The Arts

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

The curtain closed for the 100th - and final - time on a Mrs. Pribble production.

The Upper School presented a delightful tale of quirky contestants, "The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee" in April. Over three performances, audiences were laughing and having a s-p-e-c-t-a-c-u-l-a-r good time!

Cast members rehearsed for months in preparation for the musical. The show is #100 for Drama Teacher and Hawley Chairholder in the Arts, Mrs. Carol Pribble. Bravo to the talented cast and crew! Bravo, and THANK YOU, Mrs. Pribble, for 100 fabulous shows and 40 unforgettable years at University School!

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Click here to watch Saturday evening's performance.
    • The six spellers awaiting their word fate.

    • The six spellers with Comfort Counselor Mitch Mahoney and Bee Moderator, and winner of the Third Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, Rona Lisa Perretti.

    • Logan Schwartzandgrubenniere and with "Carl dad," Carl Grubenniere.

    • Chip Tolentino, the winner of the 24th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee.

    • Leaf Coneybear channeling his inner uber-confident speller.

    • The spellers dance to "Magic Foot."

    • The official Bee Moderator, Rona Lisa Perretti, and official Pronouncer, Vice Principal Douglas Panch.

    • J.C. makes a surprise appearance and changes Marcy Park's perspective and trajectory.

    • The cast and crew surround Mr. Steve, Music Director and conducter of the on-stage orchestra, and Mrs. Pribble, who needs no introduction.

    • Time to relax, CP! We all wish you very well on your next adventures. See you (in the audience) at our next production!

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