Cast of spring musical wants V-I-C-T-O-R-Y


The cast of the spring musical performs on opening night, Friday April 22.

Rachel Martin


On Friday April 22 and Saturday April 23, the annual spring musical was held at Eisenhower High School. This year’s musical was The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, a musical about six quirky middle schools kid who competes for the title of winning this year’s spelling bee. With a cast of only 11 people, this year’s musical was one of the smallest the audience has seen. Of course a smaller cast means a smaller audience, but that didn’t stop the performers from taking center stage. This year’s musical was also the first to have audience participation, if you went you probably got to see some familiar peers or teachers try to spell some easy and complex words.

“This was our first time doing a show that involved improvisation and the kids just flourished,” director Sarina Kledzik states. “Even when an extra speller was pulled up on stage by mistake, the kids handled it like pros and I was not nervous at all.”

The funny jokes, embarrassment of peers and teachers, and the “snack time” were just a couple of things that made this year’s musical successful. The most thanks goes to directors Mrs. Sarina Kledzik and Mrs. Tina Jacklin for making the show come to life. Next year’s musical will be Hairspray, for any information regarding the show you can talk to Kledzik or Jacklin anytime.