THE 25th ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE

Music and Lyrics by William Finn 

Book by Rachel Sheinkin

Conceived by Rebecca Feldman 

with additional material by Jay Reiss

August 4-20, 2022

8 PM Thursdays-Saturdays
Additional performance 2 PM Sunday, August 14 and 8 PM Wednesday, August 17.

An eclectic group of sixth-graders vie for the spelling championship of a lifetime. In hilarious, touching, and catchy songs, each speller reveals their hopes, struggles, and passions as they make their way through the competition. The “Bee” will have you falling in love with its “perspicacious,” “jocular,” and “effervescent” spellers.

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The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee is still in need of spellers. If you think you have what it takes to win the Bee, please arrive early enough to sign up in the lobby. Please note that you will need to provide proof of vaccination to be eligible to participate.

CAST

Chip Tolentino - KEVIN CORPUZ 

Logainne Schwartzandgrubenniere - DAWN SCHMID

Leaf Coneybear - CLAYTON HUMBURG 

William Barfee - KEVIN O'BRIEN

Marcy Park - SARA RAE WOMACK

Olive Ostrovsky - GRACE LANGFORD

Rona Lisa Perretti - STEPHANIE MERRITT

Mitch Mahoney - CHRIS KERNAN

Douglas Panch - JASON MEYERS

 

BAND

Piano - LEAH SCHULTZ

Reed - KELLY AUSTERMANN

Percussion - JOE WINTERS

BEHIND THE SCENES
Directed by JUSTIN BEEN

Music Direction by LEAH SCHULTZ

Choreography by MICHAEL HODGES

Stage Management by IZZY LITWACK

Sound Design by JACOB BAXLEY


TICKET INFORMATION

All tickets are non-refundable. Individual tickets are not exchangeable. Any tickets that are not picked up by ten (10) minutes prior to curtain will be released to waiting customers.
 

Subscribers may exchange tickets up to 48 hours in advance of a performance. Missed subscriptions that are not addressed within 24 hours will not be able to be exchanged.
 

Box Office/Will Call opens 1 hour prior to performance. Tower Grove Abbey is a “general seating” theatre.

ACCESSIBLE PERFORMANCES

 

Audio Description

 

The 8/14 performance will be Audio Described by MindsEye.

 

Audio Described performances are suitable for audience members who are blind or partially sighted.

 

Please note that if you are interested in participating in the audio description of this performance you will need to call the Box Office to order your ticket. Please announce that you would like to also reserve a pair of headphones for the Audio Description.

 

 

ASL Interpretation

 

The 8/5, 8/12, and 8/19 performances will be presented with ASL interpretation by students from Southwestern Illinois College.

 

ASL interpreted performances are suitable for audience members who are Deaf, deafened, or have hearing loss. They can also be valuable for people who are learning ASL.

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