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Friday, April 26 - 8:00 pm

Saturday, April 27 - 8:00 pm

Friday, May 3 - 8:00 pm*

Saturday, May 4 - 8:00 pm

Sunday, May 5 - 2:00 pm

Friday, May 10 - 8:00 pm

Saturday, May 11 - 8:00 pm

*Talk back session after performance.

Conceived by Rebecca Feldman
Additional Material by Jay Reiss

Music and Lyrics by William Finn

Book by Rachel Sheinkin

THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE 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

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"Great news! The American musical comedy – with equal emphasis on the 'musical' part and the 'comedy' part – is alive and well.... A treat and a half."
                                                                              – TheatreMania​

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.


The Spellers (in order of appearance)

Vince Vuono as Chip Tolentino

Hannah Weissmann as Logainne SchwartzandGrubenniere

Tom Stumme as Leaf Coneybear

Brian Schwartz as William Barfee

Alyssa Reape as Marcy Park

Julie Luzier as Olive Ostrovsky

The Adults (in order of appearance)

Betsy Oliphant Ross as Rona Lisa Perretti 

Tony DeCarlo as Vice Principal Douglas Panch

Eric "Swifty" Acierto as Mitch Mahoney 


Director: Mary Fitzgerald

Producer:  Leslie Hopper

Music Director:  Adam Chen

Orchestra Conductor: Barbara Newberry

Chroeographer: Shelli Pentimall Bookler

Stage Manager: Kate Remoldé

Props/Set Painting: Heidi Swartz

Sound Design:  Jim Balcerek

Sound Operator:  Paul Recupero

Costumes: Heidi Swartz

Set Design: Mike Fitzgerald

Light Design: Mike Fitzgerald

Light Operator: Brittany Recupero

Master Carpenter: Ron Pignoli

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