Music & Lyrics by William Finn
Book by Rachel Sheinkin

February 11, 12, 13, 18, 19, 20, 2016

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! At least the losers get a juice box.


Amy Coleman--Rona Lisa Peretti
Austin Alford--Chip Tolentino
Hailey Mahone--Logainne Schwartzandgrubenniere
Chase Livingston-- Leaf Coneybear
Taylor Coleman-- William Barfee
Claire Reynaud--Marcy Park
Leah Green--Olive Ostrovsky  
Frank Poff—Vice Principal Douglas Panch
Alex Rain--Mitch Mahoney