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Preview: AUG 1 - AUG 3, 2023
Opening: AUG 4, 2023
Closing: AUG 26, 2023
ASL Performance: AUG 15, 2023

$25 Preview Performances
$45 Performances

Estimated run time: Approximately 100 minutes, no intermission

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee
Music & Lyrics by William Finn, Book by Rachel Sheinkin, Conceived by Rebecca Feldman, Additional Material by Jay Reiss. Originally Directed on Broadway by James Lapine

A quirky musical comedy about competition & coming of age.

Six spellers enter; one speller leaves a champion! At least the losers get a juice box and a hug from the comfort counselor.

In this quirky musical comedy, an eclectic group of pre-teens compete for the spelling championship of a lifetime. While candidly disclosing hilarious and touching stories from their home lives, the contestants spell their way through hopes, dreams, and angst.

This Tony Award winning musical has charmed audiences across the country with its effortless wit and humor. A riotous ride, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee is a delightful den of comedic genius.

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.

cast image Full cast and production credits listed below!


adult content advisory
advisory scale 2 of 6
sexual advisory
advisory scale 1 of 6
language advisory
advisory scale 2 of 6
Loud Noises advisory
advisory scale 1 of 6

Trigger Warning:
Olive's Dad is a no-show. Leaf's family makes fun of him: calls him dumb and not smart. Flashback to an allergic reaction to peanuts. Panch and Rona mispronounce Barfée's name a lot. Schwarzy's dad hates losers, made fun of for having 2 dads. Schwarzy has never met her mother. Barfée reveals that he has a real mother and a fake mother. Marcy reveals she hides in the bathroom cabinet, and she is not allowed to cry.
advisory scale 2 of 6 Adult Content: Schwarzy sings that Olive is pro-choice but is still a virgin. Mitch wants to beat the spellers up a bit, but it would violate parole. Marcy asks Jesus if he would be disappointed in her if she loses. Schwarzy makes a political speech. Olive sings about how her dad takes things out on her because her mom is not there. Schwarzy sings about how America hates losers. Panch cusses out a student. Rona takes out a restraining order on Panch.

advisory scale 1 of 6 Sexual Content: Chip sings about his erection.

advisory scale 2 of 6 Language: Language tally (approximate): Goddamn 2x. Retarded 1x. Damn 4x. Shut up 2x. Shit 1x. Jesus 1x. Hell 1x. Dumb 3x. Penis 1x. Idiots 1x. Moronic 1x.

advisory scale 2 of 6 Loud Noises: Bell and buzzer will ring loudly throughout the show

Seating Chart

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Chip Tolentino / Jesus Joel Hunt
Logainne Schwartzandgrubenniere Kristin Yates
Leaf Conneybear / Carl Dad Easton J. Curtis
William Barfée Canter O'May
Marcy Park Anneliese Moon
Olive Ostrovsky Rachel Hope Ihasz
Rona Lisa Perretti / Olive's Mom Antoinette Holman-Nebinger
Vice Principal Douglas Panch Mark Kirschenbaum
Mitch Mahoney/Dan Dad/Olive's Dad Russell Stephens
Swing for Chip, Barfée, Leaf, Mitch & Panch Radamés Medina
Swing for Logainne & Rona Solmarie Cruz Martinez
Swing for Marcy & Olive Micah Friedman

Production & Design Team

PRODUCERJason Goedken
Production Manager Danielle Paccione
Assistant Production Manager Leslie Becker
Technical Director Clayton Becker
Company Manager Ryan Loeckel
Studio House Manager Alec Speers
Assistant House Manager Nichole Pollack
Assistant House Manager Mark Kirschenbaum
Marketing Manager Taylor Adkins
DirectorNathaniel Niemi
Music DirectorGary Powell
Music DirectorSean Pollock
Stage ManagerMadison Youngblood
Assistant Stage ManagerJess Mahoney
Swing Stage ManagerStephanie Bezio
Scenic Designer & Props Design / Set DressingJoshua E. Gallagher
Costume DesignerMatthew Carl
Lighting DesignerDavid Krupla
Lead ElectricianCollin Hall
Sound Designer/Sound Board OperatorAmanda Nipper
Sound System DesignerLuke Bezio
Lead CarpenterAlison Scharvella
Audiovisual SupervisorKimber King


Conductor/PianoSean Pollock
SynthesizerAngie Rose
PercussionChris Conner
KeyboardLisa Eller

*Member of Actor's Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers, appearing under a special agreement with Actor's Equity Association.