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 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.
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.
Director: Brad Justice
Assistant Director: Jaclyn Justice
Music Director: Katie Porter
Music Director Intern: Taylor Fite
Stage Manager: Artemis Ramirez
Chip Tolentino-Cameron Cutshall
Logainne Schwartzandgrubeniere-Haley Davis
Leaf Coneybear-Corey Rauscher
William Barfee-Christian Lopez
Marcy Park-Autumn Siegmund
Olive Ostrovsky-Kate Cowling
Rona Lisa Peretti-Jaclyn Justice
Douglas Panch-Mac Chestnut (u/s Brad Justice)
Mitch Mahoney-Manny Garcia