The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

music & lyrics by William Finn, book by Rachel Sheinkin

directed by Beth Bonnabeau, musical director Dan Koch

February 26,27 March 5,6,7,12,13,14,19,20,21,26,27 2010

This 2005 Tony Award-winning musical comedy was a smash with both critics and audiences alike. The show follows the experiences of six nerdy-but-lovable outsiders, in the throes of puberty, battling for the spelling championship of a lifetime. Supervising the competition is a group of grown-ups who barely managed to escape childhood themselves. And did we mention that willing participants from the audience get to join in the action? It's the perfect recipe for an evening of F-U-N. "Putnam County is that rarity of rarities, a super-smart show that is also a bona fide crowd-pleaser." - The Wall Street Journal



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Cast List

William Barfee David Anctil


Chip Tolentino Tony Saracino


Logainne Schwarzandgrubenierre Vicki Sosbe


Marcy Park Jaclyn Blythe


Rona Lisa Peretti Priscilla Squiers


Vice Principal Douglas Panch Michael Wright


Olive Ostrovsky Catherine Crocetto


Leaf Coneybear Billy Dempster


Mitch Mahoney Jerrial T. Young



Production Staff

Director Beth Bonnabeau

Musical Director Dan Koch

Stage Manager & Sound Design Rob Onorato

Choreographer Regina Sweeney

Technical Director/Lighting Design Scott Wyshynski

Set Design Glenn R Couture

Builders Scott Wyshynski, Frank Russo, Dan O'Neill, Glenn Couture

Running Crew Dan O'Neill

Publicity Jacky Saulnier, Tom Libonate, Christine Daley

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House Manager Jill Fay

Producer Glenn R Couture



Keyboard 1/Conductor Dan Koch

Keyboard 2 Charles Smith

Cello Chris Devoe

Percussion John Churchill


Special Thanks

Norwalk High School, Sonnie Osborne, Marla Truini, The Westover School, Homeward Bound, Richard Pettibone


Set Design


Production Reviews

'Spelling Bee' delights with words, words, words, and F-U-N

‘The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee’ transforms the angst of adolescence into pure entertainment

TheatreWorks’ ‘Spelling Bee’ Is a Hilarious H-I-T

TheaterWorks competition spells 'F-U-N'