The 25th annual putnam county spelling bee

march 4-20, 2016

Musical Comedy

Music and Lyrics by William Finn, Book by Rachel Sheinkin, Conceived by Rebecca Feldman, Additional Material by Jay Reiss

Six awkward spelling champions learn that winning (and losing) isn't everything.

Winner of the TONY and the Drama Desk Awards for Best Book, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee has charmed audiences across the country with its effortless wit and humor. Featuring a fast-paced wildly funny and touching book by Rachel Sheinkin and a truly fresh and vibrant score by William Finn, this bee is one unforgettable experience.

An eclectic group of six mid-pubescents vie for the spelling championship of a lifetime. While candidly disclosing hilarious and touching stories from their home life, the tweens spell their way through a series of [potentially made-up] words hoping to never hear the soul-crushing, pout-inducing, life un-affirming "ding" of the bell that signals a spelling mistake. Six spellers enter; one speller leaves! At least the losers get a juice box.

A riotous ride complete with audience participation, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee is delightful den of comedic genius.

Directed By: Yvonne Anderson

Assistant Director: Beth Brody

Music Direction: Craig Johnson

Choreographer: Allison LaRue

Stage Manager: Elaine Petrone




Rona Lisa Peretti: Maribeth McCarthy

Vice Principal Doug Paunch: Dustin Britt

Mitch Mahoney: Nick Izzo

Olive Ostrovsky: Randi Winter

William Barfeé: Curtis Brown

Logainne SchwartzandGrubenierre: Aubrey Comperatore

Marcy Park: Liz Anderson

Leaf Coneybear: Dan Hawkins

Chip Tolentino: Jay Dolan