THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTMAN COUNTY SPELLING BEE
Sorg Opera House [Middletown]
Directed by NIcholas Brown
Choreographed by Anna Rae Brown
Vocal direction by Adelyn Rae Helms
Orchestral Direction by Judy Mansky
Cast: Abby Brown as Olive Ostrovsky, Bri Landrum as Logainne Schwartzandgrubenierre, Liz Lindon as Marcy Park, Sam Horton as William Barfee, Chase Engel as Leaf Coneybear, Jacob Nichols as Chip Tolentino, Clare Hingsbergen as Miss Rona Peretti, Jason S Lakes as Mr Douglas Panch & Michaela Cramer as (Mitch) Mahoney
An eclectic group of sixth-graders arrives at the 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, each eager to win for very different reasons. Sweet and shy Olive brings only her best friend (the dictionary) with her to the bee; bold and hyperallergic speller William Barfee uses his “magic foot” to propel him to greatness; former champion Chip is struggling with his burgeoning puberty; easily distracted Leaf is unconvinced that he’s smart enough to be a challenger; overachiever Marcy is disappointed by her consistent success; and politically aware Logainne Schwartzandgrubenierre only wants to impress her gay dads. In hilarious, touching, and catchy songs, each speller reveals his/her hopes, struggles, and passions as they make their way through the competition.
12/13/21 – Masks are not required, but are optional. The theater is open at full capacity.
- Thu-Fri, Jan. 13-14 at 8pm
- Sat, Jan. 15 at 3pm & 8pm
- Sun, Jan. 16 at 3pm