The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

Music and Lyrics by William Finn

Book by Rachel Sheinken

Conceived by Rebecca Feldman

Additional Material by Jay Reiss

Originally Directed on Broadway by James Lapine

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

Continuing with our summer series, The Quincy Music Theatre presents The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, running June 8th-17th.

Winner of the Tony and the Drama Desk Awards for Best Book, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee has charmed audiences across the country with its effortless wit and humor. Featuring a fast-paced, wildly funny and touching book by Rachel Sheinkin and a truly fresh and vibrant score by William Finn, this bee is one unforgettable experience.

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.

Directed by: Kafui Ablordeppey

Music Directed by: Michael Pritchard

Choreography by: Ashlee Benson

Cast

Olive Ostrovsky: Stephanny (Noah) Noria

William Barfee: Jon Mathes

Rona Perretti: Whitney Snow

Logan Schwarzy: Samantha Rose Algaze

Chip Tolentino: Braeden Ayres

Mitch Mahoney: Dakota Miller

Marcy Park: Robyn Smith Peters

Leaf Coneybear: Tristan Ferrara

Douglas Panch: Ryan Burke


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