The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

Type: 
Commencement Musical
Author: 
Music and Lyrics by William Finn, Book by Rachel Sheinkin, Conceived by Rebecca Feldman
Date of run: 
Friday, May 17, 2013 - 8:00pm to Sunday, May 19, 2013 - 10:00pm
Location: 
University Theatre See map
222 York St
New Haven, CT 06511
Description: 

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee tells the story of a regional round of the national spelling bee - where we meet the strange, determined and ultimately endearing little adolescents who, throughout the course of the bee, experience the archetypical throes of puberty and self-consciousness that go hand in hand with middle school - like ill-timed erections and having a dictionary be your best and only friend. With them are three adults who, while ostensibly in charge and tasked with running the bee, are forced to reckon with their own lives and choices as grown-ups as they watch these nascent adults begin theirs.

Director: 
Leah Osterman
Producer: 
Kathleen Addison
Stage Manager: 
Emily Miller
Musical Director: 
Dan Rubins
Lighting Designer: 
Javier Cienfuegos
Set Designer: 
Jonah Coe-Scharff
Sound Designer: 
Joel Abbott
Costume Designer: 
Marisa Kaugars
Graphic Designer: 
Emily Monjaraz
Props Master: 
Nailah Harper-Malveaux
Master Electrician: 
David Ottenheimer
Technical Director: 
Colleen McDermott
Sound Engineer: 
Steve Brush
Actor / Actress & Role: 
RONA LISA PERETTI - Zina Ellis
CHIP TOLENTINO - John Shively
LOGAINNE SCHWARTZANDGRUBENIERRE - Christine Shaw
LEAF CONEYBEAR - Gabe Greenspan
WILLIAM BARFÉE - Tim Creavin
MARCY PARK - Keren Abreu
OLIVE OSTROVSKY - Rebecca Brudner
VICE PRINCIPAL DOUGLAS PANCH - Chandler Rosenthal
MITCH MAHONEY - Naima Sakande
Assistant Director: 
Kate Heaney
Miranda Rizzolo
Dramaturg: 
Suzanna Fritzberg
Choreographer: 
Ian Miller