The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

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Conceived by Rebecca Feldman, Additional Material by Jay Reiss, Music and Lyrics by William Finn, Book by Rachel Sheinkin
May 4 – 19, 2018
A Civic Production
at the Monon Depot Theatre
Directed by Laurie Russell

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 words, hoping never to hear the soul-crushing, pout-inducing, life un-affirming "ding" of the bell that signals a spelling mistake.
Parental Warning: Strong Language & Adult Themes

Design & Direction
Laurie Russell
Assistant Director
TJ Rosa
Musical Director
Jon-Paul Hurt
Stage Manager
Amelia Goins
TJ Rosa, Brian Dallas Kocher
Lighting Design
Adam Lewis
Sound Design
Kris Kazmierczak
Set Design
John Collier
Scenic Artist
John Collier, Craig Martin
Costume Design
Renee Cason, Susan Kisinger, Bob Sauers
Chip Tolentino
Andrew Wolverton
Logainne Schwartzandgrubenniere
Abby McClure
Leaf Coneybear
Jeffrey Dexter
William Barfée
Brian Dallas Kocher
Marcy Park
Amanda Van Meter
Olive Ostrovsky
Alaina Orchard
Rona Lisa Perretti
Kate Martin
Vice Principal Douglas Panch
Martin Fernandez
Mitch Mahoney
Christopher Cayari
Backstage Manager
Monica Gaeta
Light Board Operator
Becca Feick
Sound Engineer
John O'Malley
Construction Crew
Al Benham, Tom Birkenholz, Sally Carter, John Collier, Jordan Gooch, Alan Holtman, Dennis Synesael
Headshot Photographer
Sarah Parent
Production Photographer
Kris Kazmierczak
Jon-Paul Hurt
Rachael Geier
Amy Clough
Charles Bossert
Ben Kriebel