The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

February 2011

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee is a hilarious tale of overachievers' angst chronicling the experience of six adolescent outsiders vying for the spelling championship of a lifetime. The show's Tony Award winning creative team has created the unlikeliest of hit musicals about the unlikeliest of heroes: a quirky yet charming cast of outsiders for whom a spelling bee is the one place where they can stand out and fit in at the same time.

Book: Rachel Sheinkin

Music & Lyrics: William Finn

Director: Kristy Chambrelli

Music Director: Angela Klimaytis


  • Olive — Jessica Cutino
  • Loganianne — Liv Gaines
  • Rona — Nicole Giguere
  • Marcy Park — Mandie Hittleman
  • Chip — Dallas Hosmer
  • Barfee — Mike King
  • VP Panch — Michael May
  • Mitch Mahoney — Gio Mendez
  • Leaf Coneybear — James Rhone
  • Speller and Loganianne's Mom — CherieLee Bell
  • Speller — Kristin Cole
  • Speller — Erin Fields
  • Speller and Olive's Mom — Jessica Frye
  • Speller and Leaf's Mom — Julianne Rhone