The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee 

Music and Lyrics by William Finn
Book by Rachel Sheinkin
Conceived by Rebecca Feldman
Additional material by Jay Reiss
Directed by Nino Casisi

June 17, 18, 24, 25 & 26, 2016

Six spellers - Olive Ostrovsky, William Barfée, Logainne Schwartzandgrubenierre, Marcy Park, Leaf Coneybear and Chip Tolentino - compete at the annual spelling bee at Putnam Valley Middle School in Putnam County, NY. Flashbacks and insight reveal personal details about each of the spellers in this musical that explores the idea that winning isn’t everything.

Production team

Nino Casisi
Nino Casisi
Set Design
Chuck Cline
Lighting Design
Michelle McIntire
Music Director / Conductor
Laurie Schwab
Keyboard / Rehearsal Accompanist


Kevin Albee
Set Construction
Eli Biesemeyer
Vice Principal Douglas Panch
Andrew Joseph Brown
William Barfee
Emma Cook
Olive Ostrovsky
Joshua M. Cuffe
Charlito "Chip" Tolentino
Katee Dietrich
Flute / Clarinet / Saxophone
Zach Faust
Leaf Coneybear
Charlotte Gilman
Marcy Park
Michelle McIntire
David McIntire
Bari Saxiphone
Landis Merrill
Logainne SchwartzandGrubenierre
Brian Padavic
Becca Stabno
Rona Lisa Peretti
Blake Vignery
Jennifer Wagner
Dashawn Young
Mitch Mahoney

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