The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee



May 13, 2016

A hilarious take on middle school-aged overachievers (portrayed by adults) as they compete for a slot in the National Spelling Bee. This Tony Award winning (Best Book 2005) and interactive musical puts their hopes, their dreams, and their angst under a musical microscope.  Overseen by adults still stuck in adolescence themselves, the spellers sing their stories, exercise unique spelling techniques and learn that losing doesn’t necessarily make you a loser.  You will fall in love, both with the show and its “perspicacious,” “jocular,” and “effervescent” spellers!

Directed by Sandy Lundberg
Assistant Director and Music Director, Amy Nelp

Cast, in order of appearance

Character Actor
Rona Peretti Jill Vincent
Chip Tolentino Chris Walsh
Logainne Schwartzandgrubenniere Amy Priest
Leaf Coneybear Jason McCay
William Barfee Dalyn Pearson
Marcy Park Teira Ila
Olive Ostrovsky Jaime Walsh
Vice Principal Douglas Panch Bob Allyn
Comfort Counselor Peter Ambrose

Production Dates

MAY 13, 14, 15 ~ 20, 21, 22  ~ 27, 28, 29 and JUNE 3, 4 2016