Rated PG-13

 PERFORMANCES

FRIDAY, JULY 31 @ 7:30 PM

SATURDAY, AUGUST 1 @ 2:30 PM and 7:30 PM

 SUNDAY, AUGUST 2 @ 2:30 PM

 

CREW

DIRECTOR ~ Shayliegh Ward

MUSIC DIRECTOR ~ Jay Teamer

CHOREOGRAPHER ~ Anna Rose Haines

STAGE MANAGER ~ Davis Gilmartin

 

CAST

OLIVE OSTROVSKY ~ Sophia Cauduro

RONA LISA PERETTI ~ Briann Johnson

LOGAINNE SCHWARTZANDGRUBENIERA (SCHWARTZY) ~ Layla Sullivan

MARCY PARK ~ Abigail Ehrenberg

MRS. PANCH ~ Myra Chauvin

MITCH MAHONEY ~ Philip Shumway

LEAF CONEYBEAR ~ Shane McLaughlin

CHIP TOLENTINO ~ Tyler Ehrenberg

WILLIAM BARFREE ~ Jimmy Piraino

 

 

SYNOPSIS

 

Six awkward spelling champions learn that winning (and losing) isn't everything.

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.