The 25th Annual
Putnam County Spelling Bee

Can You Spell Grande?

Music and Lyrics by William Finn | Book by Rachel Sheinkin | Conceived by Rebecca Feldman


BGCC Auditorium

Dates and Times

Wednesday, Mar. 13 at 7 pm
Thursday, Mar. 14 at 7 pm
Friday, Mar. 15 at 7 pm
Saturday, Mar. 16 at 7 pm
Sunday, Mar. 17 at 5 pm


$60 (Standard) / $70 (Premium)

Poster: 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee Poster

About the Show

It’s the night of the 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. Which nervous middle schooler will win? Stakes are high as our cast of seniors, playing sixth graders, sing and dance through the twists and turns of this exciting competition. With hilarious, touching, catchy songs, the spellers reveal all of their hopes, struggles and passions. Joshua Chase Gold, our director of My Fair Lady, Anything Goes! and Nunsense is back! Jason Tucker, from RPP’s Miracle on 34th Street and The Fantasticks, returns as musical director. This show is filled with surprises as audience members are brought onstage to compete. Who will win? For a grande night of musical fun and entertainment, you’ve got to attend the Spelling Bee. You might even be a contestant!

Cast, Director & Production Crew

Starring (in alphabetical order)

Gary Cross, Kris Doubles, JoAnn Kaplan, Erica Ress Martin, Carol McDermott, Rich Mutkoski, Cori Hane Palmere, Kimberly Whipple, Scott Wise

Director and Choreographer

Joshua Chase Gold

Musical Director

Jason Tucker


Bill Whitney, Scott Wise, Carol McDermott

Set Designer

John Rawlings

Assistant Set Designer

Ani Knight-Thompson

Lighting & Technical Director

Mike Hilton


Lisa Naum

Costume Designer

Kelly Court


Jason Tucker, Bill Whitney

Assistant Stage Manager

Dave McBride


Ticket Sales Begin:

September 11, 2023 for Sponsors
(access code required)

September 25, 2023 for the General Public

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