Slide Show: NFCT set to perform ‘The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee’

KATHARINE SCHROEDER PHOTO | Amanda Mousakes rehearses a scene from The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee.

North Fork Community Theatre begins its 53rd season this March with the Tony award-winning musical comedy “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee.”

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In the play six young people face off in the county spelling bee and learn that winning isn’t everything and losing doesn’t have to make you a loser.

Ken Rowland will direct a cast of lovable misfits, nerds, neurotics and a few volunteers from the audience. The play’s producer is Margaret Motto, Brian Dornicik is the musical director and Michael Disher is the choreographer.

Evening performances will be given at 8 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays, March 3, 4, 5, 10, 11, 12, 17, 18 and 19. Sunday matinees will be at 2:30 p.m. March 6, 13 and 20.

The theater is located at 12700 Old Sound Ave. in Mattituck. Tickets are $20, available at nfct.com or by calling 298-6328.