The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee Production Canceled
June 2020 – Despite all of our best efforts, the show cannot go on – the cast was in place, the budget identified, filming logistics taken care of, and social distancing measures implemented. The final hurdle, production rights, proved to be one we were not able to work through. This is an issue that has come up throughout the theatre industry for several years now. Although it will be too late for a virtual production of Spelling Bee, we are hopeful that a means of securing rights for virtual performances will be a (positive!) outcome from COVID-19. All is not lost, as our intention is to move Spelling Bee forward to the 2021 summer production, with a live audience in place. At this time, we have redirected our efforts to other alternative summer events, including drive-in concerts and drive-in movies during July and August. Both received the go-ahead from Tri-County Health Department (TCHD). We will continue to work with TCHD to ensure that any of the programming or events we offer this summer are in alignment with the current public health standards.
ABOUT NORTHGLENN PLAYERS
Northglenn Players (NP) is Northglenn’s own theatrical resident acting company for adults. Northglenn Players is a relatively new acting group, providing live theatrical shows since 2012.
Northglenn Player’s mission is devoted to the creation and professional production of original theatrical works, to present quality live theatre to the community at affordable prices, and to provide a performance vehicle for members of the community, over the age of eighteen. NP was created to give youth graduating from the NYT program a continuous connection to community theatre. Northglenn Players is committed to providing family-friendly staged entertainment for our community.
Currently, Northglenn Players produce two large productions each year performed at the DL Parsons Theatre. One show is produced in the fall and one in the summer months; with an open casting call for each show approximately two months prior to the opening night performance. Past performances have included Addams Family, The Drowsy Chaperone, 1940’s Radio Hour, Inspecting Carol, Grease, Godspell and Moby Dick.
Northglenn Players receives support from the Northglenn Arts and Humanities Foundation, SCFD, the City of Northglenn and private sponsorships.