The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

A Musical Comedy
Music and Lyrics by William Finn
Book by Rachel Sheinkin
Conceived by Rebecca Feldman

Directed by Eva Heppelmann
Choreographed by Rebecca Kelley
Vocal Music Direction by Maggie Cox
Orchestra Conducted by Diana G. Miller
Stage Managed by Philip J Vonada

Costume Design by Erik Anderson Larson
Scenery Design by Jillian Warburton
Lighting Design by Andrew Markosky
Sound Design by Kelsey Schira

A hilarious tale of six adolescent overachievers whom in the throes of puberty are vying to become the spelling bee champion of Putnam County. They are a quirky and charming cast of outsiders for whom a spelling bee is the one place where they can stand out and fit in at the same time. They learn that winning isn’t everything and that losing doesn’t necessarily make you a loser. Tony Award Winner! (Note: This production is not recommended for children.)
Performed in 2011 from June 28-July 2 and July 5-9
Chris Perini
as Chip Tolentino
Ken Wozetek
as William Barfee
Callie Hanau
as Olive Ostrovsky
Suzie Shoffner
as Logainne Schwartzandgrubenierre
Anthony Spina
as Leaf Coneybear
Courtney Lope
as Marcy Park
Laura Saxe
as Rona Lisa Peretti
Mike Knarr
as Vice Principal Douglas Panch
Travis Deptola
as Mitch Mahoney
Evan Smith
as Carl Grubenierre, Olive’s Dad, Jesus
Kaye Saxe
as Olive’s Mom, Ensemble