The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee


The hilarious, Tony Award-winning musical, THE 25th ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE, comes to the landmark Paramount stage in the summer of 2010 featuring an all-local cast! Six young people (played by adult actors) in the throes of puberty, overseen by grown-ups who barely managed to escape childhood thenselves, learn that winning isn’t everything and the losing doesn’t necessarily make you a loser.

THE 25th ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE is a hilarious tale of overachiever’s angst chronicling the experience of six adolescent outsiders vying for the spelling bee 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 totally 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. Don’t miss the regional premiere of this unique and entertaining show!

Directed by Betty Hukill, the Paramount Theatre’s Executive Director.

See the "Tickets" page for more information and a detailed seating chart.



Rona Lisa Peretti Sarah Slaughter Hughes
Vice Principal Douglas Panch David Ainsworth
Mitch Mahoney Zac Tiedeman
Chip Tolentino Caleb Robinson
Logainne Schwatrzandgrubenniere Hilary Compton
Leaf Conybear Adam Poynor
William Barfee Hudson Beard
Marci Park Laura Wetsel
Olive Ostrovsky Lori Sims



Director Betty Hukill
Music Dirrection Barry Smoot
Choreography Teri Wilkseron
Scenic and Lighting Design Barry Smoot
Costume Design Richard Transki
Technical Director Taylor Compton
Pianist Marc Sanders
Business Manager Sara McKnight
House Manager Pat Holladay

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