Overview

Synopsis

Winner of the TONY and the Drama Desk Awards for Best Book, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee has charmed audiences across the globe.
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Cast & Creatives

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Reviews

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Synopsis

Winner of the TONY and the Drama Desk Awards for Best Book, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee has charmed audiences across the globe.

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 life, the contestants spell their way through a series of [potentially made-up] words hoping to never 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.

Music & Lyrics by William Finn
Book by Rachel Sheinkin
Concieved by Rebecca Feldman
Additional Material by Jay Reiss

Cast
Rona Lisa Peretti – Rebecca Moore
Vice Principal Douglas Panch – David Spencer
Mitch Mahoney – Michael Lindner
Olive Ostrovsky – Caitlin Mathieson
William Barfee – Andrew Hondromatidis
Logainne “Schwarzy” SchwartzandGrubenierre – Sage Douglas
Marcy Park – Teresa Duddy
Leaf Coneybear – Henry Brett
Chip Tolentino – James Coley
Janitor – Riley Nottingham
Female Swing – Jenni Little
Male Swing – Sam Bennett

Director – Benjamin Giraud
Musical Director – Trevor Jones
Choreographer – Bernie Bernard
Set Design – William Bobbie Stewart
Costume Design – Zoe Felice Harley-Green
Lighting Design – Jason Bovaird
Sound Design – Marcello Lo Ricco
Stage Managers – Vicki Heilbronn, Will Harley

Originally produced on Broadway by David Stone, James L. Nederlander, Barbara Whitman, Patrick Catullo, Barrington Stage Company, Second Stage Theatre

Licensed exclusively by Music Theatre International (Australasia).
All performance materials supplied by Hal Leonard Australia

Cast & Crew

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Rebecca Moore

Rona Lisa Peretti

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David Spencer

Vice Principal Douglas Panch

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Matt Heyward

Mitch Mahoney

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Caitlin Mathieson

Olive Ostrovsky

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Andrew Hondromatidis

William Barfee

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Sage Douglas

Logainne “Schwarzy” SchwartzandGrubenierre

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Teresa Duddy

Marcy Park

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Henry Brett

Leaf Coneybear

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James Coley

Chip Tolentino

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Riley Nottingham

Janitor

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Jenni Little

Female Swing

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Sam Bennett

Male Swing

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Benjamin Giraud

Director

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Trevor Jones

Musical Director

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Bernie Bernard

Choreographer

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William Bobbie Stewart

Set Design

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Zoe Felice Harley-Green

Costume Designer

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Jason Bovaird

Lighting Designer

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Marcello Lo Ricco

Sound Designer

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Vicki Heilbronn

Stage Manager

News & Reviews

Reviews

i-r-r-e-s-i-s-t-i-b-l-e and o-u-t-r-a-g-e-o-u-s-l-y funny

The New York Times

Attendance Information

  • Parental guidance recommended for ages 15+