The 25th Annual Putnam Country Spelling Bee
Presented by the second-year students of Elder Conservatorium Music Theatre.
When: 11 to 13 November 2022
Where: The Parks Theatre
Six awkward spelling champions learn that winning (and losing) isn't everything.
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.
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.
Director & Choreographer: Joseph Simons
Music Director: Peter Johns
Lighting Designer: Chris Snape
Cast (Fri 11 Nov & Sat 12 Nov 2pm)
Rona Lisa Peretti: Millicent Sarre
Vice Principal Douglas Panch: Byron Fletcher
Mitch Mahoney: Sophie Tzioumis
William Barfee: Declan Ryan
Leaf Coneybear: Max Walburn
Olive Ostrovsky: Lilli De Nardi
Marcy Park: Taylah Johns
Logainne Schwartzandgrubeniere: Chloe Marlow
Chip Tolentino: Mat Monti
(Sat 12 Nov 7.30pm & Sun 13 Nov)
Rona Lisa Peretti: Josie Stanger-Jones
Vice Principal Douglas Panch: Declan Feldhusen
Mitch Mahoney: Cedar-Rose Russell
William Barfee: Matthew Geaney
Leaf Coneybear: Kieran Humphreys
Olive Ostrovsky: Angelique Diko
Marcy Park: Phoebe Surman
Logainne Schwartzandgrubeniere: Gracie Rowland
Chip Tolentino: Raymond Cullen
Photography by Greg Balcombe