Announcing the SPELLING BEE Cast!



It was so much fun to meet such nice,
talented people at auditions!
Thanks to everyone who came out.



We’re pleased to announce the cast of
The 25th Annual
Putnam County Spelling Bee:

Chip Tolentino – Ryan Kirby
Logainne Schwartzandgrubenniere – Hannah Logan
Leaf Coneybear – James Peacock
William Barfee – Mark Gross
Marcy Park – Liz Vant
Olive Ostrovski – Eryn Diehl
Rona Lisa Perretti – Jessica Allen
Douglas Panch – Kevin Commins
Mitch Mahoney – Leigh Guptill
Jesus/Audience Screener – Jenn Wagner
Announcer/Audience Screener – Michael Glidden

Follow the MCP Facebook Page for fun updates on the show as rehearsals begin.

Show Dates:
Thursday–Saturday, April 25-27 and May 2–4, 2019, at 8 p.m.
Sunday Matinees, April 28 and May 5, at 2 p.m.
at the Town Hall Theater in Middlebury, Vermont.

Ticket information coming soon!
Tickets will be sold at the Town Hall Theater Box Office.

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee
Conceived by Rebecca Feldman
Additional Material by Jay Reiss
Music and Lyrics by William Finn
Book by Rachel Sheinkin

Director: Aimee Diehl

Music Director: Jen Allred
Co-Producers: Kristen Ginsburg and Christopher Ross
Stage Manager: Dora Greven

Winner of two 2005 Tony Awards, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee puts audiences front and center at one of the quirkiest competitive events of the school year! Six awkward middle-school spellers try to keep their cool and win the bee while three well-intentioned adults run the show. Along the way, catchy songs and clever dialogue reveal the tweens’ personal stories and the unexpected, often hilarious challenges that stand between them and the trophy.

This fast-paced, funny musical even brings the action right to the audience, with four volunteer spellers taking the stage at each performance! Who will win? Come find out!

Questions? Please email

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee is presented by special arrangement with Music Theater International, Inc., NY, NY. All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI.