The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

Saltpillar Theatre

An eclectic group of sixth-graders arrives at the 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, each eager to win for very different reasons. Sweet and shy Olive brings only her best friend (the dictionary) with her to the bee; bold and hyperallergic speller William Barfee uses his “magic foot” to propel him to greatness; former champion Chip is struggling with his burgeoning puberty; easily distracted Leaf is unconvinced that he’s smart enough to be a challenger; overachiever Marcy is disappointed by her consistent success; and politically aware Logainne Schwartzandgrubenierre only wants to impress her gay dads. In hilarious, touching, and catchy songs, each speller reveals his/her hopes, struggles, and passions as they make their way through the competition. With an engaging, tuneful score by William Finn and a sweet, funny book by Rachel Sheinkin, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee causes audiences to fall in love, both with the show itself and its “perspicacious,” “jocular,” and “effervescent” spellers. A warm hearted musical comedy.
Theatre/Venue NamePhoenix Theatre (Elwood College)
Venue address101 Glenhuntly Rd, Elwood
All performance dates and start times

Saturday, 14 October 2023 8:30pm
Sunday, 15 October 2023 7:30pm
Wednesday, 18 October 2023 7:30pm – SOLD OUT
Thursday, 19 October 2023 7:30pm
Saturday, 21 October 2023 8:30pm
Sunday, 22 October 2023 2:00pm
Sunday, 22 October 2023 7:30pm
Wednesday, 25 October 2023 7:30pm
Thursday, 26 October 2023 7:30pm – SOLD OUT
Saturday, 28 October 2023 8:30pm
Sunday, 29 October 2023 6:30pm

Box office URLBooking Info
Box office phone number0410005552
Creative Team

Russell Fletcher – Director

Matan Franco – Musical director

Dani Harrison – Producer

Camryn Elbaum – Assistant Producer

Cast List

Gabi Bergman – Rona
Kiria Cleman – Marcie
Jesse Ermer – Chip
Itai Franco – Barfee
Gregory Frid – Panch
Olivia Harrison – Schwartzy
Eliana Morris – Olive
Jarod Rhine-Davis – Olvies’s dad/Dan Dan
Palmer Rosenberg – Jesus/Carl’s dad
Jasper Sherman – Coneybear
Kailey Silver – Mitch

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