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PHS Drama


PHS Spectacle Theatre presents the Musical Theatre class in



“An eclectic group of mid-pubescents vie for the spelling championship of a lifetime. While candidly disclosing hilarious and touching stories from their home lives, the tweens spell their way through a series of (potentially made-up) words, hoping never to hear the soul-crushing, pout-inducing, life un-affirming "ding" of the bell that signals a spelling mistake. Six spellers enter; one speller leaves!  At least the losers get a juice box.  A riotous ride, complete with audience participation, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee is a delightful den of comedic genius.”  (MTI) 


Thursday, May 19, 2022, at 7:30 PM

Friday, May 20, 2022, at 7:30 PM

PHS Black Box Theatre


Tickets are $5, general admission.  Limited tickets are available here.  Some roles in the show are double-cast, and each performance features a different line-up of characters.

Spelling bee musical theater

About the PHS Drama Program

Whether a student dreams of starring in a show, leading the technical team, or helping manage a theatrical production, the PHS Drama department has a long legacy of introducing students to theatre in a way that builds confidence on and off stage. From Drama I classes to the Advanced Acting and Performance Seminar, students explore all aspects of theatre through hands-on experiences. 

PHS students perform Love's Labour Lost

Drama classes are offered during the day so that students are able to participate in theatre productions while also being a member of an athletic team or other after-school organization. Courses offer students a creative outlet while also introducing them to the principles and techniques of playwriting, including plot structure, dramatic action, point of view, mood, character development, setting, written dialogue, and stage directions. In addition to acting courses, PHS also offers a course on Musical Theatre that explores song and dance and provides students with practical steps to pursuing a career. 

Our theatre facilities include the 700+ seat Trego-Biancosino Auditorium and a black box theatre. A full student orchestra accompanies the annual spring musical.  


Tentative 2021-22 Calendar

Fall Play:  Bethel Park Falls
November 19, 2021
November 20, 2021
7:30 PM, Virtual
Spring Musical:  Curtains
March 24, 2022, 7:30 PM
March 25, 2022, 7:30 PM
March 26, 2022, 1:30 PM
March 26, 2022, 7:30 PM

Musical Theatre Class Production:  The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee
May 19, 2022, 7:30 PM
May 20, 2022, 7:30 PM
PHS Black Box Theatre
Drama II/Drama Seminar Production
June 3, 2022, 7:30 PM
PHS Black Box Theatre


Julianna Krawiecki, Drama Teacher
609.806.4280 x 3191