NOVEMBER 2 - 17, 2018

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee                                            

Next Stage – TM Premiere

Music and Lyrics by William Finn, Book by Rachel Sheinkin with additional material by Jay Reiss

Fast-paced and Funny. Mid-pubescents vie for the spelling championship of a lifetime and learn that winning (and losing) isn't everything. Hoping never to hear the soul-crushing, life un-affirming "ding" of the bell that signals a spelling mistake, they candidly disclose hilarious and touching stories from their home lives. A truly fresh and vibrant score makes this musical bee unforgettable.


Chip Tolentino (Jesus)
Ryan Gilliam
Logainne Schwartzandgrubenniere
Nichol Pritchard
Leaf Coneybear (Chip Dad)
Javier Peña
William Barfee
Kevar Maffitt
Marcy Park
Miranda Tonkin
Olive Ostrovsky
Jenny Wilson
Rona Lisa Perretti (Olive Mom)
Jenny Madden
Vice Principal Douglas Pinch
Jimbo Lattimore
Mitch Mahoney (Dan and Olive Dad)
Jared Johnson


Cecelia Wingate
Assistant Director
Olivia Gacka
Music Director
Jason Eschhofen
Jared Johnson
Scenic & Properties Designer 
Jack Yates
Costume Designer
Lee Alexandria Perel-Sams
Lighting Designer
Mandy Heath
Sound Designer
Jason Eschhofen
Stage Manager
Christina Hendricks
Assistant Stage Managers
Rachel Crenshaw, Marya Paolillo
Dance Captain
Miranda Tonkin