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Give local cast an 'A' for this 'Bee' musical
Give local cast an 'A' for this 'Bee' musical

Acting like a kid is never as easy as it looks. For adult actors, that is. So Silhouette Stages' production of the hit Broadway musical "The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee" manages to be both amusing and poignant largely because of the way a cast of fully grown actors somehow capture the spirit of adolescence. The community theater production, which opened last weekend at Slayton House, has a lot more going for it than the ability of grown-ups to act immature, however. There's a first-rate house band, lots of great dance numbers, a mock spelling bee and even some audience participation featuring local celebrities. At Friday's opening night performance the...