The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

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The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

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March 12th-14th at 7:00 and March 15th at 2:00. Tickets are $7 for students and $12 for adults. An eclectic group of sixth-graders arrive 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. Cast: Chip Tolentino- Gladys Hilerio Logainne Schwartzandgrubenniere- Allina Flaat Leaf Coneybear- Molly Whitson William Barfee- Ruth Roach Marcy Park- Chloe Bohonos Olive Ostrovsky- Anna Vizzare Rona Lisa Parretti- Peyton Miller Vice Principal Douglas Panch- Travis Frank Mitch Mahoney- Nalica Hennings Carl Grunbenierre- Megan Carleton Dan Schwartz- Isabelle Pfander Leaf's Mom- Juliet Romano Olson Leaf's Dad- Riley Peterson Olive's Mom- Emma Hokoda Olive's Dad- Olivia Roberts Jesus Christ- Kate Fine Leaf's Siblings/Audience Members- Kalyani Russnak, Amelia Jacobsen, EEP Pennylegion, and Joanna Noffsinger

By: Holy Names Academy Drama Department