PHOTO CALL: ...Spelling Bee at North Shore

News   PHOTO CALL: ...Spelling Bee at North Shore A new production of William Finn and Rachel Sheinkin's 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee is currently playing the North Shore Music Theatre.

Hannah Del Monte as Logainne Schwartzandgrubenierre
Hannah Del Monte as Logainne Schwartzandgrubenierre Photo by Paul Lyden

A co-production with the Barrington Stage Company, where it played June 11-July 12, the Jeremy Dobrish-directed staging began performances at the Beverly, MA, venue Aug. 12.

With choreography by Dan Knechtges and music direction by Brian Usifer, the ensemble cast comprises Emy Baysic (Miss Saigon) as Marcy Park, Miguel Cervantes as Chip Tolentino, Hannah Del Monte (Fiddler on the Roof) as Logainne Schwartzandgrubenierre, Molly Ephraim (Little Red Riding Hood in the Into the Woods revival) as Olive Ostrovsky, Demond Green as Mitch Mahoney, Clifton Guterman as Leaf Coneybear, Michael Mastro (Twelve Angry Men) as Vice-Principal Douglas Panch, Eric Peterson as William Barfee and Sally Wilfert (Make Me a Song) as Rona Lisa Perretti.

Tickets, priced $40-$77, are available by visiting www.nsmt.org or by calling (978) 232-7200.

Here is a look at the production, which concludes its run Aug. 31:

Eric Peterson as William Barfee
Emy Baysic as Marcy Park
Miguel Cervantes as Chip Tolentino
Clifton Guterman as Leaf Coneybear
Demond Green as Mitch Mahoney
Molly Ephraim as Olive Ostrovsky
Sally Wilfert as Rona Lisa Perretti and Michael Mastro as Vice-Principal Douglas Panch
The Contestants

Photos by Paul Lyden