The Newcomerstown High School Thespians will soon have the public under their "spell" once again. On Nov. 19, 20 and 21, they will present the comedy, "The 25th annual Putnam County Spelling Bee."

The musical features a cast of quirky characters that are all vying for the champion title of an intense spelling bee. Several misfit characters strive to define themselves apart from their zany family members as they also compete with their own issues of puberty. The characters are lovable, funny, nerdy and unforgettable. 

The cast will feature such musical numbers as, "I’m Not that Smart," "My Friend, the Dictionary," and "Pandemonium."

The play is directed by B.J. McFadden and accompanied by Mike Hoskins.

The play will be held at the Newcomerstown Middle School at 7:30 p.m. each night. Tickets can be obtained in advance at the NHS office, from any cast member or at the door.

Ticket prices are: Children (12 and under), $3 in advance or $5 at the door; high school students, $4 in advance or $6 at the door; adults, $5 in advance or $6 at the door; and select seating is $6 in advance or $8 at the door. 

For information, call 498-5111.