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FAMDA CAST

FACILITATORS
Ms Rona Lisa Peretti ~ Nicole Cooper
Vice-Principal Douglas Panch ~ Noel Stringer
Mitch Mahoney (Comfort Counsellor) ~ Paul Smith

SPELLING BEE FINALISTS
Chip Tolentino ~ Josh Gardiner
Logainne Schwartzandgrubenniere ~ Jemima Eva
Leaf Coneybear ~ Ivan Koetsveld
William Barfée ~ Emmi Latham
Marcy Park ~ Katelyn Ardley
Olive Ostrovsky ~ Gabrielle Vening
All other roles are played by the cast

BAND
Musical Director ~ John Laurie
Piano ~ Cheryl Connor
Percussion ~ Jim Lowe
Double Bass ~ Ron Murley, Tegan Murley
Clarinet / Alto Sax ~ Alicia Miller, Emma Miller, Brooke Little, Alasdair Campbell
Flute ~ Kate Woodward, Alicia Miller, Joanne Drury

 PRODUCTION TEAM

Director ~ Nathan Eva
Musical Director ~ John Laurie
Choreographers ~ Jemima & Nathan Eva
Assistant Director ~ Tania Pell
Production Manager ~ Catherine McGlead
Set Construction ~ Jason Pell
Stage Banner ~ Geoff Davey / Kate Crowl
Costumes ~ Tania Pell
Stage Manager ~ James McIntyre
Lighting Design & Operation ~ Andrew Oldroyd
Follow Spot Operators ~ Rhonda Bland, Andrew Oldroyd
Sound Design & Operation ~ Brian Paragreen
Rehearsal Pianists ~ Cheryl Connor, Barbara Fleming, Carmel Slater
Hair & Make-Up ~ Tania Pell
Front of House Manager ~ Catherine McGlead
Publicity & Marketing ~ Jennifer Paragreen
Photography ~ Robert Paragreen
Programme ~ Jennifer Paragreen

AWARDS

GIPPSLAND ASSOCIATED THEATRE WINNERS 2010

MOST OUTSTANDING MUSICAL PRODUCTION
* The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee – FAMDA

MOST OUTSTANDING DIRECTOR OF A MUSICAL
* Nathan Eva – Spelling Bee, FAMDA

MOST OUTSTANDING SUPPORT ACTOR IN A MUSICAL – Male
* Ivan Koetsveld (Leaf Coneybear)

MOST OUTSTANDING SUPPORT ACTOR IN A MUSICAL – Female
* Jemima Eva (Logainne Schwartzandgrubenniere)

MOST OUTSTANDING CAMEO PERFORMANCE
* Paul Smith (Mitch Mahoney)

MOST OUTSTANDING ENSEMBLE
* Cast of Spelling Bee – FAMDA

GIPPSLAND ASSOCIATED THEATRE NOMINATIONS 2010

MOST OUTSTANDING FEMALE LEAD ACTOR – FEMALE  IN A MUSICAL
Emmi Latham
as William Barfée
Gabrielle Vening
as Olive Ostrovsky

MOST OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTOR – MALE  IN A MUSICAL
Josh Gardiner
as Chip Tolentino
Noel Stringer as Vice-Principal Douglas Panch

MOST OUTSTANDING MUSICAL DIRECTOR
John Laurie

MOST OUTSTANDING CHOREOGRAPHER
Jemima & Nathan Eva

MOST OUTSTANDING PROGRAMME
Jennifer Paragreen

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Congratulations to FAMDA people honoured by

MUSIC THEATRE GUILD OF VICTORIA 2010

NOMINATION
Junior Performer in an Open Production
Josh Gardiner (Chip Tolentino) – FAMDA The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

COMMENDATION
Director
Nathan Eva – FAMDA The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

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“Can you spell I-R-R-E-S-I-S-T-I-B-L-E?

Don your thinking cap and polish off the dictionary

Come and enjoy a riotously funny and entirely adorable new musical

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee is buzzing into Foster!


Join six quirky adolescents as they vie for the spelling championship of a lifetime.

This fresh musical comedy embraces the weird, welcomes the awkward and celebrates overachieving angst.

Composed by William Finn, author of Falsettos and A New Brain, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee includes a score chock full of infectious and playful songs.

Nominated for an incredible six 2005 Tony awards and winner of two,  Spelling Bee will charm and delight with its frivolous spelling bee fun.
Often chaotic, always unique, this hilarious take on American pop culture is a true delight.

The show centres around a fictional spelling bee set in a school hall somewhere in USA.
The story concerns the pre-pubescent spelling contestants, all played by young adults, and the three troubled grown-up supervisors of the bee.
The three adults adjudicating the proceedings are a nostalgic former spelling bee winner, a mildly insane Vice Principal and the Official Comfort Counsellor completing his community service to the State of New York.

As the six kids face off in the battle of their lives, the competition is intense and the words outrageous.
Gradually the kids learn that winning isn’t everything and that losing doesn’t necessarily make you a loser.

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 Directing FAMDA’s production is Nathan Eva who made his stage debut as Oliver in FAMDA’s 2000 production of Oliver!.

John Laurie, director of Into the Woods for FAMDA in 2009, is the Musical Director

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Life really is pandemonium at The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee!

FAMDA’s hilarious version of this bright new musical comedy that will warm your heart and bring side splitting entertainment to South Gippsland.

It’s the funniest thing in seven consonants!

Jubilant and touching, this Tony Award–winning musical comedy pits quirky prepubescent overachievers against one other in the spelling challenge of a lifetime.

Amid infectious songs such as “My Friend, the Dictionary,” “Woe Is Me, and “I Speak Six Languages,” the nerdy and wordy learn that winning isn’t everything.

Let the spelling (and the singing) begin!

8pm Friday 5 November – Gala opening
8pm Saturday 6 November
2pm Sunday 7 November

8pm Thursday 11 November
8pm Friday 12 November
2pm & 8pm Saturday 13 November

Tickets: .. Gala opening 5 November – All tickets: $35.00
…………………………6 – 13 November – Adults: $30.00
…… ……………………………………………….. Concession / Group 10+: $25.00
……. ………………………………………………. Student: $20.00

FAMDA TICKET SALES

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