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The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee





Owen Theatre
225 Metcalf Street
Conroe, TX 77305 United States
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936 539 4090


The Players Theatre Company
936 539 4090

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.

Show Details

Music and Lyrics by: William Finn
Book by: Rachel Sheinkin
Additional Material by: Jay Reiss
Directed by: Marieda Kilgore

Haley Reynolds – Rona Lisa Perretti
Jason Rocha – Vice Principal Douglas Panch
Hunter McMahon. – Mitch Mahoney
Ethen Garcia. – William Barfee
Lauren Upshall – Olive Ostrovsky
Nico Montalvo – Chip Tolentino
Madison Mapes – Logainne Schwartzandgrubenniere
Landon Edwards. – Leaf Coneybear
Ellie Brandimarte – Marcy Park
Angelie De Los Santos – Olive’s Mom

Song List

  • The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee
  • The Spelling Rules/My Favorite Moment of the Bee
  • My Friend, the Dictionary
  • The First Goodbye
  • Pandemonium
  • I’m Not That Smart
  • The Second Goodbye
  • Magic Foot
  • Pandemonium (Reprise)/My Favorite Moment of the Bee 2
  • Why We Like Spelling
  • Prayer of the Comfort Counselor
  • My Unfortunate Erection (Chip’s Lament)
  • Woe is Me
  • Spelling Montage
  • I’m Not That Smart (Reprise)
  • I Speak Six Languages
  • Jesus
  • The I Love You Song
  • Woe is Me (Reprise)
  • My Favorite Moment of the Bee 3/Second
  • Olive & Barfee Pas De Deux
  • Finale
  • The Last Goodbye