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 www.MTIshows.com
Click the logo to view photos from the production.
"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."
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