The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee
    By William Finn

    23:00, Wed 15th – Sat 18th October 2014 at ADC Theatre
    Michaelmas Week 1

    Thalposis. Definition: Sensation of warmth. Sample Sentence: “After feeling another wave of thalposis, Tommy realized he was in the kiddie pool.”

    Follow six nerdy American school kids as they compete in the ultimate quest: The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. They each have their own battles to contend with, from pushy parents, to spiritual encounters, extreme nut allergies and unexpected manifestations of puberty. Through all of this and more, our contestants navigate the tournament’s pressures, and learn that there’s more to life than what can be found in the dictionary. Featuring off-Broadway hit songs such as “I Speak Six Languages”, “My Friend the Dictionary” and “My Unfortunate Erection”, this is Tony Award – winning, partially improvised musical comedy is not to be missed.


    Rona Lisa Peretti
    Vice Principal Douglas Panch
    Madge Mahoney
    Olive Ostrovsky
    Logainne Schwartzandgrubenierre
    Marcy Park
    Chip Tolentino
    Leaf Coneybear
    William Barfee
    Olive's Dad


    Keys 1 –
    Percussion –
    Reed –
    Keys 2 –
    Triangle –
    Cello –

    Production Team

    Musical Director
    Assistant Director
    Stage Manager
    Publicity Design –
    Associate Director –
    Deputy Stage Manager
    Assistant Stage Manager ,
    Costume Designer
    Production Assistant –
    Sound Designer