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The Buzz on the Bees

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In HCLT’s upcoming production of the musical 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, Ms. Mona Lisa Peretti, played by Alison Streeter, tries to keep the Spelling Bee going, but it’s hard to keep these contestants focused and calm. Here Marcy Park, played by Sharron Garrett, psyches the other girls out with her karate moves. Logainne SchwartzandGruneiere, played by Kara Stone, is feeling quite anxious, while young Olive Ostrovsky, played by Lauren Cole, doesn’t seem to be bothered a bit.
Middle school anxieties are infamous … raging hormones, trying to fit in, breaking away from parent controls to name a few. While those years are notoriously full of struggles and sometimes painful self-discovery for most adolescents, it’s great fun to remember those years from the safe distance of adulthood. Halifax County Little Theatre’s upcoming production of the Tony Award winning musical 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee touches on many of those classic teenage struggles, and they’re betting audiences will recognize and remember some of the same issues portrayed on stage.

25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee takes the stage

“Welcome, everyone, to the 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. This year’s contest is sure to be a nail biter, as the competition is stiff. Who will walk away with the championship trophy? Only time will tell! Now, sit back, relax, and enjoy the thrill of this year’s spelling bee competition. May the best speller win!”

Another set of grandparents

South Boston News
Danville’s Jane Reid and Steve Petrick make their Halifax County Little Theatre debut in “Over the River and Through the Woods,” which opens Friday at 7:30 p.m. at The Prizery. This family comedy is both touching and hilarious and is guaranteed to warm the theatre on a cold night. Bring your friends and some tissues. Tickets are on sale at 572-8339 or at http://www.prizery.com.

Grandparents shine in ‘Over the River and Through the Woods’

South Boston News
Deborah Sizemore and Peter Balys portray grandparents of a grown grandson they hope to keep close by in Halifax County Little Theatre’s winter comedy “Over the River and Through the Woods.” Audiences can expect lots of laughs and a few tears as well when the show runs from Feb. 20-March 1 in South Boston. Call The Prizery at 434-572-8339 for tickets.

Spinning magic

South Boston News
Making magic to save young Wilbur’s life are lead cast members in Halifax County Little Theatre’s fall production of Charlotte’s Web are Jeremy Duffer, Kasey Rising (seated) Lorien Reeves (standing) and Laci Wilkins. Make plans to add some magic to your holidays. Charlotte’s Web opens Nov. 21 at 7:30 p.m. at the Prizery. Tickets are available at http://www.hclt.org and http://www.prizery.com, the Halifax County Visitor’s Center, or by calling the Prizery box office at 434-572-8339, ext. 2.
Many people remember the first time they experienced Charlotte’s Web. For some, they read it in school and fell in love.

Beehive Pancake Breakfast Saturday

South Boston News
Diva Carolyn Dunn beautifies Diva Tasha Dyer before pictures for Little Theatre’s BEEHIVE:  The 60’s Rock Musical.  This Saturday between 8-10 a.m., Little Theatre is sponsoring a pancake breakfast at Applebee’s to benefit the Beehive production.  The Beehive cast will be helping at the breakfast this weekend, so you can meet the divas, dancers, and do-wops in person.  The show runs April 25 to May 4 at The Prizery.
Halifax County Little Theatre will sponsor a Pancake Breakfast at Applebee’s this Saturday, April 5, from 8-10 a.m. The proceeds from the breakfast will help with expenses for their upcoming musical, BEEHIVE: The 60’s Rock Musical, which opens April 25.

Workers by day; Divas by night

South Boston News
Trying to get the feel of their Diva status are the women of “BEEHIVE:  The 60’s Rock Musical.” Little Theatre’s spring musical opens on April 25, and patrons are encouraged to purchase their tickets early by calling The Prizery at 572-8339.  Rehearsing are Vecentia Williams, Kelly Worley, Carolyn Dunn, Victoria Palmer, Cecil Hazelwood, Tasha Dyer, Ashley White, and Sharron Garrett. 
Everyone has heard of Clark Kent, a “mild-mannered reporter by day for a great metropolitan newspaper” who can turn into Superman in a moment’s notice. But there are women amongst our community who are also living a double life. Who are they, and how does a BEEHIVE fit into their lives?

Every sport ever covered in HCLT’s winter comedy

“This show is absolutely hilarious and filled with all kinds of humor, from slap stick to witty quips to subtle humor; this play has it all,” said director Mike Freshour.

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