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by Scott Hopkins
Published - 04/04/13 - 10:59 AM | 2354 views | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend | print
‘Putnam County Spelling Bee’ production April 11

The Point Loma High School Theater Department is preparing to raise the curtain on its spring production.

Students will present the comedy, “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” in the school’s Larry Zeiger Performing Arts Center, beginning April 11.

Shows continue April 12, 13 and 17, 18 and 19. Curtain each night is at 6:30 p.m.

The play takes place at an adolescent spelling bee competition, with school administrators acting as pronouncers and judges. Even the school custodian is involved, handing out prizes to eliminated students.

But several students with differing backgrounds pour out their hearts in musical numbers, giving the show a dramatic thread.

The show is for mature audiences and is rated PG-13.

Tickets are priced at $8 for students and $10 for the public and can be purchased at

PLHS Cinema Arts building set to open

The long-awaited opening of a unique facility at Point Loma High School is scheduled for next week.

The Cinema Arts building will be dedicated in a ceremony April 18 at 10:15 a.m. The building is located next to the entrance of the ‘main office.

The building will be open for public tours starting at 10:45 a.m.

The public is invited to the celebration, scheduled to last until 11:30 a.m. Also set to attend are parents, school staff, district leaders, project partners, Prop. S bond officials and members of the College, Career & Technical Education (CCTE) teams.

The building, which will house video creation, editing and projection technology, is the result of a joint effort between Prop. S and CCTE. It is designed to introduce students to the exploding growth in video production, foster creative expression and help form career plans and goals.

The cost of the state-of-the-art facility was $3.58 million. School leaders believe it will provide young filmmakers with opportunities available in very few other Southern California high schools.

Those planning on attending are urged to carpool due to limited on-campus parking at the school, located at 2335 Chatsworth Blvd.

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