The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

Music and Lyrics by William Finn ~~~ Book by Rachel Sheinkin
Conceived by Rebecca Feldman ~~ Additional Material by Jay Reiss
Originally produced on Broadway by
David Stone, James L. Nederlander, Barbara Whitman, Patrick Catullo
Barrington Stage Company, Second Stage Theatre

Wednesdays through Saturdays at 8:00 PM
July 21 through August 7

Amena Smith, Director
Ashley O'Brien, Music Director
Mort Butler, Producer
Erin Evarts, Co-Producer
Diane Cawley, Choreographer
Leslie Anderson, Stage Manager
Carol Loysen, Costume Designer
Belinda Emerson, Lighting Designer
Jane Harissis, Set Designer
Tom Walters, Sound Designer

and our Community Partner, The Children's Literacy Foundation

This hilarious musical comedy celebrates the mania of competition, as the funniest, most lovable, and sardonically nerdy contestants compete for the Spelling Bee title. Six wacky misfits with steely ambition strive to set themselves apart from their crazy families. Each night the cast will challenge audience members to a bona fide spell-off but be prepared because this bee is anything but typical. The youth of the spelling bee are portrayed by adults and although this show is great fun for all ages, some small references may be uncomfortable for a younger audience. This Tony-award-winning musical comedy with music and lyrics by William Finn and book by Rachel Sheinkin is sure to delight Stowe audiences.

is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI).
All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI.
421 West 54th Street, New York, NY 10019
Phone: 212-541-4684 Fax: 212-397-4684

Rehearsal Photos - by Andrea Freeman



  • The Spellers:
    Chip Tolentino - Connor Kendall
    Logainne Schwartzandgrubenniere: Campbell Dunsmore
    Leaf Coneybear: Tim Maynes
    William Barfee - Justin Bouvier
    Marcy Park - Anna Harissis
    Olive Ostrovsky - Alison Smith
  • The Adults:
    Rona Lisa Perretti - Kelly Kendall
    Vice Principal Douglas Panch - Steve Kendall
    Mitch Mahoney - Danielle Carrier

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