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June 9, 2023

June 25, 2023


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 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee is a fast-paced crowd pleaser and an instant theatre patron favorite.

THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI.
Warning: This play contains some adult language and situations.




Saturday, April 15, 2023 (1:00 – 4:00 PM, Callbacks immediately following)


Tuesday, May 9, 2023 – PHONE LINES OPEN


Wednesday – Saturday – 7:00 PM
Doors Open – 6:oo PM

Sunday – 2:00 PM
Doors Open – 1:00 PM

Production Dates

June 9 – Opening Night 7:00 PM
June 10 – 7:00 PM
June 14 – 7:00 PM
June 15 – 7:00 PM
June 16 – 7:00 PM
June 17 – 7:00 PM
June 24 – 7:00 PM
June 25 – 2:00 PM – Matinee

Production Staff & Cast


Director – Jeff Boyer
Music Director – Nancy Goodall
Choreographer – Sally Glassman


Chip Tolentino / Jesus – Peter Sandquist
Logainne Schwartzandgrubenniere / Leaf’s Mom – Maggie Davis
Leaf Coneybear / Carl’s Dad – Jaxon Schroeder
William Barfee / Leaf’s Dad – Nick Beasley*
Marcy Park / Leaf’s Sister – Kristin Ross
Olive Ostrovsky – Skye Reid
Rona Lisa Perrettie / Olive’s Mom – Lauren Lynn Lewis
Vice Principal Douglas Panch – Dylan Hart
Mitch Mahoney / Dan Dad / Olive’s Father – Dané Shobe