Final shows of Timberline musical are this weekend

“Miss Peretti, Please spell syzygy.”

And so begins the 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, the Timberline Musical Theatre presentation for 2016.

“This show is very challenging and showcases the talents of a number of students,” says a press release from the school. “We are very fortunate to have the pool of talent that allows us to produce a play of this nature.”

An eclectic group of middle school spellers — Olive, William, Logainne, Marcy, Leaf and Chip — come together in this charming musical comedy, winner of the Tony and the Drama Desk Awards for the best book.

Through hilarious comedy, touching moments and catchy tunes, the spellers reveal their hopes and dreams, their passions and their struggles as they compete for the championship.

“While the characters onstage are meant to be 10 to 12 years old, this is not a ‘kids’ show,’ as the humour is directed to a more mature audience,” said Jana MacFarlane, the director of the production.

Celine Ouelette, the producer and musical director of the production, is proud of the energy and talent students have brought to the stage.

“Students have been working on this production for several months,” she said. “Everyone has a chance to shine in this musical, as it showcases many of Timberline’s students.”

The final shows take places March 11 and 12 Timberline Secondary School.

Tickets are sold at the Timberline main office or online at


Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Campbell River nurse up looks to grace the cover of Inked magazine

‘I’m at the point in my life where I don’t care what anybody thinks anymore. I’m just going to be me.’

Witnesses assist Campbell River woman in danger

The Campbell River RCMP were called to a report of violence in… Continue reading

Reports of accused human trafficker sighted in Campbell River unsubstantiated

RCMP issue warning about the fears unproven social media reports can generate

City of Campbell River rolls out three year strategic plan

Plan is made up of six ‘pillars’ for how council will make decisions

City of Campbell River highlights benefits of fitness programs for ‘older adults’

New video features participants telling their own stories of how classes improved their lives

VIDEO: Behind the scenes of turning newspapers into digital archives

Kelowna Capital News donated materials dating from 1980 to 2000

Landlord ordered to pay $11K after harassing B.C. mom to move days after giving birth

Germaine Valdez was pressured to move just a few days after giving birth by C-section to her child

Heart attacks strike B.C. husband and wife just over one year apart

Courtenay couple share personal stories to bring awareness to heart month

‘Nothing surprises us anymore:’ U.S. border officials find brain in package

U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents found the brain packed in a glass mason jar in a Canada Post shipment

B.C., Ottawa sign sweeping 30-year deal for northern caribou habitat

West Moberly, Saulteau co-manage new protection on two million acres

Eyes on police after Trudeau orders blockades torn down, injunctions enforced

The RCMP in B.C. have sent a letter to the traditional leaders of the Wet’suwet’en Nation

B.C. massage therapist suspended following allegations of sexual misconduct

While suspended, Leonard Krekic is not entitled to practice as an RMT in B.C.

Cheapest in B.C.: Penticton gas prices dip below $1 per litre

Two stores in Penticton have gas below a dollar.

Loans or gifts? Judge rules woman must pay B.C. man back $7K

B.C. judge rules that woman must pay back more than $7,000 in advanced funds to man

Most Read