By Daily Republic Staff
Rodriguez High School is tackling a musical with Tony winner “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee.”
The play is based on a book by Rachel Sheinkin and features a score from William Finn. It centers on an eclectic group of six midpubescents competing for the spelling championship of a lifetime.
They candidly disclose stories from their home lives and spell their way through a series of (potentially made-up) words.
In a high school gym, longtime hostess Rona Lisa Peretti, played by Karis Bailey and Danielle Davison, finalizes the preparations for the annual county spelling bee, reminiscing about her own spelling bee victory, many years prior.