25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

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The Hilliard Arts Council is proud to announce our 2018 fall musical – 

25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

Winner of the Tony and the Drama Desk Awards for Best Book, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee has charmed audiences across the country with its effortless wit and humor. Featuring a fast-paced, wildly funny and touching book by Rachel Sheinkin and a truly fresh and vibrant score by William Finn, this bee is one unforgettable experience.

An eclectic group of six mid-pubescents vie for the spelling championship of a lifetime. While candidly disclosing hilarious and touching stories from their home lives, the tweens spell their way through a series of (potentially made-up) words, hoping never to hear the soul-crushing, pout-inducing, life un-affirming “ding” of the bell that signals a spelling mistake. Six spellers enter; one speller leaves! At least the losers get a juice box.

A riotous ride, complete with audience participation, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee is a delightful den of comedic genius. The small cast and unit set make this a perfect option for high schools or community theatres. The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee is a fast-paced crowd pleaser and an instant theatre patron favorite.

Our Cast:

  • Chip Tolentino: Sean Felder
  • Logainne Schwartzandgrubenniere(Schwartzy): Briana Schubert
  • Leaf Coneybear: Youssef Nagaty
  • William Barfee: Eric Neuenschwander
  • Marcy Park: Eryn Hollobaugh
  • Olive Ostrovsky: Amelia Starcher
  • Rona Lisa Perretti: Katie Hudson
  • Vice Principal Panch: Jordan Masterson
  • Mitch Mahoney: Steve Brannon
  • Carl Grubenierre (Schwartzy’s dad) Ryan Bernstein
  • Dan Schwartz (Schwartzy’s dad) Greg Kembitzky
  • Olive’s Mom: Taryn Hammond
Rated PG-13


Performance Information:
  • Friday, November 9 – 8 pm
  • Saturday, November 10 – 8 pm
  • Sunday, November 11 – 3 pm
  • Friday, November 16 – 8 pm
  • Saturday, November 17 – 8 pm
  • Sunday, November 18 – 3 pm

Tickets Prices:

  • $15 Adults
  • $12 Seniors
  • $!0 each for groups of 10
  • $5  Children (Grades 12 and under)