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Spelling Bee

March 10 - 26

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The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

Music and Lyrics by William Finn
Book by Rachel Sheinkin
​Conceived by Rebecca Feldman
Additional Material by Jay Reiss
Directed by Meghan Flynn
Produced by Dive In Productions

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.

Duration: 1h 45 minutes with a 15-minute intermission

Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30pm
Saturdays and Sundays at 2:30pm

General Admission: $30

Students / Seniors (65+): $27

Children under 12: $17

This show is included in our subscription packages.

Our neighbor "Puddle Dock" restaurant is offering a 10% discount on food and free parking to Players' Ring patrons! Visit their website to reserve, and present your ticket when you ask for your check.


Rona Lisa Peretti – Emily Zentis

Vice Principal Douglas Panch – Will Saxe

Mitch Mahoney – Ben Hunton

Olive Ostrovsky – Katelin Garland

William Barfee – Robert Collinge II

Leaf Coneybear – Jacob Randlett

Logainne Schwartzandgrubinerre – Sara Funk

Marcy Park – Hanna Street

Chip Tolentino – Jeremy Toussaint


Director/Scenic Design – Meghan Flynn

Music Director – Tim Goss

Choreographer – Amanda Mirabella

Stage Manager – Kat Mail

Asst. Director/Co-Producer – Marina Altschiller-Gannon

Co-Producer/Prop Designer – Jordan Formichelli

Dance Captain – Katie Formosi

Lighting Design – Billy Butler

Sound Design – Joey Martin

Costume Design – Jenry Towle


Keys 1 – Tim Goss

Percussion – Ezzie Stone

Keys 2 – Andrew Strout

Reeds – Sarah Hashem

Cello – Jules Good

THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI).  All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI.

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