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.
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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.