SRO presents…The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

Winner of the Tony and the Drama Desk Awards for Best Book, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee has charmed audiences across the country with its effortless wit and humor. Featuring a fast-paced, wildly funny and touching book by Rachel Sheinkin and a truly fresh and vibrant score by William Finn, this bee is one unforgettable experience.
An eclectic group of six mid-pubescent 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 squashing “ding” of the bell that signals a spelling mistake. Six spellers enter; one speller leaves a Champion! 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, a fast-paced entertainment and an instant favorite.

June 6-23, 2019
Thursday’s, Friday’s & Saturday’s @ 8 PM
Sunday’s @ 3 PM

Get Tickets: https://srothebee.bpt.me/

Performed at the Triad Theater
102 E Yelm Ave
Yelm, WA 98597

www.srotheater.org
1-857-67-STAGE(78243)

Music & Lyrics by William Finn
Book by Rachel Sheinkin
Conceived by Rebecca Feldman

Director: Dawn Emilia
Music Director: Claudia Simpson-Jones
Choreography: Nylene Hubschman, Fred Loertscher
Producer: Jeremy Chenvert
Costume Design: Beth Olsen
Stage Manager: Matthew Tolar, Ana Johnson
Lighting: Sterling Opsahl
Sound: Austin Hallford

Staring:
Rona Lisa Peretti – Taylor Barnes
Douglas Panch – Jeremy Chenvert
Mitch/Midge Mahoney – Claudia Simpson-Jones
Chip Tolentino – Ilan Azpilicueta
Logaine Schwartzandgrunenierre- Stass Reynolds
Leaf Coneybear – Dale Sharp
Marcy Park- Abigail Cox
William Barfee – Ramsey Wilson
Olive Ovstrovsky – Becki Perez

SRO Theater Presents: The Lion in Winter

“The Lion in Winter” 
Written by James Goldman
Directed by Angela Marinella 
 
Set in Castle Chinon, in France, in the year 1183, “The Lion in Winter” is a brilliantly written play of intrigue, suspense and strategic “one-upsmanship” between the members of a royal family over Christmas weekend.  
 
Based on the historically factual family of King Henry II, the play imagines the conversations, alliances, threats and bargains that occur as Henry’s three sons position themselves to succeed their father to become the next King of England.  The dialogue is sharp and taut, the drama is intense with sudden unexpected bursts of comedy, and the characters are delightfully devious.  
 
“The Lion in Winter” has been made into two movies – one of them winning several academy awards in 1968 (starring Peter O’Toole,  Katherine Hepburn, Anthony Hopkins and Timothy Dalton).  
 
But before the cinematic successes of the movies, it was a play by James Goldman, and considered to be one of the best-written plays of the 20th century. 
 

THE CHARACTERS

King Henry II of England, was one of the most powerful Kings in England’s history. At the time of his reign, he ruled England and half of France.  He was a thoughtful and clever king, and created many lasting innovations in the tax law, and the legal system, including Trial by Jury, which we practice today.  His obsession was trying to keep his empire intact after he was gone.  Who would succeed him as King of England was of the greatest importance to Henry.  
 
The Queen, Eleanor of Aquitaine (the richest province in Europe), has been let out of her prison for the Christmas Holidays – she has been under house arrest for the past ten years for leading a revolt against King Henry. She is a powerful and brilliant woman, and wealthy, too.   
 
Young King Phillip of France has been sent for to address the terms of the treaty between England and France and is in attendance at Castle Chinon over the weekend.  
 
Each of Henry’s sons (Richard, Geoffrey and John) wishes to succeed Henry as King. Eleanor has her favorite for the crown – Richard.  
 
Richard (Lionheart) is the oldest living son.  He is a consummate soldier and a capable military commander, fierce and direct. But he led a revolt against Henry.  So Henry has chosen to favor John, his youngest son, to succeed him.  
 
Geoffrey is the middle son and no one’s choice for King.  But Geoffrey is very smart – perhaps the most intelligent of the entire family.  He is biding his time, and looking to position himself in power.      
 
John is the youngest son – 16 and undisciplined.  He is the opposite of Richard, but is less concerned about his future.  He is “Daddy’s favorite” and he knows it.  
 
Phillip is the young King of France.  He know whoever is king next is his ally – or his opponent.  He is willing to consider alliances, but clearly has ideas of his own and is always looking to exploit the dysfunction of Henry’s family. 
 
Phillip’s sister, the Princess Alais, has been betrothed to Henry’s eldest son Richard as part of a treaty, but that has been complicated by the romantic relationship that has evolved between herself and King Henry.    
 
There is much at stake . . .  The Throne, The Princess, the Aquitaine and the future of England itself.

Standing Room Only PRESENTS… Monty Python’s SPAMALOT!

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Monty Python’s Spamalot is the Broadway musical “lovingly” ripped off from the HILARIOUS and beloved movie, “Monthy Python and the Holy Grail”. It is the story of King Arthur, the Knights of round Table and their noble quest to find the Holy Grail. And killer Bunnies. And Three-headed Giants, and 40 foot tall wooden rabbits. And something about coconuts carried by swallows. THE POINT is… that Spamalot has been one of the hottest tickets on Broadway for the past 10 years with amazing music and dance numbers, and all of the brilliant dialogue and comically bizarre characters from the original movie… Including: “The Black Knight”, The Knights who say “Ni”. Sir Lancelot, Brave Sir Robin, Sir “Not Previously Appearing in this Musical” and … “Tim”. So, have a cup of tea, and allow these Knights of Camelot (and Standing Room Only) to entertain you in traditional Broadway style.

Tickets available at brown paper tickets:
http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2597170