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LEL K E L L O G G C O M M U N I T Y C OK L LE EG Volume OGG COMM U XVIII, N Number I T Y6 C O L March L E2013 GE uin Spring M-U-S-I-C-A-L DeQuan Perry Jr. Staff Writer From the amazing direction of Brad Poer, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee is a one act musical comedy conceived by Rebecca Feldman with music and lyrics by William Finn. This show centers on a fictional spelling bee set in a geographically ambiguous Putnam Valley Elementary School. Six quirky adolescents compete in the Bee, run by three equally-quirky grown-ups. When asked to describe this show in his own words Poer said this, “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee could create world peace, end global climate change and make liberals and conservatives want to hold hands and sing Kumbaya. It could do all of those things, but instead it just wants to make you laugh until you hurt and show you how unpredictable and fun musical theatre can be. It's the story of a group of kids (played by adults) competing in a regional spelling bee competition. Each contestant is an outsider or weird in their own way, but they all share an odd, understated gift for spelling- and each learns that the difference between a winner and loser is in the eye of the beholder.” This show is full of plot twists and many turns that the audience will never expect. Poer also stated, “The Bee is an extremely unique theatrical experience in that each show offers a new chance for audience members to volunteer to be onstage as a part of the show! Show up 30 minutes before curtain each night for a chance to be an actual speller in the bee. It's also important to know that the show does contain some material that may be deemed inappropriate for children under 13 or so.” For the first time in a few years this show will run two weekends, March 15-17 and March 22-24. Show time for Sunday performances is 3 pm. While all other shows will be at 7:30pm. This show does contain some adult language and situations; parental guidance is suggested for audiences under the age of 16. For reservations, ticket info, and all other questions please contact the box office at (269) 9654154. The Cast List of the show include: Rona Lisa Peretti, Khaliid CanalesKing, Roderick Simmons, DeQuan Perry, Elena Hensel, Zach Andrews, Jesse Cowles, Jenny Barnhart, Olive Ostrovsky, and two fantastic Understudies played by Patrick Lucas and Amber Isaacson. Ready to spell it you. Photo by Simon Thalmann Humane Society donation drive Anna Bennison Guest Writer On March 13th, from 11 am to 2 pm, Phi Theta Kappa will team up with the Humane Society of South Central Michigan at KCC to collect donations for the organization. The donated items will be used directly at the nonprofit shelter and will help the organization continue caring for up to 100 animals a day. Items that can be donated include: • Liquid detergent/soap • Disinfectant wipes • Bleach • Paper towels • Cat litter • Dog and cat toys • Dog and cat treats • Brushes Students and staff who would like to donate items can bring them to the designated table during the day of the drive. In addition, students who donate items from the wish list can enter a drawing to win a $50 gift card. A funds donation box will also be available. Please help the Humane Society of South Central Michigan continue to enhance the lives of our local critters! For more information about the drive, contact For more information about the Humane Society, visit Cece Cat Mother/Doughter KAB birthday bash Phi Theta Kappa potery reading pg. 3 pg. 5 pg. 2 Wizzer Dog Dr. Destiny pg. 7 Photos courtesy of Anna Benison Bruins spring trip pg. 10

March 2013

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