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Current Production

Announcing Our Cast

Bob Carroll as Chip Tolentino

Jackie Schultz as Logainne Schwartzandgrubeniere (Schwartzy)

Josh Elliott Pickel as Leaf Coneybear

Andrew Gadwah as William Barfee

Finley Vigliotti as Marcy Park

Karina Brea as Olive Ostrovsky

Priscilla Squiers as Rona Lisa Peretti

Michael Wright as Douglas Panch

Jacob Rogotzke as Mitch Mahoney

October 27 - November 11, 2023

The 25th Annual
Putnam County

Spelling Bee

Music and Lyrics by WILLIAM FINN



Directed by Al Recchia

Music Direction by Ben Doyle

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 a champion! At least the losers get a juice box.


A riotous ride, complete with audience participation, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee is a fast-paced crowd pleaser and an instant theatre patron favorite.

Running time: 90 minutes with no intermission

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.

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