The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

Thursday, May 27, 2021 to Sunday, June 13, 2021
Market House Stage

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.

A riotous ride, complete with audience participation, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee is a delightful den of comedic genius. 

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee
May 27 - June 13, 2021

Directed by Michael Cochran
Music Direction by Cindy Miller

Tickets on sale May 3rd!
Adults: $24
Students: $14

Streaming will not be available for this production.

The Cast:

Chip Tolentino, Mason Rice
Logainne Schwartzandgrubeniere (Schwartzy), Liz Hammonds
Leaf Coneybear, Brant Veal
William Barfee, Chuck Wilkins
Marcy Park, Kim Yocum
Olive Ostrovsky, Emily Yocum Black
Rona Lisa Peretti, Samantha Veal
Douglas Panch, Reid Draper
Mitch Mahoney, Fowler Black


Music and Lyrics by 
Book by
Conceived by
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, Second Stage Theatre

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.

Appropriate For: 
Teens and Older