MCDS High School’s fall production of The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee entertained audiences with its humor, wit, and outstanding performances. Every person who worked on the show deserved the audience’s nightly standing ovation during the show’s run. In particular, however, we had a number of students & faculty nominated for Jerry awards. Here are the nominees:

Overall Production Nominations

Outstanding Ensemble

Outstanding Overall Design

Performer Nominations

Lead: Eva (Rona Lisa Peretti)

Lead: Lizzie (Olive Ostrovsky)

Lead: Alec (Leaf Coneybear)

Supporting: Sturgeon (Douglas Panch)

Production Team Nominations

Outstanding Direction: Emily Glick, MCDS Theatre Teacher

Outstanding Musical Direction: Sam

Outstanding Choreography: Sara

Outstanding Scenic Design: Davin

Outstanding Lighting Design: Davin

Outstanding Costume Design: unknown

Outstanding Sound Design: TJ


The theater program at MCDS is exceptional, but don’t take our word for it, join us for our upcoming middle school performance, Newsies, Jr. in spring 2023!


Learn more about our theater program.