The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee
Written by Rebecca Feldman, William Finn, Rachel Sheinkin, & Jay Reiss
Directed by Andrew Jones
Musically directed by Ashley Dean
“Life is pandemonium” for the young contestants of The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. As six eccentric elementary school students compete in a fictional spelling bee run by three equally eccentric adults, the pressure to succeed can be overwhelming. This comedic musical by William Finn takes a hilarious look at the pressure we put on children to compete. Additionally, three audience members will be invited to take part every night, so if you want to prepare, practice spelling contestant Logainne SchwartzandGrubienierre’s last name a few times and prepare for an absolute riot of a show!
Performed March 1-3 in Historic Playmakers Theatre.
William Barfee: Dakota Proctor
Olive Ostrovsky: Emily Ruffin
Chip Tolentino: Kyle Conroy
Marcy Park: Leah Morgan
Leaf Coneybear/Carl Dad: Christian Payne
Logainne SchwartzandGrubenierre: Mary Greene
Vice Principal Panch/Mr. Ostrovsky: Alex Koceja
Rona Lisa Peretti/Mrs. Ostrovsky: Jessica Hoffmann
Mitch Mahoney/Dan Dad: Adrian McLaurin