The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

MUSICAL | Book by Rachel Sheinkin, Music & Lyrics by William Finn
Directed by Gabe Flores
Sep 7, 2018 – Sep 29, 2018

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! At least the losers get a juice box.


Cody Carlson as Chip Tolentino
Kelsey Ehrensberger as Olive Ostrovsky
Emily Surak as Marcy Park
Evan Lomba as William Barfée
Blase Roque Leaf Coneybear
Kristy Noel Carlson as Logainne Schwartzandgrubeniere (Schwartzy)
Jamie Lynn Sutton Gilliam as Rona Lisa Peretti
Nic Harrington as Mitch Mahoney
Alan Williams as Vice Pirincipal Douglas Panch

The rest of the creative team includes Musical Director Joseph Scarbrough, Choreographer Miriam Spada, and Stage Manager Zachary Finley.