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The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee
Music and Lyrics by William Finn
Book by Rachel Sheinkin
September 6 - 22, 2019

An eclectic group of six kids vie for the spelling championship of a lifetime in this musical. While candidly disclosing hilarious and touching stories from their home lives, the tweens spell their way through a series of words, hoping never to hear the soul-crushing "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 musical ride.

Photo Credit KM2 Creative

Performance Dates


Chip Tolentino                                                       Ray Winters

Logainne Schwartzandgrubenniere                 April Sauline

Leaf Coneybear/Carl                                  Michael Kaczurak

William Barfee                                              Andrew Driovich

Marcy Park                                                          Sarah Adams

Olive Ostrovsky                                              Naree Asherian

Rona Lisa Perretti/Olive's Mom                    Melissa Riezler

Vice Principal Douglas Panch                               Brian Scott

Mitch Mahoney/Dan/Olive's Dad         Blake Michael Boles

Production Staff

Director                                                           Walter Niejadlik

Assistant Director                                                   Gillen Brey

Musical Director                                                  Toby McEvoy

Stage Manager                                               Cindy Lee Stock

Set Design                                                          Ron Lindblom

Lighting Design                                                  Ginny Adams

Costume Design                                                   Rose Magee

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