The 25tr Anuall Puttnamn Counti Spellingh Bie, sorry, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee directed by Emily Kassie ’14 finished its four night run with a side-splitting, heartwarming and just plain f-u-n finale Monday at the PW Downspace. Spelling Bee, which revolves around the titular Bee and the six eager spellers who yearn to take home the coveted trophy, is filled with strong performances and equally dazzling musical numbers thanks to the musical direction of Diego Ramos Rosas ’12. Each speller honestly portrays a particular adolescent insecurity and an unbridled enthusiasm for life as they are skillfully guided through the competitive process by Rona Lisa Peretti and Vice Principal Douglas Panch, played by Ellora Vilkin ’14 and Will Ruehle ’13, respectively. It might not be Scripps, but it surely has songs. More on the Bee after the jump. Continue Reading
Ratty Vs. V-Dub, 2/22
Ratty: Creole Jambalaya, Steamed Green Beans, Oreo Chocolate Chip Fudge Bar
V-Dub: Breaded Chicken Fingers, Baked Acorn Squash, Onion Soup, Golden Grahams S’mores Bar
Advantage: V-Dub. Not even Oreo fudge bars beat Chicken Finger Friday.
Ratty: Chicken Curry, Lemon Filet of Sole, Escarole and Bean Soup, Frosted Brownies
V-Dub: Chicken Pesto Pasta, Stir Fried Tofu, Lentil Stew, Sweet Portuguese Bread
Advantage: Ratty. Would you really like to follow up chicken pesto pasta with a bowl of lentil stew? Plus frosted brownies for the win.