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The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

Wednesday, January 27, 2016 to Sunday, February 7, 2016
Performance Showtimes: 
Wednesday, January 27, 2016 - 7:30pm
Thursday, January 28, 2016 - 7:30pm
Friday, January 29, 2016 - 7:30pm
Saturday, January 30, 2016 - 7:30pm
Sunday, January 31, 2016 - 2:00pm
Wednesday, February 3, 2016 - 7:30pm
Thursday, February 4, 2016 - 7:30pm
Friday, February 5, 2016 - 7:30pm
Saturday, February 6, 2016 - 7:30pm
Sunday, February 7, 2016 - 2:00pm

Presented by the UW Musical Theater Program - a partnership of the UW School of Drama, School of Music, and Dance Program

Music & Lyrics by William Finn
Book by Rachel Sheinkin
Conceived by Rebecca Feldman
Directed by Brandon Ivie 
Musical Direction by Jordyn Meeker

This hilarious & warmhearted musical comedy chronicles the experiences of six adolescent outsiders vying for the spelling championship of a lifetime. While candidly disclosing hilarious and touching stories from their home life, the tweens spell their way through a series of [potentially made-up] words hoping to never 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. 

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee Program (PDF)


Abrah Friberg Rona Lisa Peretti
Mikko Juan Chip Tolentino
Alex Sturtevant Logainne Schwartzandgrunenierre
Patrick McDermott Leaf Coneybear
Michael Monicatti William Barfée
Rheanna Atendido Marcy Park
Daina Goldenberg Olive Ostrovsky
Candice Lundy Donna Panch
Kirby McDermott Mitch Mahoney


Casey Cross Conductor/Keyboard/Rehearsal Accompanist
Brad Hawkins Cello
Scott Langdon Percussion
Lori Shepherd Reed 1
Creative Team: 
Brandon Ivie Director
Jordyn Meeker Musical Director
Lex Marcos Scenic Designer
Meleta Buckstaff Costume Designer
Kyle Soble Lighting Designer
Steven Sofia Choreographer
Beau Castillo Stage Manager