The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee
By Rachel Sheinkin

19:45, Tue 11th – Sat 15th June 2024 at ADC Theatre
Easter Week 7

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mention of homophobia

A cartoonish, eclectic group of six overachieving mid-pubescents vie for the spelling championship of a lifetime. While candidly disclosing hilarious and touching stories from their home life, the tweens spell their way through a series of [potentially made-up] words. Each hope to never hear the soul-crushing, pout-inducing, life un-affirming "ding" of the bell that signals a spelling mistake, and the overstated feeling of failure that resonates with overachievers everywhere. Six spellers enter; one speller leaves! At least the losers get a juice box.

Complete with an engaging, tuneful score by William Finn and a sweet, funny book by Rachel Sheinkin, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee causes audiences to fall in love, both with the show itself and its “perspicacious,” “jocular,” and “effervescent” spellers.

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    Olive Ostrovsky
    Leaf Coneybear
    Chip Tolentino
    Logainne Schwartzandgrubenniere
    William Barfee
    Marcy Park
    Rona Lisa Perretti
    Mitch Mahoney
    Vice Principal Douglas Panch

    Production Team

    Musical Director
    Technical Director
    Assistant Director
    Assistant Musical Director
    Welfare Officer –
    Lighting Designer
    Sound Designer
    Stage Manager ,
    Deputy Stage Manager ,
    Costume Designer
    Set Designer
    Publicity Designer
    Assistant Producer ,
    Publicist ,
    Assistant Lighting Designer
    Assistant Sound Designer