The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee Popular

May 17 at 8pm
May 18 at 2pm and 8pm
May 19 at 8:30pm
University Theater

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.


Rona Lisa Peretti - Zina Ellis
Olive Ostrovsky - Rebecca Brudner
Chip Tolentino - John Shively
William Barfée - Tim Creavin
Logainne SchwartzandGrubenierre - Christine Shaw
Vice Principal Douglas Panch - Chandler Rosenthal
Marcy Park - Keren Abreu
Mitch Mahoney - Naima Sakande
Leaf Coneybear - Gabe Greenspan

Production Staff

Director - Leah Osterman
Producer - Kathleen Addison
Stage Manager - Emily Miller
Musical Director - Dan Rubins
Choreographer - Ian Miller
Set Designer - Jonah Coe-Scharff
Assistant Set Designer - Shoshana Bieler
Lighting Designer - Javier Cienfuegos
Costume Designer - Marisa Kaugars
Sound Designer - Joel Abbott
Sound Engineer - Steve Brush
Paint Charge - Emma Hills
Dramaturg - Suzanna Fritzberg
Technical Director - Colleen McDermott
Master Electrician - David Ottenheimer
Associate Master Electrician - Harry Shamansky
Assistant Master Electrician - Derek Braverman
Assistant Costume Designer - Malina Buturovic
Graphic Designer - Emily Monjaraz
Props Master - Nailah Harper-Malveaux
Head Rigger - Kyle Yoder
Assistant Director - Kate Heaney
Assistant Director - Miranda Rizzolo
Technical Director - Dhawal Kotak
Associate Technical Director - Henry Tisch

Listing Details

Date of run
May 17 - 19
Spring 2013
Commencement Musical
University Theater

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