The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee


May 2-24, 2014


Music & Lyrics by William Finn
Book by Rachel Sheinkin
Conceived by Rebecca Feldman


Directed by Ryan Foy
Choreographed by Daniel May
Music Directed by Wayne Moore


Stage Managed by Hayley Perkins
Produced by Grace Alpert & Nicole Wielga




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 life, the tweens spell their way through a series of [potentially made-up] words hoping to never 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.


Broadway World LA

Patrick Varon



Rona Lisa Peretti – Chelsea Costa

Douglas Panch – Andrew Shannon

Mitch Mahoney – Najee Temple

William Barfee – Steven Aaron Cohen

Olive Ostrovsky – Jennifer Saltiel

Leaf Coneybear – Chris Rivard

Logainne Schwartzandgrubenierre – Kristen Gull

Chip Tolentino – Brody Hessin

Marcy Park – Jeserey Sanchez


A Huge Thank You to Our IndieGoGo Supporters!

David Alpert
Janine M. Anderson
Ann S. Abbott
Alison Barton
Heather Chapman
The Colman Family
Elaine & Jerry Costa
Jane Cunha
Philip Dear
Nick Gaswirth
Elizabeth Godley
Joan R. Gull
Lee Kimble
Nancy King & Carl Fischer
David Munk
Matt Smith
Lindsey Van Horn
Stanley V. Wielga Jr


Special Thanks

Jessica Aquila Cymerman & Nora Davis
Mike Pettenato & The Cupcake Theater
Deb Aquila, Donna Morong, & Aquila Morong Studios
Judith Taranto & JET Studios
The Complex
Eric Jarboe
Roundhouse Designs