Join us for the Tony and Drama Desk award-winning 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. Having charmed audiences across the country with its effortless wit and humor, featuring a fast-paced, wildly funny and touching book by Rachel Sheinkin and a truly fresh and vibrant score by William Finn, this bee is one unforgettable experience. We are excited for you to share in the riotous ride and delightful den of comedic genius, complete with audience participation.
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.
Performing October 18, 19, 24, 25, 26 at 8pm and October 29 at 2pm at Gateway City Arts, 92 Race Street, Holyoke. Tickets are $20 for evening performances and $15 for the matinee and can be purchased at ghostlightmass.ticketleap.com
Featuring the following cast:
Chip Tolentino – Steven Williams
Logainne Schwartzandgrubeniere (Schwartzy) – Jackie Mendonsa
Leaf Coneybear – Andrew Blom
William Barfee – Alan Dallmann
Marcy Park – Jess Brand
Olive Ostrovsky – Mimi Goodman
Rona Lisa Peretti – Phoebe Hazzard
Vice Principal Panch – Terry Adams
Mitch Mahoney – Tiffany Rae Lesczcynski
Directed by Kimberly Overtree Karlin
Music Direction by Heather Williams
Choreography by Sarah Devine