crucial to the future of the department, Scott explained, as production costs continue to rise.

“The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” will open at the Henry J. Mello Center for the Performing Arts, 250 E Beach St, Watsonville on Wednesday afternoon and run until April 28.

Tickets to are free for Watsonville High students, $10 for general admission ($11.34 with service fee) and $7 for seniors, educators and other students ($8.24 with service fee).

To order tickets and for information, including a performance schedule visit whs-pajaro-ca.schoolloop.com/VAPA.


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