Music and Lyrics by William Finn
Book by Rachel Sheinkin
Conceived by Rebecca Feldman
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. Fast-paced, wildly funny; touching book and vibrant score, 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 lives, the tweens spell their way through a series of (potentially made-up) words, hoping never to hear the soul-crushing, pout-inducing, life un-affirming "ding" of the bell that signals a spelling mistake. Six spellers enter; one speller leaves a champion! At least the losers get a juice box.
A riotous ride, complete with audience participation, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee is a delightful den of comedic genius. The small cast and unit set make this a perfect option for high schools or community theatres. The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee is a fast-paced crowd pleaser and an instant theatre patron favorite.
Friday, September 15, 2023, 7:30pm
Saturday, September 16, 2023, 7:30pm
Sunday, September 17, 2023, 2:00pm
Thursday, September 21, 2023, 7:30pm
Friday, September 22, 2023, 7:30pm
Saturday, September 23, 2023, 7:30pm
Sunday, September 24, 2023, 2:00pm
Thursday, September 28, 2023, 7:30pm
Friday, September 29, 2023, 7:30pm
Saturday, September 30, 2023, 7:30pm
Sunday, October 1, 2023, 2:00pm
THE PRODUCTION TEAM:
Director - Phil Stepanski
Music Director - Gwen Ter Haar
Stage Manager - Kavyn Mueller
Choreographer - Grace Scott
Light and Sound Design - Mike Van Dreser
Set Painting - Clayton Irwin
Rona Lisa Peretti: Jenna Martinez
Douglas Panch: Noah Maguire
Mitch Mahoney: Daniel Bingham
Chip Tolentino: Clayton Irwin
Logainne Schwartzandgrubenniere: Michelle Delamatter
Leaf Coneybear: Thomas Hess
William Barfee: Michael Kocken
Marcy Park: Emily Mertens
Olive Ostrovsky: Allison Chicorel
Content Warning: Production includes mild sexual references and innuendos, which might be triggering for individuals who are sensitive to explicit or sexual content.
Audience Participation: Volunteers will be taken for on-stage participation at each performance.
RUNTIME: 2 hours, 30 minutes. 15 Minute Intermission