How do you spell T-E-R-R-I-F-I-C? Congregation B’nai Jacob’s (CBJ) award-winning theater company, The B’nai Jacob Players, will present The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, an evening of dinner and musical theater, on Saturday, April 4. This musical comedy about a fictional spelling bee, set at the Putnam Valley County Middle School, has charmed audiences with its effortless wit and humor.
CBJ's Cantor Malachi Kanfer (musical director), along with Cindy Gerber and Susan Jacobs (co-directors/cast), lead a multi-age cast of performers who portray quirky spelling bee contestants. The B’nai Jacob Players include veterans David Mindell, David Reis and Harry Schwartz, along with new actors L. Faith Miller, Andy Dows and Dawn Kopel. Rounding out the cast is Stacey Battat, Cantor Kanfer and a chorus of spellers.
Tickets are $54 for adults and $36 for children under 13 for the April 4 evening performance. There will also be a preview performance (no dinner) on April 2 for $18 a ticket. Sponsorship and ad book opportunities are available on the synagogue website.
To purchase tickets, visit www.bnaijacob.org or call (203) 389-2111. For more information, contact the B’nai Jacob office or producers, Amy Mindell, Miriam Sivkin and Ros Sperling, at BJPlayersshow@gmail.com.